Facial or body waxing is a convenient and reliable way to remove unwanted body or facial hair. Although it is not a permanent fix, it lasts longer than shaving or using hair removal creams, since the hair is removed directly from the roots. The treated area usually remains smooth and hairless for four to six weeks after waxing. Areas treated for unwanted hair may be the legs, back, bikini area eyebrows, upper lip, chin, underarms, legs, back, and bikini area.

Are you a candidate for waxing?

Almost anyone can benefit from body waxing, however it is best to take into account individual pain sensitivities and any pre-existing conditions. Those with unusually sensitive skin should avoid waxing as it may lead to the top layer of their skin being torn away. It is not recommended for those in the following categories:

  • Patients on blood thinners or corticosteroid medications
  • Patients treated for rosacea, lupus or psoriasis
  • Patients who have an active infection, cold sores or eczema
  • Patients recently treated with chemical peels with severe varicose veins
  • Patients who have had recent laser treatment
  • Patients with severe varicose veins in the treated areas

Body waxing benefits

  • Waxing lasts for 4-6 weeks
  • Regrowth of new hair is a softer texture than when hair removal creams or shaving is done
  • Large areas of hair can be removed rapidly
  • Pain is reduced with consistent treatments