Can You Wax While Pregnant?

European Wax in Cary, NCDuring pregnancy, skin becomes itchy and sensitive. Things that wouldn’t normally hurt, do. Itching becomes less about dry skin and more about hormonal changes. This is due to the increase in blood flowing to your skin.

Pregnancy causes hair to grow faster. You’ll also find that hair becomes thicker as well. This means that keeping up with hair removal takes more effort. So can you wax while pregnant? Let's find out! If you're pregnant and want an affordable European wax in Cary, NC, please call The Spa At Stone Creek to make an appointment.

Waxing While Pregnant

Because hair grows thicker and faster during pregnancy, you might want to wax in order to keep up with hair removal. This is also a great way to treat yourself during this time.

Unfortunately, because of the extra sensitivity during pregnancy, you’ll find that waxing is much more painful than normal, especially during a bikini wax. Though there is no proof that waxing is unsafe, your doctor may advise against it for various reasons. The main issue is pain and inflammation. Also, there’s a slight risk for infection of the skin as well.

Talking with a waxing tech can help you better decide whether or not you can handle the pain and irritation that comes with waxing, in general. Then, based on your current tolerance for skin sensitivity due to pregnancy, you should be able to make a decision on scheduling waxing session.

While you can always wax yourself, it’s best to do a skin test first. Remember, skin is already itchy and sensitive due to hormonal imbalances that come with pregnancy. You don’t want to make those areas even worse. Sometimes, DIY waxing can leave our skin in worse condition, as the wax might have chemicals or get too hot while heating. Even more, it’s important to watch out for sunburned areas, moles or warts. Also consider any varicose veins that might be on the leg area.

Some might find that forgoing this process of hair removal could be the best option. It all depends on personal preference, irritation and your doctor.

For those that do prefer to wax during pregnancy, be sure to talk with your doctor and wax technician. That way, you’ll be able to get a better idea of what areas of the skin might be more sensitive and what areas should be avoided, if any. Some doctors prefer women to wait until the first trimester is over before resuming their sessions. To ensure this isn’t the case for you, consult with your doctor before making an appointment.

The Spa at Stone Creek Is the Top Choice for an Affordable European Wax in Cary, NC

If you're ready to make an appointment to have your first, or next, European wax in Cary, NC, be sure to contact us soon to make an appointment! If you have any questions about the various types of bikini waxes or are still unsure of which one you're interested in, give us a call. We will do our best to help you with your decision.

Our services include the following:

  • Many types of facials
  • Relaxing and toning massages
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Other types of nail care

We offer the following waxing services as well:

  • Chin
  • Eyebrows
  • Sideburns
  • Lips
  • Ears
  • Full face
  • Body
  • Bikini
  • Brazilian
  • Male Brazilian
  • Half arm
  • Full arm
  • Half back
  • Full back
  • Lower leg
  • Upper leg
  • Full leg
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Hands
  • Feet

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