What is Waxing?
Waxing is a noninvasive way to remove unwanted hair from any area of the body. Many individuals opt for waxing over shaving and plucking due to its quick treatment time, long-lasting results, and lack of downtime needed.
Before Your Waxing Treatment
Prior to your waxing appointment, make sure your hair is about one-fourth to three-fourths of an inch long. If your hair is longer than that, trim it so a shorter length. This will ensure optimal hair removal. Also, avoid over-the-counter skin care productions that contain retinol and prescription retinoids about 2-5 days prior to your waxing to avoid the removal of skin with your hair. If you are worried about discomfort during the treatment, you can take over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, or apply ice packs about 30 minutes prior to waxing.
During Your Waxing Treatment
During a waxing treatment, hot wax is applied to the desired area and removed with a cloth strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth, removing the hair from the root. Results usually last for about three weeks, depending on how quickly your hair grows.
Results and Recovery
After your waxing treatment, you may experience temporary redness or sensitivity to the treatment areas. Also, avoid hot baths and showers, and wear loose clothing for about 24 hours after your treatment.