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Wax Hair Removal in Colorado Springs, CO

Wax Hair Removal at Rejuvenate MedSpa

As human beings, we celebrate our hair! Hair is a symbol of human health and vitality. Our bodies are almost completely covered in hair, even where it’s not highly visible. Even babies come into this world covered in fine and often unpigmented hair.

But as we go through life, sometimes we may think we have “too much of a good thing” or have hair in places we don’t want. Throughout history, humankind has devised creative ways to remove unwanted hair.

Maybe it’s time to consider waxing.

What is waxing?

Waxing is a hair removal technique that applies hot or cold wax to your skin and then quickly removes it.

How does waxing work?

The removal of the wax pulls out hairs. First, an applicator is used to place a layer of wax smoothed in the direction of your hair growth. Next, a strip of fabric is smoothed down on the waxed area, again in the direction of hair growth. Finally, the strip of fabric is pulled off the skin in the opposite direction. This motion pulls hairs from their follicles, removing visible hair and creating smooth skin for several weeks.

This method does not remove hair follicles, so results are temporary, and repeat procedures at regular intervals are needed to maintain benefits.

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Benefits of Waxing

Waxing is inexpensive, particularly when compared to laser hair removal, and effective on all skin tones and types of hair, which is not always the case in other hair removal methods and techniques. While not permanent, results can last between 4 to 6 weeks, and there is no downtime after your session.

But consider this.

Waxing can be and often is uncomfortable, especially when performed on delicate areas of your body. You need between an eighth- to a quarter-inch of hair growth on your treatment areas so that the wax will have enough to “grab hold of.”

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Other Types of Hair Removal

Waxing is part of a category of hair removal techniques called epilation, which involves pulling hairs out by the root. Other epilation procedures include:

  • Mechanical epilation, which uses a mechanical epilator that resembles an electric razor
  • Plucking
  • Threading, which involves rolling and twisting a long piece of cotton on the skin and trapping the hairs caught between the “thread”

But there are also several other “families” of hair removal systems.

Shaving

You know the drill. Shaving has its virtues. You can shave any area of your body, and it is painless unless you cut yourself.

Cons? Shaving results don’t last long, and shaving can irritate your skin. And then there’s that whole ingrown hair problem.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal uses a targeted laser device that creates long-lasting and, in many cases, permanent results. So, laser hair removal is definitely a time-saver! And it is safe. But it is also expensive.

Intense Pulse Light

Intense pulsed light, or IPL, applies light pulses to hair roots, which causes those hairs to fall out. Treatment requires 4-6 sessions, each separated by a week. Possible side effects include swelling and pain during treatment.

Depilatories

This process uses topically applied creams, lotions, or gels to remove hair. Results generally last longer than shaving, but ingredients can irritate your skin.

Prescription Creams

The active ingredient, eflornithine hydrochloride, requires a prescription. These creams prevent new hair growth but do not remove existing hair. Like all medications, these prescription creams carry possible side effects.

Electrolysis

This method transmits an electrical current through a hair follicle, which prevents the hair from growing. Since hair grows in cycles, you need several sessions to achieve permanent hair removal.

Consultation and Preparation

We’re good listeners! We will give you our full and undivided attention in devising a plan just for you. Be specific in detailing the areas you want treated, and ask plenty of questions! It is also important to inform us about any antibiotics or vitamin A or retinol-based creams in your daily routine, as you will have to temporarily discontinue using them for a short time before your treatment.

Prior to your session, let hair grow for about two to three weeks, or between an eighth to a quarter-inch long, so the wax has something to grip. Also, watch out for broken or inflamed skin, as those are disqualifiers for waxing. Lightly exfoliate and moisturize up until the night before, and make sure your skin is clean and dry when you arrive.

Who performs waxing procedures at Rejuvenate MedSpa?

Our team includes Master Aesthetician and certified specialist Brennan Sims, who personally performs wax hair removal treatments at our new med spa in Colorado Springs.

Your Waxing Procedure

Waxing sessions typically are performed in an office or treatment room and take between 15 minutes and one hour.

What body areas can be waxed?

You can wax virtually any area of your body, including large areas such as your arms and legs and even delicate areas like the skin above your upper lip, eyebrows, and bikini line.

At Rejuvenate MedSpa, we offer services for upper lip, eyebrows, full face, and underarms, exclusively at our Colorado Springs location.

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Schedule a consultation at Rejuvenate MedSpa

With treatment centers in Golden, Cherry Creek, and Colorado Springs, Rejuvenate has earned its reputation as Colorado’s premier medspa. Our Master Aesthetician, Brennan Sims, is a bonafide expert that delivers dazzling results. Brennan personally gives waxing treatments exclusively at our location in Colorado Springs. We invite you to schedule a conversation by calling .

FAQs

It can be uncomfortable, particularly when performed on sensitive areas, but it also produces excellent results.

It’s true that home wax products and kits are available to the public. But to ensure safety and to get the best results, wax hair removal should only be performed by a licensed professional.

Waxing carries slight risks of:

  • Swelling or bruising
  • Redness
  • Bleeding
  • Allergic reaction
  • Torn skin
  • Infection

Your aesthetician should use a fresh applicator for each and every application of wax to reduce the possibility of infection. “Double-dipping” is a definite no-no!

One-time sessions at our Colorado Springs med spa are

  • Upper Lip $10
  • Eyebrows $20
  • Full Face $35
  • Underarms $35