At Nua, we offer quick and affordable waxing done by our experienced technicians. Waxing is a great method of hair removal that keeps hair from growing in the treated areas for 4 to 6 weeks.
Waxing works by pulling up the root of the hair being treated. Sticky wax is applied to the desired area after it has been cleansed. When this is pulled off, the hair goes with it. Removal of hair with the root prevents it from growing back for a longer period of time than shaving, although most individuals experience re-growth within 4 to 6 weeks.
Let your provider know if you have ever had any hair removal treatments done before. Also be sure to mention if you wax, pluck, or use any other home-methods besides shaving to remove hair. This will not stop you from having the treatment, but helps us to time your procedure so you will have maximum results. Be sure to let us know if you are taking Accutane or using retinol based products. Our providers may suggest medications prior and after treatment for optimal healing.
Prior to your procedure, be sure to gently cleanse the area being waxed. Hair should be, at most, ¼ inch in length. Make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing, as tight clothing may irritate the skin after waxing.
After your treatment, your skin will be red and inflamed in the area treated. Avoid doing any activities that will create friction. You can apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream in order to help reduce redness and inflammation more quickly.
Hair that grows back is typically more sparse and weaker after waxing.
Waxing is uncomfortable but tolerable for most patients. Those who have done it multiple times often say it isn’t painful at all, although first-timers may disagree.
Feel free to apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream or a gentle moisturizer to the areas treated. We will give you in-depth aftercare instructions at your appointment and are available to answer any questions as needed.