Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s look at some of the most frequent sugaring FAQ questions we receive.
- Does Sugaring really lead to permanency?
Yes! Because the hair can be extracted from as short as 1.5mm, it means it can be removed in the Anagen phase of growth, which is when the hair is still supplied to its blood supply. Over time, this weakens the hair follicle, resulting in weakened hair. Clients of mine who I have been sugaring their Brazilians have seen results on par with IPL treatments. After only a few treatments, there is significantly less growth.
- What can I expect during a sugar treatment?
Your qualified sugarist will conduct a consultation with you at the beginning of your first appointment. This will address any contraindications, discover your hair removal goals and may include a treatment plan. The area to be treated will first be prepared with the pre sugaring products. During your treatment, your therapist will provide education on the process and aftercare requirements. The post sugaring products will then be applied and your therapist will advise you of the optimal rebooking timeframe.
- Do I need to do anything before or after my sugaring?
The following recommendations will help you to achieve the best possible results from your sugaring treatments. BEFORE:
- Do not exfoliate the day before, the day on or the day after your treatment.
- Do not tan or exercise before your treatment.
- Do not apply cream or lotions to the treatment area 24hrs prior to treatment.
- Do not use razors or depilatory creams between treatments.
- If you are on antibiotics, suspect you may have a virus or certain times in your menstrual cycle can make you more sensitive.
- Refrain from exposing your skin to the sun for 24hrs after treatment.
- Avoid perfumes, products containing perfumes or chemical irritants for 12 hrs.
- Be vigilant with your homecare.
- Remember that hair extracted at 1/16 inch or less can lead to permanent hair reduction.
- Can all areas be sugared?
Yes, with the exception of the inner ear and network beards. Network beards are where the hair crisscrosses under the skin and extracting the hair in one direction could cause tearing of the follicle, resulting in folliculitis. Other contraindications to sugaring hair removal can include Enlarged Varicose Veins, Phlebitis, New Scars, Sunburn, Warts, Bruises or Lesions and Skin Tags. If you present with one of these conditions, it doesn’t mean you can’t be sugared, but your qualified sugarist will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
- I have sensitive skin. Can I still be sugared?
Absolutely. For one, sugar paste is applied at body temperature. It does not stick to the skin which means less trauma to the skin on removal. Sugar paste is also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Sugar is a natural preservative and healer. The post and after care products are anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and cell regenerating. These properties have a soothing and calming effect on the skin.
- Can you really eat sugar paste?
Yes!! Although you may want to do so BEFORE it is used for hair removal 😉 Sugar paste is made of sugar, water and lemon juice, making it a natural product that is completely safe to eat.
- Is there a difference between waxing and sugaring?
- Can sugaring be performed on children?
They are not even in the same ballpark! It’s very important to remember that Body Sugaring is not just a method of hair removal – it is a skin conditioning treatment with the added bonus of hair removal. Sugaring is a brilliant form of hair removal for children, due to the sensitive nature of their young skins.
- How does sugaring help with prevention of ingrown hairs?
Sugaring is a skin conditioning treatment. It not only removes the hair in the natural direction of growth (reducing the amount of breakage), it also removes any dead skin cells that may be causing follicle blockages. As sugar seeps into the skin, it has the ability to clear out the follicle of dead skin cells as well.
- I have eczema. Is sugaring suitable for me?
Yes, it is. Sugaring is suitable for all skin types. In fact, a lot of my clients with eczema have sugaring treatments for the skin conditioning benefits alone. This is due to the fact that it gently exfoliates the skin and is also a natural healer. Unlike other methods of hair removal, it will not cause further irritation to the skin.