Unwanted body hair is something everyone deals with, whether it covers only a small portion of your body or a larger area. Both men and women can find body hair 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 past.

At Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, we offer waxing services as one of our main aesthetic dermatology services. Our professional dermatologists can help remove any unwanted hair, leaving your skin soft, smooth, and flawless.

What’s The Biggest Difference Between Waxing and Shaving?

If you have never waxed before, this is likely one of your biggest questions, aside from whether or not it hurts. Describing what makes waxing 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 occur 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.

Waxing does not have the same side effects that shaving has, which makes it a great option for many reasons.

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 time. 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.

While waxing may be slightly more uncomfortable than shaving, the results are often worth the quick moments of pain. The more you wax, the more you will become used to the pain and the less waxing will cause discomfort.

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
  • Lip line
  • 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.

The Benefits of Waxing

There are many benefits that waxing can offer. Waxing removes hair at the root, meaning that it takes longer to grow back, leaving your skin smooth and hairless for a longer period of time. You can also avoid razor burn and cuts that shaving can cause. If you want smooth and hairless skin without all the effort, waxing is a great treatment to try!

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 during your first wax.

To get hairless, smooth, and silky skin, be sure to schedule an appointment with our Boulder dermatologists. Our team at Azeal can help provide you with the best waxing services and allow you to feel confident and comfortable in your skin. 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.

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