What to Expect From Your Wax or Hair Removal Service
Waxing and hair removal is a quick, precise, noninvasive procedure. It can be performed almost anywhere on the body but is most commonly used to remove hair from the bikini line, upper lip, back, armpits, and legs. Treating unwanted hair growth with waxing or lasers causes only minor discomfort and helps you achieve the long-term results you desire without having to shave regularly.
When performed by a licensed aesthetician, you're assured the peace of mind of being serviced by a professional who offers medical expertise as well as artistry and passion for aesthetic treatments.
What is the process?
Before your waxing or hair removal appointment, your provider may ask that you let your hair grow out or shave it the day before, depending on the type of treatment. Next, your provider will clean the area, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you're in a comfortable position. They may also apply oil to protect the skin underneath your unwanted hair.
Waxing involves spreading wax over the desired area and then pulling it off quickly to remove the whole hair follicle. Laser hair removal beams light onto hair follicles to destroy them completely.
Does it hurt?
Waxing and hair removal can be slightly uncomfortable, especially in sensitive areas. Most clients tolerate it well and compare hair removal to feeling a stinging or sunburn sensation. The area may be sensitive after the procedure, but subsides quickly and shouldn't prohibit you from normal activities.
How long does it take?
Waxing can be performed in 10-20 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
Lasers can treat the area of a quarter every second, and typically require a series of treatments to permanently reduce hair growth. The treatment may vary slightly depending on your hair color and complexion.
Waxing can keep skin smooth for up to six weeks. If you wax regularly, your hair may grow back slower, finer, and lighter, giving you longer-lasting results.
Laser hair can permanently remove unwanted hair or significantly reduce its growth after the series of treatments is complete. Treatments are typically spaced out every four to six weeks.
Risks & Side Effects
After your waxing or hair removal service, you may experience:
Mild skin irritation
Reduced hair growth in the treated area
Most side effects subside a few hours after the initial treatment. The more frequently you get treatments, the fewer and less severe the side effects.