Facial waxing offers a strip and warm wax technique, which is applied to the hair and then pulled off to remove it from its root. This is a great alternative to shaving because hair is removed from its follicle directly; creating less in grown hairs, cuts, and scars. It also leaves your face feeling much smoother.Common side effects of waxing include stinging, redness, and mild irritation. Certain skin conditions and prescription medications should be consulted with your physician prior to beginning waxing treatment. Facial waxing is a quick procedure that causes hair to grow back at a slower rate.