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Woman taking facial waxFacial & Body Waxing

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area (called bikini waxing), legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.

Woman taking Strip waxing on legsStrip waxing (soft wax) Involves spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair.

Strip-less waxing utilizes a harder wax. and is preferred by many Estheticians. It is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax hardens as it cools, allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin.

Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method may also be less painful.


Waxing Benefits

There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back in a rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer.


Waxing Contraindications

The following factors are known to make those that are waxed more prone to “skin lifting,” where the top layer of skin may be damaged or removed during waxing treatment:

  • Use of blood-thinning medications
  • Use of drugs for autoimmune diseases, including lupus
  • Use of prednisone or steroids
  • Psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin diseases
  • Recent sunburn
  • Recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
  • Recent laser skin treatment
  • Severe varicose leg veins
  • Rosacea or very sensitive skin
  • History of fever blisters or cold sores (waxing can cause a flare-up)
  • Using Tretinoin, Tazarotene, Adapalene, Azelex, or any other peeling agent
  • Using hydroquinone
  • Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel using glycolic, alpha hydroxy, salicylic acid, or other acid-based products














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