Nu Image is pleased to offer the highly effective hair removal techniques of threading and waxing.
Threading originated in the Eastern world and is steadily gaining in popularity in North America. It is an ancient technique used to remove facial hair. A thin cotton thread designed for threading is doubled, twisted and rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the root. Unlike tweezing where hair is pulled out one at a time, threading removes short lines of hair. Threading takes great skill and practice to do correctly.
- Threading facial hair is highly sanitary. No tools or chemicals touch the skin other than the thread, which is thrown away after every use.
- No harsh chemicals are used. Risks due to chemicals, such as skin irritation, are eliminated.
- Threading is a very fast hair removal option. For example, eyebrows take an average of five minutes to thread.
- If performed routinely, threading can lead to permanent results.
- If done incorrectly, threading can simply break hair follicles rather than pull them out directly from the roots. When this occurs, hair grows back faster.
- Threading cannot be done on short hairs leading to slight stubble. Hair must be a minimum of 1/16-inch before the thread will wrap around the hair.
- Some individuals find threading to be uncomfortable. The pain is similar to that of tweezing and can be annoying to those with a low pain tolerance.
Waxing is performed when warm wax is spread on the hair. A cotton strip is pressed over the wax and quickly pulled off, along with the hair.
- Waxing creates smooth results that last for weeks, and can be done on almost any length of hair and on any part of the face or body.
- Waxing reduces regrowth of hair over time. With repeated waxing treatments, hair will stop growing as fast and may stop entirely.
- Waxing is ideal if you’re going on vacation or for those who do not like to shave or tweeze. It saves time and can be completed in several minutes.
- Waxing is thought to be mildly painful. The sensation is close to that of burning and can linger even after the wax treatment is over.
- Complications can arise after the process, such as allergic reactions. Sensitive skin may become irritated, red or may break out in a rash.
- People with certain skin conditions, such as dermatitis and eczema, are unsuitable candidates for facial waxing as it can make the condition worse.