FAQs

Our experience shows that many of our clients have similar questions or concerns about our services including permanent and temporary hair removal techniques, microdermabrasion processes and permanent makeup application. Additionally, we provide answers to some common questions about our business approach.  Of course, you may always contact us if we can provide additional information or if your question is not answered here.

I've heard a lot about threading. What is it?

Threading, also called epilation, is a common method of targeted hair removal for face, lip and hairlines and originates from Arab and Persian cultures. In this process, an esthetician skillfully weaves a thin strand of cotton thread in and around unwanted facial hair, plucking the hair at its follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are removed one at a time, an esthetician can remove many hairs at once resulting in a straighter line.

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal recognized by the FDA. It has unsurpassed results in permanent removal and it has an additional advantage of application to a wide variety of skin and hair types.

Your trained and licensed electrologist gently inserts a small needle into the base of the hair follicle and then applies current to destroy the surrounding tissue, thus preventing the follicle permanently from regenerating growth. Because each hair must be treated individually, the work requires gentleness and precision. Length of service is dependent upon the quantity of hair to be removed.

What are Common Hair Removal Zones for Men and Women?

For women

Facial and neck areas (chin, jawline, upper lip, throat, sides of face, eyebrows, hairline); upper body (chest, breasts, underarms, arms and fingers); lower abdomen including bikini line, legs and toes.

For men

Facial and neck areas (ears, brows, cheeks to clean beard line, neckline, beard); back (including shoulders and torso); groin; hands

How do I begin treatment with electrolysis?

There is really no ‘typical’ treatment length. An individual electrolysis session lasts approximately 30-45 minutes, but the number of sessions required to reach your goal is dependent upon your unique situation.  Your treatment plan begins with a thorough and confidential consultation.  We will listen carefully to your beauty goals, answer questions you may have about the process, assess your needs, and develop a custom treatment plan and schedule to help you reach your goals.

I feel I may need a long treatment period. Do you have a special rate?

All clients are not equal:  We understand that some clients face a prolonged hair removal journey and we are here to help. You need experienced, professional care and a treatment plan that is effective and achievable.

If you are a client who requires extensive hair removal, we encourage you to contact us by phone or e-mail and consult with us for special long-term pricing options.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

With this method of hair removal, a trained technician uses laser energy to damage the hair follicle and stop the growth of hair. Heat from the laser is absorbed by the hair’s pigmentation, or melanin. The heat causes inflammation in the hair follicle which causes the follicle to rest and produce no hair growth.

Because the laser energy that impacts the pigmentation of the hair can also affect the pigmentation of the surrounding skin, this method has the best results with lighter skin tones. However, different lasers have been developed which lessen the chance or scope of injury to darker skin tones.

What is an Average Laser Treatment Length?

Typical patients can expect from three to seven sessions to reach their hair removal goal. However, treatment time is very specific to each client and your clinician can consult personally with you before you begin. 

While laser hair removal will reduce the amount of hair and its thickness, frequently the hair is not permanently removed and maintenance sessions are required. Typically, these sessions become increasingly spread apart in time until no hair remains.

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique that employs tattoos—permanent pigmentation of the dermis—to produce designs that replicate makeup, most commonly eyeliner and lipliner. This procedure can also be used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly helpful to those who have lost their natural brows due to aging, serious illness or chemotherapy treatments. Additionally, permanent makeup can disguise scars and white spots in the skin.

What are the benefits of Permanent Makeup?

  • Solution for those with makeup allergies
  • Saves daily application and cleaning time
  • Saves money in makeup supplies
  • Reduces exposure of skin to cosmetic chemicals by allowing less use or none at all
  • Improves or corrects beauty conditions that can accompany aging or serious illness