Getting rid of unwanted facial and body hair is an ongoing (and often expensive) process for both men and women. While there are many over-the-counter and professional options to get rid of unwanted hair, some work better than others.
Many methods have limited and short-lived results and carry the risk of side effects like skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and even scarring.
At Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, our medical director, Dr. Nasrin Ejtemaee, and our team of master estheticians offer professional waxing and laser hair removal at our office in Ashburn, Virginia. Earlier this year, we discussed the laser method. This month, let’s take a look at waxing.
Wax your way to smoother skin
If you’re like many of our clients, you’ve probably spent countless hours and dollars on hair removal throughout the course of your life, and have firsthand experience with the hit-or-miss nature of at-home hair removal.
Shaving is the quickest and cheapest method for removing hair, but it can also come with side effects like razor burn and bumps, ingrown hairs, and cuts. Areas where your skin is more delicate, like your bikini line, can be especially susceptible to ingrown hairs and bumps from shaving.
Depending on your skin and hair type, you may need to shave several times a week, which can further irritate your skin.
When you shave, the razor only removes the hair at the surface but leaves the root intact, which lets hair grow back quickly. Waxing removes the hair at the root, so the results typically last much longer — three to four weeks on average.
Just a few waxing treatments can get you through the entire summer and ready to hit the beach without having to worry about shaving or messy hair removal gels and lotions that may contain harsh chemicals.
Why you should go to a professional for waxing
Waxing leaves your skin feeling smoother and softer than shaving. With a professional waxing treatment from one of our master estheticians, you’re guaranteed even, professional-quality results in as little as 30 minutes.
Waxing can be uncomfortable and painful for some people. That’s one reason it’s difficult to wax away hair at home with over-the-counter products, and you don’t get the same results as you would in our office. DIYers end up with patches of hair, especially in hard-to-reach areas.
We walk you through the process so you know what to expect, especially if it’s your first waxing appointment. We also prep your skin and help you to relax and feel comfortable throughout your waxing treatment, eliminating the stress and anxiety that usually comes with trying to get rid of unwanted hair on your own.