We get a lot of questions about the best, most effective hair removal techniques. Among these techniques is a process known as sugaring. Sugaring is an excellent hair removal method that more people in Regina are choosing every day. Unlike shaving which might need to be done every day, result from sugaring tend to last much longer. As a bonus, it can even lead to permanently reduced hair growth for some people!

To help you decide if this hair removal method is right for you, we’re going to cover some of the frequently asked questions we get on the topic for you today.

What is sugaring anyway?

This hair removal method uses a paste or gel made from food-grade ingredients like honey, sugar, lemon juice, water, and essential oils. The mixture is applied to the skin, and then a layer of cloth is rubbed over it. When the cloth is pulled off, it pulls the hair right from the hair follicle with it.

Is sugaring painful?

Some mild discomfort can be expected with sugaring. However, most patients find sugaring to be a less painful option than waxing which can make it a better option for more sensitive zones, like the bikini area or underarms.

How often should I have sugaring done?

Luckily, sugaring only requires the hair to be 1/16th of an inch so it could be done every 8-10 days if necessary. The typical time between sugaring appointments tends to be between two and four weeks, but this depends on the body part and the person.

What should I do before my sugaring appointment?

We usually ask our clients not to sunbathe or use a tanning bed for 48 hours before a sugaring appointment. We also ask that you don’t apply moisturizers on the skin 24 hours before the treatment or for 12 hours after the sugaring. Exfoliating gently before the appointment is recommended, as is having clean and dry skin.

What should I do after my appointment?

If you come to Pasqua South Medical Aesthetics in Regina for sugaring services, our technicians will discuss how to care for your skin after a sugaring treatment. Some of their instructions typically include not using perfume soaps or chemical irritants within 24 hours of your treatment.