Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which eliminates the hair from the root. Hairs will not groe back in the waxed area for 2-8 weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair. If waxing is done regularly for several years, permanent hair reduction may be achieved. Waxing is accompilshed by spreading a wax product thinly over the skin. A paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of the hair growth.
It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long lasting method. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back rough & stubble. Areas that are repeatedly eaxed over long periods of time often exhibit re-growth that is softer and lighter in colour and the amount of re-growing hair will be permanently reduced.
Some Physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection. Users of Rentin-A, Renova, Differin or Isotretinoin are advised not to have waxing performed; these medications tend to weaken the skin, and tearing of the skin may occur when wax is removed.
Waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn.
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