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Facials FAQ

 

Facials FAQ

How often should I get a facial?

  • We recommend getting a facial every 4-6 weeks for regular maintenance.. 

What products do you use for your facials?

  • We use Image Skincare & Eminence Organic Skincare for our facials.

Can I get a facial if I am pregnant? 

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

What does a facial do? 

  • Well that depends on the facial! Our various products & modalities will do everything from exfoliate, deeply hydrate the skin, stimulate blood flow to the area, detoxify, deep clean pores, extract debris, treat surface discolorations, plump and soften fine lines, all while being pampered by our talented estheticians! 

How many facials do I need to see results? 

  • This is a tough question, as everyone we see has different skin challenges and different lifestyles. Just like you need to get your hair colored roughly every month or so, and your nails done roughly every 2 weeks, your skin needs constant maintenance as well! While you will notice improvements with every facial, we recommend coming in every 4-6 weeks for a professional treatment and using high quality skincare products at home on a daily basis to achieve & maintain your skin goals. Just like with everything in life, the best progress is achieved with consistency & patience! ​

What is Dermaplaning?

  • Dermaplaning is a treatment that involves using a professional Dermaplaning tool to lightly shave of the vellus hair and dead skin to reveal baby smooth skin!

Will my peach fuzz grow back thicker after receiving dermaplaning? 

  • Peach fuzz that has been removed during dermaplaning will grow back exactly the same as it was before dermaplaning, and will not grow in thicker.

Will my skin be red or irritated after my facial? 

  • It most cases, your skin will not be red & irritated. With some of our advanced facials and peels, your skin may be little pink and feel tight. We have many ways to modify our facials for our sensitive skin clients.

Are there any post facial instructions that I need to follow?

  • Avoid make-up and sweating immediately after your facial, as it may irritate your skin. No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms for 48 hours. Avoid direct sun exposure for 3-5 days. No retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids or any other aggressive skin care products and exfoliation for 3-5 days before and after your treatment. And, as always, wear SPF and do not tan your skin. 

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Waxing FAQ

 

Waxing FAQ

What kind of wax do you use? 

  • We offer both soft wax (wax with strips) and hard wax and will choose which is more appropriate for your skin. We generally use soft wax for most services & we specialize in speed waxing. 

Does waxing hurt? 

  • It's no secret that waxing can be uncomfortable. But, it really isn't that bad- we promise!  And the more you do it and keep on a waxing schedule, the less painful it is because the hair will start to grow in finer, softer and more sparse.

How do I prepare for my wax? 

  • Do not shave or tweeze for a minimum of 2 weeks to ensure that the hair is long enough for the wax to grip. But honestly, the longer the better for your first wax. It is VERY important to have enough hair growth when you come for your appointment. ¼” of growth is the minimum for a thorough waxing. A good test would be to see if you can pinch the hair between your fingers and pull it. If you can grip it, then it is long enough.

  • Use an exfoliating mitt or loofah before your body waxing appointment. This will help lift any ingrown hairs and open up the follicle so that we can get a thorough wax.

  • Moisturize the area to be waxed. A light moisturizer is best. Having well hydrated skin will help minimize any post waxing irritation

  • Do not use a tanning bed 24 hours before waxing. Actually, don’t use a tanning bed ever because it is bad for your skin!

  • Do not use any contraindicated skin care products like alpha hydroxy acid products or tretinoin products, such as retin-a and renova in the area to be waxed for 4-7 days prior to waxing. People using Accutane are not candidates for waxing.

Can I wax when I am preganant? 

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

How long does waxing last?

  • The hair that was removed will slowly start growing back around 2-2.5 weeks after waxing, and will be fully grown back in and ready to wax again in 4-6 weeks.

  • When you first start waxing, it is common that after the first 2 or 3 waxings you may feel some short hairs that remain in the area. This occurs most frequently with clients that have coarse, dark hair, and it is most common with leg, underarms, & Brazilian waxing. The reason for stubble is because your hair grows on 3 different cycles and it can take a few appointments for your hairs to all grow out long enough to be grabbed entirely by the wax. 

How often should I wax?

  • If you would like to maintain your smooth appearance, please do not shave between your appointments. Each time you wax, the hair follicle weakens and can eventually die, leaving you with less hair. In order to achieve this goal, we recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks without shaving between appointments at all. 

Any aftercare instructions I should follow?

  • Avoid deodorant for 24 hours. No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms for 48 hours. Avoid retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids and exfoliation for 48 hours after wax. Avoid direct sun exposure for 48 hours and wear SPF 30 or higher daily on waxed area.

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Airbrush Tanning FAQ

 

Airbrush Tanning FAQ

How long does an airbrush tan last?

  • Depending on your activities, an airbrush tan lasts about 5-7 days. However, using our tan extender lotion daily can make your airbrush tan last twice as long! If you do not use the tan extender lotion, you should use a very moisturizing body lotion daily to keep your skin hydrated to help it face nicely. We recommend starting to lightly exfoliate at the end of your tan to help remove it and prevent uneven fading.

How do I prepare for my airbrush tan? 

  • Shower, shave, and exfoliate your skin the day of your appointment, or one day before. We recommend using an exfoliating mitt with a foaming body cleanser.

  • Do not use an oil-based sugar/salt scrub or a creamy body wash because they can leave a residue on your skin that may prevent the airbrush tanning solution from being absorbed evenly.

  • We prefer if you do not apply any body lotion before your Airbrush tanning appointment. However, If your skin is extremely dry, you can apply a very light moisturizer one hour or more before your appointment.

  • If you are planning on waxing, it is ideal to do that one day or more before your appointment. You do not want to wax after your airbrush tan because the wax will remove your tan. 

What do I wear during my airbrush tanning session?

  • While you are getting your airbrush tan, you can wear whatever you are comfortable with. Most women choose to wear panties, bra & panties, or a swimsuit. Attire for men is underwear, boxers, or swim shorts. The solutions that we use do have an instant bronzer that can rub off on clothing. Although it will wash out of most fabrics, it is best to wear dark garments. 

What do I wear after my airbrush tan session? 

  • You should wear loose fitting, darker clothing when you leave your appointment. The best thing to wear is loose sweatpants, a loose cotton top, and flip flops. Do not wear silk or wool clothes because it may stain these fabrics. If it is raining the day of your appointment, make sure you are covered up! You should definitely wear long sleeves, long pants, a hoodie and bring an umbrella!

Will I be orange? 

  • No! We offer many different solutions to give you the color you are looking for, whether it is just a light sun kissed glow, or a deep tan, we have the right color for you. Orange tans happen when the solution chosen is too dark for the natural skin tone. We will guide you on what solution to pick to ensure that you have a natural result.

Is airbrush tanning safe? 

  • The airbrush tanning solution that we use is made from only organic & naturally derived ingredients. It is Paraben & Erythrulose free and uses naturally derived DHA. DHA has been used in cosmetic preparations for over 30 years and was listed with the FDA in 1973, when It is declared safe and suitable for use in cosmetics used to color the skin. 

  • We give our clients a mask to wear during their airbrush tanning session to minimize inhaling the solution, and have them take it off & hold their breath for a couple of seconds while we spray your face. 

Can I get an airbrush tan if I am pregnant?

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

How long before my event should I do my airbrush tan?

  • We recommend doing your airbrush tan 1-2 days prior to your event.

Can I go in the water if I have an airbrush tan? 

  • While the solution is still on your skin & developing- no. However, once you have showered the airbrush tanning solution off, you are free to go in the water. 

Does I still need to wear SPF?

  • An airbrush tan does not provide any sun protection. You will still need to wear SPF even when you have an airbrush tan. 

Will an airbrush tan ruin my mani/pedi?

  • No. After we tan you, we will take a baby wipe and wipe the solution off of your nails. 

How often can I get an airbrush tan?

  • You can get an airbrush tan about every 7-10 days. We recommend that you exfoliate and remove all of the old tan before you get it done again.

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Brows & Lashes FAQ

 

Brows & Lashes FAQ

What is a Brow wax & tint?

  • A brow wax & tint uses a vegetable based semi-permanent solution to tint the brows. We follow this up with a full brow wax, trim & tweeze. The process makes brows darker, more defined, and appear fuller.

How long does a Brow Wax & Tint Last? 

  • A brow wax & tint lasts about 3-4 weeks. 

What is a Lash Lift & Tint?

  • An Eyelash Lift & Tint is a process that involves using an eyelash lift solution and a silicon pad to curl your natural lashes just like if you used an eyelash curler. We also apply a black tint during this process to darken the lashes and make them really stand out. It is semi-permanent and will last approximately 4-6 weeks.

  • We ask that you do not wear contacts or eye makeup to your lash lift appointment. 

How long does a Lash Lift Last?

  • A lash lift will last about 4-6 weeks. 

  • A lash tint will last about 3-4 weeks.

What is a Brow Lamination?

  • Brow lamination is a process that involves using a solution to realign the brow hair into a fuller and fluffier shape. This treatment also includes a brow tint and eyebrow shaping. After having this done, you simply style them daily with a brow brush and brow gel to keep them looking fluffy and full. 

How long does a Brow Lamination Last? 

  • Brow lamination lasts about 4-6 weeks.

Can I have a brow or lash service when I am pregnant?

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

Any aftercare instructions I should follow for Lash Lifts & Brow Laminations?

  • Do not get lashes/brows wet for 24 hours. Also avoid steam, makeup and other products on the area for 24 hours. Avoid sleeping face down and rubbing eyes/brow area for 48 hours. Use a lash or brow serum/conditioner daily. Brush lashes or brow hair daily with a clean brush. Finally, avoid retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids and exfoliation near brow area for 48 hours.

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Rezenerate FAQ

 

Rezenerate FAQ

Is Rezenerate the same as Micro-Needling?

  • No, Rezenerate is its own modality. Micro-needling is more invasive since it uses steel acupuncture needles in a cluster to repeatedly pierce the skin, and can be uncomfortable. The Rezenerate treatment does not pierce the skin, and uses Nano Pyramids instead of needles.

What is the Rezenerate tip made out of? 

  • The Rezenerate ‘True Blue’ Tip is made from mono-crystalline silicon that is etched into an array of pyramid shaped Nano-structures. The base of each of the pyramids on the array has a diameter of less than 1/3 that of a single strand of human hair and the tip has a diameter of 1/10,000th of a human hair. Thereby being the only system on the market meeting the scientific threshold required to be considered nanotechnology.

Does Rezenerate hurt?

  • The Rezenerate NanoFacial is non-invasive and causes no pain.

What does Rezenerate do?

  • Rezenerate acts as an infusion catalyst, assisting in the absorption of the products & serums used during your treatment. It gives a plumping effect to the skin that minimizes fine lines, and makes the skin appear firmer.

Can I get a Rezenerate Treatment if I am pregnant?

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

Will my skin be red after the Rezenerate treatment?

  • The skin may be a little pink and feel tight after treatment, but there is no downtime at all. 

Are there any post facial instructions that I need to follow?

  • Avoid make-up and sweating immediately after your facial, as it may irritate your skin. No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms for 48 hours. Avoid direct sun exposure for 3-5 days. No retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids or any other aggressive skin care products and exfoliation for 3-5 days before and after your treatment. And, as always, wear SPF and do not tan your skin.

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DiamondGlow FAQ

 

DiamondGlow FAQ

How does DiamondGlow work?

  • The DiamondGlow signature wand simultaneously exfoliates (removes dry, damaged skin), extracts (deep cleans the skin to remove debris), and applies SkinMedica Pro-Infusion Serums (to nourish skin and target specific issues). 

What is the DiamondGlow treatment like?

  • After selecting the right SkinMedica Pro-Infusion Serum for your needs, we will thoroughly cleanse your skin, then start the treatment with the DiamondGlow wand. This will exfoliate your skin and extract debris, which is sucked into a waste jar. You can take a close look at your waste jar after the treatment — its contents are a mix of dead skin cells, dirt, and sebum that’s been hanging out in your pores. It’s so satisfying to see what was removed, we promise.

Does DiamondGlow hurt?

  • The easiest way to describe it is like a cat licking you! It does not hurt and in fact, many people describe the sensation as relaxing.

What areas can be treated with DiamondGlow?

  • We treat the face, neck around the eyes, lips during our DiamondGlow treatment. We also off DiamondGlow body treatments with the body handpiece!

Will my skin be red or irritated after the DiamondGlow treatment?

  • The skin may be a little pink and feel tight after treatment, but for most people, there is not usually significant redness at all. 

What is the difference between DiamondGlow & HydraFacial?

  • HydraFacial combines a chemical exfoliation using glycolic & salicylic acid with a manual exfoliation using a plastic tip. DiamondGlow does not uses any acids, and exfoliates instead with a diamond exfoliating tip. Both treatments are excellent and produce similar results. Some people alternate them, and some people favor one over the other. We always recommend that you try both, and see which one is a better fit for you!

Can I get a DiamondGlow if I am pregnant?

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

Are there any post facial instructions that I need to follow?

  • Avoid make-up and sweating immediately after your facial, as it may irritate your skin. No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms for 48 hours. Avoid direct sun exposure for 3-5 days. No retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids or any other aggressive skin care products and exfoliation for 3-5 days before and after your treatment. And, as always, wear SPF and do not tan your skin. 

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Custom Peels FAQ

 

Custom Peels FAQ

How often should I get a Custom Peel? 

  • Peels are best done in a series of 6 treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Ideally, we up the level with each peel, starting with level 1, then level 2, and then level 3. Doing it this way ensures that your skin gets accustomed to the peel process, and we are able to really treat the skin concerns that you are working on. Home care is necessary when doing a series of peels in order to see the best results, and to regenerate your skin safely and effectively.

How much peeling will I get from a Custom Peel?

  • The peels that we use at Skintuition are superficial skin peels, which means is that they work within the epidermis, and do not penetrate the dermis. Visible skin peeling is often a side effect of getting a professional peel. It may appear as flakey skin, or it may be considerable and peel off in larger sheets. But, visible peeling does not always occur with every client. The texture, tone and overall appearance of the skin can still be improved considerably whether or not peeling occurs. 

Are there any post facial instructions that I need to follow?

  • Avoid make-up and sweating immediately after your peel, as it may irritate your skin. Avoid direct sun exposure, saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms for 1 week. Wear SPF30 or higher daily and keep skin moisturized. No retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids or exfoliation for 1 week before and after any peel.

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HydraFacial FAQ

 

HydraFacial FAQ

What is a HydraFacial?

  • HydraFacial is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.

Am a I candidate for a HydraFacial?

  • The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment.

How often should I get a HydraFacial? 

  • HydraFacial is a great treatment to do once a month to deep cleanse the skin and maintain skin health.

Is it good for blackheads?

  • HydraFacial is a great treatment to treat blackheads and clogged pores. It combines a skin softening serum, glycolic acid & salicylic acid to loosen up debris and dead skin. Then, the vortex extractions step uses suction to vacuum the surface of the skin and pull the impurities into the waste jar. If they are really stubborn, it probably will not get all of them! So, we recommend coming in once a month to treat & prevent the build up that can cause blackheads. 

What is the difference between HydraFacial & DiamondGlow?

  • HydraFacial combines a chemical exfoliation using glycolic & salicylic acid with a manual exfoliation using a plastic tip. DiamondGlow does not uses any acids, and exfoliates instead with a diamond exfoliating tip. Both treatments are excellent and produce similar results. Some people alternate them, and some people favor one over the other. We always recommend that you try both, and see which one is a better fit for you

Can I get a HydraFacial if I am pregnant?

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

Are there any post facial instructions that I need to follow?

  • Avoid make-up and sweating immediately after your facial, as it may irritate your skin. No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms for 48 hours. Avoid direct sun exposure for 3-5 days. No retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids or any other aggressive skin care products and exfoliation for 3-5 days before and after your treatment. And, as always, wear SPF and do not tan your skin. 

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Sugaring FAQ

 

Sugaring FAQ

What is Sugaring?

  • Sugaring is a method of hair removal that uses an organic paste made of sugar, water & lemon. At Skintuition, we do strip sugaring, which means we apply the wax with sticks and remove it with strips, similar to waxing.

Does Sugaring hurt? 

  • Sugaring can be uncomfortable like waxing, since it is removing hair from the root. But once you have it done a few times, it is not that bad! 

How do I prepare for my Sugaring? 

  • Do not shave or tweeze for a minimum of 2 weeks to ensure that the hair is long enough for the sugar to grip.

  • Use an exfoliating mitt or loofah before your sugaring appointment. 

  • Moisturize the area to be sugared. A light moisturizer is best. Having well hydrated skin will help minimize any post waxing irritation

  • Do not use any contraindicated skin care products like alpha hydroxy acid products or trentinoin products, such as retin-a and renova in the area to be sugared for 4-7 days prior. People using Accutane are not candidates for sugaring.

Can I get sugaring when I am preganant? 

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women

How long does sugaring last?

  • The hair that was removed will slowly start growing back around 2-2.5 weeks after sugaring, and will be fully grown back in and ready to sugar again in 4-6 weeks.

How often should I sugar?

  • We recommend regular sugaring every 4-6 weeks without shaving between appointments at all. 

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Body Treatments FAQ

 

Body Treatments FAQ

How often should I get a body treatment done?

  • This depends on what you are trying to achieve. But once a month is what we usually recommend if you are trying to correct a specific issue. Some people, however, just like to get a body treatment at the start of summer or before a vacation to brighten and smooth the skin.

Are there any post instructions that I need to follow?

  • Avoid sweating immediately after your facial, as it may irritate your skin. No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms for 48 hours. Avoid direct sun exposure for 3-5 days. No retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids or any other aggressive skin care products and exfoliation for 3-5 days before and after your treatment. And, as always, wear SPF and do not tan your skin.