Frequently Asked Questions
Brows

How do I prep myself for my brow appointment?

  • If it’s your first brow shaping, leave as much new hair growth as possible.

How do I maintain my brows?

  • Plan your monthly brow shaping appointment.
  • While at home in between appointments tweeze only stray hairs that grow well away from your brow shape. Never tweeze hairs at the ends of your brows. Leave the rest to us.

How long will my brow tinting last?

  • Approximately one month.
Waxing

How should I prepare myself for my wax?

  • Do not shave. Always allow for at least 1/4” of growth for the smoothest, most effective treatment.
  • If hair is very long it should be trimmed down to around 1/2” for comfort.
  • Gently exfoliate 24 hours prior. This will remove dead skin cells and make it easier to remove the hair.
  • Ideally if possible book your wax at least three days prior to special occasions.
  • Do not plan to wax an area affected by any wounds, rashes or acne.

What should I do after my wax?

  • Gently exfoliate the area 24 hours after to prevent ingrown hairs. If you have been waxed where hair is thick and/or curly, continue to exfoliate a couple of times a week to keep dead skin cells out of the follicle and encourage hair to grow outward.

How long will my wax last?

About once every six weeks is ideal for treatment, and you will notice that each time less hair grows back.

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Laser Hair Removal

What does treatment involve?

This minimally invasive procedure can be performed virtually on any area of the face or body with excess hair growth or on areas you are tired of shaving or waxing. Treatment time varies depending on the body part and can take anywhere from one to forty-five minutes. During the procedure a handheld wand is moved across the treatment area emitting intense laser pulses. Multiple treatments are required for complete hair removal. Typically a series of 4-8 sessions is required for the best results and this can vary based on each individual case.

Does it hurt?

Treatments are needle-free and do not require anesthesia. Most patients feel nothing more than a slight sting like the snap of a rubber band. Even sensitive areas such as the upper lip, nipples and bikini line can be treated with only mild discomfort. A topical anesthetic is available, however, if a patient thinks it will be necessary.

How do I prepare myself for my treatment?

Avoid tanning the area for two weeks prior or using a self-tanner for one week prior.

How long does it last?

Removal may be virtually complete and permanent with a sufficient number of sessions. It is possible that some hair will grow back, though it is usually finer and lighter than what was originally removed. Yearly maintenance is suggested.

What should I expect/do following treatment?

  • There may be some redness and swelling following the procedure. We will apply hydrocortisone to neutralize redness.
  • Apply sunscreen before sun exposure.
  • Do not expose the affected area to the sun for two weeks.
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Microdermabrasion

Where on the body can I get microderm?

In addition to the face, microdermabrasion can be successfully used on the neck, arms and hands.

Does it hurt?

Microdermabrasion is non-wounding to the skin's surface. The procedure entails virtually no discomfort, downtime or recovery. Patients typically experience very little redness for about an hour after the procedure.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for a microderm treatment?

No.

Do I need to do anything following?

Wear SPF.

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Pixel Skin Resurfacing

How long does treatment take?

A full face takes about 30-45 minutes, the eyes or mouth will take about 15 minutes.

What does treatment involve?

First the area is cleansed if necessary. You will wear appropriate eye protection as we pulse the laser across your skin in an even pattern. After treatment we will apply post-laser cream. You can resume most regular activities almost immediately.

Does it hurt?

Far more comfortable than conventional laser skin resurfacing, Pixel is tolerated well by most patients. It is often described as slightly warm and uncomfortable but very tolerable. Anesthetic is available, however, if a patient thinks it will be necessary.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Generally, patients can experience some redness for several days. As your skin heals, you may see bronzing or peeling. You should apply moisturizer and sun protection as instructed in your after-care materials.

How many treatments are needed?

Everyone's skin is different, but typically patients concerned with pigment can expect great results even after one session. For the treatment of scarring, wrinkles or texture most people will most benefit from an induction series of 4 sessions at 4 week intervals followed by twice-yearly maintenance sessions.

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IPL Photorejuvenation

Where on the body can I get IPL?

The treatment is ideal for anywhere on the face and body of men and women of all ages who seek significant results without surgery.

How long does treatment take?

A course of treatment usually takes up to 30 minutes.

What does treatment involve?

The treatment area will be prepared for the laser with a topical anesthetic cream. During the treatment, you’ll wear appropriate eye protection to protect eyes from the light beam of the laser. The practitioner guides the laser light to the treatment areas with a small handset. As the handset is moved over your skin, the laser sends a pulsed beam of light through your skin.

Does it hurt?

Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This mild discomfort resolves in a few seconds.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

Several treatments may be necessary to fully remove skin blemishes, sun spots or spider veins.

What can I expect after treatment?

If you experience discomfort after your treatment, you may use a cool compress or gel pack to soothe any redness or swelling. Makeup can be immediately applied and we can assist you in the Makeup Room if you wish. Any discomfort should resolve within a few hours.

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Chemical Peels

What should I know before my peel?

  • Patients with active cold sores or warts, wounded, sunburned, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea should avoid getting chemical peels.
  • Peels are not recommended if you have taken Accutane or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy within the past year.
  • Peels should not be administered on pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Inform the aesthetician if you have a history of cold sores.
  • Avoid Laser Hair Removal or waxing on areas of the face for one week prior to your peel.
  • If you have a tendency for cold sores, take your anti-viral medicine pretreatment.

What should I be prepared for after my peel?

  • Apply treated skin areas with SPF before going outdoors.
  • Treatment recovery is rapid and sometimes consists of minor redness, flaking or peeling within 5 to 7 days.
  • Refrain from picking or pulling at peeling skin.
  • Avoid any scrubs or facial treatments until skin is no longer sensitive or peeling.
  • Resume your topical prescriptions (like Retin A) when skin feels back to normal.
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