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, although at the start of the treatment process some people will see regrowth in only a week sue to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle.
Warm wax is applied to the skin and then removed with a paper strip. The strip is removed quickly against the direction of the hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma (i.e., bruising, broken capillaries, and ingrown hairs)
Most parts of the body can be waxed.
- Taking blood thinning medications
- Taking steroids
- Skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema
- Sensitive skin
- Cold sores
- Recent microdermabrasion
- Recent laser treatment
There are many benefits to waxing. It is an effective way to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long lasting method of hair removal. When hair is shaved, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root so grows back within days unlike waxing which can last much longer.
Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer.