What is waxing?
Waxing is a semi-permanent hair removal option that removes the entire hair from the follicle. If done consistently, hair will grow back slower, finer, and sparser.
Waxing can be done almost anywhere, but the most common treatment areas include:
- Eyebrows, nose, lips, ears, chin, sideburn
- Arms and legs
Warm wax is applied to the area, with a cloth or paper strip pressed and adhered to the wax. The strip is then quickly removed, pulling the wax and hair with it. We do carry a gentle wax for people with more sensitive skin.
Depending on the area to be treated, it can take:
- Brows, lips, chin, nose – 15 minutes
- Arms and legs – 30 minutes
- Easy hair removal
- Silky-smooth legs for up to 6 weeks
- No razor cuts
- You will be able to see a noticeable difference immediately following treatment.
This method of hair removal is beneficial for a lot of individuals, especially those that are on a tight budget. Unlike BBL, it does require that you grow your hair out between sessions. This can be a good or bad thing, depending on your personality and goals.
This is also a pretty tolerable treatment. It simply removes the hair from the follicle, so it is a temporary hair removal solution.
For more information, please see the “Waxing take home instructions” form in the box to the right. Our licensed cosmetologist and esthetician will work with you to minimize discomfort and/or side effects.
- Ingrown hairs
It requires maintenance based on how fast your hair grows (usually every 4-6 weeks). To compensate for the frequency of maintenance, this typically means a lower cost (you basically pay per wax).
Pre and Post-Care?
Do not shave for 2 weeks prior to hair removal. This will ensure the wax and strip have enough hair to adhere to for removal. It is also recommended that you avoid sun exposure for 48 hours before and after your wax.
For a full post-treatment plan, please see the form “Waxing take home instructions” in the box to the right. A quick run-down of post-care includes:
- Avoid aggressive exfoliation, waxing, and Retin-A products for one week after treatment.
- Wear SPF 30+ for the first 2 weeks post-treatment (this is a MUST).
- Refrain from tanning for 48 hours.
Am I a candidate and how do I get started?
Waxing is a good option for men and women who are looking for a quick hair removal solution.
Call us at 513-791-9474 to book an appointment or free consultation.