Can I sugar if I'm using Accutane?

Absolutely not. Accutane is 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 Accutane before receiving a sugaring treatment. ACCUTANE PRESCRIPTIONS ARE: Accutane (Acne medication)- Adapalene (Acne medication)- Alustra (Retin A)- Avage (See Tazorac - Acne medication)- Avita (See Retin A)- Differin (Acne medication)- Isotretinoin (See Accutane)- Renova (See Retin A)- Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)- Tazarac (Acne medication)- Tazarotene (See Tazorac)- Tretinoin (See Retin A)-

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.

Can I sugar if I'm on Antibiotics?

Antibiotics can sometimes thin the skin. It is not recommended that you sugar OR WAX skin while on antibiotics of any kind.

What exactly is a brazilian?

It is the sugaring or waxing of all pubic hair. For women it includes the mons pubis, inner and outer labia and anal regions.

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 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 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? How long does it last?

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 (at least the length of a grain of rice) 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.

What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?

Although we can not predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.

Some people will experience a rash after waxing. It is not a break out and will last under a week. If this happens, dampen skin in bikini area and exfoliate with sea salt or table salt. Let the salt sit on the skin for about 5 minutes then rinse and pat dry. Apply Polysporin (NOT Neosporin) at least once a day for 3 days. An annoying consequence of shaving, sugaring and waxing -- occurs when a hair curls into the skin and grows in the wrong direction, resulting in a red, irritated bump that can become infected. To help avoid ingrown hairs, we recommend using the loofah 24 hours after sugaring. It helps pop the hair out of your skin to keep the skin healthy.

What are the benefits to Brazilian sugaring?

You'll feel all clean and shiny, and you'll be slick during intercourse. The results will last anywhere from ten days to three weeks, with no maintenance, and there's no shave that can get you this smooth. In fact, that's the biggest benefit -- no more shaving! For us, a Brazilian sugaring is the way to go. A little painful, yes, but the results are well worth it. You eventually get used to the discomfort, and once you do you'll never need to prop that leg up in the shower again. You'll be happy. Your partner will be happy. It'll be a smooth experience.

What are the drawbacks to Brazilian sugaring?

You may still experience red bumps and ingrown hairs, just like with shaving. However, regular use of a loofah sponge will eliminate dead skin that prevents the now-weakened hair to get to the surface of the skin. Additionally, you have to go ten to fourteen days before your sugaring job, so you'll have a period of time with stubble.

Can I be sugared if...?

Please click here for a list of contraindications before scheduling an appointment with us!