Waxing

Waxing

Waxing is a method of epilation in which hot wax or cold wax is appiled to the skin. Paper or cloth is then pressed into the preparation and pulled away quickly, removing hair at the root. This method has been around for thousands of years, but in modern times, waxing has become more popular than sugaring. An ancient method, one of the few temporary methods still commonly performed as professional hair removal.

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Advantages

  • Can be done at home
  • Fast
  • Inexpensive

Disadvantages

  • Hairs can break off at or below surface
  • Can be messy
  • Consistency is difficult to get correct
  • One must be careful to avoid infecting skin

Clinical data

Waxing data

Costs

$25-$75 for home use kits; $20-$200 for professional waxing (based on areas treated)

Government regulation

Many states require a cosmetologist or aesthetician’s license to do hair removal like waxing

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