Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About Facials
What can I expect at my facial appointment?
What should I do to prepare for my facial?
Will the facial hurt or be uncomfortable?
How often should I get a facial?
If I get a facial, do I have to buy products to use at home?
Why do I need facials?
Why do I need a professional skin therapist?
How soon will I start seeing results from my facial?
What are the long-term benefits of getting regular facials?
How can seasonal changes affect my skin?
Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels
How many treatments are required?
Can I go back to work after a chemical peel?
How soon will results appear?
Who are candidates for chemical peels?
Who should avoid chemical peels?
How does the treatment feel?
How long do the results last?
What are the limitations of chemical peels?
Frequently Asked Questions About Waxing
Why wax in the first place?
- Skin Health – Not only does waxing remove hair, it’s a physical exfoliation that removes lifeless surface skin cells, which means you’re receiving hair removal and skincare all in one.
- Smoother Skin – Because you are removing hair from the root and exfoliating the skin, after a wax, you’ll probably find that your skin is now smoother than ever!
- Longer Lasting Results – Since your hair is being removed by the root, it will take much longer to grow back than with shaving.
- Thinner and Finer Hair – When your hair does grow back after waxing, it will grow back weaker, making it finer, softer, and sparser.
- Minimal Irritation – Many people find hair removal methods like epilation and hair removal creams irritating to the skin. However, waxing rarely causes this problem if it’s done by an experienced professional.
How long should the hair be for waxing?
What areas of the body can be waxed?
Does waxing have to hurt?
How long will the results last?
Will the hair grow back thicker?
Are there any health precautions to keep in mind?
Please inform your esthetician of any medications you are taking, such as antibiotics or Accutane, or topical creams you’re using, such as Retin-A, which may not be compatible with waxing. Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients using Retin A, Renova, Differin, or other types of skin-thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed. Also, please advise your esthetician if you are allergic to any foods – because if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t put the extracts on your skin. Please be completely honest with your skin care therapist about all allergies and medications you are taking – it is for your protection.
What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?
Before your waxing services
- Do not tan the area you plan to wax 24 – 48 hours before your reservation.
- Do not drink alcohol or significant amounts of caffeine before your reservation. Both can cause your pores to tighten, resulting in a more uncomfortable experience. Save the partying for afterwards.
- Do not shave up to 3 weeks prior to your waxing. Hair must be 1/4″ long for waxing services.
After your waxing services
- Avoid the sun immediately after waxing, and wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
- Avoid heavy exercise for at least 10 hours after waxing.
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
- Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc.) and loofahs until at least 24 hours after waxing.
- Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
- Do not shower or receive oral sex for 10 hours after a Brazilian wax.
How long does waxing take?
What are my choices for waxing my bikini area?
Bikini Full is the next step, and allows you to take off as much or as little hair as you like from the front. Let your therapist know if you want to leave a small strip, triangle, square, or nothing at all.
Brazilian goes from the front all the way to the back with an added butt strip. This is perfect for a completely nude look, or you can leave a neat triangle, strip, or square on the front.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lash and Brow Tinting
What is eyelash tinting?
Who is eyelash tinting for?
How does eyelash tinting work?
Is eyelash tinting dangerous?
What happens during an eyelash tinting treatment?
Why would I want to tint my eyebrows?
Is eyebrow tinting safe?
What happens during an eyebrow tinting treatment?
The tint is likely to stain the skin between the brow hairs initially, making them appear darker in the first day or so than they really are. Don’t panic if your brows look strange to you at first – the difference is bound to feel a little odd initially, but you’ll soon get used to it.
How long should an eyebrow tint last?
Frequently Asked Questions About High Frequency
What is a High Frequency Facial?
The high frequency facial is a skin care treatment used by professionals to help treat and prevent stubborn acne, shrink enlarged pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decongest puffy eyes, fade dark eye circles, rejuvenate the condition of the scalp, and nourish hair follicles for healthier hair growth. Considered a timeless and essential skin rejuvenating treatment by those in the skin care industry, high frequency has been shown to stimulate cell renewal and improve skin care product penetration and absorption by gently warming the tissues of the skin. The safe, gentle oscillating and oxygenating power of high frequency electrical current has been shown to enhance blood circulation, increase collagen and elastin production, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells, and improve skin care product absorption. The primary action of high frequency current is thermal (heat producing) and is characterized by a high rate of oscillation. Due to its rapid rate of oscillation, high frequency does not cause muscular contractions – instead, it works on the principle of skin toning. High frequency facial machines and devices (traditionally referred to as “violet rays”) vary in design and appearance; however, the underlying principle, technology, and operational functions are virtually the same.
How does the High Frequency Facial work?
High frequency facial machines work in conjunction with high frequency electrodes, which are made of clear tempered glass, and come in a variety different shapes and sizes to facilitate the treatment of various contours of the face and body. When the high frequency electrode is firmly inserted into the high frequency hand piece, a gentle alternating electrical current is generated by the high frequency machine, which then passes through the attached glass electrode upon contact with the skin. This contact ignites the inert gas within the electrode, which produces healing electrical light energy and unstable oxygen, which instantly converts into purifying ozone. In other words, when mixed with the air outside of the electrode, the electrical current infuses the skin with rejuvenating oxygen molecules and a therapeutic zapping or tingling sensation is experienced. In treating aging skin, high frequency current firms and tones by causing an immediate circulation rush to the skin in addition to subtle tissue warming. These functions cause a very safe and natural contraction of the underlying blood vessels and tiny muscle groups. The dilation of the underlying vessels pushes away toxins, while the cells enjoy a feast of increased nutrients and hydrating volume. This result is in an increase in blood circulation and cell renewal as well as increased production levels of collagen and elastin, which soften and smooth away wrinkles, reduce pore size, and improve overall skin texture. The application of high frequency current to the skin also promotes a natural cleansing and antibacterial action that helps treat existing acne and prevents the onset of new acne. Clients experiencing cystic acne will benefit greatly from the deep penetrating germicidal action of high frequency. The skin is left feeling instantly energized, rosy, firm, refreshed, and noticeably softer – even after just one treatment. The enriched oxygen molecules produced by high frequency machines are safe and have been proven to be effective in helping to heal and restore the skin’s health. High frequency is used to treat a range of concerns, from skin lesions, acne, waxing procedures and cold sores to fine lines, sagging skin, and puffy eyes. Common areas of treatment include the face, neck, and scalp, but high frequency can be used on the entire body, including the back.
Frequently Asked Questions About Microdermabrasion
How many treatments are required?
Will there be any downtime?
What are the results?
In general, microdermabrasion results in thicker, healthier, more youthful looking skin. Over the course of a full set of treatments, the body will produce new layers of skin containing higher levels of elastin and collagen. This, in turn, improves the complexion and gives the skin a more radiant, vibrant glow.
How soon will results appear?
How long does a microdermabrasion treatment last?
Who are candidates for microdermabrasion?
Who should avoid microdermabrasion?
How does the treatment feel?
How long do the results last?
What are the limitations of microdermabrasion?
Frequently Asked Questions About Massages
What should I expect when I arrive for my first visit?
What takes place during a massage?
During a full body massage, we will work your back, shoulders, hips/glutes (through the sheet), and legs. You will then turn over on the table, under the sheet, so we can work the front of the legs, feet, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, head, and face. We undrape only the area we are working at the time. All glute work will be completed through the sheet.
Do I need to make an appointment?
May I choose my own therapist?
Am I expected to tip my massage therapist?
What do I need to bring for my session?
What is your cancellation policy?
Why do you charge a cancellation fee for less than 24 hours?
We like to use the analogy of food. When you book a massage appointment with us, it is like booking a catering event (without the deposit). The room is reserved, the food is ordered and prepared, and the staff is hired. When you don’t show up, the room was still reserved, but is not being used. The linen was ordered and paid for, but is not being used. The therapist was scheduled and paid, but is not working.
It is customary in the healthcare industry to enforce a 24-hour cancellation notice to avoid being charged for any service. All “no shows and last-minute cancellations are charged at full value. We believe we give you every opportunity to cancel your appointment in advance of 24 hours, including a reminder email of your appointment. In the event you are working from a massage package, a single session can be deducted from your account. With enough notice, we are able to release your room and your therapist, and rebook the time slot. If you miss an appointment without prior notification due to exceptional, emergency circumstances, feel free to discuss the matter with us. Likewise, we make a similar promise to you; if we aren’t able to give you at least 24 hour’s notice of our cancelling your appointment, you will not pay for the missed session and we will give you an additional free session.
Frequently Asked Questions About Prenatal Massage
What are the benefits of prenatal massage?
- Decreases stress and tension
- Relieves pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, and headaches
- Decreases swelling of the hands and feet
- Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
- Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
- Improves internal respiration
- Helps to relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
- Assists in shorter, easier labor
- Shortens hospital stays
- Promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
Among these great benefits, should you pass your due date, prenatal massage can be used to stimulate and induce labor! Click here for more information on prenatal massage.