Waxing and Dermaplaning

I am often asked, waxing or dermaplaning – which is better? Both are amazing, but work in different ways.

Dermaplaning’s job is to exfoliate the skin. By gently moving a dermatological scalpel across the skin, the scalpel picks up dead skin cells from healthy skin cells. People have described the process akin to a cat’s tongue licking your face, or a credit card sliding back and forth over your face. Dermaplaning also removes peach fuzz as part of process.

The benefits of Dermaplane are instant glow, better makeup application, and the ability of your products to be more effective.

Waxing’s role is to remove unwanted and unsightly hair. By applying wax to the skin the wax sticks to the hair and then a strip is applied to the wax. The strip is quickly removed taking the unwanted hairs with it. Some dead skin cells are also removed. People describe the short lived pain as a sting or tingle. Your skin is a little pink for a couple of hours, but this is normal.

The benefits of waxing are the removal of coarse or dark hair, smoother skin for a longer period of time, and new facial hair that grows in finer and softer.

My “Wax” is not a wax, but rather a self-preserving antibacterial/antimicrobial called Nufree Nudesse. It is safe, clean, germ-free and never sticks to your skin.

Created by Equibal Labs made here in the USA, Nufree Nudesse is completely botanical and safe for the entire body. It doesn’t dry and can be erased any time. Nufree Nudesse is scientifically tested and uses no animal products.

Eyebrows

I have been sculpting brows for over 20 years. As a licensed esthetician and brow artist, I understand how to make you look your best with the finest products and techniques. I have delighted clients throughout Southern California by providing personal service and taking the time to sculpt your brows to match your facial structure.

Utilizing techniques taught to me by Anastasia of Beverly Hills, including the use of cruelty free and vegan products from Anastasia and others, I will make your eyebrows look fantastic!

Face and Body

Our services include hair removal from your face, arms, legs, and back, all using the same non-wax that provides a clean, germ-free finish that never sticks to your skin.

  • DERMAPLANING
    $95
    Approx 45 minutes
  • EYEBROW WAX
    $24
    Approx 15 minutes
  • LIP, CHIN, OR SIDEBURN WAX
    $10
    Approx 15 minues for either Lip, Chin, or Sideburn
  • FULL FACE WAX
    $54
    Includes Eyebrows and takes approx 30 minutes
  • UNDERARM WAX
    $36
    Approx 15 minutes
  • HALF ARM WAX
    $32
    Approx 30 minutes
  • FULL ARM WAX
    $54
    Approx 45 minutes
  • BACK WAX
    $69
    Approx 60 minutes
  • HALF LEG WAX
    $54
    Approx 30 minutes
  • FULL LEG WAX
    $99
    Approx 60 minutes

Waxing Questions

How Often Should I Get My Eyebrows Waxed?

Brows generally require waxing about every two weeks, although it varies by person. Some people grow hair at a faster rate than others and benefit from waxing every one and a half weeks, while others can go up to three weeks or longer between sessions.

Does Waxing Hurt?

Getting your eyebrows waxed for the first time is probably going to be slightly uncomfortable. However, the more you wax, the less it will hurt. Continuous waxing eventually weakens the hair follicles, making the experience much more manageable. Additionally, seasoned wax specialists know how to apply the product to cause as little pain as possible.

What Will My Skin Look Like After the Waxing?

Your eyebrows will likely be red and a little inflamed immediately after the waxing session. Most waxers apply a product to soothe the irritation, which generally goes away after about 30 minutes. However, you can speed up the healing process by applying cooling ointments, such as chilled aloe vera gel.

Why Do My Brows Look Uneven?

Eyebrows are referred to as “siblings,” not “twins.” One is inevitably higher than the other, so do not panic if your brows are not completely even. Many makeup artists and beauty experts say the eyebrows should not be even because it brings more character to the face.

If your brows are sparse or over plucked, ask me about Microblading.

Dermaplaning Questions

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive technique in which a  licensed esthetician will scrape off vellus hair (also known as “peach fuzz”) and a top layer of dead skin cells off the epidermis, the top layer of the skin.

A surgical-grade scalpel is used, not a razor. Dermaplaning also serves as a manual exfoliant,

When done by a professional, dermaplaning can lead to smoother, brighter skin, and no peach fuzz.

As a bonus, by scraping off built-up hair and dead skin, it allows for greater penetration of creams, serums and the other skincare treatments that may be in your routine. It’s beneficial for “flawless makeup application,” since it will lay closer to the skin after the procedure. 

How often should I have a Dermaplaning treatement?

Typical intervals for treatment sessions are every 3 to 4 weeks.

What are the risks?

Contrary to the notions that shaved hair grows back thicker or longer, it doesn’t. “(Vellus) hairs don’t grow back thick or noticeably,” For the most part, it’s a relatively non-irritating and painless procedure.

But for anyone with a skin condition — sensitive skin, skin cancer, eczema, or severe acne — the benefits aren’t worth the risks.

And, as with every skincare procedure, it may not be effective for every individual. Your esthetician may advise another procedure instead, including chemical peels.