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FAQs

A Brazilian wax is the removal of all of the pubic hair, front to back and everything in between. However, you can choose to leave a patch of hair or strip of hair if you choose, as that is a personal preference.

We recommend you get your waxing service done every 4 weeks, as that is the hair growth cycle so staying on that cycle is essential and has several benefits, such as the skin will be less sensitive if waxing is done regularly, the hairs will come out easier during the waxing service, and over time you will experience less hair growth.

  • The hair should be at least 1/4″ – 1/2″ long for best results. If you have coarse hair it should be closer to 1/2″ for the first few waxes. After a few waxes the hair will become finer, and then it can be waxed at a shorter length. If your hair is longer than 1/2″ We recommend shaving the area and then booking your waxing appointment for 2-3 weeks later.
  • It may take up to three waxing treatments to achieve smooth skin due to the fact that hair grows in stages and all of your hair is not at the same stage when starting the waxing process. It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again.

For the best results during your waxing service, we recommend you do the following prior to your waxing service:

  • Refrain from taking a shower or bath immediately before the treatment. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective.
  • Make sure the hair is the appropriate length for waxing.
  • Make sure that the area(s) to be waxed is/are clean.
  • There are certain medications and products that should not be taken or used if you plan to have a waxing treatment soon. Topical exfoliants used on the area to be waxed such as Retin-A, Renova, and hydroquinone, oral acne medications such as Accutane, blood-thinning medications, and topical/oral cortisone make the skin more sensitive and increase the likelihood of irritation or other complications. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure whether you should be waxed while taking these medications.
  • Other than hairless skin, because everyone’s skin reacts differently to waxing treatments you can expect to have temporary redness and minor irritation for a day or two. Proper post-wax care will alleviate these symptoms quickly.

It’s possible that you’ll get ingrown hairs, as everyone reacts differently. Below are a few suggestions to help reduce the chances of getting ingrown hairs:

  • Your skin naturally hardens and thickens over the area that was waxed so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Use a gentle scrub in the waxed area about 5-7 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate every 5-7 days thereafter.
  • You can use a mixture of tea tree and lavender oil on the waxed area since they are antimicrobial and antibacterial and will prevent irritation.
  • Try to wear loose-fitting clothes for a few days after your waxing service to give your skin a chance to breathe and reduce moisture.
  • The bikini, lip, and underarms are where we tend to perspire the most. Perspiration and moisture cause bacteria to grow. Once that area has been waxed, the follicle is wide open to this bacteria creeping in so it’s important to keep these areas clean and dry. Try to avoid heavy exercise that will increase perspiration and chaffing for about 24-48 hours after a waxing service.

For 24-48 hours after a waxing service avoid:

  • Direct sun exposure and tanning beds.
  • Use of exfoliating products (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products, loofahs, scrubs, etc).
  • Creams with fragrance or ingredients that may irritate.
  • Deodorant: it results in irritation and clogging of open follicles.
  • Wearing tight clothing: results in irritation and inflammation.
  • Excessive moisture and heat: from hot tubs and saunas.
  • Swimming pools
  • Exercise: may cause chaffing or sweating.
  • Touching the freshly waxed area: this encourages irritation.

After 24-48 hours, regular exfoliation with a shower gel and loofah or exfoliating glove will help keep skin soft and prevent ingrown hairs.

Apply an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen to any exposed freshly waxed areas. Since waxing exfoliates as well as removes hair, your skin will be more prone to sunburn in the days following your waxing service.

Waxing reduces hair growth when performed on a regular schedule of every 4 weeks. While shaving crops the hair at the skin’s surface, waxing pulls it out by the root so it grows back softer, finer, and thinner. Waxing is great for those who are tired of the hassle of shaving several times per week and the irritation associated with shaving.

No, please do not shave between waxing appointments! It disrupts the hair growth cycle resulting in more hair at your next appointment.

  • Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as coarse.
  • When hair is shaved, it is cut off at the thick part of the hair which is why you can feel stubble the next day. A properly waxed hair is removed from the root, and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair that is very fine at the tip so there is no stubble.

I use Nufree, and I absolutely love the results I get from it and so will you. Here are just a few of the reasons why Nufree is the most effective hair removal treatment in the world:

  • Nufree is not a wax and never sticks to the skin.
  • Nufree is self-preserving antibacterial/antimicrobial so it’s safe, clean, and germ free.
  • Nufree is completely botanical and safe for the entire body.
  • Nufree doesn’t dry and can be erased any time.
  • Nufree is scientifically tested and does not use animal products.

We will wax clients of any age, but if you are younger than 18 we do require a parent to accompany you to sign our waxing consent form. 

Dermaplaning, also known as epidermal leveling, is a gentle, non-invasive form of manual exfoliation of the skin. Dermaplaning is the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile, surgical blade to remove the keratinized cells on the outermost surface of skin. Dermaplaning is a quick, non-invasive, painless procedure in which surface dead skin cells and vellus hairs (peach fuzz) are manually scraped away.

A dermaplaning service uses a surgical blade to gently exfoliate the outermost layers of the epidermis to remove dead skin cells, impurities, and debris from the skin.

Dermaplaning encourages the skin to regenerate new skin cells, which in turn leaves your complexion smooth, soft, and vibrant. As an extra bonus, dermaplaning removes the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. This is important because excess peach fuzz can trap oil and dirt, which can lead to other problems with your skin. Once you scrape away the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells, and remove the vellus hair, facial products and treatments are much more effective because they can penetrate the skin more easily. Regular treatments of dermaplaning have been known to:

  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Smooth acne scarring.
  • Improve skin texture and tone.
  • Help to unblock skin congestion.
  • Temporarily remove the vellus facial hair, also known as “peach fuzz” (hair does not grow back thicker or darker as a result)
  • Generate new healthy cell growth.
  • Enhance penetration of skin care products.
  • Allow for smoother, more even makeup application.

There is no pain associated with dermaplaning, and in fact most people find it relaxing. Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment and only the dead skin cells on the surface will be removed.

No, the hair on the face is called vellus hair and it is physiologically impossible to grow back thicker or darker after a dermaplaning service, or any hair removal service. There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies – vellus and terminal hair. Vellus hair is the fine, translucent hair that you can find on your cheeks, jaw, and neck that is often referred to as peach fuzz. Terminal hair is thicker, colored hair that grows under the arms, pubic area, legs, and eyebrows, and for men it’s also the hair for their mustache and beard . When vellus hair is cut, the structure of the hair does not become damaged, therefore it is impossible to alter the hair growth pattern or style. The vellus hair on your face does not and cannot grow back any darker, thicker, or faster after a dermaplaning service because the procedure does not trigger hair follicles. The hair will grow back over time at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

It is recommended you get a dermaplaning service once every 4 weeks for optimal results. It is highly recommend that you get a dermaplaning service before a big event, such as a wedding or a class reunion, due to the smoothing and rejuvenating appearance it immediately produces.

Anyone who desires smoother, softer, healthier, more radiant skin is a great candidate to get dermaplaning. However, if you have active acne you are not a good candidate for dermaplaning.

Ingrown Hair Treatment 

An ingrown hair treatment, frequently referred to as a vajacial (like a facial, but for your intimate/sensitive areas), is just what it sounds like – a treatment aimed at helping to reduce the likelihood of getting ingrown hairs in your intimate area. An added benefit is that it helps lighten any hyperpigmentation or dark spots you may have and calms the skin if there’s any irritation from waxing, shaving, or laser treatments.

An ingrown hair treatment includes an exfoliating cleanse, application of an enzyme peel, removal of any ingrown hairs that are present, application of a calming mask, and use of high frequency to ensure all bacteria is killed to prevent future ingrown hairs.

No! An ingrown hair treatment is calming and soothing. With that said, the extractions of the ingrown hairs, if done, can be slightly uncomfortable, but it’s definitely not unbearable.

  • Extraction of ingrown hairs
  • Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells
  • Soothes any irritation from waxing, shaving, or laser treatments
  • Evens the texture of the skin
  • Lightens and brightens the skin

Yes and no! With the products and protocol we typically use, an ingrown hair treatment is safe for breastfeeding women, but not for pregnant women. However, we can easily modify and adjust the products used and refrain from using the high frequency to ensure it’s safe for you even if you’re pregnant so you can still experience all of the benefits.

Yes, an ingrown hair treatment can be performed even if you’re on your period as long as you’re comfortable with it being done.

No, a Brazilian wax is a separate service. It’s highly recommended that you get an ingrown hair treatment immediately following your Brazilian wax for best results.

A microdermabrasion treatment is a quick, safe, and effective form of exfoliation for all skin types with no downtime and virtually no discomfort. The treatment is done using diamond-tip technology to remove dead or damaged skin cells. Your skin will appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, and younger looking

The area to receive the treatment is cleansed to remove excess oils from the skin. A diamond tip wand is manually passed over the skin and gently abrades the surface to thoroughly remove the dead skin cells and impurities from the skin. The procedure is quick and painless and takes approximately 15-20 minutes. After the microdermabrasion treatment is complete a soothing toner is applied to the face then a hydrating cream and sun block is applied to protect your skin.

A microdermabrasion treatment is performed without any pain or discomfort and can be adjusted as needed to your comfort level. At the most, sensitive skin might experience a sensation resembling a light sunburn or windburn. After the treatment the skin has a temporary pink glow that subsides shortly thereafter. You can resume your normal activities immediately after a microdermabrasion treatment.

The recommended amount of microdermabrasion treatments varies on each person. However, most people need to get a series of treatments for the first couple of months with each treatment being 10-14 days apart, and then maintenance treatments are recommended every 4-5 weeks. Results are most noticeable after the 3rd microdermabrasion treatment, although it is common to see results after the first treatment.

Anyone seeking a healthy, more vibrant appearance can receive a microdermabrasion treatment. It is recommended for people with uneven granular skin, sun damage, enlarged pores, blackheads, fine lines and wrinkles, minor acne scars, and skin discoloration since the focus and purpose of a microdermabrasion treatment is to improve skin texture and restore the elasticity and clarity of the skin.

We stress the importance of using a high quality sunscreen product as well as minimizing sun exposure to protect your skin all of the time, but specifically after receiving a microdermabrasion treatment. Avoid skin exfoliation scrubs for 72 hours after receiving a microdermabrasion treatment.