FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At YOU Beauty Clinic, we pride ourselves on taking care of your skin, body and natural nails.
Below are some useful questions and answers about our treatments. If you have a question that isn’t covered, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to talk you through the details.
Why choose laser hair removal over traditional waxing?
Laser hair removal is permanent so you no longer need ongoing waxing.
How many laser treatments will i need?
The average is approximately 6-8 sessions, although this depends on the type of treatment and will be explained to you before you start your course.
Why choose soprano ice platinum?
Soprano ice platinum is a multi award winning technology – the only virtually pain free laser hair removal on the market. It has a proven track record and works on any part of the body, all skin types – including tanned – and all hair types.
How does regenlite work?
Regenlite is a medical laser which emits a unique laser light smartpulse™ from a hand-piece held close to your skin. Regenlite has been engineered to supply exactly the right amount of light energy to the vessels at exactly the right time, taking them to the brink of damage and maximising collagen stimulation without causing long-term impairment. The laser offers swift and effective treatments with no need for cooling or anaesthesia and little or no visible after-effects, allowing you to resume your normal routine quickly.
Why choose you beauty clinic for this treatment?
We’ve invested in the highest grade of machinery as we wanted to avoid the many low-grade machines in the market being offered by other establishments. Our manufacturer patented the first pulsed dye laser and is at the forefront of this technology. Whether you go to a clinic, hospital or salon, the training required to operate the machinery is the same and carried out by the same people. Our insurance also stipulates very strict guidelines that are the same across the industry. We have dedicated clinicians carrying out each treatment.
What are acrylic nails?
A mixture of liquid acrylic (monomer) and polymer, which is an acrylic powder, is applied to the nail. Acrylics can be whole or partial, used over the entire nail or simply as tips.
What are gel nails?
A gel nail is typically a pre-mixed polymer and monomer gel that is first applied to the nail and then cured under ultra-violet lights.
What causes acrylic or gel nails to lift?
This can happen for many reasons. Acrylics take 24 – 48 hours to fully cure, and a slight knock during that time can cause the acrylics to lift. Other reasons for lifting include: diseased nail plate, not maintaining regular infills, nicotine, fruit acids such as lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits, harsh detergents, using a acetone based nail polish remover, medication, stress, misuse of nails, occupation, picking and biting, excessive use of oils and creams, or even just wearing the nail too long can cause lifting.
Can i put acrylics back on immediately after soaking off the old acrylics?
Yes, it’s fine to re-apply acrylics straight away as natural nails are made up of keratin (protein) so nails don’t breathe. If you have ripped your acrylics off causing the natural nail to thin however, then you might want to wait to harden the nails back up, as the acrylics will just add more stress on top of damaged nails. For best results, apply a nail hardener once a week to strengthen the nails, and cuticle oil every night to nourish and promote healthy nail growth.
What is a pink and white nail service?
“Pink and white” refers to the use of two colors of acrylic applied to the nails to produce a natural-looking french manicure that’s more permanent.
What is an overlay?
When either acrylic or gel is applied over the natural nail without the need of a nail extension.
What is nail fungus and how can it be prevented?
Nail fungus will show as a white area under the nail, as if the natural nail is pulling away from the nail bed. The right application and maintenance of the nail extension will help prevent a nail fungus, as well as using products such as a nail antiseptic.
How can i prevent the nail polish from staining my nails?
Nails often turn yellowish when a strong, pigmented polish is applied. To prevent pigmentation, put 1 – 2 layers of base coat on prior to applying the coloured polish so it acts as a barrier.
Why choose elemis?
Elemis was born out of the vision to bring together the power of nature, science and aromatics.
What is an active ingredient?
An active ingredient is the most potent part of the plant extract. Elemis take the first extraction, which can be hundreds of times more effective than the last extraction from the same extract. (similar to how a tea bag works – the first cup of tea is strong and intense; the more it’s used in additional cups, the weaker and less effective it becomes.
Do elemis products contain alcohol?
Yes but there are many alcohols that are very beneficial to the skin including cetyl, stearyl, cetearyl and lanolin alcohols. Some other alcohols may be considered drying to the skin if used in large quantities, but elemis avoids those.
Does elemis test on animals?
No. The only animal byproducts in their products are honey, beeswax and milk proteins.
What are clinical trials?
Elemis invests heavily in independent clinical trials to discover the efficacy of their products on the skin. This is much more accurate and realistic than focus trials or the “battle of percentages” (as it’s commonly known) for eg. “99% of women felt their skin looked smoother”.
In all independent clinical trials, products must achieve a ‘statistically significant’ effect on the skin, otherwise they go back into re-formulation and re-efficacy trials. Products not proven to be effective will not be launched into the market, and customer feedback is constantly monitored.
Do elemis products contain preservatives?
Elemis only use preservatives where absolutely necessary for the safety of the product. They also use some natural preservatives such as benzyl alcohol and some synthetic preservatives where there are no suitable alternatives.
Why choose environ for my skincare?
Environ is a company that combines the best of modern science with a deep passion for healthy skin. Pioneers in skin care over the past two decades, environ delivers high quality products and processes that are extraordinarily effective, bringing a-list cosmetic treatments to a clinic near you. Founded by an internationally recognised plastic and cosmetic surgeon, environ is a world leader in products for anti-ageing and a wide range of skin conditions.
Does environ test on animals?
Environ is a cruelty-free brand. Environ only tests on human volunteers, starting with dr. Fernandes himself and other company directors. Never tested on animals, environ products are the safest, most ethical, and most meticulously produced skin care products in the industry.
Can i use environ while pregnant?
Environ vitamin a topical solutions are safe to use during pregnancy. Dr des ferandees has advised that topical products which contain lower levels of vitamin a are completely safe to use during both pregnancy and lactation.
Is environ paraben-free?
Parabens are not added to any nviron products. Some raw materials contain small amounts of naturally occurring parabens. (many products you use that claim they are paraben-free, may actually contain these types of parabens.)
What is lycon wax?
Formulated with the finest natural and synthetic resins, beeswax and sensuous aromatherapy, lycon delivers superior results, removing stubborn hair as short as 1mm like no other.
How long does lycon wax last?
Generally, you should be hair-free for 7 to 14 days. You’re advised to return within 4–6 weeks to achieve the best results. Facial and underarm waxing is generally done more regularly (every 2–3 weeks) since the hair re-growth is more obvious.
What’s the difference between strip wax and hot wax?
A lot of waxing is often down to the technique and experience of the therapist. Strip wax is fast and works very well on large areas like the legs. Hot wax is good for strong hair in sensitive areas, such as the bikini. The warmth of the wax also opens the pores, so should make the treatment less painful.
How long do you let your hair grow before waxing?
Your hair should be at least a ¼ inch (about the length of a grain of rice) to allow the wax to grip around the hair. If it’s your first time waxing, we recommend you refrain from shaving for at least two weeks before your reservation.
What are hd brows?
Hd brows is a bespoke eyebrow treatment that’s completely personalised to you. More than a standard eyebrow wax and tint, our custom-blended colour, precise hair removal, unique design formula and make up application creates brows that match you and your style exactly.
How long do hd brows last?
On average, the effects of the treatment last between 4 & 6 weeks. This can differ due to a number of factors: how fast your hair grows, your skincare regime, etc. Your hd brow stylist will be able to advise you how long you can expect your treatment to last, and recommend how often you should be revisiting
How does the lvl lash lift work?
Your lashes are covered in a special serum that straightens them from the root, which instead of straightening them, gives them that super curled look. Your lashes are then tinted and if you're a little sparse, you might be offered some individual lash extensions as well.
Can i get my lash extensions wet?
You cannot get your lash extensions wet for the first 48 hours following application, or 24 hours for lvl.
Do eyelashes grow back after extensions?
Yes, your eyelashes will grow back. Because of the lash shedding cycle, new natural eyelashes are always growing in, hence why you get "fills”. Getting eyelash extensions doesn’t affect the natural growth cycle during or after you decide to stop getting them applied.
How do i make my eyelash extensions last longer?
1. Avoid water and steam for the first 48 hours
2. Sleep on your back
3. Use oil-free cleansing products
4. Brush them morning and night
5. Have a top up every 2–3 weeks