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Do you suffer from unwanted hair in certain areas of your body and find that shaving just isn’t cutting it anymore? We go through so much to remove unwanted hair like, razor burn, cuts, and skin irritation only for it to start growing back a day later. Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery Center is here to help put an end to your exhausting and seemingly never-ending shaving routine with our waxing services.

What is Waxing?

Waxing is among the many different options for hair removal. Waxing stands out as a semi-permanent hair removal method that removes the hair from the root meaning there are longer intervals between hair re-growth when compared to shaving. By removing the hair from the root, the root is weakened in the process, so the hair will grow back lighter and finer. Waxing also decreases the chances of irritation because there are no chemicals or abrasive instruments involved, leaving the skin feeling smooth and even.

Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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How is Waxing Done?

Waxing does require about ¼ inch of hair growth. Any shorter and the wax may not be able to grip the hair, and any longer and the hair may break instead of being removed causing more discomfort. To begin the wax process, your provider will clean the area being waxed. While the wax heats up, this is a great opportunity to discuss your desired results. Once at the right temperature, your provider will apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth using a disposable spatula.

A strip of special waxing paper is then placed over the wax. Your provider will rub the strip with their hand before holding down the skin and quickly pulling the strip up. This is when the hair is actually removed. It can be uncomfortable, but the pain is usually very quick. As you continue to get waxed the hair will grow back finer making it more comfortable.

Who is a Good Candidate for Waxing?

Whether you have light hair or dark hair, anyone who wishes to have their hair removed can be waxed. Popular areas of hair removal include:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini Area
  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Face

Basically, wherever hair grows, wax can remove it. If you have certain skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or even a sunburn waxing may not be for you. Make sure to talk with your doctor first if you are taking certain antibiotics or acne medications.

What Our Patients Say

“Katelyn has done such an amazing job. She is so easy to talk to while being thorough and informative, always keeping me in the loop with what she is doing. I always felt comfortable and felt like she really cared about what was best for me. I cannot wait for my next appointment with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to be in the best of hands.”

- DM

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- RS

“I had 2 surgeries with Dr rafai (December 2022 and March 2023) both went very smoothly and both he and his staff were available and able to answer questions I had throughout my recovery. I’m happy with the results and will use Dr rafai again if I decide to proceed with future surgeries. (I previously had bariatric surgery and have a lot of excess skin but chose to only address my torso/abdomen at this time.)”

- LB

After Waxing

Immediately after your wax, your provider will apply a nourishing cream that has a cooling sensation. This provides instant relief from the lingering stinging feeling. The skin is delicate following a wax, so make sure you avoid prolonged sun exposure and exposure to products that may irritate the skin. Moisturizing the waxed area with baby oil or another moisturizer can help to keep the area smooth and promote even hair re-growth.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to say goodbye to unwanted hair and unwanted irritation? Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery Center can wax away your hair and your frustrations. Book an appointment online today.

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