Does waxing hurt?
The first time hurts more than any other time. It can be quite shocking to have your hair pulled out right from the root but if you are waxing regularly you are removing less hair each time, making each visit more comfortable. This is only true if you are returning every 4-6 weeks. If you wait past that, it will be virgin hair all over again.
After waxing will the hair grow back thicker/stronger/darker?
No! A properly removed waxed hair is removed from the root. When the new hair starts to grow back it is a new hair with a very fine tip. So no more stubble! The only thing that can stimulate hair growth is hormones.
Can I get waxed if I am pregnant or on my period?
Absolutely! Sometimes your skin may feel tender during pregnancy, but there is no harm to you or your baby.
It’s okay to wax when on your period. Make sure to have a tampon or cup in. Please change your tampon/cup right before your appointment. Also keep in mind that the increase of blood flow may make your skin more sensitive.
How soon after a bikini wax can I be intimate?
It’s important to avoid intimate contact for at least 48 hours after your wax appointment. Your freshly wax skin is sensitive and the pores are open, making you susceptible to bacteria.
How should I prepare for my wax appointment?
Let the hair grow out to about 1/4 inch above the skin, around 3 weeks. If hairs are too short, the wax won’t adhere strongly enough to pull them out.
Do not apply lotion before your wax appointment.
You can take ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to your appointment to decrease sensitivity and inflammatory response.
Come in with comfy loose clothes to maximize comfort.
Who cannot get waxed?
Anyone currently taking Accutane or who has taken Accutane at any time within the past 6 months.
Anyone who is on skin thinning medications or acne products such as but not limited to:
Adapalene, Retin A, Differin, Isotretinoin, Tazarac, Tretinoin
Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl peroxide, AHAs (glycolic, lactic)
Anyone who has an active Herpes outbreak
Anyone with a sunburn on the area to be treated
Anyone who has had a chemical peel over the treatment within the past 7 days
Anyone who has used any type of Retinol within the past 36 hours over the treatment area
Any area of the skin showing signs of trauma, varricose veins, open or active acne lesions, eczema, psoriasis or any type of dermatitis will not be waxed
Am I a good canidate for Dermaplaning?
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, Dermaplaning is not recommended:
Skin with active acne breakouts
Clients with bleeding disorders or difficulty clotting
Skin with raised vascular lesions
Skin with hypertrophic scarring or keloid formations
Excessive facial hair or hirsutism sufferers with hormonal imbalance conditions
Skin types with pigmentation problems
Sensitive skin types
Inflammatory skin condition sufferers like those with rosacea and psoriasis
Does Dermaplaning hurt? Can I get cut?
Dermaplaning is performed by a gentle scraping motion across the skin’s surface. With hair removal such as waxing and threading, most people have the idea that all hair removal is painful, but Dermaplaning is entirely painless. There are risks of cuts on the skin, however they are small and very minor as the pressure used for Dermaplaning cannot cause a deep cut. These nicks and scrapes heal within 24-48 hours.
Will Dermaplaning make the hair on my face grow back thicker and darker?
No. There are different types of hair that grow on the body; vellus hair and terminal hair. Vellus hair is found on most areas of the body except palms, soles, lips and genital areas, whereas terminal hairs are found on the scalp, underarms and pubic region. The soft and fine vellus hair grows back at the same rate and texture.
What is the benefit of adding a chemical peel with Dermaplaning?
While both dermaplaning and chemical peels are amazing and effective tools on their own, when you combine the two together, you will have a more pronounced result. Dermaplaining will remove the outer layers of the skin, making the chemical solution able to penetrate deeper and more evenly into the skin. The skin care products used after will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin as well. After receiving a dermaplaning treatment and chemical peel together, you will notice a "brighter glow" that have lasts weeks.
Can I get Dermaplaned while I'm pregnant?
Yes! Dermaplaning is great for pregnant women since they can't use certain products and exfoliating treatments. It’s an alternative way to lightly resurface the skin when chemical peels and other treatments are off limits.
Am I a good canidate for Chemcial Peels?
If you have any of the following conditions, chemical peels are not recommended.
Use of Accutane®, Retin-A®, or other medications that exfoliate or thin the skin within 6 months
Recent cosmetic surgery, laser resurfacing, deep or medium depth chemical peels or dermabrasion
Severe rosacea or acne
Easily scars or has hyper-pigmentation tendencies
Pregnancy – always consult with your doctor prior to receiving chemical peels
Sunburn or irritated skin
Open sores or lesions
Active Herpes simplex
High blood pressure
Deficient immune system
Permanent cosmetics–wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier