Waxing Vs. Sugaring: Which is Right for You?

Eliminate Unwanted Hair for Your Summertime Confidence!

This summer, pair all of your favorite tank tops, shorts, dresses and swimsuits with the confidence that comes from baring skin free of unwanted hair! At Club West Med Spa in Midlothian, VA, we offer waxing and sugaring services to help you eliminate hair in several areas, including the upper lip, legs, eyebrows, bikini area, and more.

However, many of our clients are unsure as to whether waxing or sugaring is a better option for them. While both do the same thing – removing unwanted hair at the follicle for longer-lasting results than shaving – the products used are very different. Below is some helpful information regarding waxing and sugaring to help answer your questions. Still unsure which to choose? One of our aestheticians will be happy to work with you!

The Lowdown on Waxing

What is it?

Wax is a product created from resins, such as beeswax and honey. It can also contain essential oils or other fragrances for aromatherapy purposes.

What is the waxing process?

We apply warm wax to the area of unwanted hair, in the direction that the hair grows. After the wax hardens, it is pulled from the skin in the direction against hair growth. This removes the hair from the follicle.

How long until the hair grows back?

The hair generally grows back after about two weeks. You should wait until the hair grows back about a ½ inch or so before waxing again, for best results. We recommend waiting three or four weeks in between waxing appointments.

Does it hurt?

When wax is removed from the skin, it removes both hair and dead surface skin cells. So, while it can help exfoliate the skin in the treatment area, it does tend to produce discomfort.

What areas of the body is it best for?

Waxing is a better option for larger, less sensitive surface areas, such as the legs, because it is a faster process.

The Details on Sugaring

What is it?

Sugaring products contain water, sugar, and lemon, which are combined together and melted into a paste. Because it doesn’t contain fragrances, it is a better option for those with sensitive skin.

What is the sugaring process?

Unlike with waxing, the sugar paste is applied to the skin against the direction of hair growth, and is then removed from the skin in the same direction of hair growth. Also, unlike hot wax, the sugar paste is applied at room temperature.

How long until the hair grows back?

Hair will usually come back after about two weeks. However, because sugaring paste can remove even shorter hairs, you don’t need to wait until it grows back to a ½ inch in length before scheduling another sugaring appointment.

Does it hurt?

Unlike wax, sugaring paste does not exfoliate the skin when it is removed. Therefore, many clients feel that it is less painful than waxing.

What areas of the body is it best for?

Clients tend to prefer sugaring for more smaller, more sensitive areas of the body, such as the bikini area and upper lip.

Sick of shaving every day during the summer? Waxing or sugaring is a great option for you. Contact us today at 804-897-5297 to set up an appointment, so you can enjoy the beach, the park, or any of your summertime plans free from unwanted hair!