Some health conditions pose risks to waxing facial and body hair. Before proceeding, your service provider will review your health history form.
As a result, certain health conditions will be treated appropriately. Please read carefully through the following health conditions to ensure you meet criteria.
Please notify your service provider of any of the following health conditions:
Cracks and splits compromise skin with active eczema. Furthermore, the topical medication prescribed to treat eczema usually consists of cortical steroids. Cortical steroids can thin the skin making it more likely to lift.
Lesions and areas treated with topical medications cannot be waxed over, therefore, your service provider will avoid the specific areas.
Similarly to eczema, psoriasis-affected skin is compromised.
Compromised areas treated with topical medications are more likely to lift and cannot be waxed over. Therefore, your service provider will avoid the specific areas.
Active Herpes Simplex/Zoster
If affected areas are being waxed, please take prescribed medication for a minimum of 3 days prior to your waxing appointment.
Medication can reduce the risk of an outbreak due to stimulation.
Skin with open lesions is compromised. Your service provider will avoid open lesions or sites of dermatitis (irritations or reactions on the skin).
Sunburned skin is more prone to lifting. Please allow your skin to recover for 1-2 weeks depending on severity of burn prior to your waxing service.
Infectious Skin Diseases
Suspicion of an infectious skin disease will result in your service provider postponing your waxing service. You must seek treatment prior to your appointment. An example of a skin disease is folliculitis.
Moles and Skin Tags
Your service provider will avoid moles and skin tags.
Moles should always be treated as if they are malignant and should therefore be handled with care.
Additionally, bleeding, infections, or injuries to the skin can occur when removing deep-rooted hair.
Though waxing is considered a basic esthetics service, it can have side effects such as lifting of the skin. We take precautions to ensure your waxing service goes smoothly. As a result, your service provider will ask you a few questions to ensure you meet the criteria for this service.
The following are waxing precautions. Please discontinue usage of the following product ingredients 1 week prior to your appointment date.
AHA/BHA acids are ideal for treating active acne conditions, dry skin, pigmentation, and fine lines. However, they can cause the skin to become sensitized to waxing.
These acids vary in degrees of intensity, thereby, can pose a risk for lifting of the skin in area being waxed. Please discontinue use of prescribed AHA/BHA one week prior to your waxing appointment.
Hydroquinone is a powerful lightening agent and can cause the skin to become highly sensitized.
Please discontinue use of prescribed hydroquinone one week prior to your waxing appointment.
Retinols have the power to smooth skin by stimulating collagen production and cell turnover.
This powerful ingredient can also cause the skin to be sensitized to waxing, and pose a risk for lifting the skin in area being waxed.
Please discontinue use of prescribed retinols one week prior to your waxing appointment.
Sensitivity around the eyes can be caused by fragile skin. Fragile skin is easily irritated. It can become puffy or sunken thereby magnifying fine lines and wrinkles.
It is important to protect and nourish your eye area, therefore, make sure to use using proper eye care products and application.
Here are some tips to help you relieve sensitivity around the eyes:
If you already using eye care, add an extra dab of Contour Eye Lift(dry/mature), or Eye Restore (combo/oily) after applying moisturizer for an added barrier.
Ensure you are only applying on the ocular bone using your ring fingers in a dabbing motion.
Use eye care in the morning and at night. However, if the skin around the eyes feels extra dry, apply once more in between morning and night.
Keep products in a cool dark cupboard or fridge for added soothing effects.
Ingredients that work.
Keep an eye for the following ingredients when choosing your eye care.
Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties therefore, it helps stimulate the immune system, protecting the skin from adverse effects of oxidative stress including photoaging.
Vitamin K is used to prevent the effects of circulatory problems, for instance, dark circles, redness and broken capillaries.
Haloxyl stimulates circulation, helps reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles.
DIY Eye Massage to relieve sensitivity around the eyes.
Promoting blood circulation.
Blood circulation in the face supplies oxygen to the muscles and skin that helps reduce the appearance of dark circles.
The RELAX facial includes all the essentials of classic facial procedure. It starts with a steaming session and light extractions. After that, a nourishing mask packed with anti aging nutrients is applied. The facial ends with a relaxation-face/shoulder/arm/hand massage, and moisturizing paraffin hand-dip.
Keeping the wrinkles away.
In conclusion, using gentle products with active ingredients will firm and protect your eye area. In addition, promoting blood circulation will help keep away fine lines and wrinkles. Above all, book your spa visit to dérmica!
Microblading eyebrows and brow tattooing is an art that requires attention to detail and continuous practice to perfect this art form. Skilled artists will develop a signature style throughout the years that will draw like-minded clients to their services. Selecting the right artist to match your unique style is key to attaining the ideal brows.
What is the Dérmica style?
Our goal is to achieve a versatile brow finish that blends seamlessly into your natural brow and compliments your features. The finished look can be dressed up with a little color or worn bare for a fresh-faced look.
Identifying your brow needs
In the consultation for microblading eyebrows, we assess your existing growth and discuss your desired look. With this information, we can select the appropriate level of coverage to suit your needs. Whether its a Level 1, 2, or 3, your brows will be topped up or fully restored to their most natural finish.
The microblading service begins with a personalized mapping of your brow area. This map provides a precise guide for the sketch of the brow shape to be bladed. The guide ensures that the shape suits your facial structure and aligns appropriately with your other features.
Each stroke is placed following your natural hair growth lending way to a multidimensional brow that flows with the existing brows. Each brow is assessed individually and hair stroke placement, length, and thickness are choosing accordingly.
Your brow colour is chosen by evaluating the undertone of your skin vs your hair tone, and from there creating a customized color blend. This process ensures that your color compliments your features and holds its true tone once healed.
Although your brows may look amazing on the initial date of service, the healed finish can differ. We want to ensure that your brows are up to par with your expectations, for that reason, we include a complimentary Refresher session in our microblading services.
This session includes a top-up of any color that may have not retained or minor adjustments or additions leaving you with a finish that can last up to 3 years. Also, considering how unique our skin is, we allow our guests up to 12 months to book the Refresher visit.
Professional brow styling can make a world of a difference and save valuable time when you’re getting ready for your day. We are keen on helping you look your best and understand that brows play an important role in your overall appearance, we hope to be your choice for your microblading!
As we age our bodies will inevitably go through many changes and stages. Our bodily functions begin to slow along with our lifestyles. We begin to notice changes in the way we look and feel.
Slowing of metabolism
One of the first things that may come to mind when considering the aging process is the slowing of metabolism. When we think about the declining rate of metabolism, most will only consider the metabolic rate of the digestive system. But what about the cell metabolism of our skin?
Our bodies are composed of billions of specialized cells. These cells are grouped according to functions, and make up the different body systems and organs within the human anatomy.
The largest organ found within the body is the skin. Its main function is to protect the body from the external environment and regulate body temperature. It is a reflection of your current health, age, and oftentimes your lifestyle.
Typically in our late 20’s – mid 30’s our skin cells slow down and become “lazy”. They no longer regenerate at the same speed in which it used to in our earlier years.
This laziness creates a backlog of dead cells on the surface of the skin and paves the way for the appearance of fine lines, dehydration, premature wrinkles, and dullness. Sun damage endured over the years now begins to reach the surface in the form of brown spots (hyperpigmentation), broken capillaries, and excessive ruddiness.
Your Anti-Aging Journey: Start It Sooner Than Later.
The first step in the anti-aging journey is prevention. It is never too early to start caring for your skin and preparing for what the years will bring. We recommend younger clients begin with a healthy homecare regimen which includes proper cleansing and hydration day and night.
A fresh cleanse in the morning and daily moisturizer with a minimum 20 SPF, and a hydrating eye gel to keep your eye area looking vibrant.
At the end of the day we suggest a double cleanse to first clear the skin of daily environmental buildup/makeup, and then wash the bare skin itself. This routine will keep your skin balanced and protected throughout the day and night.
For younger clients beginning a professional skin treatment schedule, Photofacials will deliver immediate results in the clearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and tightening of pores and texture. With a refresher treatment every 6 months your skin will defy age!
At this stage in the aging process resurfacing and exfoliation are vital in keeping your cells active, and clear of nutrient blocking dead cells.
Changes and Damage to Our Skin.
The changes and damage to our skin do not happen overnight, and everyday time slowly claims its youth. Therefore, once the skin reaches a more advanced stage in aging, reversing the effects of time is a process that also takes time and commitment.
Understanding your skin care products and the interactions of the ingredients with your skin is important when selecting your products. What may have worked a few years ago may not be ideal for your skin now.
Ensure that your products are age appropriate, targeted to treat your areas of concern, and most importantly protect your skin from further damage with minimum SPF20.
PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME
Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products to help maximize results. This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.