Can I sugar if I'm using Accutane (Sotret or Claravis)?
Absolutely not. These medications are an oral Vitamin A analog which affects the whole body and can cause severe drying and thinning of the skin. There is a high risk of permanent damage to the skin if you sugar while on this treatment. Wait at least 6 months after discontinuation of these medications before receiving a sugaring treatment.
Can I sugar if I'm using Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac or Differin?
Applied topically these products cause an increased amount of shedding and can thin the skin significantly. It is not recommended that you sugar or wax the areas where these medications are applied. Wait at least 3 months after the discontinuation of these products before sugaring.
Do I need to be a certain age to get a basic bikini, extended bikini or Brazilian service?
Yes, if you're under 18, we require you to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for your first service. Once you and your guardian have signed off on our initial intake form, you are free to fly solo to all future appointments.
This will be my first Brazilian. What can I expect? Will it hurt? Will I have some irritation, redness?
You're removing hair by the root, it will probably sting a bit. If you keep to a regular schedule most clients say the pain decreases significantly. (Keep in mind that sugaring is gentler than waxing so it won't hurt as much as if you waxed the area). Irritation and redness are common responses, due to the histamine reaction caused by the removal of the hair by the root. Regular sugaring will desensitize your skin and cause less irritation. Regular sugaring also reduces the thickness of residual hair growth. What exactly is a brazilian? It is the sugaring or waxing of all pubic hair. For women it includes the labia and anal region. For men it includes the penis, scrotum and anal region.
What if I want to leave a little hair when I get my Brazilian?
We strive to give each client individual attention, so we'll be happy to work with you to create the look you desire.
How often should I sugar?
Typically every 3 - 4 weeks. Sugaring allows us to remove hairs as short as 1/16 of an inch although we recommended that the hair be between 1/16-1/8 inch for the best results.
How sanitary is sugaring?
Very!! There is NO risk of cross contamination because we use only pure sugar paste with clean, gloved hands. It's so clean and pure you can eat the sugar right out of the pot.
I leave the waxing salon sticky or greasy will this happen if I sugar?
Sugar is water soluble, so just a little water will remove any sticky residue from your skin and clothing. There's no risk of damaging your clothes and no solvents are ever used on the skin.
Can I tan right before or after I sugar?
Please allow 24 hours prior to and after sugaring before you tan. If you have a sunburn do not get sugared in that area, as your skin is more sensitive and could cause the skin to tear and scar.
Can I work out or go to the gym?
Working out before your sugaring appointment is fine, but please rinse off before coming in for your appointment. It is best to wait 24 hours after sugaring to work out as your follicles are open and sweat and dirt can add to skin irritation.