Hydroxy Esthetics

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**Please discontinue any Retinol, AHA, or BHA products 5-7 days prior to any peel or facial waxing.**

Do I need a peel? 
Yes.  Chemical exfoliations, also known as "peels", work by removing the outermost dead layers of the skin to encourage the body to produce new, young cells faster which equals a more youthful appearance.  As we age, unfortunately, our cellular turn-over rate and metabolisms slow down so the skin will show signs of aging through dullness, lines, dryness, loss of plumpness, and dark spots.  Chemical exfoliations are exercise and rejuvenation for your skin and the more consistently you challenge your skin the brighter, tighter, and better it will look and feel.  


What will my exfoliation experience feel like?

Peels can range from superficial to deep.  I will only be performing superficial peels during your treatments as Dermatologists perform the medium depth and deep peels.  At the deeper levels, you have more recovery time versus the superficial peels which allow you to look great instantly but also have long term benefits!  You will probably experience some tingling or peppery sensations on various parts of your face, which is completely normal and a little bit exciting.  You may also have some erythema during the peel or even afterwards for a few hours.  Erythema is increased blood flow to the capillaries in the dermis so if you turn pink or red during exercise or a hot shower, you will probably turn lovely colors during the exfoliation.   Increased blood flow is great for your skin encouraging new cells to be produced while detoxing the skin.  


What kinds of peels will be performed?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (glycolic, lactic, etc.), Beta Hydroxy Acids (salicylic),  and plant based enzyme exfoliations are the most commonly used at a variety of strengths.  Each are used to address specific skin care concerns ranging from anti-aging, acne, excessive oiliness or dryness, hyperpigmentation, and congested skin.  


Do you retail any home care products to support my facial treatments?

I have researched effective and affordable home care products to support and enhance your skin journey that you can purchase at the time of your service.  One or two "treatment" products in a simple home care regimen can give you instant yet long-lasting results.  The retail selection here will be selective, but I am always willing to educate you on other products I may not currently carry that could benefit you.  There is SO MUCH skincare to chose from and I will help you streamline your regimen.  Feel free to bring in your current products for us to review together.  


What is Dermaplaning?

It is amazing.  Dermplaning is a modern exfoliation treatment that gives the results of a chemical peel without using any chemicals.  Dead skin cells are gently scraped off revealing your more youthful self.  It feels great to receive, is fabulous for sensitive and rosacea skin types, and is superb before a chemical peel for maximum results!  This treatment also temporarily removes the fuzzy facial hair that some of use just don't like.  Don't worry, it won't grow back thicker or darker.  Experience this at least once...if not monthly!  This is your "insta-glow" treatment!  Not every esthetician is proficient in dermaplaning.  I was fortunate to attend several advanced trainings through my favorite medical skincare line and am certified annually.  


Is there anything I should be aware of before getting waxed?

If you've never been waxed before or are starting a new waxing routine, allow the hair to grow undisturbed for 4-6 weeks for optimal results. You probably have more hair than you realize as hair grows in like blades of grass. It doesn't all pop up at the same time but will fill in during that range of time. Once you wax regularly, you should expect the hair growth to thin out over time. Waxing doesn't have to be torture. With proper technique, it may sting momentarily but the sensation quickly goes away. Depending on the skin type, some may be pink the area of hair removal for a few moments or even up to a day. Usually with some post waxing care, any skin irritation subsides within a few hours max. Some women notice more sensitivity to waxing while on their menstrual cycle, so it is suggested to schedule any lower body hair removal outside the window of a few days before or during your period. You may certainly come in for your appointment, but your comfort is my priority.  


Since you are working out of your house, does Hydroxy Esthetics have the same licensing as other spas or shops?

Absolutely!  It has taken months, lots of calls, and a helpful lawyer to set up the LLC and obtain the state, city, and WA Board of Cosmetology licensing.  This shop will be inspected for health and safety standards regularly as any other esthetic's business would.  I take pride in cleanliness and sanitation to protect  both client and provider.  


Where in your house is the studio?

I am fortunate to have space set up perfectly for this type of business!  You will enter the front door and follow me to the bottom floor where there is a workspace and bathroom separate from the rest of the house.  I can't say it will be quiet as my children may be running around upstairs, but you will feel privacy and comfort as this studio is only for my clients.  Expect to enjoy nice music, an illuminated ambiance, and a tasty beverage while you are here.  


I will need childcare in order to attend this appointment.  Am I allowed to bring them?

I may have options for you.  Please let me know if you are in need so we can discuss this further.  


Your prices are less than many salons or spas.  Will I be sacrificing quality while I save money?

Since I'm working out of my house, I am able to keep prices more affordable by charging a fee to help cover supply costs and a small wage for me.  I choose high quality wax and skin care supplies for a better, safer end result.     


Is there a cancellation policy?

Please allow a day or two notice, if possible, if you cannot make your appointment.  Life happens, children get sick, etc.  Please remember I am a small business requiring a paid babysitter so your thoughtfulness allows me to reschedule my plans, as well as potentially book another client in your spot.  

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