PhD waxing is a procedure used for hair removal. Heated wax is applied to a hairy area on the legs, face, or other parts of the body, and when it completely dries, it is pulled off along with the unsightly hair. Although this is the same procedure used in many spas and salons, a PhD waxing is a bit different. The abbreviated PhD means that this type of waxing is professional, hygienic and disposable. It can eliminate the chances of infections associated with waxing.
This type of wax can be used at home but it is primarily used in salons. Many people come into these salons for hair removal. The wax is placed into a medium-sized pot to be heated and each time wax is needed, it is taken from the same pot. By continuously dipping into the vat with a spatula, dead skin cells and bacteria can be spread from person to person. A PhD waxing does not use this heating method, so it can be more much hygienic.
When this method of waxing is done, the wax comes out of a tube. These tubes are completely sealed, so that no germs can contaminate the wax. An applicator is placed onto the tube and used to spread on the wax. Each applicator is disposable and they are thrown away after every application. Applicators come in many sizes and shapes to make hair removal easier even in hard to reach places.
The PhD waxing system is not a permanent hair removal system but the results can be seen for up to a month. Laser hair removal is a permanent option but there are many damaging side effects that can occur. Changes to the pigment of the skin, blistering, and scarring can happen if there is an over treatment. The waxing can be slightly painful but it will not damage or harm the skin.
There are typically no negative side effects associated with PhD waxing but redness, swelling, and tenderness can be felt right after the procedure. When waxing is done in a salon, a soothing cream is rubbed into the area to eliminate any discomfort. People who suffer with diabetes should seek a physician’s approval before waxing, especially if they have any complications in the legs or skin. Heated wax can exacerbate these conditions and the hair being removed can cause an injury or trauma to the diabetic’s skin.