What Is Waxing?
This technique can be done on nearly any part of the body, including the face, feet, bikini area, abdomen, back, arms, underarms, and legs. The result is smooth, stubble-free skin that will leave you feeling fresh and confident.
How It Works
Traditionally, this hair removal technique involves hot or cold wax. The former is among the most popular methods. With this option, hot wax is applied to skin in an even layer. As it cools, the wax molds to the skin and grips individual hairs. It is then removed by pulling quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth.
Cold wax works much the same way, except it can be pre-measured and applied at lukewarm temperatures. Sometimes, cold wax comes already applied to a strip, which is pulled from the skin just like the hot wax application.
A Look at the Benefits
One of the most notable benefits of using wax is the time it saves. Whereas shaving usually needs to be done daily because it removes hair from the surface, rather than the root, hair regrowth is very slow with this technique. You might be able to go as long as eight weeks between treatments.
Additional benefits include:
- Smooth and even skin that also removes dead skin cells
- No cuts or bleeding
- Minimal chances of skin irritation or allergies
- Finer hair re-growth
- Little to no skin irritation
- Convenient and simple
Who Is This Right for?
It’s also important to select a waxing schedule and stick to it to keep skin as smooth and hair-free as possible. Choosing a schedule can also help you plan treatments for when you most need them, such as before vacations.
If you are pregnant or taking certain medications, you should avoid waxing. This treatment is also not suitable for patients with extreme skin sensitivities or allergies. While you’re at our office, we’ll ask a series of questions to discuss your health, and that’s the time for you to share information about pre-existing conditions and/or medicines you’re currently taking.