Body hair is one of the most common things that people want to remove, without a doubt. Across the board it is something that men and women find frustrating, annoying or simply disgusting. While not everyone views their body hair this way, dermatologists are able to provide waxing services that make it so shaving and coping with body hair is a thing of the bast.

What’s the biggest difference between waxing and shaving?

If you’ve never waxed before this is likely one of your biggest questions, aside from whether or not it hurts. Describing what makes this services so great starts at what makes shaving the worst: rapid growth, stubble, irritation, missed spots and more. All of these horrible things about shaving happen because of the way that a razor “removes” hair from a hair follicle. While you are getting rid of the hair on your body when you shave, you aren’t entirely removing it. The razor cuts it at the hair follicle, making it easy for stubble and growth to happen at a rapid pace. This method also leaves irritation on the skin.

How does waxing remove the hair?

With waxing, we place strips of hot wax on your skin, which could be a little bit uncomfortable depending on your threshold of pain. Once the wax has had a few seconds to cool and grip onto the hair, we pull the wax up, yanking up any hairs from the root, not simply the follicle and growth. Being able to remove the hair from the root makes it so that stubble and growth doesn’t happen for longer periods of times. While this method will leave your skin a little bit irritated, especially after the first session, it won’t take nearly as long for the skin to get back to normal.

What areas of your body can you wax?

Something that is great about waxing is that the options are nearly endless. If there’s an area of your body that you’d like body hair removed from, chances are we can take care of it. Here are a few of the more common areas that we see people getting waxed:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Armpits
  • Backs
  • Eyebrows
  • Lipline
  • Face
  • Bikini line

These are not all of the areas that are capable of being waxed, but it is always a good idea to go ahead and call us first so that you can set up an appointment with adequate time for the wax.

If this is your first time getting waxed, visit our waxing tip page that covers a bunch of areas that will help you prepare. These are good tips to follow time after time with your wax, but are especially helpful your first wax. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our office and a member of our team would be more than happy to help you out.