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7 Myths You Need To Know About Facial Waxing

By Colleen Lynch

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Article At A Glance

  • Dispelling common myths about facial waxing will help you determine whether it’s right for you.
  • Like many cosmetic procedures, waxing services are widely misunderstood, especially regarding who can and cannot use them.
  • Professional facial waxing works well for most people and skin types.

Have you considered facial waxing but decided against it because you fear pain, side effects, and other unwanted results? Many others are with you in that decision. However, some of the things you’ve heard might not ring true. 

Radiant A MedSpa provides expert waxing for the face and other body regions. Our aestheticians help clients determine whether waxing will benefit them. We dispel some common misconceptions surrounding this cosmetic service alongside some surprising benefits you might reap. 

What Does Facial Waxing Entail?

Facial waxing is a simple service involving the following steps:

  1. The aesthetician washes and dries your face for a clean waxing service. 
  2. Then, they melt the wax and apply fine powder to the skin. 
  3. The aesthetician applies the wax and smoothes a clean piece of waxing paper over the top. 
  4. Once the wax solidifies, they quickly pull the wax off by tugging the paper. 

Now that we’ve demystified the process let’s explore some inaccurate myths surrounding facial hair removal services. 

#1. Only Young Women Get Waxes

One of the most prevalent myths is also the most stigmatizing one. Some people think only younger women should attend waxing sessions. Realistically, anyone who wants a wax service should consider it. 

Waxing can help people of various demographics:

  • Men with thick, bushy facial hair might struggle with razor burn and ingrown hairs. Waxing services can help them achieve the clean-cut, professional look they want with less discomfort.
  • Women of all ages might develop unibrows or coarse dark hair around their lips or cheeks. This growth attracts stares and causes self-consciousness. A waxing session can boost their confidence and ensure strangers focus on what matters. 

People of all ages, sexes, and backgrounds can consider waxing to improve their appearance and confidence.   

#2. Hair Grows Back Faster, Thicker, and Darker

This myth prevails beyond precision facial waxing services. Many people wrongly believe cutting, shaving, or waxing hair makes it thicker and darker. Some also think it’ll grow more quickly. 

However, none of these activities changes your hair growth or pattern. It grows at the same rate and texture. Waxing damages the hair follicle with each session, making the hair grow back thinner and finer. 

#3. You Must Have a High Pain Tolerance

Yes, facial waxing can cause discomfort. However, it doesn’t always evoke the dramatic responses you see in the media. The pain levels you experience depend on the following:

  • Your familiarity with the service
  • Your pain tolerance
  • Your hormones
  • Whether you have sensitive skin 
  • The areas you want waxed

#4. Waxing Ages You

DIY wax jobs are the main culprits of extreme pain, skin stretching, and other undesirable side effects. Many people associate skin stretching as the cause of premature wrinkles and fine lines. If aestheticians push or damage your skin, they likely don’t know what they’re doing. 

A reputable aesthetician uses gentle facial hair waxing techniques to reduce discomfort and protect the skin.  

#5. You Can Swim Right After Your Wax Session

A professional facial waxing service involves sterilized equipment and materials in a clean environment. This approach protects you from microorganisms that could trigger an immune response. Following your appointment, your skin is still sensitive and vulnerable to those organisms. 

Ocean and lake water harbors untold numbers of unseen organisms that could make you sick or cause a skin reaction. Swimming pools contain harsh chemicals that could further agitate your already sensitive skin. Wait at least 24 hours before jumping into foreign bodies of water. 

#6. One Wax Session Gives Months of Smoothness

A single session may or may not keep your face smooth for months. Your mileage may vary, depending on how often you attend sessions and your body’s hair production. For many people, waxing gradually reduces a follicle’s ability to produce hair. Therefore, regular waxing services might inhibit growth and lead to fewer services. 

If you have just begun your journey into waxing treatments for facial hair, you might need monthly sessions to maintain the results. An aesthetician will work with you to determine a schedule that fits your hair growth and skincare needs. 

#7. You Can Wax Your Face at Home With No Consequences

Yes, you can wax your face at home. However, you risk:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Allergic reactions
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Avoidable pain

An aesthetician working in a med-spa environment eliminates many of the variables that cause the above-listed issues. Don’t circumvent a professionally performed procedure to save a few bucks. 

The Surprising Benefits of Facial Waxing

Allowing a professional to wax your face can come with some surprising benefits. After experiencing the results, consider it a must in your skincare routine. It might benefit your face by:

  • Lessening aging signs: Facial wax intensely exfoliates your skin, encouraging collagen production and circulation. Your face may look brighter following a session. 
  • Preventing acne: Since waxing exfoliates, it removes dead skin cells, old product buildup, dirt, and other particles that might block pores. Your acne struggles might lessen by adding wax services to your routine. 
  • Improving texture: Waxing makes skin smoother, brighter, and dewier. Waxing might be the way to go if you want skin that glows! 
  • Increasing product effectiveness: Hair can trap skincare products, preventing them from fully penetrating the skin. Removing the hair means your products can go where you want them. You can also wash them off more easily. 

Experience the Reality of Facial Waxing With Radiant A MedSpa

Radiant A MedSpa provides reputable facial waxing services in Naperville, Illinois, and surrounding areas. Call 331-281-0920 or book with us online to experience the difference for yourself. An aesthetician will gladly answer your questions and recommend the best services for your aesthetic goals.

About The Author

Colleen Lynch

Colleen Lynch

Colleen brings over a decade of diverse nursing experience to the RADIANT team. Her dream of owning an aesthetic nursing practice became a reality when she partnered with childhood best friend, Stephanie Jacobson to open Downtown Naperville’s premier medical spa in August of 2022.

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