Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, a multi-tiered aesthetic practice in Pasadena, California, is led by triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Sasaki, who is nationally recognized for its outstanding selection of highly effective surgical and nonsurgical skincare regimens for men and women of every age.
Waxing is one of our more popular solutions for hair removal that works best when you follow a few pretreatment and aftercare recommendations.
What are the benefits of waxing?
Although not as permanent as laser hair removal, waxing is a popular and effective alternative to shaving. Because waxing removes hair from the follicle rather than at the skin’s surface, it offers stellar results that last four to six weeks, compared to the two to three days you get with shaving.
Areas amenable to waxing include:
- Upper and lower lip
- Bikini lines
You can expect a quick stinging discomfort with removing the wax strips. However, waxing is generally well-tolerated by most and often combined with other services available at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center.
How should I prepare for waxing?
At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetics, your skin care specialist discusses pretreatment recommendations and aftercare instructions for waxing before scheduling your service.
Be sure you let your specialist know if this is your first waxing session. You may benefit from allergy patch testing to prevent irritation from the waxing formula. Otherwise, guidelines can vary according to skin type, the area undergoing waxing, and other factors that can affect your results.
Generally, to ensure a successful treatment, hair must be ¼-inch long, and your skin should be free of rashes, sunburn, dryness, or other potentially irritating conditions. Also, avoid over-the-counter or prescription retinoid products for several days before a waxing session. Your specialist will provide details regarding other daily skincare regimens that may dry or irritate skin before waxing.
What happens after a waxing session?
At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, we customize waxing treatments to fit your skincare needs. Your specialist is careful to remove any waxing residue after the treatment. You may notice mild redness after a session, but that should fade quickly.
Other steps to avoid irritation include wearing loose-fitting clothing at treatment sites. In addition, we recommend not using hot water or fragrances immediately after waxing. Excessive sweating can also irritate newly waxed areas. Your specialist also provides helpful tips for exfoliation between waxing sessions and other ways to ensure lasting results.
Schedule an evaluation today at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center for all your skincare needs, delivered in a relaxing spa-like environment. Call our Pasadena office, or request an appointment online.