FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who are facials good for?

Facials are a great option for anyone that wants a clear, balanced complexion. They provide deep cleansing with the mixture of professional grade products, technology, and the knowledge of a professional esthetician who understands skin conditions and anatomy. Facials can maintain the health of skin, address and correct certain skin conditions, and improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin.

Facials are available to both men and women of any age and those that need to combat specific skin issues. However, there are some conditions that can prevent the performance of some or all facial services. They include:

  • Contagious diseases such as HIV, herpes or hepatitis, pinkeye, or ringworm
  • Skin disorders or diseases
  • Pregnancy (unless cleared by your physician)
  • Skin Irritation
  • Allergies to products and ingredients
  • Severe, uncontrolled hypertension
  • Limited services can be performed (sometimes with medical clearance):
  • Electrical contraindications like pacemakers and implants
  • Medical Conditions

How often should you get a facial?

Regular facial treatments:

  • Deep Cleanse
  • Exfoliate
  • Increase Circulation and Detoxifies
  • Relaxes the senses, nerves, and muscles
  • Stimulates skin functions and metabolism
  • Slows premature aging
  • Treats conditions such as dryness, oiliness, or redness
  • Softens wrinkles and aging lines
  • Helps clear up minor blemishes and acne

What are extractions?

Extractions are the removal of impurities and impacted pores – specifically, blackheads, whiteheads, milia (hardened “sesame seed” like whiteheads), and sebaceous filaments (pores blocked by oil produced in the skin). Removal of these impacts allow reduced pore size while allowing them to “breathe”.

How do I know what type of facial I need?

Our estheticians are trained and licensed to properly identify various skin types, conditions, and the proper approach to each. Based on your intake form, consultation, and a thorough skin analysis she will be able to suggest the best approach to reaching your skin care goals.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are a type of exfoliation treatment.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels remove dead skin cells resulting in:

  • Improved skin texture
  • Increased skin cell turnover
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction or removal of dark spots (sun damage and hyper-pigmentation)
  • Stimulation of elastin and collagen (substances that make your skin firm and toned)
  • Smoother softer skin

What are the side effects of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels remove layers of skin which will temporarily make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. As a result, it is necessary to wear at least an SPF 30 for protection and avoid the sun while receiving chemical peel treatments.

Due to chemical peels exfoliating it is not unusual to experience actual flaking and peeling. This will subside within a few days.

How do I prepare for a chemical peel?

To experience the most amazing results from your peel please avoid waxing, depilatory creams or any other exfoliating product or procedure that may cause dryness or irritation for 5 days before. If you want to peel over the weekend we recommend scheduling your appointment on Wednesday.

3 days before your peel please avoid products and/or procedures:

  • Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Tretinoin
  • Any products containing retinol, AHA or BHA, or benzoyl peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products or procedures that may be drying to the area’s to be treated

How often can I have a chemical peel treatment?

Chemical peels can be performed in individual treatment or in a series of treatments to see more significant results. Some chemical peels are gentle enough to receive treatments every 2 to 3 weeks while others are safer to receive every 4 to 6 weeks. We will discuss a treatment planned designed specifically for you and your skin care goals.

Is there any downtime with a chemical peel treatment?

No. The type of chemical peels performed at HueVine does not result in any downtime.

Who should avoid chemical peels?

  • Recent cosmetic surgeries, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, or dermabrasion
  • Recent injectables, fillers, or Botox
  • Allergies or sensitivities to products or ingredients
  • Pregnancy (unless medically cleared by your physician)
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Hyper-pigmentation tendencies
  • Inflamed rosacea or acne
  • Open sores or suspicious lesions
  • Sunburned or irritated skin
  • Photosensitizing medications (makes skin very sensitive to sun)
  • Other contraindicated drugs or medication


WAXING + SUGARING FAQS

HOW LONG WILL MY WAX | SUGAR  LAST?

Usually your wax will last between 3–6 weeks but everyone’s rate of regrowth is different so results will vary for everyone. Hair will begin to grow back softer and thinner following your first visit. TIP: Don’t wait till it fully grows back. If the hair is long enough to pull then its time for your next visit.

CAN I STILL WAX BECAUSE I’M PREGNANT?

Yes, you can still wax but you may experience more skin sensitivity due to the hormonal changes your body is going through. We will try to make you as comfortable as possible during the service. We recommend checking with your OB/GYN during the last two months of pregnancy.

CAN I STILL WAX | SUGAR IF I TANNED THE DAY BEFORE?

Wait at least 24–48 hours between waxing and tanning because your skin may be more sensitive and you’re more likely to experience sunburn.

HOW LONG SHOULD MY HAIR BE TO GET WAXED | SUGARED?

We always say that if you can grab the hair then so can the wax.

CAN I WAX | SUGAR DURING THAT TIME OF THE MONTH?

Sure, just be aware that the area is more sensitive and you may experience more discomfort than usual. We ask that you apply new tampon prior to your appointment.

WAXING | SUGARING CONTRAINDICATIONS LIST

It is important that we know any medications that you are taking and/or any skin products that you are using. This can ensure a safe and successful waxing experience. If you are taking or have taken any of these medications within the past three months, we need to talk. Please contact before scheduling an appointment some medications may cause the skin to thin or to be extra sensitive to waxing. 

Thin, sensitive skin can lift with the wax. If you are currently using any of the following products, they can cause the skin to be overly sensitive. 

Please inform me prior to your appointment. Other Acne medications not listed above Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic) Topical Retinol Salicylic Acid Exfoliants/Laser Peels/Microdermabrasion Remember, it’s important that you inform or update you consent form on what medications you may be taking so we can provide you with a safe waxing experience. If you are taking a medication or using a product that has changed your skin in any way, and you are unsure about the safety of waxing, please talk to your doctor first.

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HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?

Are you sure it's for my skin? I've went to other places and it didn't work.

The short answer is yes!!! Many places have 1 type of technology either an IPL, Diode or Nd:YAG which is specific for their clients. Here at HueVine we have clients from every background. We have the best and must current technology that emits all 3 wavelengths simultaneously ensuring your safety, effectiveness and quality were top priority. Triple Wave Technology ® treats the fairest and the darkest skin tones that grace us everyday. Come on in #SHOWOFF!!

What are the most popular areas for laser hair removal?

The most popular areas are female facial hair, underarms, bikini line hair and back hair for men.

What should be done before any laser hair removal treatment?

Shave the area prior to treatment. If you aren't shaved prior to treatment you will be rescheduled except the back area we understand how hard it can be so we offer prep services. Do not apply any lotions, creams, perfumes, deodorants, or any potential irritants in the treatment area. Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements to decrease the risk of bleeding.

Are the results permanent?

Yes, there is a permanent reduction, but it’s not a one-off series of treatments. Some people will have to go back for another series at some point to keep it at bay. Those that need follow-up treatments usually have hair growth that is hormone-driven. 10-20% of females have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), which is very common. This can cause hirsutism, which excessive hair growth. If you have it (like I do), laser hair removal doesn’t work as well when it comes to permanency. You might need to return 2-3 times on the first year, and annually thereafter. (Quick medical tip if you have PCOS: You can include a TVCS or transvaginal ultrasound on one of your OB visits to just to make sure that those cysts are kept in check. If you’re predisposed, it’s better to be safe than sorry.) 
For men, who have a lot of testosterone, hair tends to be thicker (especially on the back). They will need more treatments, sometimes up to 10. And because its testosterone-driven, sometimes it returns much quicker than normal.

What are the risks of hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a lunchtime procedure. There is no recovery time. Patients can return to work or play immediately. These lasers do not remove skin, so the risks are very low. As with any procedure, we have an informed consent that explains all the possible risks.

Is there an age limit for laser hair removal?

There really is no age limit, but we never treat toddlers. Young people that are not finished growing will develop new hair as they grow, and will require touch-ups to maintain the results. We currently do not treat children under the age of 13. Some clients may have gray hair that will not respond to laser.

Is it painful?

Compared to waxing the treatment has very little discomfort. Everyone's pain tolerance is different, our laser has a Sapphire cooling tip, combined with a protective gel layer and cold compress. Cooling protects the epidermis, as a result of which we can deliver effective laser beams to the skin. Cooling is achieved before, during or after laser treatment, referred to as pre-cooling, parallel cooling and post-cooling, respectively.

Dark Skin, Ingrown Hair. Will laser hair removal work for me? Is it safe for my skin?

Yes. We researched and found the perfect laser for every one of our client's skin types (excluding gray hair) which is the Triple Wave Technology®. Multiple wavelengths safely bypasses the skin and targets the melanin in all phases of the hair shaft, destroying the unwanted hair follicle. You will love your results!

How long before I see results?

All results are individually based on the preparation and the 3 growth cycles. Your results will be very apparent after your 3rd treatment.

 

Who is laser skin rejuvenation good for?

Laser skin rejuvenation is a great option for anyone that wants a healthier, balanced complexion. Laser skin rejuvenation can maintain the health of skin, address and correct certain skin conditions, and improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin.

Treatments are available to both men and women of any age and those that need to combat specific skin issues. However, there are some conditions that can prevent the performance of some or all laser services. They include:

  • Contagious diseases such as HIV, herpes or hepatitis, pinkeye, or ringworm
  • Skin disorders or diseases
  • Pregnancy (unless cleared by your physician)
  • Skin Irritation
  • Allergies to products and ingredients
  • Severe, uncontrolled hypertension
  • Limited services can be performed (sometimes with medical clearance):
  • Electrical contraindications like pacemakers and implants
  • Medical Conditions

How does laser skin rejuvenation work?

Nonablative laser skin rejuvenation heats the tissue beneath the skin to stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that gives your skin its elasticity.

How do I know I need laser skin rejuvenation?

  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Crepey skin
  • Large pore size
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark spots (sun damage and hyper-pigmentation)

What is laser skin rejuvenation?

laser skin rejuvenation is a treatment whereby lasers are used to decrease skin laxity, or loose skin, by increasing skin’s collagen production through heat and the wound healing process.

What are the benefits of laser skin rejuvenation?

  • Pore size reduction
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction or removal of dark spots (sun damage and hyper-pigmentation)
  • Improvement in the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions
  • Stimulation of elastin and collagen (substances that make your skin firm and toned)
  • Improved tone and texture for smooth, silky and shiny skin

What are the side effects of laser skin rejuvenation?

Mild pain, discomfort and stinging during the procedure. Some swelling, redness or superficial blistering after the procedure

How do I prepare for laser skin rejuvenation?

To experience the most amazing results from your laser skin rejuvenation please avoid waxing, depilatory creams or any other exfoliating product or procedure that may cause dryness or irritation for 2 days before.

  • Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Tretinoin
  • Any products containing retinol, AHA or BHA, or benzoyl peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products or procedures that may be drying to the area’s to be treated

How often can I have a laser skin rejuvenation?

Laser skin rejuvenation can be performed in individual treatment or in a series of treatments to see more significant results. Laser skin rejuvenation are gentle enough to receive treatments every 3-4 weeks. We will discuss a treatment planned designed specifically for you and your skin care goals.

Is there any downtime with a treatment?

No. The type of skin rejuvenation performed at HueVine does not result in any downtime, you can do a treatment between lunch downtime.

Who should avoid laser skin rejuvenation?

  • Recent cosmetic surgeries, chemical peels, or dermabrasion
  • Recent injectables, fillers, or Botox
  • Allergies or sensitivities to products or ingredients
  • Pregnancy (unless medically cleared by your physician)
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Hyper-pigmentation tendencies
  • Inflamed rosacea or acne
  • Open sores or suspicious lesions
  • Sunburned or irritated skin
  • Photosensitizing medications (makes skin very sensitive to sun)
  • Other contraindicated drugs or medication

Who are facials good for?

Facials are a great option for anyone that wants a clear, balanced complexion. They provide deep cleansing with the mixture of professional grade products, technology, and the knowledge of a professional esthetician who understands skin conditions and anatomy. Facials can maintain the health of skin, address and correct certain skin conditions, and improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin.

Facials are available to both men and women of any age and those that need to combat specific skin issues. However, there are some conditions that can prevent the performance of some or all facial services. They include:

  • Contagious diseases such as HIV, herpes or hepatitis, pinkeye, or ringworm
  • Skin disorders or diseases
  • Pregnancy (unless cleared by your physician)
  • Skin Irritation
  • Allergies to products and ingredients
  • Severe, uncontrolled hypertension
  • Limited services can be performed (sometimes with medical clearance):
  • Electrical contraindications like pacemakers and implants
  • Medical Conditions

What is a men's facial?

Men's facials are a lot like women's facials but are formulated to the unique needs of men's skin. They usually deal with problems men commonly face, such as razor burn and ingrown hairs, dullness, and sensitivity. Some target skin that has been damaged by the elements like sun and wind, some target acne, and some target aging.

What happens during a facial for men?

We deeply cleanse skin before exfoliating away dead skin cells, steaming open pores, performing extractions to clear individually clogged pores, and applying a toner with the application of a custom mask and products.

Why should men get facials?

Men's skin and women's skin differ in a few key areas. For instance, men's skin is 25% thicker, has a higher collagen density and produces more sebum oil, which can lead to more breakouts. That's why facials tailored specifically to men's skin exist. 

It's also an opportunity to exfoliate the top half of your face the way the bottom half is exfoliated when you shave (yup, you're exfoliating each time you shave). It's an opportunity to chat with one of our professional skin specialist about the types of products you should be incorporating into your grooming routine at home. They can point you toward moisturizers, serums, and toners specifically formulated to male skin and its unique problems.

Also, did we mention the massage? In addition to being really relaxing, studies show that facial massage may help tone skin and prevent wrinkles and crows feet. Win-win.

Do I need to shave before my facial?

If you're working a full beard, you don't have to ditch it before your facial. In fact, the products used during your facial may also benefit your facial hair, making it look shinier and healthier. 

If you do shave, make sure you do it the day before, not the day-of your facial. Freshly-shaven skin will be more prone to irritation during the facial, so it's best to wait at least 24-hours after shaving before loading on the topical treatments.

How often should you get a men's facial?

Your skin should feel noticeably clean and soft after just one facial, but if you want that youthful glow to last, you should commit to booking a facial once a month. Why? It takes around a month for skin cells to go through their entire life cycle, meaning your face will be full of dead, dull skin cells ready to be sloughed off again within that time frame.

How often should you get a men's facial?

Your skin should feel noticeably clean and soft after just one facial, but if you want that youthful glow to last, you should commit to booking a facial once a month. Why? It takes around a month for skin cells to go through their entire life cycle, meaning your face will be full of dead, dull skin cells ready to be sloughed off again within that time frame.

What are the benefits of a facial?

Regular facial treatments:

  • Deep Cleanse
  • Exfoliate
  • Increase Circulation and Detoxifies
  • Relaxes the senses, nerves, and muscles
  • Stimulates skin functions and metabolism
  • Slows premature aging
  • Treats conditions such as dryness, oiliness, or redness
  • Softens wrinkles and aging lines
  • Helps clear up minor blemishes and acne

What are extractions?

Extractions are the removal of impurities and impacted pores – specifically, blackheads, whiteheads, milia (hardened “sesame seed” like whiteheads), and sebaceous filaments (pores blocked by oil produced in the skin). Removal of these impactions allows reduced pore size while allowing them to “breathe”.

How do I know what type of facial I need?

Our estheticians are trained and licensed to properly identify various skin types, conditions, and the proper approach to each. Based on your intake form, consultation, and a thorough skin analysis she will be able to suggest the best approach to reaching your skin care goals.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are a type of exfoliation treatment.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels remove dead skin cells resulting in:

  • Improved skin texture
  • Increased skin cell turnover
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction or removal of dark spots (sun damage and hyperpigmentation)
  • Stimulation of elastin and collagen (substances that make your skin firm and toned)
  • Smoother softer skin

What are the side effects of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels remove layers of skin which will temporarily make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. As a result, it is necessary to wear at least an SPF 30 for protection and avoid the sun while receiving chemical peel treatments.

Due to chemical peels exfoliating it is not unusual to experience actual flaking and peeling. This will subside within a few days.

How do I prepare for a chemical peel?

To experience the most amazing results from your peel please avoid waxing, depilatory creams or any other exfoliating product or procedure that may cause dryness or irritation for 5 days before. If you want to peel over the weekend we recommend scheduling your appointment on Wednesday.

3 days before your peel please avoid products and/or procedures:

  • Any products containing retinol, AHA or BHA, or benzoyl peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products or procedures that may be drying to the area’s to be treated

How often can I have a chemical peel treatment?

Chemical peels can be performed in individual treatment or in a series of treatments to see more significant results. Some chemical peels are gentle enough to receive treatments every 2 to 3 weeks while others are safer to receive every 4 to 6 weeks. We will discuss a treatment planned designed specifically for you and your skin care goals.

Is there any downtime with a chemical peel treatment?

No. The type of chemical peels performed at HueVine does not result in any downtime.

Who should avoid chemical peels?

  • Recent cosmetic surgeries, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, or dermabrasion
  • Recent injectables, fillers, or Botox
  • Allergies or sensitivities to products or ingredients
  • Pregnancy (unless medically cleared by your physician)
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Hyperpigmentation tendencies
  • Inflamed rosacea or acne
  • Open sores or suspicious lesions
  • Sunburned or irritated skin
  • Photosensitizing medications (makes skin very sensitive to sun)
  • Other contraindicated drugs or medication