Before and After a Waxing Treatment

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Before and After a Waxing Treatment

Before and After a Waxing Treatment

Waxing is a great option for people who are looking to get rid of unwanted body hair. During a treatment, the hair, down to the follicle, is removed. Since waxing removes the hair at the root, the hair grows back much slower compared to other forms of hair removal that merely remove the hair at the surface, such as shaving and depilatory cream.

Before Waxing

Skin lifting is a possible outcome of waxing, this occurs when the top layer of your epidermis becomes agitated during a wax. You may feel a stinging sensation in the designated area. Likewise some people may be more prone to light scabbing and bleeding. In order to protect your skin, try to avoid the following before your waxing treatment:

  • Getting a sunburn
  • Using skin altering products like Retin-A
  • Taking blood-thinning medication
  • Cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
  • Laser hair removal treatment

In the days following your waxing treatment, it is important to exfoliate. Since it clears away excess skin, exfoliation can greatly reduce the chance of ingrown hairs forming. Additionally, it may be helpful to avoid direct sunlight and hot baths after a wax treatment.

Contact a Des Moines Waxing Specialist

For more information regarding waxing, and the many other beauty services that our Med Spa offers, our friendly professionals at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery would be happy to answer any of your questions. Call our office in Des Moines today at (515) 222-1111 to learn what we can do for you.