FAQ -WAXING AND SUGARING
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WAXING AND SUGARING?
Both waxing and sugaring remove hair at its root which provides exceptional smooth, hairless skin for a longer period than shaving. But there are differences:
These are the largest differences:
Sugaring paste is applied at body temperature whereas waxes require heat to maintain the proper temperature and consistency. Sugar cannot adhere to live skin cells. This means less discomfort for you & less trauma to your skin. Both sugaring and soft waxing remove dead skin cells – so as the hair is removed your skin is also getting exfoliated! To receive effective hair removal sugaring requires less than 1/8 inch of hair (or 5 – 7 days growth after shaving) for successful extraction. Wax products require that you grow the hair out at least 1/3 inch before your next waxing (or r 2 – 3 weeks growth after shaving).
Sugaring utilizes a paste made of sugar, citric acid, and water. The technique is more skilled and the application is different. Sugaring tends to be a little easier on the skin so girls that have reactions to waxing may benefit from sugaring. If your skin is tender, we like to recommend sugaring. If you have coarse hair, then waxing may be a better option
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
24 hours prior to your appointment, gently exfoliate and re-hydrate your skin. It is recommended that you arrive at your appointment with clean skin without lotions, deodorants or oils.
The very best results begin with skin care at home. Between treatments keep your skin exfoliated and well-hydrated. Also, never use a razor, depilatory creams or tweezers. This will interfere with the refinement and diminishing of your hair growth and your goal to have smooth and healthy skin.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED A TREATMENT?
The general rule of thumb is 4-6 weeks. Treatments scheduled closer together result in faster hair refinement.
WHAT EXACTLY IS WAXING?
Waxing is a form of hair removal that removes the entire hair from the hair follicle. Warm wax is applied to the skin and adheres to the hair. When removed, the hair is pulled from the root.
DOES WAXING HURT?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but you can expect a short, stinging sensation after the strip is pulled. If you are worried about being sensitive, taking an ibuprofen or aspirin about 30 minutes before your appointment should minimize your discomfort (consult with your physician before taking medications).
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT MY WAXING TO LAST?
If you’ve allowed your hair to grow out to the proper length prior to waxing, you can expect to be hair-free for a minimum of 1-2 weeks following your appointment
WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER OR DARKER?
No, waxing actually has the opposite effect so it will not back in any thicker or darker. Since the hair that is removed at the root over time hair will grow in finer and softer to the touch.
CAN I BE WAXED IF I’M TAKING RETIN A, RENOVA, DIFFERIN OR ACCUTANE?
No, these medications will cause an adverse reaction to waxing. These medications increase the rate of your skins natural exfoliation process, so waxing could potentially remove skin as well as hair. Please let your technician know immediately if you are on any medications. Also be aware that chemical peels, laser, and micro-dermabrasion can also affect skin and appointments may need to be rescheduled if you have received one of these treatments within 2 weeks before your waxing appointment
OTHER MEDICATIONS TO BE AWARE OF?
There are many medications that affect skin: glycolic acid, lactic acid, benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, vitamin A, prescribed exfoliating scrubs, antibiotics, hormonal medications, radiation and/or chemotherapy drugs. Please consult with your physician in regards to any medications and how it may affect your waxing experience. Let your technician know if you are on any of these medications when you are making your appointment
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