Sugaring Consultation and Consent Form

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Medical History

Technically, you can still get sugared on your period. However, skin can feel more sensitive during that time of the month. You may experience bumps or pimples, dryness, itching, or redness as a result of your body’s hormonal fluctuations. Hair removal could further aggravate the skin, so you may want to consider rescheduling for the following week.

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Treatment Information

What is sugaring?

Sugaring is a method of hair removal. Similar to waxing, sugaring removes body hair by quickly pulling the hair from the root. The name for this method comes from the paste itself, which consists of lemon, water, and sugar. The ingredients are all heated together until it reaches a candy-like consistency. Once it cools it’s applied directly to the skin. This mixture is much more natural and environmentally-friendly than wax, making it a desirable method of hair removal.


How is this different from waxing?

Sugaring may sound similar to waxing, but there’s a key difference: the direction in which hair is pulled. With waxing, the mixture is applied in the same direction as hair growth and then removed in the opposite direction of hair growth. With sugaring, it’s the exact opposite. The cooled sugar paste is applied against the direction of hair growth and removed in the direction of hair growth with quick, small yanks. Because waxing pulls hair out in the opposite direction of growth, hair follicles can easily break in half. It’s also worth noting that sugaring paste doesn’t adhere to the skin, so it only removes hair. Waxing, on the other hand, adheres to the skin and can cause more irritation.


Which areas are suitable for sugaring?

Because sugaring doesn’t adhere to the skin’s surface, it’s a preferred method of hair removal for many parts of the body.

This includes the:

  • face
  • underarms
  • arms
  • legs
  • “happy trail”
  • back

Some people find that there’s also less irritation with sugaring, so those who get red from waxing might prefer sugaring.


Are there any benefits?

In addition to a softer, hair-free appearance, sugaring offers other benefits. First, sugaring provides light exfoliation. The paste adheres to the dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin, removing them with the hair to reveal a smoother surface. This exfoliation helps renew the appearance of the skin. As with waxing, sugaring may cause hair to grow back softer and thinner through continued upkeep.


How long will the results last?

It really depends on how fast and thick your hair grows back. After your first appointment, sugaring will last around 3 weeks. If you keep regular appointments, you may find that the process becomes less painful and that your hair grows back slower over time. If you don’t keep up with your appointment schedule, though, the hair growth cycle will get disrupted and you’ll have to start from scratch. When this happens, removal may be more painful when you start over again.

Possible Side Effects

You may experience temporary redness, irritation, and itching immediately after your sugaring session. These side effects are pretty common, but remember to resist the temptation to itch. This could create tears or scarring in the skin. If your skin is very sensitive, you may also develop bumps or rashes wherever the paste was applied. All that said, sugaring typically produces fewer side effects than waxing.

Pre-Treatment Guidance

To make sure that your appointment runs smoothly, there are a few things you can do in preparation:

  • Make sure your hair is at least ¼-inch long — above the size of a grain of rice. If it isn’t, you won’t be able to get sugared and you’ll have to reschedule.If it’s on the longer side — 3/4 inch or more — you might consider trimming it shorter, though your technician can also do this.
  • A few days before your appointment, lightly exfoliate with a buffing mitt or washcloth to get some dead skin cells out of the way. This will help prevent stray hairs from getting left behind.
  • Avoid tanning or applying retinoid creams for at least 48 hours before your appointment.
  • For 24 hours before your appointment, minimize your caffeine and alcohol intake to prevent your pores from tightening.
  • Prior to the appointment, dress in loose, cotton clothing for maximum comfort.
  • To minimize pain, take an over-the-counter pain reliever about 30 minutes before your appointment.

Post-Treatment Guidance

There are a few things you can do at home to help prevent irritation after your appointment:

  • If the sugared area is feeling tender, apply hydrocortisone cream or a cool compress. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce any swelling.
  • If the sugaring was done on your genitals, try to avoid sexual activity for at least 24 hours so as not to rub or irritate the area.
  • Avoid any activity that could cause sweating, such as working out, and soaking or swimming in water for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, including tanning, for at least 24 hours.
  • Don’t shave or otherwise remove stray hairs.


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