Waxing is a popular hair removal solution among men and women who are seeking longer lasting results than shaving can provide. Whereas shaving trims each hair at surface level, waxing removes the entire hair including the bulbous base. The results can last for several weeks.
Why choose waxing
The advantages of waxing as compared to shaving are many. Daily use of a razor can result in frequent nicks, cuts, and skin irritation. Shaving is also inconvenient and time consuming, and you may have stubble within hours. When performed by a skilled aesthetician, the waxing procedure is surprisingly comfortable and leaves your skin silky smooth for weeks.
Regular waxing of a specific area may lessen future hair growth, but it is not a permanent solution. If you wish to eliminate or permanently reduce hair in a given area, ask us about laser hair removal. However, if you are not ready to commit to a permanent solution or are not a candidate for laser treatment, waxing is an excellent alternative.
What to expect
The first step is a consultation to ensure your candidacy. Waxing is safe for most people, but it cannot be performed on injured or healing skin. Your aesthetician will ask about medications and medical conditions to ensure that your skin is not too fragile for waxing. Safety is a top priority in our office, and we take extensive measures to ensure that a procedure is appropriate for the patient before proceeding with any treatment.
The waxing procedure begins with defining the treatment area and applying a warmed wax mixture. The wax is formulated to prevent it from sticking to the skin, and it contains soothing ingredients that help minimize post-treatment redness or irritation. As the wax hardens, hairs become trapped. The wax is then lifted from the skin in a swift and precise movement. The provider’s technique can make the difference between comfort and silky skin or pain and broken hairs. Our aestheticians are well known in and around the Bay Area for their gentle methods and exceptional skills.