*How long does the hair need to be before I wax?

Hair should be no shorter than 1/4 inch.

*What do I need to do before my waxing appointment?

Exfoliating with a loofa if possible, before your appointment is very helpful when waxing.  Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, ultimately allowing the hair to be removed more easily. 

Taking an anti-inflammatory (such as ibuprofen) 1 hour before your visit can increase your pain tolerance.

 Try to avoid caffeine the day of the appointment, as well as avoiding waxing right before your cycle. A woman's pain tolerance is considerably lower during these times. 

*How long before hair reappears after waxing?

Generally between 3 and 4 weeks. Less hair regrows and it is generally finer. Eventually some hair never regrows.

*Do medications really affect waxing?

Yes! Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Accutane are advised not to use waxing on the face as these medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.

*I've never waxed before... how bad does it hurt?

Let's not kid ourselves. The first time you wax it might be a little uncomfortable. But the benefits far out weigh the cons. Do you remember how it felt the first time you tweezed your eyebrows?  It hurt!  But after a couple of times it wasn't so bad anymore. Well it's the same with waxing. After the first couple of times it gets easier and easier. We have never had a client come in and say, "That was worse than I thought!"  Our wax is so soothing and gentle you will NEVER want to pick up that razor again! 

*What is a peel?

An acid peel is the use of either AHA's, Trichloracetic  acid (TCA) or Phenol to remove layers of damaged or aged skin to reveal newer, softer, younger looking skin.

*When can peeling be performed?

A peel can be performed whenever there is damage to be removed. The age limit is usually early teens. It is best to discuss different peeling options with your Esthetician.

*Will the peel hurt?

You may experience a warm or tingling sensation and depending upon the strength of the peel -- a stinging sensation.

Disclaimer***  As a recommendation to insure that we provide a quality service, we recommend cleansing  prior to your appointment. Erica Loren Spa reserves the right to deny service for improper hygiene.