Questions & Answers About Brazilian Waxing for Men
What is a Male Brazilian waxing?
It's the removal of hair from the genitalia. Brazilian waxing for men has become much more popular and men are conquering their fears and giving it a try. If you are currently shaving and tired of uncomfortable stubby growth, then consider waxing -- you'll enjoy the benefits of smooth and softer skin for weeks.
What areas are waxed in this treatment?
Standard Brazilian waxing for men includes the front pelvis area below the belly and about 2 inches where the upper thigh meets the pubic area; the shaft, scrotum and between the buttocks, including the area surrounding the anal opening. It is optional to leave some hair on the front pelvis such as a strip, square or even just trim that area.
Will it be a painful experience?
This all depends on your pain threshold. Any pain felt is temporary and subsides after the hairs are pulled. Subsequent waxings become less painful as the hairs become less resistant. Some people will take their favorite pain reliever prior to the appointment to help minimize any discomfort. It is advised not to take aspirin as it thins the blood. Most people describe their first brazilian waxing as "that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be" and book their next appointment.
What should I do to prepare for my brazilian?
It's important to be impeccably clean in your genitalia and rectal area, as bacteria can spread to open pores resulting in an infection. Do not use a body scrub or exfoliant (loofa or granular products) up to 4 days prior. Do not tan your skin 3 days before waxing. Do not apply any creams or lotions on the day of service, as the wax will not adhere to the hairs. Please read the section called waxing (click here) CONTRAINDICATIONS on this website. Not everyone can be waxed if on certain medications.
What can I expect with my first brazilian?
You can expect complete professionalism from start to finish. Gloves are worn throughout the whole process. All equipment and tools are cleaned and sanitized using both Barbicide and UV lighting for your protection and under WA State safety and sanitation guidelines. Mia will talk you through the entire process and you will be provided with information for post-care. You will be on the esthetic bed and given a towel to drape yourself until the procedure begins. The medium used to remove the hairs are made of premium, high grade, quality pine wax. This type of resin helps to desensitize the skin and prohibit the growth of bacteria. You will be advised to purchase the PFB Man Mask to be used for 3 days post-waxing to help calm, soothe, heal, and hydrate the areas that have been waxed.
How long should the hair be for waxing?
The wax cannot adhere to hairs less than 1/4″ in growth. 1/2″ growth is ideal. The shortest hairs within a one-inch square area should be over 1/4" in length. Any long hairs will be trimmed prior to your service.
How soon will the hairs grow back and what about maintenance?
Hair follicles grow individually. On average, it can take up to two or three weeks before the hair surfaces. After your first men's Brazilian waxing, some hairs will grow back a bit faster than after subsequent waxes. Maintenance is advised every 4 to 6 weeks so hairs do not grow back to their original thickness or length. With subsequent waxings, more of the resistive hairs are pulled and the skin stays smoother longer.
Why do men do brazilians and for what reasons?
A brazilian waxing can be done for many reasons, such as to reduce chafing for sports, cycling, swimming, running, dancing, performance arts, martial arts, art posing, etc. Other reasons can be personal and for pleasure. Perhaps you sweat excessively and removing hair from your genitalia can allow the area to better breathe and increase circulation of air. Whatever your reason, it doesn’t matter. The choice and sensation after a brazilian are very individual. Mia has clients from all walks of life including professionals such as lawyers, doctors, software engineers, government employees, CEO's, mechanics, pilots... Whatever your lifestyle, career, or profession is... Everyone is welcome to Simply Mia's. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parents for written consent.
What concerns should I have during my waxing?
Many things can cause concern and embarrassment during this treatment. You will be exposing your body during the entire procedure. It’s best to think of your esthetician as a medical technician trained to deal with this on a regular basis. During the procedure, tumescent may occur. This can happen and there’s no need to be embarrassed. The esthetician is trained to work around this professionally. It is a normal adrenal response due to the application of the warm wax. The esthetician will be manipulating those areas and stretching in order to apply and remove the wax. Oil applied with gauze is used to remove traces of wax and there is never any massaging involved.
What is considered inappropriate?
Waxing is strictly a clinical procedure. Lewd or suggestive conversations, texts, emails, or phone calls is considered harassment and is highly disrespectful to the esthetician or business owner. Please be respectful of your esthetician at all times. Simply Mia’s is fully equipped with an alarm system for both fire and theft, along with a panic button for immediate police response in the event of an emergency. Your safety and comfort is our number one concern.
Why would I consider Simply Mia's over storefront nail salons, boutiques, or spas?
Finding a good, reputable and experienced esthetician can be difficult. Many spas do not offer Brazilian waxing for men. If they do, they may have high turnover rates, which means you may not always get the same esthetician. At Simply Mia’s you will always receive your service from the owner. There are no wait lines. You will be greeted and attended to immediately. Your service will never be rushed. You will find Mia to be personable, engaging and knowledgeable while being treated in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Mia is always consistent and detail-oriented. As the owner/provider, she times her clients accordingly and will never rush your service. Mia welcomes you to experience the Best Brazilian Waxing for Men in Seattle, WA. Click on about Mia to learn about this esthetician.
“Thank you and I hope you will become a Simply Mia’s client and book your appointment today…” Mia