WAXING

PRE AND POST CARE

  

IT CAN TAKE 4-16 WEEKS FOR HAIR TO GROW TO SURFACE. SO PLEASE GROW THE HAIR OUT FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS. YES, IT ONLY NEEDS TO BE ABOUT ¼ INCH LONG, BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THAT IT WILL APPEAR THAT THE HAIR HAS GROWN BACK QUICKER THAN EXPECTED, BUT IT REALLY WASN’T THERE TO BEGIN WITH. YOU WILL BE MUCH HAPPIER WITH YOUR WAX IF YOU WAIT, THEN SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT WAX APPOINTMENT IN 4-6 WEEKS.

  

WHO SHOULDN’T WAX (DEPENDS ON WHICH AREA)

· VARICOSE VEINS

· CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION

· RETIN A/ACCUTANE

· BLOOD THINNER

· ON CYCLE (COULD BE MORE PAINFUL BUT CAN BE DONE, PLEASE USE A TAMPON ON THE DAY OF YOUR WAX)

· SKIN DISORDERS

· BOTOX, CORTISONE OR SKIN LIGHTENING CHEMICALS

· ROSACEA

· SUNBURN

· PUSTULES

· ALLERGY TO SOY ( MY WAX PRODUCT IS SOY BASED)

    

PREPARING FOR WAX

· YOU SHOULD NOT SHOWER RIGHT BEFORE WAX BECAUSE SOAKING HAIR WILL SOFTEN IT AND IT WILL BREAK MORE EASILY (I DO PROVIDE WIPES IF NEEDED)

· CAN TAKE IBUPROFEN PRIOR TO DECREASE PAIN AND SWELLING

· EXFOLIATE 24 HOURS AHEAD OF TIME

· YOU CAN ALSO USE DESENSITIZING LOTION ( I DO SELL “NO SCREAM CREAM” WHICH NEEDS TO BE APPLIED 45 MIN PRIOR TO A WAX)

    

POST WAX CARE/INSTRUCTIONS

· EXFOLIATE AFTER TO DECREASE INGROWNS -WAIT 24-48 HOURS AFTER OR UNTIL SKIN IS NOT RED

· AVOID BAR SOAP: LEAVES A FILM THAT CAN CAUSE INGROWNS

· DO NOT USE TANNING BOOTH OR SUN EXPOSURE DIRECTLY AFTER WAXING UP TO 48 HOURS (YOU WILL BURN)

· AVOID HARSH PRODUCTS/PERFUMES, DYES

· ANTISEPTIC OR SOOTHING LOTIONS ARE FINE (AZULENE OR ALOE, I DO SELL 2: FINIPIL OR “NO TRAUMA MAMA”

·AVOID  PRODUCTS WITH ALCOHOL WILL IRRITATE

·AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT (HOT TUB) FOR 24-28 HOURS AFTER WAX

· CAN USE HAIR GROWTH INHIBITORS ( I HAVE FOR PURCHASE: APPLIED TO AREA IMMEDIATELY AFTER WAX AND FOR THE NEXT 24-72 HOURS)

· AVOID SUNSCREEN ON WAXED AREAS AS THIS MAY BE IRRITATING

· DO NOT SHAVE IN BETWEEN WAXES

  

CAUSES OF INGROWN (BRAZILIAN AREA)

1. DRY/DEHYDRATED SKIN: DRY SKIN CREATES A BARRIER MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR HAIR UNDERNEATH TO EXIT. AND WHEN SKIN IS DEHYDRATED AND TIGHT, IT HOLDS ONTO THE HAIR, PREVENTING THE WAX FROM EXTRACTING WITHOUT BREAKING IT OFF. ONCE HAIR IS BROKEN, IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY TO BECOME INGROWN

2. FRICTION: TIGHT CLOTHING (LEGGINGS, SKINNY JEANS), THE FRICTION FROM CLOTHES CAUSES THE HAIR TO BREAK AND TURN BACK INTO THE FOLLICLE. FRICTION ALSO CAUSES HEAT, WHICH LEADS TO DEHYDRATION, WHICH LEADS TO SKIN HOLDING ONTO HAIR INSTEAD OF LETTING IT GO CLEANLY DURING WAXING

TREATING INGROWNS

· EXFOLIATE!!: EXFOLIATE BEFORE WAX TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN CELLS SO HAIR CAN PROPERLY EXIT THE FOLLICLE. DEAD SKIN CELLS ARE A PROTECTIVE COATING, ALTHOUGH CAN CONTRIBUTE TO INGROWNS

· EXFOLIATE WITH EITHER A KERATOLYTIC OR ENZYME

KERATOLYTICS: KEEPS THE PORES CLEAN AND LOOSEN THE BOND OF THE DEAD SKIN CELLS FROM THE LIVE CELLS. EXAMPLES: BENZOYL PEROXIDE, SALICYLIC ACID OR GLYCOLIC ACID

ENZYMES (GENTLER): EAT AWAY AT THE BOND BETWEEN THE DEAD AND LIVE CELLS. LEAVES SKIN SOFT AND SUPPLE. EXAMPLES: PUMPKIN OR PAPAYA

· THE SOFTER AND SUPPLER THE SKIN, THE EASIER IT IS FOR THE HAIR TO “POP” OUT. 

· ALSO NEED TO BE HYDRATED (NOT MOISTURIZED)

-MOISTURIZERS DON’T ADD MOISTURE, THEY SEAL THE CURRENT CONDITION OF SKIN. 

HYDRATERS WILL PENETRATE THE SKIN AND HYDRATE FROM WITHIN. EX: SHEA BUTTER OR JOJOBA OIL

FOR MODERATE TO SEVERE ( 5 OR MORE INGROWNS): EXFOLIATE 2-5 TIMES A WEEK AND HYDRATION APPLIED 2X/DAY

**THOSE THAT SUFFER FROM INGROWNS WILL ALWAYS PROBABLY SUFFER FROM THEM TO SOME DEGREE, BUT CAN BE REDUCED

**I ALSO HAVE A INGROWN HAIR TREATMENT (THE PEACH TREATMENT). IT IS PERFORMED 10-14 DAYS AFTER WAX AND INCLUDES: CLEANSE, ENZYME, EXTRACTIONS FOLLOWED BY HIGH FREQUENCY AND A CHARCOAL MASK TO THE WAXED AREA FOR $50.00

**THOSE NEW TO BRAZILIANS WILL FEEL “STUBBLY” FOR THE FIRST 3-5 WAXES, UNTIL THE SKIN’S CONDITION IMPROVES AND ALLOW THE HAIR TO BE REMOVED CLEANLY

WHAT NOT TO DO

· DO NOT USE TWEEZERS TO DIG,POKE OR PICK AT THE INGROWN, LET THE PRODUCTS DO THE WORK

· ONLY USE TWEEZERS ON HAIR THAT IS ALREADY HALF OUT

· DO NOT TWEEZE AFTER WAX, LEAVE THE STRAYS UNTIL NEXT WAX

· TWEEZING MAY BREAK THE HAIR OFF WHICH WILL CAUSE INGROWNS

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MICRODERMABRASION

PRE AND POST CARE

 MICRODERMABRASION IS AN EXFOLIATING PROCEDURE THAT SLIGHTLY RESURFACES THE EPIDERMIS BY “SANDBLASTING” THE SKIN AND USES SUCTION TO EXFOLIATE THE TOP LAYER OF THE EPIDERMIS. THE SUCTION STIMULATION ALONE BOOSTS BLOOD CIRCULATION AND REVITALIZES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION, WHICH INSTIGATES THE REGROWTH OF NEW YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN.  RESULTS MAY INCLUDE IMPROVED SKIN TONE, REDUCED VISIBLE APPEARANCE OF AGING, FEWER BREAKOUTS, DIMINISHED APPEARANCE OF SCARS, REFINED SKIN PORES, RENEWED ELASTICITY AND A HEALTHLY GLOW.   A SINGLE TREATMENT CAN REMOVE 20-30% OF THE EPIDERMIS.   

  

*MAY TAKE 3-6 TREATMENTS TO SEE RESULTS ( BEST IF WEEKLY FOR THE FIRST MONTH, THEN MONTHLY AFTER)

*TREATMENTS ARE 7-10 DAYS APART

*MAINTANENCE EVERY 4-6 WEEKS

  

BENEFITS OF MICRODERM

*UNCLOGS PORES (COMEDONES-OPEN AND CLOSED)

*HYPERPIGMENTATION/SUN DAMAGE/MELASMA/AGE SPOTS

*IMPROVES SKIN TONE

*RESURFACES (SMOOTHNESS)

*STIMULATES COLLAGEN

*INCREASES PRODUCT PENETRATION

*SMOOTHES MILD ACNE SCARRING

*DECREASES FINE LINES/WRINKLES (ESPECIALLY EYE AREA/CROWS FEET)

*ACNE  GRADES 1-2 (CREATES 02 AND BACTERIA CANNOT LIVE IN 02)

*INCREASES CELL TURNOVER RATE TO DAYS INSTEAD OF MONTH

*STIMULATES LYMPH AND BLOOD

*GOOD FOR MOST FITZPATRICK  TYPES

*LINEAR SCARS

*DEMARCATION FROM LASER RESURFACING

*BRINGS OUT IMPURITIES

*USE ON SENSITIVE SKIN OR SKIN THAT IS SENSITIVE TO CHEMICALS

    

CONTRAINDICATIONS

*ACCUTANE: DISCONTINUE 6-12 MONTHS PRIOR

*RETIN A: DISCONTINUE 7 DAYS PRIOR

*BOTOX: WAIT 10-14 DAYS AFTER INJECTION

*TOPICAL ANTIBIOITICS: DISCONTINUE 4-6 MONTHS PRIOR

*GLYCOLIC ACID/AHA’S: DISCONTINUE  3 WEEKS PRIOR

*ACTIVE ROSACEA/ERYTHEMATOSUS

*FRAGILE CAPILLARIES/COUPEROSE

*WIDESPREAD ACNE/ACNE 3 OR 4

*HERPES/WARTS/OPEN SORES/SKIN CA/LESIONS

*BLOOD THINNERS/EASILY BRUISED

*ECZEMA/PSORASIS/SKIN TAGS/VITILAGO

*LUPUS/DM/DERMATITIS/SHINGLES/AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE

*KELOID TENDENCY

*HEPATITIS/VASCULAR LESIONS

*ACTINIC KERATOSIS

*RAISED MOLES

*SUN BURN/TATTOOS/PERMANENT MAKEUP

  

AFTERCARE OF MICRODERM

*AVOID SUN/TANNING/SPRAY TANS FOR AT LEAST 7-14 DAYS

* USE SPF 30 FOR AT LEAST 7 DAYS

*AVOID HOT TUB/HOT SHOWER DIRECTLY TO FACE

*AVOID WORKOUTS/SWEAT FOR 24-48 HOURS

*AVOID HARSH CHEMICALS/DYES/PERFUMES

* WAIT 4-7 DAYS BEFORE USING ACTIVE INGREDIENTS SUCH AS VITAMIN A OR GLYCOLICS

*MAKEUP CAN BE APPLIED AFTER SINCE THERE IS NO "DOWNTIME", BUT 24 HOUR WAIT IS BEST

* AVOID WAXING FORR 7 DAYS

*SOME CLIENTS MAY FLAKE AFTER TREATMENT, MOISTURIZE

*SOME CLIENTS WILL HAVE SOME REDNESS WHICH WILL DISAPPEAR IN A FEW HOURS

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MICROCURRENT

PRE AND POST CARE

  

MICROCURRENT PRE/POST CARE

*LOW LEVEL ELECTRICAL CURRENT THAT MIMICS THE BODYS OWN BIOLOGICAL CURRENT. IT CAN PHYSICALLY FIRM AND TONE THE SKIN THRU MUSCULAR REEDUCATION. IT CAN STIMULATE 32 OF THE 53 FACIAL MUSCLES AT TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE POINTS WITH TINY AMOUNTS OF ELECTRICITY TO RE-ENERGIZE THEIR BIOLOGICAL CURRENTS AND RE-ESTABLISH MUSCLE MEMORY.

*KNOWN AS THE NON-SURGICAL OR LUNCHTIME FACE LIFT

* INCREASES FIBROBLAST PRODUCTION (BASE OF COLLAGEN AND ELASTIN) WHICH DECREASES THE WRINKLES AND INCREASE SKIN INTEGRITY

* IT SIMULTANEOUSLY TONES THE REBUILDS MUSCLES IN MASS AND FIRMNESS

*HELP RELEASE FASCIA, DRAIN EXCESS LYMPH

* INCREASES CIRCULATION, NUTRIENTS AND 02 FLOW.

** MICRONEEDLING, LASER ABLATION AND IPL PHOTOFACIAL USES CELLULAR DISRUPTION TO ACTIVATE THE NATURAL BODYS DEFENSE SYSTEM TO STIMULATE COLLAGEN PRODUCTION.   PROLONGED USE CAN LEAD TO CHRONIC INFLAMMATION. THESE TREATMENTS DO NOT REGENERATE CELL FUNCTION BUT USE THE BODYS EMERGENCY RESERVOIRS WHICH LEADS TO THE ROOT OF PREMATURE AND LONGTERM AGING OF THE SKIN

*MICROCURRENT OFFERS SUSTAINABLE RESULTS WITHOUT DAMAGING OR INVADING THE DERMAL LAYER AND RESULTS IN FACIAL CONTOURING

*ACNE: RELIEVE THE BODY OF TOXINS WITHOUT THE RISK OF SCARRING. INCREASED BLOOD FLOW MEANS INCREASED 02 AND IMPROVED LYMPH MOVEMENT

*DARK SKIN: REDUCES THE RISK OF KELOID FORMATION AND PIGMENTATION ISSUES

WHAT ITS GOOD FOR

BECAUSE IT STIMULATES ATP PRODUCTION, IT CAN BE USED TO TREAT VIRTUALLY ANY SKIN CONDITION AND CAN BE USED IN ANY TREATMENT PROTOCOL. CAN USE WITH LED, MICRODERM, OR PEELS

· ACNE: ELIMINATES THE BACTERIA AND REDUCES ACNE SCARRING. ACNE BREAKS DOWN ATP, COLLAGEN, ELASTIN AND HYLARONIC ACID

· ANTI-AGING FOR FINE LINES/WRINKLES, DARK CIRCLES, BAGGY EYES AND TONING

· BRIGHTENING

· STRETCH MARKS/SCAR TISSUE

· CELLULITE

CONTRAINDICATIONS

· OPEN WOUNDS 

· CANCEROUS LESIONS

· HEART CONDITIONS

· PACEMAKER

· MUSCULAR DISEASES

· EPILEPSY

· ADVANCED DIABETES

· HEMOPHILIA

· PREGNANCY

· METAL RODS/PIERCINGS

PRETREATMENT

· DRINK ADDITIONAL WATER TO HELP WITH CONDUCTIVITY OF CURRENT. 

AFTER TREATMENT RESULTS

· CAN STIMULATE ATP LEVELS FOR 70 HOURS AFTER TREATMENT 

· SOME WILL NOTICE A DIFFERENCE AFTER THE FIRST TREATMENT

· OTHERS MAY NOT NOTICE UNTIL AFTER 3 OR 4 TREATMENTS

· EFFECT IS CUMULATIVE, BECOMING MORE PRONOUNCED AFTER EACH TREATMENT

· 60-80% OF CHANGES CREATED IN ONE TREATMENT LAST FOR THE NEXT 4-7 DAYS, HOWEVER, IF NOT TREATED REGULARLY COULD RETURN BACK TO FORMER CONFIGURATION

AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED

· FACE

· NECK

· BUTTOCKS

· THIGHS

· STOMACH

· BUST

SUGGESTED TREATMENT PARAMETERS

· 1STMONTH: 2X/WEEK OR 2-3 X/WEEK FOR 4 WEEKS

· 2NDMONTH: 1X/WK OR UNTIL DESIRED RESULTS ARE ACHIEVED

· THEN ONCE EVERY 4-6 WEEKS FOR MAINTENANCE

· SHOULD TREAT ONCE EVERY 3 DAYS. 

  

PHOTO COURTESY OF ASCP

PHOTO COURTESY OF ASCP