Waxing Vs. Shaving: Which One is Better For You?

You have probably heard it all about waxing, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is true that waxing can be a little painful or uncomfortable and it can cost a bit more than just shaving. On the other hand, waxing can offer quite a few benefits, like silky smooth skin and finer hair regrowth. A medical spa, like Create Medical Aesthetics, is a great way to get your ideal preference for your hair removal. Here are some of the aspects to think about when deciding whether you would like to shave or wax your body hair:

Hair Regrowth

One of the main differences in the results from shaving and waxing is the rate at which the hair regrows. When you wax, the hair is pulled from the root. Your skin will remain smooth for a period of time from the renewal of the ripped hair follicle to the moment the hair shaft reaches the skin surface. This time is about 2-4 weeks, depending on factors like your hair type. Hair regrowth will be much faster post-shave. Especially since shaving your hair isn’t the same as plucking or losing it—the follicle bulb is still intact. This is why if you wax regularly, you should not also shave. The rhythm of hair removal with the appointments at the waxing salons can be disrupted if you then cut the hair at the surface. You will definitely see less regrowth once you start waxing consistently, and this is one of the best benefits of waxing.

The Process

If you want your hair removed at all times, you will have to shave very consistently. For some people, this can even be every other day. Additionally, there is always the risk of getting cut when you’re using a razor. When it comes to waxing, you will gain the most benefits out of waxing when you schedule your appointments 2 to 5 weeks apart. This makes waxing less tedious when it comes to the amount of time dedication. Also, waxing does not run the risk of cuts. Waxing can be painful for some, but it is also something you will get used to. Everyone’s pain threshold is different, so what might be too much for some is barely noticeable for others. If done quickly and efficiently at waxing salons, it’s not that painful.

There are many different pros and cons to waxing and shaving. Waxing can be the better option for someone who wants smooth skin more often. If you would like more information on a waxing appointment, consult with us today.