Double dipping dangers

It appears the scientific and medical market sectors share a common concern due to the increasing popularity of wax depilation of the genitalia and feel that salons should warn their clients about the potential dangers of the procedure to include double dipping!

Over the past several years, waxing has been all over the media in a negative way. In 2009, New Jersey’s State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling was going to ban genital waxing after three women were hospitalized for staph infections after getting a Brazilian bikini wax. The actual decision to ban Brazilian waxing treatments was passed in NJ and then later retracted due to an influx of concerned waxing practitioners and the impact it would have on their revenue. This is when the new by-law, which is near worldwide, was passed – NO MORE DOUBLE DIPPING.

Waxing, in general, can be dangerous: especially genital waxing. Wax must be heated to a very high degree of heat in order to become liquefied which increases the chances of burning and scarring a client.  The wax can irritate and or tear the delicate, and sometimes thin, skin in the bikini area resulting in rashes, ingrown hairs, and even infection. But, that is not the only problem that exists. The tearing of the skin and follicle when aggressively pulling the hair out against its natural direction is also a culprit to these health concerns. There is an undeniable risk of tearing the follicles and thus making it more susceptible to contracting bacteria.

Cross-contamination in a wax room is always a risk because of its potential to breed bacteria.  While waxing, you can remove too much skin creating a gateway for bacteria to enter the body. With this and the inflammation caused by the waxing process, bacteria can become trapped underneath the skin and into the follicles which set the stage for any skin infection such as staph and folliculitis.  Anytime you compromise the integrity of the skin, you’re going to increase the risk of infection.

 The Alexandria Professional® sugaring hair removal methodology is a very different process than using wax. At Alexandria Professional®, we focus on the condition of your skin.  Alexandria’s sugaring paste is made from natural ingredients with no testing on animals and with no harmful side effects. It’s even edible and delicious! Alexandria’s sugaring pastes are applied at body temperature, making it safe for all areas and never burning the skin. It is even safe for spider and varicose veins; eczema and psoriasis; and even helps to keep keratosis at bay.  The sugar paste cannot adhere to live skin cells.  Since live cells are wet and because the sugar paste is water soluble, it will not adhere to live skin cells. It will only extract the hair and exfoliate the dead skin cells.  Our sugaring paste is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.  Since Alexandria’s sugar paste has such a high concentration of sugar, bacteria cannot breed in the jar; thus leading to your risk of infection being significantly lower.  Its nature is soo safe for your skin that sugar packs were used to heal wounds during the Civil War? Sugar is recognized to not only preserve, it is healing as well… externally used of course.

Alexandria Professional® body sugaring and Full Circle of Skin Conditioning™ treatments provide the most gentle hair removal in the world while improving the skin’s integrity. Alexandria’s unique systems not only help the client to reach permanent reduction gently and faster than other forms of epilation, it also enhances the look and feel of the skin. So next time you want to get any hair removed, make sure you do your research to find out how best to achieve smooth, soft skin and superior results.

“It’s not about the color of your skin.  It’s about the condition of it.”

— Lina Kennedy, president of Alexandria Professional®.