IS THERE REALLY MUCH DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WAXING AND SUGARING?
Yes!! Wax is made with resins, which stick to the skin, as well as, essential oils. This allows for the wax to possibly lift and tear the skin, and/or cause allergic reactions. Sugar paste is simply sugar, water and lemon- no resins, no essential oils. With sugar being a water-soluble (it cannot stick to anything that holds water) and our live skin cells are made up of 98% water- sugar paste cannot lift nor tear the skin. It simply removes the hair while exfoliating the already dead skin cells, leaving you with soft, smooth, exfoliated skin!
WHAT IS A “BRAZILIAN”?
Brazilian refers to the removal of ALL genital hair, front, back, inside and out- if there is a portion of hair you don’t want removed, just say so! Ingrown hairs are less likely with sugar and the hair will grow back finer and thinner. Depending on what stage of growth your hair is in will determine when your second treatment will need to be scheduled.
WHAT IS A “BIKINI” SUGARING TREATMENT?
Bikini refers to all of the hair OUTSIDE of the panty line. It does not include the labia or the rear end. It takes less time to sugar a bikini than it does a brazilian. If you have never had either treatment and are unsure of which you prefer, start with a bikini sugar and work your way into a brazilian.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY HAIR BE BEFORE DOING A SUGARING TREATMENT?
Your hair needs to be at least 1/4 inch long (about the length of a grain of rice) or about 7-10 days of growth depending on how fast your hair grows. If it is longer, don’t worry. Your esthetician can trim your hair for maximum comfort during your treatment.
HOW DO I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FOLLOW-UP PRICING?
Follow-ups must be scheduled with 33 days of same, previous appointment. The inital visit, or any appointment that’s scheduled outside of the 33rd day, will be priced at the regular, full-priced option.
IS SUGARING PAINFUL?
Removing hair by the root is a bit uncomfortable; however, it is easier and more tolerable than waxing, as the sugar doesn’t “stick” to the skin. We recommend taking 2 over the counter pain relievers approximately an hour BEFORE your treatment to help make the process less uncomfortable.
I’VE EXPERIENCED ITCHY BUMPS ON MY EYEBROWS, LIP AND/OR FACE AFTER WAXING. WILL I EXPERIENCE THE SAME REACTIONS WITH SUGARING?
If you have ever experienced itchy bumps after receiving an eyebrow, lip or facial wax – you are more than likely experiencing a histamine reaction. Histamine reactions also tend to occur when men wax their chest and stomach areas. This reaction can also happen with sugar; however, you can reduce the reaction by taking an over the counter antihistamine 30 minutes prior to your treatment and applying cold compresses to the area for a couple of hours after the treatment. These bumps are NOT ingrown hairs.
I’M CURRENTLY TAKING ACCUTANE AND CANNOT WAX. IS SURGARING SOMETHING I CAN DO IN PLACE OF THIS?
NO! Accutane is an oral Vitamin A and is systemic. You cannot be sugared, waxed or have any professional exfoliation within 6 months of using Accutane.
I USE PRESCRIPTION TOPICALS SUCH AS RETIN-A, DIFFERIN OR TAZORAC. CAN SUGARING BE PERFORMED IN THE AREAS THESE PRESCRIPTION TOPICALS HAVE BEEN APPLIED?
You should be free from use of prescription topicals for at least 3 months before getting sugared on the area where the topical is used.
I HAVE PSORIASIS OR ECZEMA. IS SUGARING SOMETHING I CAN DO?
Yes! We can use sugar even the most sensitive of skin. We will, of course, do a small area to make sure you are comfortable with the treatment.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT THE SUGARED AREA TO BE SMOOTH AND FREE OF HAIR?
Every individual’s hair grows in stages; Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. After your first sugaring procedure we will be able to establish which stage you will be categorized in, as the root will tell us this information. Once we know what stage, your esthetician will be able to tell you when to expect re-growth and when to come in for a follow-up treatment. The goal is to remove the hair in the Anagen stage in order to have the longest time of silky, smooth skin.
I’VE STARTED MY PERIOD AND HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TO GET A BRAZILIAN; SHOULD I RESCHEDULE?
Menstruating does not affect the sugaring process, although you may be a bit more sensitive to pain. There is no need to reschedule, simply use a tampon during your appointment.
I’M PREGNANT—CAN I STILL GET SUGARED?
Although sugaring is safe for everyone, including all y’all pregnant gals, please be sure to clear it with your doctor first.
DO YOU PROVIDE BRAZILIAN SERVICES TO MEN? MAN-SCAPEING?
Right now we only provide Brazilian and bikini services to women. If you’d like a referral for man-scapeing, please shoot me an email!