Waxing removes unwanted hair on your face and body and leaves you with smoother skin. It gets longer-lasting, more even results than shaving, and can treat those hard-to-reach areas, which is why you should consider a waxing appointment at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic. To schedule an appointment with the hair removal experts in the Ashburn and McLean, Virginia, offices, call, or use the online booking tool.

We also offer Eyebrow waxing and shaping.

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How is waxing different from shaving?

When you have a waxing appointment at Ashburn Skin & Laser Clinic, your specialist applies wax to your hair and skin, then quickly removes it. This removes unwanted hair from the root or follicle.

Waxing and shaving are the two most common hair removal methods, but they’re different in many ways. Shaving is convenient, cheap, and you can do it yourself. Waxing, though it requires more preparation, has several unique benefits.

Waxing leaves you with smooth, even skin. Unlike shaving, there’s no stubble afterward because waxing fully removes unwanted hair. The process of waxing also clears away dead, dry skin cells, further enhancing your skin.

Unlike shaving, waxing doesn’t cause cuts, nicks, and bruising, which are not only uncomfortable but can result in an unsightly appearance. Because waxing involves minimal chemicals, you don’t have to worry about irritation or allergic reactions, either.

What can I expect from my waxing appointment?

Waxing is a pretty quick process. Though the length of each session varies depending on the amount of hair you’re removing, you can expect your session to last no longer than 30 minutes.

Your waxing technician consults with you about where you’d like to remove your hair and how much hair you’d like removed.

Waxing can be painful, especially if it’s your first time, and it may come as a surprise when your specialist pulls the wax away, removing your hair. People usually get used to waxing over time. To reduce the pain, it helps to moisturize your skin beforehand, and you can also apply cold packs to the area before and after the session.

If it’s your first time waxing, you may feel a bit self-conscious, but don’t worry! The specialists at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic have seen it all and make sure to maintain a comfortable, professional environment.

How often do I need to get waxing?

Waxing is a “semi-permanent” form of hair removal because it fully removes hair from the root or follicle, unlike shaving. However, the hair does grow back—just not as quickly as when you shave.

Usually, your skin looks perfectly smooth for up to two weeks, and then your hair starts to grow back. However, this varies depending on the part of your body. For example, facial and underarm hair grows back faster than leg hair.

For the best results, you should come into the office every 3-5 weeks. For the best results, you should maintain a consistent schedule.

Be sure not to shave between waxing appointments. This may seem like a tempting “quick fix” when hair starts to show up again, but shaving can make your skin much rougher and your next waxing more painful. Waxing works best when your hair is at least a quarter of an inch long, so be patient and wait until you have enough hair growth for a waxing session.

To schedule a waxing appointment at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, call the offices or use the online booking tool.