FAQ 

WAXING FAQ

How long should my hair be before getting waxed?'


Hair should be 1/4-1/2 inches long for proper hair removal. Typically, that’s about the length of a grain of rice, which is 2-3 weeks of growth if you are new to waxing.

How long will it take my hair to grow back?


The results can last 3-6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair re-growth. Hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth weeks.

What should I expect for my first Brazilian wax?


JUST RELAX! The pain that gets associated with waxing is mostly caused by anxiety and anticipation a person feels while getting waxed. The more relaxed you are, the less painful the experience will be. If this is your first time waxing, refrain from shaving for at LEAST two weeks before your appointment. After your first wax, it’s recommended to wax every 4-6 weeks.

Can I shave between waxes?


NO! It’s very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again. With shaving, hair grows back coarse and stubbly. With waxing, just the opposite occurs. Waxing causes the hair to grow back very fine and patchy.

What’s the difference between Sugarwax, hard wax vs. soft wax?


Hard wax is used to remove hair in the bikini, underarm, and face area. Hard wax sets or hardens on its own making strips unnecessary to use. Hard wax encapsulates the hair itself and doesn’t pull up on the skin when it’s being removed. Soft wax is used on larger surface areas of the body such as legs, back, and chest. Soft wax is removed using paper or muslin strips. Sugar wax is a melted sugar paste that serves the same purpose such as both soft and hard wax. Instead of sticking to both the hair and the skin, sugar wax only sticks to the hairs.

Will my hair grow back thicker?


No, waxing actually weakens the hair follicle and thins the hair. It DOES NOT change its growth rate or thickness.

 

What should we know about prescription medicines and waxing?


You CANNOT be waxed if you are taking/using any antibiotics, Accutane, Differin Gel, or Retin-A. Additionally, any medications that list “sun sensitivity” on the list of symptoms will prevent you from being waxed. Also, you should avoid using glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or facial exfoliants. The reasoning for this is that these medications cause “lifting” in the skin. This typically results in a red, shiny area that ultimately turns into a scab. To be on the safe side, always let your Aesthetician know BEFORE she applies the wax that you are using a prescription skin medication.

Can I work out after I get waxed? 


NO! Friction and sweat can irritate the skin. Working out right after a wax isn’t a good idea because the intense movement can cause sweat and bacteria to find their way to exposed pores. In turn, causing breakouts, ingrown hairs, and infection. Rule of thumb, you should wait at least 24 hours before working out. The ideal time is to wait 36-48 hours before working out to prevent breakouts/ingrown hairs.

WHAT KINDS OF PEELS ARE OFFERED?

 Glycolic Peels 

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY PEEL?

In preparation for a chemical peel, you will need to stop using all topical prescription exfoliating products and glycolic acid products for at least 3-4 days before your treatment. A chemical peel may not be done if you have recently used isotretinoin (Accutane), had recent facial surgery, an active herpes infection on the area to be treated, an impaired immune system, or known allergies to certain medicines.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?

We take a progressive approach rather than an aggressive approach with our chemical peels so that we can better control the outcome of each peel. This approach ensures that each client's skin treated carefully to suit their needs. Results vary from client to client, but typically, clients' results include:

  • Tightening of the skin

  • Clearer pores

  • Improvement in fine lines and scarring

  • Reduced discoloration

  • Overall brighter even skin tone