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 some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area (called bikini waxing) legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.
Lower Leg $35
Upper Leg $45
Bikini Basic $35
Bikini Plus $45
Full Leg $75
The following factors are known to make those that are waxed more prone to “skin lifting,” where the top layer of skin is torn away during waxing treatment.
- Taking blood-thinning medications
- Taking drugs for autoimmune diseases, including lupus
- Taking predinisone or steroids
- Psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin diseases
- Recent sunburn
- Recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
- Recent laser skin treatment
- Severe varicose leg veins
- Rosacea or very sensitive skin
- History of fever blisters or cold sores (waxing can cause a flare-up)
- Using Tretinoin, Tazarotene, Adapalene, Azelex or any other peeling agent.
- Using hydroquinone
- Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel using glycolic, alpha hydroxy, or salicylic acid, or other acid-based products
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back in a rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer.