I'm a 35 year old man, not always been as hairy as I am now but it's a long story.
A few years ago I tried waxing at a salon not too far from me, wasn't that painful to be far but admit the closer to the neck it became a little sharper.
My back used to be lovely and clear, but it's quite hairy now as are my upper arms.
After I was waxed I developed prominent red lumps on the area, they faded slightly as the days passed to be replaced with severe folliculitis.
I eventually went to the doctors whom prescribed me with a topical cream that helped.
To cut a long story short I was so depressed that waxing was not good for my skin and was at my wits end to remove this hair and decided not to try again.
Six weeks ago I found a lovely lady on the internet that as it turned out did waxing form her house in a village I've done a lot of work in so knew where she lived.
I called and explained my past experience and apprehension at trying waxing again but she convinced me to have another go.
On the day of the appointment, I'd not taken a shower for about 24 hours prior and wore a loose fitting shirt.
The treatment was fine, hardly hurt much, she gave me an after care sheet and followed the instructions, but again I had the red lumps followed by folliculitis.
This time I didn't go to see my GP, I let it heal on its own, took about 3-4 weeks to clear but by that time the hair started to grow through the skin again.
This Saturday morning just gone I went to see her again and explained what had happened, she was confident that after a few treatments the skin would be more accustomed to waxing so had another treatment.
One thing I did after the first treatment with this nice lady was to take my top off as soon as I got home and allowed the cool air around the area for a few hours.
I thought that that might of helped, I also did the same thing this Saturday just gone.
I also didn't shower for 48 hours after both this and the previous treatment.
What I would like to know is, is there something that I could do do minimise or prevent the red lumps and folliculitis from occurring or is there any advice to help with this after my next treatment?
I think I have explained everything and would very much appreciate any help that anyone has or anyone that has experienced this and how they dealt with it.
Thank you for reading.