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PREPARING FOR YOUR WAXING & SUGARING APPOINTMENT

First time sugaring or waxing? Don’t worry. We are here to help you. We have compiled the list of do’s and don'ts to keep in mind to ensure you have the best service experience with your Bodywise Toronto.

BEFORE WAXING / SUGARING

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How should I prepare for my appointment with Bodywise Toronto?

Exfoliate the areas being waxed / sugared gently 24 hours before your appointment.

Your skin should be clean and dry. Please avoid using any powders. sprays, creams or lotions prior to your appointment.

We cannot wax or sugar hair from sunburned skin. Avoid strong sun exposure at lest 48 hours prior to your appointment.

Please refrain from wearing tight clothing around the areas that have nee waxed or sugared for at least 24 hours.

Hair growth should be about 1/4" inch or about the size of a rice grain for best results.

Can I get my Brazilian or bikini waxed or sugared if I am menstruating?

Yes, you can. This choice is completely up to you. If you decide to book your appointment, we ask that you wear a tampon during your waxing or sugaring session.

Can I tan before waxing or sugaring?

We recommend that you should avoid sun exposure for 48 hours before and after your waxing or sugaring. The skin become sensitive after tan with pigmentation of tissues, which could cause issues during your service.

AFTER WAX / SUGARING

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What are the do's and don'ts after sugaring and waxing hair removal?

Here are a few things you'll want to consider after your sugaring and waxing service.

DO's

  • Keep your skin hydrated and apply lotions to any areas that you get sugared and waxed.
  • Apply soothing gels like aloe vera.

DONT's

  • Exfoliate your skin within 48 hours.
  • Take a hot shower, steam therapy, or use a sauna.
  • Swimming and working out for at least 24 hours.

  • How do I prevent ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair are thin hair that do not come through the skin resulting in inflammation. The best way to prevent is to gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a body exfoliant.  We recommend you apply essential tea tree oil to avoid inflammation. You should also use Merben Bikini Jute Brush regularly that are designed to help minimize this situation.

General FAQs

What makes sugaring hair removal different from waxing?

Sugaring is a 100% natural and organic hair removal method that is longer-lasting, deeply exfoliates your skin, is more hygienic because there is no double dipping, and is less painful than traditional waxing. Another major advantage of sugaring is that it is capable of removing shorter hairs.

Does Sugaring hair removal help with ingrown hair?

Yes it does. Sugaring exfoliates the skin and removes the hair from the bulb rather than breaking it.

Can I do sugaring or waxing if I am taking Accutane?

It's not recommended that you wax or sugar any areas while taking Accutane (a drug that disables your oil glands). Your skin is far more susceptible to lifting and scarring while taking Accutane. We cannot perform body sugaring or waxing if you are currently on or have been on Accutane in the last six months.

How will my skin react after a Brazilian / full body waxing or sugaring?

While everyone is different, you may experience red spots on the skin a few hours or even days after your sugaring or waxing. This reaction indicates that the hair has been removed from the follicle, it's normal, and they will disappear within days.

What is Genzilian | Genitalia Brazilian?

Genzilian at Bodywise is hair removal from bikini/ sac, under sac, shaft, pubic area and between bum cheek. It leaves you feeling smooth and groomed and most people find it heightens their self-image and also find it more hygienic.

How does body sugaring hair removal work?

Body sugaring is another method of hair depilation (similar to waxing) and one of the best ways to remove unwanted hair. Unlike waxing, sugaring doesn't require paper strips, it's 100% natural, and uses a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, and water. Your Aesthetician removes hair in the same direction it grows allowing them to remove the hair from the root and the bulb. This results in a longer lasting hair removal experience that nourishes the skin and thins the hair when it regrows.

How long should I wait between Genzilian waxing and sugaring appointments?

We recommend that you wait at least four weeks between your sugaring and waxing appointments.

What Areas of the body can be sugared?

Sugaring hair removal can be applied to any part of your body. It's safe, the preferred method for receiving a Brazilian service, and it delays hair growth longer than waxing does.

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No, Waxing and Sugaring has opposite effect on hair growth. The hair grows thinner and softer and it takes them longer to come out, thus helping you maintain the hair easily with regular visit.

LASER FAQs

I don't have much hair. Will I get discount on the service?

Our charges are determined per service, not by amount of hair.

What happens during laser hair removal?

Before the treatment, the area to be treated will be cleansed. Some patients receive a numbing gel. Numbing the area to be treated helps when a small area will be treated and the skin is very sensitive. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes for a numbing gel to work.

The laser treatment will take place in a room set up specifically for laser treatments. Everyone in the room must wear protective eyewear during the procedure. To perform the procedure, the skin is held taut and the skin is treated with the laser. Many patients say that the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band being snapped against the skin. 

A laser removes hair by vaporizing it. This causes small plumes of smoke that have a sulfur-like smell.

How long your treatment lasts depends on the size of the area being treated. Treating the upper lip takes minutes. If you are having a large area like the back or legs treated, your treatment may last more than an hour.

What must I do after getting laser hair removal?

To avoid possible side effects, all patients need to protect their skin from the sun. After laser hair removal, you should: 

Avoid direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin.

Not use a tanning bed, sun lamp, or any other indoor tanning equipment.

Follow your dermatologist’s after-care instructions.

You will see some redness and swelling after treatment. This often looks like a mild sunburn. Applying a cool compress can help reduce your discomfort.

Is there downtime?

No, laser hair removal generally does not require any real downtime. Immediately after having laser hair removal, your treated skin will be red and swollen. Despite this, most people return to their everyday activities.

When will I see the results after having laser hair removal?

  • When will I see the results after having laser hair removal?

You will likely see the results immediately after treatment. The results vary from patient to patient. The color and thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser used, and color of your skin all affect the results. You can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment. 

To remove the hair, most patients need 2 to 6 laser treatments. After finishing the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair regrows, there tends to be less of it. The hairs also tend to be finer and lighter in color.

How long will the results of laser hair removal last?

Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable. To keep the area free of hair, a patient may need maintenance laser treatments. 

What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects are minor and last 1 to 3 days. These side effects include: 

Discomfort

Swelling

Redness

Other possible side effects are rare when laser hair removal is performed by a dermatologist or under the dermatologist’s direct supervision. Other possible side effects include:

Blistering

Herpes simplex (cold sores) outbreaks

Infections

Scarring

Skin lightening or darkening

In time, skin color tends to return to normal. Some changes to skin color, however, are permanent. This is why seeing a medical doctor who is skilled in laser treatments and has in-depth knowledge of the skin is so important. 

It is also important to follow your dermatologist’s instructions. Following both the before-treatment instructions and after-treatment instructions will greatly reduce your risk of side effects.

When is it safe to have another laser treatment for hair removal?

This varies from patient to patient. Removing hair often requires a series of laser treatments. Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 6 weeks. Your dermatologist will tell you when it is safe to have another treatment. 

Most patients see some hair regrowth. Your dermatologist can tell you when you can safely have laser treatments to maintain the results.

What is the safety record for laser hair removal?

Lasers play an important role in treating many conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. In recent years, many advances have been made in laser medicine. Dermatologists have led the way in making these advances. 

One such advance is that more people can safely have laser hair removal. In the past, only people with dark hair and light skin could safely have laser hair removal. Today, laser hair removal is a treatment option for patients who have light-colored hair and light skin and patients who have dark skin. Laser hair removal must be performed very carefully in these patients. Dermatologists know what precautions to take to provide laser hair removal safely and effectively.