Tis the season to check in with your esthetician to discuss possible damage done over the summer and to prepare your skin for the season to come. Accidental Bear, Mike Enders checks in with his skin go to guy, Medical Esthetician Brandon Doyle at 360Skin in San Francisco, CA. Together they come up with a game plan and agreed to microdermabrasion and with a little more arm twisting a back waxing!
As a special gift to Accidental Bear readers, Brandon is offering 20% off your first visit, for those who drop the name Accidental Bear. Awesome!
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Be sure to check out past videos of these two together and their demo videos of Back Facials, Nose and Ear Waxing and More!
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical, non-invasive method of skin resurfacing that utilizes a diamond-tipped wand with suction to provide effective exfoliation and rejuvenation of the epidermal layers of the skin. This increases the blood supply providing nutrients necessary for skin regeneration, repair, and increased collagen production which helps keep your skin soft, plump, and youthful. Additionally, it improves the skin’s elasticity and overall texture, as well as balancing the pigment.
Microdermabrasion can reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage by exfoliating the top layers of the skin leaving it smooth and fresh. No chemicals are used.
What do I wear to my treatment?
When you are coming in to be waxed it is important that you wear nothing that is overly tight. You don’t want to irritate your skin after the procedure. Wear something loose and preferably cotton; the key is comfort and breathability.
Does it hurt?
This answer depends mainly on your pain threshold. For most men, yes it is uncomfortable. Some men take two Tylenol 30 minutes before their treatments. I strive to make the experience as quick and seamless as possible.
Will my skin stay red for long?
No. Redness resulting from waxing goes within a couple of hours. If it doesn’t, see your physician.
How often should I wax?
In order to maintain the desired results we recommed every 4-6 weeks. Your therapist needs at least 1/4″ of hair for the wax to adhere properly. Some men go every 3 weeks for a back wax. Others every 6 weeks. The more regularly you are seen the better; young hairs come out much easier.
Does the hair ever stop growing?
In some people hair growth may eventually stop or slow to such a degree that it is negligible. After a few years of consistant waxing many men see a noticable change in hair growth and texture.
Can I sun tan before or after waxing?
Never get waxed after you’ve been in the sun too long. A higher temperature of the skin can make it difficult to completely remove the hair from the follicle. Afterwards, please wait 48 hours before sun bathing.