Unwanted hair is a problem for almost everyone. Whether it be on the face, legs, arms, chest, or back, everyone typically has a place where they want hair removed. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we offer waxing treatments done by experienced professionals who can ensure you achieve the exact results you’re looking for. Say goodbye to unwanted hair and say hello to smooth, soft skin!

What is Waxing?

Waxing is a well-known method of removing hair from the body. It is done by applying wax to the treatment area and then quickly pulling it off. This allows the hair follicle to be removed directly from the root.

There are a few different forms of wax that can be used: hard wax and soft wax. 

Soft wax is what people often think of when they think of waxing. Warm soft wax is applied to the skin, and then a removal strip is applied and pulled off, taking the unwanted hair with it.

As for hard wax, wax is applied to the treatment area, it’s allowed to set on the skin, and then the wax is pulled directly from the area. No strips are needed.

Waxing can be done on almost all areas of the body including:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Face
  • Eyebrows
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chest

Who is a Good Candidate for Waxing?

Most people are good candidates for the waxing procedure. As long as you have unwanted facial or body hair and the hair is long enough to be waxed, you are likely a good candidate.

We don’t recommend waxing for anyone currently taking Accutane or Retin-A, anyone receiving dermal injections, chemical peels, or laser treatment, and those with very sensitive skin. Those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation should also avoid the procedure.

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Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



Dr Andrews and his staff are very professional and were great to work with. I got a breast augmentation and I am so happy with the results! The recovery has been fairly easy and I am so happy with my decision to go with Dr Andrews. – Deborah Johnston

I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph

I could not have asked for a better experience with Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery. I had a mommy makeover which was quite an extensive surgery but never felt worried or concerned before or after the procedure. Dr. Andrews as well as all of the staff were friendly, professional, and responsive to all my needs. Nurses Stormy and Emma and Surgical Tech Natalie were great at my pre-op appointments, the day of surgery, and my post-op appointments. My results are amazing, better than I could have ever imagined! I 100% would recommend Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery to my friends and family! – Heather W


The Waxing Procedure

Before attending your waxing appointment, you’ll want to be sure your hair is at least ½-inch long and avoid exfoliating the area you’re looking to have treated. On the day of your appointment, you can take over-the-counter pain medication to address any discomfort you expect during the waxing treatment. 

Once at your appointment, you’ll want to let your provider know about any pre-existing conditions, moles, or sunburn you’re experiencing.

You may be asked to remove garments of clothing, but it all depends on the area being waxed. We will ask you to make yourself comfortable and your provider will then clean the area and then apply the wax. It will be warm but not hot. For soft wax, strips will also be applied and then torn off to remove the hair. For hard wax, the wax will set and then be removed along with the hair.

If it’s your first time, you will likely have some discomfort, but not as much as you might think. 

Once all the hair is removed, a calming cream will be applied to soothe the area. Afterward, you can return to your normal routine.


After your waxing appointment, you may have some redness or irritation, but those will diminish in the next few hours. You’ll want to avoid wearing tight clothing around the treatment area. You can apply some gentle moisture and exfoliation to the area.

As for the results, they typically last for multiple weeks, but it does depend on how fast your hair grows. You’ll want to come in every few weeks to maintain smooth, hairless skin. 

Schedule a Consultation Today!

Are you tired of dealing with unwanted hair at home? Shaving can be annoying and other methods either don’t work or can irritate your skin. That’s where waxing at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery comes in! We’ll ensure you’re completely comfortable while one of our providers quickly and easily removes your unwanted hair, leaving you with smooth skin.

Call our Coralville, IA office today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!

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