Why Waxing is Preferable to Shaving

Why Waxing is Preferable to Shaving

Gordon Sasaki, MD, FACS, is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and director of the globally recognized, multi tiered Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena, California. Dr. Sasaki’s practice caters to all your aesthetic needs, from plastic surgery to nonsurgical anti aging skincare therapies delivered in a relaxing spa-like setting designed to pamper.

Read what the Sasaki team says about the benefits of waxing versus shaving and why so many people prefer it for hair removal.

Timing is everything

Shaving is indeed quick. Depending on the area, removing the unwanted hair takes 10-20 minutes. However, the short-term results give you only a day or two before you see or feel the stubble returning. Thus, shaving likely consumes several hours of your skincare routine every month.   

Conversely, waxing takes longer per session but leaves your skin feeling and looking hair-free for four to six weeks. Waxing services at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetics include customized formulas and before and aftercare therapies that help prolong your skin’s smoothness. As a bonus, hair removed via waxing often grows back thinner over time.

Waxing helps keep your skin healthy

The customized waxing formulas available at Sasaki Aesthetics suit your skincare needs. For instance, your provider may recommend a nourishing or moisturizing wax or a formula for sensitive skin based on consultation results.

Waxing also exfoliates the treated skin, removing dead skin cells and other surface impurities. This action provides the ultrasmooth and glowing results you’ll experience after a waxing session. This new skin is initially more sensitive, which your provider helps counter with aftercare instructions such as avoiding excessively hot water or other skin irritants for several hours.

When you choose professional waxing for hair removal, you’ll also bid farewell to nicks, razor burns, and other skin damage associated with shaving. For this reason, waxing is often the preferred method for removing hair around the bikini line and other challenging-to-view areas where skin folds increase your risk of nicks or irritation.

Note that painful burns or allergic reactions are possible with waxing, but our skin care experts have the clinical training to control these risks, while providing the stellar experience you deserve.

Experience matters

Although waxing is the preferred method of hair removal for many people, its effectiveness often depends on hair length, waxing formula, technique, and your provider’s experience and training.

Our certified, licensed aestheticians and medical assistants provide unparalleled medical-based skincare enhanced by state-of-the-art technologies that deliver the results you expect from Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center. Dr. Sasaki supervises all services and is available for consultations or advice during your treatments.

Schedule a consultation at Sasaki Advanced Medical Center today for all your skincare needs.   


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