Undoubtedly, facial hair removal is very delicate, and it is the area where we need to be especially careful. The face is the most exposed area and is our calling card. Therefore, at Starpil, as creators of products, protocols, and concepts, we suggest taking extra care in this area.
Facial hair removal treatment:
Whenever we perform a hair removal treatment for various body areas, including the facial area, start with the face when dealing with multiple body zones. This way, by beginning with facial hair removal at the beginning, we give the skin time to recover while we are depilating the rest of the body, along with the regenerative effect of applying our Acid Cream.
For more sensitive areas like the groin, armpits, and face, we recommend using our low-temperature waxes, combining them with a roll-on system for larger areas like legs.
Step by step:
- Choose a Starpil low-temperature wax. Remember that crystalline waxes have more adherence to the skin than creamy waxes with titanium dioxide in their composition. Our semi-creamy and creamy waxes are more selective and have less adhesive power to the skin. Therefore, in the case of a client with sensitive skin, we will choose creamier waxes.
- Apply the Pre-Wax Gel to the area where we will perform the hair removal. It is essential not to exceed the amount of product and not to leave excess product on the skin.
- Closely monitor the temperature of the low-temperature wax. One of the issues we see with some professionals is the high temperature at which they apply low-temperature waxes. I can detect the ideal temperature when the wax is manageable, when it does not spill. If the wax drips, it is undoubtedly too hot.
- If we need to work on multiple facial areas, for example, upper lip and eyebrows, we recommend starting with the first application on the upper lip and then moving directly to the eyebrows. By doing this, if we need to repeat the wax application, we do not do it immediately, but go to another area to let the skin rest and minimize possible redness. We work in a circle, always allowing the area to rest.
- Remember that all our low-temperature waxes are multidirectional, unlike the roll-on system where we can only work following the hair direction; low-temperature waxes give us the freedom to work in different directions.
- It is crucial to cause as little irritation as possible. Therefore, we must be very careful in the application techniques. The low-temperature wax should always be applied, making sure to have very well-defined and clean edges, ideally slightly raised compared to the rest of the plate. If we do it this way, we will remove the wax at once without leaving any residue attached to the skin.
- Always be very careful when removing the wax plate. On the facial area, it is important to stretch both ends of the wax plate with our hand but always working with a very light hand to avoid bothering the client.
- Always check that no hair remains; facial hair is very thin and often difficult to extract. Also, remember that this is the area where the client will be very demanding that no hair is left and that there is no irritation.
- Apply a thin layer of Starpil Acid Cream to act as a regenerating mask while I continue with the hair removal treatment on the rest of the body.
- Continue with the rest of the areas to be depilated.
- Return to the facial area to apply an SPF 50 sunscreen.
- Advise not to perform any facial aesthetic treatments for 48 hours and avoid sun exposure during the same time.
It is important to keep in mind that facial hair has a shorter active anagen phase than the rest of the body. Therefore, if our client depilates several body areas, including the face, she will notice that facial hair growth is faster than the rest.
Ana Laura Vázquez - Medical Cosmetology Technician.
Starpil Technical Consultant.