What is Waxing?

Waxing is a hair removal method that involves applying a wax mixture to the skin and then quickly removing it, along with the unwanted hair, from the root. It leaves the skin smooth and hair-free for a longer duration compared to shaving, as it takes time for the hair to regrow.

Who is a Good Candidate for Waxing?

Good candidates for waxing include individuals:

  • Looking for effective, longer-lasting hair removal
  • Wanting a low maintenance and cost-effective way of removing body hair
  • Who are free of certain conditions such as rosacea and eczema
  • Who are athletes such as swimmers or bikini contest competitors

How Does Waxing Work?

Typically, waxing entails the following actions:

A qualified esthetician will measure the length of your hair and clean the region that has to be waxed. It is applied with warm wax in the direction that hair grows. Onto the wax is pressed a strip of cloth or paper. The hair is quickly pulled out of the strip against its growth direction. The aesthetician will continue doing this until all the desired areas have been waxed. Applying calming solutions might help the esthetician lessen redness and discomfort. You'll receive post-wax care instructions, which include staying out of the sun and wearing loose clothing.

The Waxing Procedure

Waxing involves applying warm wax to the skin, covering it with a cloth or paper strip, and then swiftly removing the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth.

This process removes hair from the root, leaving the skin smooth.

Aftercare may include applying soothing products and avoiding sun exposure and tight clothing.

Post-Care Treatment

Following waxing, post-care treatment is crucial to minimizing irritation and accelerating skin repair. Here are a few pointers:

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Common Questions

Hair should ideally be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch (6-12 mm) long for effective waxing. Too short, and the wax may not grip the hair; too long, and it may be more painful.

Waxing typically provides smooth skin for 3-6 weeks, depending on hair growth and individual factors.

Yes, but it's important to inform your esthetician about your sensitivity. They can use a suitable wax and take precautions.

Avoid sun exposure, exfoliation, and applying lotions or oils to the area on the day of your appointment.

Waxing Recap

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Treatment Length

30-45 minutes (depends on body part)

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How Long Does Waxing Last?

3-6 weeks

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Each individual’s treatment, results and/or discomfort level may vary based upon the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, as well as the service provider’s judgment and only after further discussion of the patient’s specific situation, goals, risks and benefits and other relevant information. Results cannot be guaranteed.