IS SUGARING RECOMMENDED FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?
Yes, sugaring is preferred over wax as it is more gentle on all skin types including those with sensitive skin.
DOES SUGARING HURT AS MUCH AS TRADITIONAL WAXING?
Sugaring still removes the hair from the root so you will definitely still feel it. Most do find, dependent on pain tolerance, that sugaring is less painful than waxing. This is because sugaring does not adhere to live skin cells and it removes hair in the direction of it's natural growth. With regular sugaring appointments, the less it hurts as the hair begins to grow back less dense and thinner.
HOW LONG DOES MY HAIR NEED TO BE IN ORDER TO BE SUGARED?
Hair growth can be significantly shorter with sugaring. For the bikini area, 5 to 10 days is generally sufficient, while for legs 10+ days will be needed for optimal results.
MY HAIR IS LONG, SHOULD I TRIM PRIOR TO MY APPOINTMENT?
For the bikini area, trim hair no longer than the length of long-grain rice or 1/2 inch. Trimming before your appointment can make your sugaring experience more comfortable.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Avoid the several days preceding your menstrual period and the consumption of caffeine the day of, as both will increase sensitivity. Keep your skin exfoliated and well hydrated consistantly, however please avoid exfoliating the day before or the day of a scheduled treatment. A pain reliever can be taken, at your discretion, to lessen the intensity 30-45 minutes prior to your appointment.
CAN SUGARING LEAD TO PERMANENCY?
Many follicles will respond to consistent sugaring removal by refinement and depletion. It can vary by individual from significant reduction permanency to can be achieved over a period of time from 6 months to 3 years.
DOES SUGARING CAUSE INGROWN HAIRS?
Most find that sugaring leads to less ingrown hairs than both waxing or shaving. As mentioned previously, sugaring removes hair with the grain, does not distort the follicle and results in less breakage. If you are prone to ingrowns, speak with your Esthetician about aftercare options.