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Sugaring Hair Removal

 

Q: Is Sugaring Hair Removal less painful than wax?

A: Yes. There are two main factors which reduce pain- the product itself and the direction it is removed. The sugar only adheres to dead skin cells, unlike waxing which adheres to live skin cells leaving the skin red, sensitive and irritated.  Hairs are removed in the hair natural direction of growth which allows for less stress on the skin.

Q: Can sugaring be used on all body parts?

A: Yes, Sugaring can be performed on all areas of the body- legs, arms, body, face, underarms, bikini and everything in between. 

Q: What is the sugar made of?

A: The sugar used in sugaring has only 3 ingredients: sugar, water and citric acid. Unlike waxing, it has no artificial ingredients which reduces unnecessary chemical exposure. For guests with sensitive skin this is especially important because there is less chance of having an allergic reaction. 

Q: Is the sugar hot and can it burn me like wax?

A: No. The amazing thing about sugar is that it is stored at room temperature and stays pliable with the body's natural heat. One of the leading causes to discomfort with guests who have tried waxing in the past is that the wax was applied at too high of a temperature and they were burned during the application. 

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Microneedling

Q: What is Microneedling?

A: Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy)is a skin treatment procedure that uses an electric pen-like device that has a replacable chamber that contains 12 very fine needles. The needles rapidly penetrate the skin creating hundreds of channels that trick the skin into thinking there is an injury.  This then triggers the skin's own repair system. Creating synthesis of new collagen and elastin.

Q: Is Microneedling painful?

A: There is mild discomfort,. However, it is minimized by the use of topical numbing creams that are applied prior to treatment. The procedure is typically performed in under twenty minutes with no need for reapplication of numbing agents.

Q: Will I be red following the treatment?

A: Redness and mild swelling is normal post procedure.  Blood flow to the treated area is normal and encouraged.  Redness and swelling usually goes away within 24 hours.

Q: Is it possible to get an infection after the treatment?

A: It is unlikely to develop an infection after the treatment.  The microscopic channels close quickly and a new, sterilized hypodermic needle chamber is used for every guest.

Q: What should I avoid after microneedling?

A: Following Microneedling, AHAs, retinols or any active ingredients should be avoided for 2-3 days post procedure.  Sun exposure is also not recommended following the treatment and sunblock is recommended.

Q: How does Microneedling improve the skin?

A: Microneedling is known to improve several skin concerns. Greatly improves acne scaring, stimulates collagen production, reduces the appliance of wrinkles and fine lines, regenerates skin tissue, minimizes large pores, improves the skins texture and reduces the appliance of stretch marks.

Q: How do i know if I'm a candidate for Microneedling?

A: Great news...Microneedling can be preformed any any skin type and color.  During the treatment your epidermis is not damaged.  Chances for hyper pigmentation or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is extremely minimal.  Clients taking Accutane, expectant moms and those with a history of keloid or hypertrophic scars and those under radiation therapy are not candidates for microneedling. 

Q: Are there any side effects related to Microneedling?

A: There are no known side effects from microneedling.

Q: What is the downtime of Microneedling?

A: Inflamation of the skin usually subsides after a few hours.  Those with more sensitive skin can have inflammation and redness for up to 48 hours after the treatment. Vitamin C serums, moisturizers and sunblock are recommended are microneedling.

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PCA Skin Peels

Q: What product line do you use for your medical-grade peels?

A: We use all PCA Skin peels. We believe in progressive peels, not aggressive peels. We work with the client's individual level of sensitivity and what they are looking to achieve. Many of our peels are designed with the idea that other treatments will be used in the long-term treatment of the guest.

Q: Will I peel aggressively after a peel?

A: You don't have to peel after a peel.  Some clients never see visible peeling.  You will still achieve outstanding results without exhibiting peeling.  PCA Skin Peels are progressive not aggressive.  Everyone's skin is different.  Some may see visible peeling others will not. You do not need to physically peel to see improvements on texture, tone and overall appearance.

Q: What is the downtime following a PCA Skin peel?

A: There is minimal downtime after a PCA Skin Peel.  Most clients leave their treatment with a radiant glow and able to continue with regular activities.  Sun exposure is certainly not recommended.  Wearing sunblock is highly recommended. And avoiding activity that causes sweating 48 hours post procedure is also recommended.

Q: How does peeling help my skin?

A:When you peel you are exfoliating. In other words, dead, damaged skin cells are shedding.  This process helps reveal new, healthy skin on the surface.  The is also referred to as cell turnover.  A process that slows down as we age.  A healthy cell turnover allows new skin cells to come to the surface keeping the skin glowing and healthy looking.

Q: Am I a candidate for a PCA Skin Peel?

A:  Each peel is customized according to skin concern, skin color and level of sensitivity.  Expectant moms or breast feeding moms, those taking Accutane, someone with a sunburn or under radiation therapy are not candidates for a peel.