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Get your bikini area summer ready with a Brazilian wax


Summer is officially in full swing. Is your body ready?

The sunny skies and warmer temperatures have many people pulling on their swimsuits and heading to the pool.

If you're one of them, get rid of the hair down there easily and effectively by ditching the razor and opting for a Brazilian wax.

“The benefits over shaving is that you don’t get ingrown hairs and you don’t have to worry about it for four to six weeks,” said Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and marketing manager for Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center.

During the Brazilian wax procedure, which removes all or nearly all of the hair from front to back, a zinc oxide wax is used for the outer area so there is, less irritation and redness. A hard wax is used for lifting hair in the more sensitive inner region.

While the effects of shaving may only last for a few days, waxing treatments can last about six weeks, depending on how quickly the client’s hair grows.

Clients can prepare for their Brazilian wax by making sure pubic hair is a 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch long at least before they come in for the appointment.

“So the wax can grab the hair,” Malinowski said.

Of note: there is some discomfort associated with the Brazilian wax.

“It isn’t the most comfortable treatment to have done but that being said, if you don’t have to worry about shaving that area every day it outweighs the discomfort,” Malinowski said.

Planning a summer getaway? Be sure to schedule an appointment several days in advance.

“You may be a little red in the area after waxing so it may be good to do a week before vacation,” Malinowski said.

Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center : 217 Vertin Boulevard, Shorewood, 60404 : 815.254.8888 :