Does Depilar work on all skin/hair types and hair types and areas?How soon after waxing should gels be applied?
No other hair growth inhibitor is as effective on ALL skin types. Anyone can be treated with the Depilar System! Men or women of all ages, skin type or color, or hair color or thickness - all can be treated assuming they have no counter-indication to waxing. The Depilar System uses natural enzymes and has been tested for adverse effects on human beings and no adverse effects were found. The Depilar System must be used in conjunction with waxing, sugaring, threading or tweezing where the hair is removed by the root. When waxing, the hair must be at least ¼ inch in length to ensure the hair is removed by the root, and the follicles are left empty enabling the Depilar System enzyme-based gels to enter the empty follicles and break down the cells responsible for hair growth.
What is the ideal hair length for waxing?
Hair in the targeted area should be approximately 1/4 inch long. Hair that is too short is difficult or impossible to remove. Hair that is too long is also not ideal for waxing, sugaring, etc. because it results in breakage. If hair not properly removed by the root, Depilar treatments will not work.
Depilar Professionals: If hair is too long, remember to trim to the appropriate length of 1/4 inch.
- No other hair growth inhibitor is as effective on ALL skin types
- Anyone can be treated with the Depilar System! Men or women of all ages, skin type or color, or hair color or thickness - all can be treated assuming they have no counter-indication to waxing. The Depilar System uses natural enzymes and has been tested for adverse effects on human beings and no adverse effects were found.
The Depilar System must be used in conjunction with waxing, sugaring, threading or tweezing where the hair is removed by the root. When waxing, the hair must be at least 1/4 inch in length to ensure the hair is removed by the root, and the follicles are left empty enabling the Depilar System enzyme-based gels to enter the empty follicles and break down the cells responsible for hair growth.
How soon after waxing should I apply the Depilar System gels? And how do I handle large areas like backs and legs?
Apply the Depilar System gels immediately after waxing. This is very important to ensure the open follicles do not have time to close up preventing the Depilar System gels from penetrating hair producing cells. For larger areas like backs or full legs, we recommend waxing in sections or quadrants, even for smaller areas such as bikini lines or a full Brazilian. For instance for a bikini line, wax one side, apply the Depilar System gels 1 and 2. Wax the other side of the bikini line, apply the Depilar System gels. And then, in the case of a full Brazilian, wax the middle section, and apply the Depilar System gels.
The efficacy of the Depilar System is related to
1) the quality of the waxing,
2) the speedy application of the two Depilar System gels and
3) regular and successive treatments!
How do I properly educate my clients on how the Depilar System works?
When speaking with clients about the Depilar System it is very important to educate them on the hair growth cycles and to thoroughly outline the results they will get and the number of treatments required. The Depilar System can only treat hair in the anagen phase, which varies on different parts of the body. For example, leg hair is in the anagen phase 20% of the time and eyebrows 10% while the armpits are 30% and female facial hair 50-75%. The most important message you can convey is that they must come in for regular and successive treatments every 2-4 weeks for facial hair treatments and every 4-6 weeks body hair treatments during a 12-24 months period. And always take before and after photos, clients forget and the visual reminder makes for a very happy client.
Can I use Depilar on a 10 year old girl?
Yes! The Depilar System will work well for your client. It is completely safe and effective on all hair regardless of the age of the client and she will see a huge improvement after just 4 treatments. However, since your client has yet to fully go through puberty, new hair growth (hair not active right now) may occur as she completes puberty over the next 4-6 years. Any new hair growth will have to undergo a new treatment cycle. The choice to treat her should be made by the aesthetician and the girl's parents as new hair growth in the future is likely. This is the same for all clients as they age, go through menopause, pregnancy or HRT treatments. The Depilar System can only treat hair that is visible now.
Does the Depilar System work on a man's beard?
Yes, the Depilar System will work on a man's beard as long as the area can be waxed. In our experience most men cringe at the thought of waxing their beard. The hairs are thick and course and the skin tender, making waxing a man's face difficult. But if your client is willing, the Depilar System can do the job! We recommend you divide the face into quadrants, because the hair follicles are deep, and massage the inhibitor and activator into the skin as soon as possible for maximum penetration before the open follicles close.
What about pregnant or breast feeding women?
The warnings you have read probably refer to orally taken products containing Chymotrypsin (so-called enzyme therapies) in concentrations far superior to the one in our product. The Depilar System can be used by anyone - anytime - including during pregnancy and if breastfeeding. Chymotrypsin or Trypsin applied topically in the concentrations we use in the Depilar System does not require any precautions for anyone. The enzymes will under no circumstances enter into the circulatory system and does consequently not have any systemic effect. Breast feeding or pregnant women can therefore use the Depilar System without any risk whatsoever.
Can I finish my Epilar treatments with the Depilar System?
Yes! The Depilar System uses the same principals as other enzyme-based hair removal products. The Depilar System is more efficacious and you will see better results.
Can I use Depilar System after using laser hair removal treatments?
Yes! The Depilar System will work if you have not had success with laser treatments. You must discontinue laser treatments and perform regular and successive Depilar System treatments.
Is there any protocol I should follow prior to a Depilar System treatment?
Yes. It is recommended that you not shower or bathe 2 hours prior to a Depilar Treatment. Also, no oils or talcs should be used in conjunction with the hair removal procedure as these may clog pores or change the pH of the skin.
What kind of wax should be used?
You may use any type of wax or sugaring product for the hair removal procedure.
I have dry skin. Is that a problem?
No. Simply exfoliate or dry brush the skin prior to treatment.
How often should I perform a Depilar System treatment?
Regular and successive treatments should be performed every 4-6 weeks depending on hair growth cycles over a 12-24 month period. The hair must be ¼ inch in length to be properly removed by the root. See chart on "The hair growth cycle” page
What if I don’t see a difference after a couple of Depilar treatments?
The Depilar System only treats hair that is visible and in the anagen or growth phase. Each hair growth cycle must be treated separately and, depending on the area treated, 4-5 treatments may be required before a visible result.
I just started the Depilar System and am seeing more hair, not less?
Often a temporary increase in hair growth occurs following the first treatments as the body is reacting to the hair removal process. Removing hair by the root can reset the anagen phase for hair producing cells. Dormant hair producing cells are activated and will allow for increased efficacy for subsequent treatments and even more visible results.
Is there anything I should do after a Depilar System treatment?
Yes. Do not shower or bathe for 45 minutes after treatment. It is also advised to perform an exfoliation or dry brushing of the treated area 4-5 days post-treatment.
Are there restrictions to sun exposure after Depilar System a treatment?
After any waxing or sugaring treatment sun exposure should be avoided for 24 hours, giving the skin a chance to recuperate. And as always, be sure to wear sunscreen, avoid the sun at noon and don’t stay in the sun too long!
Will the Depilar System work on young people under 26 years old?
While laser is normally not recommended on anyone under 26 as the hair will not be fully developed by that time, Depilar System can be used on ALL ages. However, while Depilar System will work, we cannot guarantee that new hair will not grow at a later stage, depending on hormonal changes.
As we explain in our clinical brief:
During the childhood, vellus hairs cover most of the body except for the hairs of the eyebrows, eyelashes, and scalp, which are terminal hair. In response to hormones (androgens) secreted at puberty, terminal hairs replace the vellus hairs in the axillae (armpits) and pubic regions of boys and girls and they replace vellus hairs on the face, limbs, and chest of boys, which leads to the formation of moustache, beard, hairy arms and legs, and hairy chest. In females at puberty, the ovaries and the adrenal glands produce small quantities of androgens, which promote hair growth throughout the body including the axillae and pubic region.
Home rolling: How much should a client roll at home?
What do they look for to know they have rolled enough?
Because women tend to hate their wrinkles so much, they may overdo home needling on their first attempt. Combine this with the fact that needling increases absorption of product ingredients that may "sensitize" the skin, e.g. Vit A, it would be prudent to start slow and build up. I get my patients to home needle twice a week for 2 minutes, and then increase it to 3 minutes 3 times a week, 4 minutes 4 times a week, etc, until they reach the goal of 5 to 10 minutes per day which is recommended. Remember that everyone is different, and some people with sensitive may not be able to roll 7 days a week. If the skin becomes too sensitive or breaks out in a rash, then back off for a week and start again, but less aggressively. Pressing too hard on the neck may release histamines that could cause an itchy red rash for several days, so press lightly on this area and treat for less time initially until it is known how the skin will respond.
As far as knowing when they have rolled enough -- slight redness is your end point. It is often preferable to roll in the evening so that any redness and stinging will subside by morning, but it can be done anytime.