Waxing is a popular hair removal method in certain circles. It’s understandably a preferred option by some who are looking to avoid the everyday tedium of shaving areas of unwanted hair. However, there are some downsides to ripping your hair out that many may not know about. There are many precautions and risks to prepare for if you decide to wax. Here are some cons to waxing that you should know about before submitting yourself to having your hair painfully ripped out.
Waxing Causes Small Wounds
That’s right – it hurts for a reason! The hairs that are pulled from your skin are attached very firmly to their roots and are a part of your body. Ripping hair out leaves a tiny wound just below the surface of your skin.
Waxing Can Cause Red, Irritated Skin
Skin can look red and blotchy after a waxing session, so you must be very careful not to irritate the skin further by adding additional friction to it from tight clothing or certain physical activities.
Risk of Infection
Brazilian waxing increases risk of STIs as well as self-given infections. The tiny tears in your skin can get bacteria in them that just isn’t meant to be under the skin. These infections can be on the surface of the skin, or even run deeper.
Risk of Burning
Wax that is applied hot and done improperly can burn the skin. Additionally, people who use anti-aging or acne creams need to be extra careful when getting the facial area waxed. These creams may contain a retinoid which loosens the attachment of skin cells and causes increased exfoliation. This could cause the skin to be extra susceptible to getting burnt and then peeled off during waxing.
Laser Hair Removal Offers Long-Lasting Results Without the Risks
Laser Smooth Company offers an alternative to waxing that has more long-lasting results. Laser hair removal permanently reduces body hair in a way that is safe and minimizes discomfort. Lasers are designed to target the hair, not the skin surrounding it. The only part that gets damaged is the hair follicle itself. Our customers swear that it doesn’t hurt!
At Laser Smooth Company, we believe everyone deserves to enjoy their smooth skin to the fullest. Get your unwanted hair removed now by calling us at (503) 867-6386. We are always open for free consultations, and we’d love to help you take the first steps towards permanently hair removal. We are conveniently located at 2850 SE Powell Valley Rd in Gresham, Oregon, and are eager for your visit!