Waxing Services

The Center for Aesthetics

Medical Spa & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Latham, NY

Waxing leaves no stubble and fewer ingrown hairs than shaving when it comes to hair removal. At the Center for Aesthetics in Latham, New York, our aesthetician offers waxing services for large and small areas. They make sure you're as comfortable as possible by choosing the appropriate wax for your targeted region and prepping your skin. To schedule a consultation, contact The Center for Aesthetics by phone or online today.

What is waxing?

Waxing is a way to remove body hair, which works by pulling out the hair and its root. This is different from shaving and has longer-lasting results because shaving simply cuts the hair off near the root without pulling it out entirely.

During a waxing procedure at The Center for Aesthetics, the team uses either hard or soft wax to grip the hairs in a targeted region of skin.

Hard wax does not require the use of a gauze strip, but soft wax does. Both start out as a spreadable consistency, but hard wax is thicker and hardens enough that the team can pull it up with their hands.


Does waxing hurt?

Generally, waxing is not the most comfortable way to remove body hair. However, certain choices you make in relation to the process can make it a less painful experience.

Choosing hard wax instead of soft might be more comfortable because it sticks only to the hair and not your skin.


How long will my waxing results last?

Rates of body hair growth vary from person to person, so the results aren't the same for everyone. However, you can expect to go for around 3-7 weeks without body hair in the waxed areas. Then, you can come back for maintenance at The Center for Aesthetics.


Which areas of my body can I wax?

During your consultation for waxing at The Center for Aesthetics, you can discuss targeted areas with the team. You can wax just one area or several to your liking. Some of the most commonly targeted areas for waxing and hair removal in general are:
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Arms

  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Brazillian

If the areas you're targeting are large, like your back or legs, the team usually recommends soft wax, as it's easier to apply than hard wax in large regions. However, hard wax is the better choice for sensitive areas like your underarms or a Brazillian.


How should I prepare for waxing?

Before you schedule a wax at The Center for Aesthetics, you should make sure you know how to prepare.

You should discontinue any topical medicated products you use for at least a week, and don't start using them again until several days after the wax. If you're not sure about a certain product, the team can discuss it further with you.

Additionally, you should let your hair grow out to about a half-inch before your wax. That way, the soft or hard wax can get a strong grip on it.

Whether you're new to waxing or experienced, the team at The Center for Aesthetics guarantees a smooth experience. Book your waxing appointment by phone or online today.