What is Waxing?
Waxing uses a warm, sticky adhesive to remove unwanted hair from the face and body.
Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles, and feet. At Renovus, our aestheticians will select the best type of wax for your hair and skin type.
How Does Waxing Work?
Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then removed against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the unwanted hair.
Hard wax is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal without the aid of cloths or strips. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin. Hard wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin, as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens.
The treated area is smooth and hair-free immediately following a waxing treatment. Some redness and sensitivity are expected and typically resolves within a couple of hours. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for 4-6 weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week based on the individual’s hair growth cycle.