How long are BELKYRA™ treatments?2021-07-14T17:10:43-04:00

BELKYRA™ are minimally invasive and last approximately 20 minutes.

Who shouldn’t use BELKYRA™?2021-07-14T17:11:04-04:00

If you are allergic to deoxycholic acid (or any of the non-medicinal ingredients in the formula) or have an infection around the chin or neck area, you should not proceed with BELKYRA™.  Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also not recommended to use BELKYRA™ .Always consult with your physician and BELKYRA™ administrator directly.

Is there downtime associated with BELKYRA™?2021-07-14T17:11:27-04:00

While downtime post BELKYRA™ treatments is subject to change based on the individual, most people can return to their normal routine 24 hours after their treatment. Swelling is expected to last anywhere between two days and two weeks. This is normal and shouldn’t impact your daily routine.

How many BELKYRA™ treatments will I need?2021-07-14T16:29:28-04:00

While up to 6 treatments may be used, optimal BELKYRA™ results can be seen in 2 to 4 treatments. Results vary for each individual.

How long should my hair be for Nufree hair removal?2021-05-24T12:48:29-04:00

For your first appointment, aim have hair around a quarter of an inch in length.

What is Finipil?2021-06-02T16:52:17-04:00

Nufree epilates the papilla and bulb—aka it leaves the hair follicle completely empty! Finipil is an antiseptic applied immediately after your Nufree hair removal for its many benefits:

  • Protects and prevents germs from entering the empty hair follicle
  • Prevent ingrown hairs by keeping the skin moisturized
  • Kills 99.999% of germs
  • Cools the temperature of the treatment area reducing any puffiness and redness
  • Breaks fats and oils to prevent clogging of the hair follicle
  • Increases elasticity in the hair follicle wall
  • Treats acne and blemishes (yep, it can act as an amazing blemish cream)
  • Soothes and cool skin irritations, rashes and itching

Finipil can also be used for:

  • Aftersun or a sunburn cream
  • A moisturizing foot cream
  • An excellent base under makeup
  • To soften chapped hands
  • In fact, there’s over 101 uses for Finipil and it promises to be one of the most versatile products in your cupboard
What is the downtime after Nufree hair removal?2021-05-24T12:34:32-04:00

Unlike traditional waxing or laser hair removal, Nufree treatments can be followed immediately with all the typically avoided activities: showering, tanning, applying makeup or enjoying other spa services. There is no downtime associated with Nufree hair removal.

Are there risks and complications involved with microblading?2020-10-26T18:08:09-04:00

All proper precautions are taken for a safe session by using single-use tools, and a completely clean and sanitized environment. Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications. Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals.

I suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:

  • Topical makeup products
  • Gold, silver and nickel
  • Hair dyes

Patch tests can be booked 5-7 days prior to your appointment.

Who is not suitable for the Microblading procedure?2020-10-26T18:06:38-04:00

Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:

– Using Accutane
– Have heart conditions or using heart medications
– Have diabetes (will require a physician’s note)
– Hepatitis or HIV
– Have skin disease or irritations
– Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
– Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
– Allergic to nickel, lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine

Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician’s note.

Please Note: Even if none of the above apply, Microblading cannot be guaranteed as this is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, I can give you amazing brows but it is up to your skin to retain my service! Generally, results are amazing however they do differ due to skin typing, healing or bleeding during the procedure.


Is the touch-up session necessary?2020-10-26T17:57:10-04:00

Yes! A touch-up session after 6-8 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and the outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during the first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment colour may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch-up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when I refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the colour for the whole year! Remember, Microblading can be a 2-3 step procedure depending on skin type.

How long does Microblading last?2020-10-26T17:56:37-04:00

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade over time. Microblading typically lasts 1-1.5 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid, work out a lot, have certain medical conditions etc. with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s colour retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 6-12 months. Clients can let the microblade area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.

Is Microblading painful?2020-10-26T17:55:53-04:00

The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied to the brows to numb the area and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. After the procedure, there may be some redness and slight swelling, this is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.

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How long does Microblading it take to heal?2020-10-26T17:55:20-04:00

The eyebrow area may be slightly red after the procedure and colour will appear very dark. This is a totally normal part of the healing process. The colour will fade and the brow will shrink by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microblade area. The eyebrows will lighten up in colour as it heals. No downtime is required after a microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the colour to fully set in. You’ll notice the colour is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True colour will reveal itself once healed.

Can I get my Microblading touch up session sooner than 4 weeks?2020-10-26T17:54:51-04:00

No!! Touch up sessions will not be performed any earlier than 4 weeks after the initial microblading session as pigment colour has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.

How long does Microblading it take?2020-10-26T17:54:21-04:00

For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 1.5-2 hours. During this session, A desired shape and style will be designed for client approval. Then an appropriate pigment will be chosen for the right skin type and tone. Once the client is satisfied with the brow design and pigment colour, The procedure can be started.

The client is to come in for a follow-up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 6-8 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete.

How often should I have IV Drip Therapy?2020-10-26T17:11:16-04:00

This is varies from person to person however, we tend to recommend every four to six weeks to start. Our naturopath, Dr. Jesin, will work with you to monitor progress and reassess where needed.

How long will the nutrients from IV Drip Therapy stay in my body?2020-10-26T17:09:01-04:00

Nutrient levels tend to remain elevated for between two and three weeks post IV Vitamin Drip Therapy treatment.

How long does IV Vitamin Drip Therapy take?2020-10-26T17:05:18-04:00

IV Vitamin Drip Therapy treatment lengths are dependent on the size of bag chosen: 250 mL bags take approximately 40-60 minutes wile 100 mL bags take approximately 20-40 minutes. We recommend bringing a book, enjoying some Netflix or even taking a nap!

When do you start seeing Microneedling results?2018-11-12T10:57:16-05:00

Although you will see results in as little as one treatment, to experience the most optimal results over time from the Microneedling process it is best to endure a series of treatments. We recommend three treatments, as that is when you will see the best results.

Are there any side effects of Microneedling?2018-11-12T10:56:04-05:00

There are no serious side effects of the Microneedling procedure that you should be concerned about. Typically patients will notice redness of the skin for a few hours after the treatment, and some with sensitive skin might experience minimal bleeding. Both are normal reactions to the skin once the procedure is complete.

How should I prepare for my Microneedling treatment?2018-11-12T10:57:52-05:00

Start your Microneedling process with a consultation with one of our experienced aestheticians, depending on your skin type there may be precautions that you should take before coming in for your Microneedling treatment. Here are a few things that you should do to prepare for your consultation and your microneedling appointment:

  • Discuss the medications that you are currently taking with your aesthetician to ensure that they won’t interfere with your treatment
  • Ensure that you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated during the procedure
  • Discuss the ways to eliminate any discomfort that you may experience during the procedure
  • Avoid any direct sunlight approximately 24 hours prior to your treatment
What are the benefits of Microneedling?2018-11-12T10:57:44-05:00

There are many benefits of the microneedling procedure, including but not limited to; increasing the production of collagen to strengthen and plump your skin, improving the look of scars, clearing signs of rosacea and eliminating wrinkles or sun damage. Microneedling can also help your at-home skin care treatments, the small punctures in the skin can increase absorption, which helps the products work in a more efficient way.

Is Microneedling painful?2018-11-12T10:53:21-05:00

Each individual’s pain tolerance is different, therefore some might experience discomfort during the invasive procedure, and others may think that this process is painful. To eliminate any discomfort we offer numbing cream that can be applied on the targeted area prior to the treatment.

How long does Microneedling take?2018-11-12T10:52:42-05:00

The duration of the Microneedling procedure will depend on the area that is being treated, but on average the procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to complete.


During the first 12 hours after your spray tan, the bronzer may slightly rub off on lighter clothing and sheets. If it does being a natural sugar based solution it will wash out very easily.

WHEN CAN I SHOWER?2018-11-09T15:43:04-05:00

Do not shower for 12 hours after your spray tan! Final results won’t be seen until after you have your first shower.

HOW LONG DOES THE TAN LAST?2018-11-09T15:42:39-05:00

Your tan can last between 5-10 days, depending on how often you maintain your skin care such as moisturizing. Ask us about our face and body lotion extenders for purchase at your appointment. These extenders will help you extend your tan past 10 days.


Bar soaps, products with Sodium Laureyl Sulfate (SLS) and mineral oil as well as petroleum based product. Will all contribute to your tan fading more rapidly. Avoid long hot baths and exposure to chlorinated water. Any skin care products with Alpha Hydroxy, Glycolic or Salicylic Acid, Retin-A and Retinol will fade your tan more quickly as well.

What is the Elos Plus?2017-09-17T19:16:14-04:00

The Elos Plus is a state of the art Syneron Candela medical grade laser—also known as the complete aesthetic workstation that uses a combination of optical energy with bi-polar radio frequency for safe and effective treatments on all skin types. The Elos Plus has many different applicators that can treat a wide variety of client’s needs. The Motif Vantage applicator is used for laser hair removal and achieves permanent hair reduction of pigmented and minimally pigmented hair on all skin types. Through a combination of (electric) Diode and (RF) radio frequency energy, the Elos Plus Motif is able to treat targets with lower optical absorption ( i.e. light hair & collagen). Unlike other laser hair removal technologies, the Elos Plus Motif targets and destroys the hair follicle without impacting the surrounding skin. An added unique cooling feature within the Motif Vantage applicator also ensures that patients with sensitive skin are comfortable during the treatment.

What can Syneron Candela’s Elos Plus treat?2017-09-17T19:20:51-04:00

Besides laser hair removal, Elos Plus treats a variety of skin irregularities such as: acne, acne scars, facial and spider veins, vascular lesions, wrinkles, rosacea, straie (stretch marks), leg veins and beard bumps. With the wide range of treatments, the Elos Plus is completely versatile and well equipped to give you the results that you have only ever dreamed of.

What should I expect during my Elos Plus laser hair removal treatment?2017-09-17T19:15:04-04:00

The Elos Plus, as stated above, uses the most advanced technology to ensure amazing results on any treatment and patient. Therefore, all patients will experience safe and effective treatments on all skin types. Your experience will exclude downtime or recovery time after your laser hair removal treatments. Although we suggest that you stay out of the sun for approximately one to two weeks after your treatments, there are no other requirements or side effects of laser hair removal with the Elos Plus laser. The number of treatments vary depending on the area of skin being treated but this will be determined during your first consultation at Elegance Sculpting.

How can I prepare for my laser hair removal?2017-09-17T19:14:44-04:00

If it’s your first time getting laser hair removal, here are a few pointers before you head to your appointment at Elegance Sculpting. For optimal results and to avoid the possibility of hyperpigmentation it is recommended you keep the area that will be treated out of direct sunlight for one to two weeks before your first treatment. Prior to your appointment, shave the area you desire to treat—this allows the laser to not target the visible hair but the actual hair follicle below the skin. Avoid waxing, tweezing or plucking the hairs prior to your treatment, that way the laser can target the hair follicle and prevent future grow back.

What can I expect post my laser hair removal treatment?2017-09-17T19:13:28-04:00

After your Elos Plus laser hair removal treatment, the treated skin may feel sensitive, warm and slightly irritated. These mild side effects quite common and will be gone within 24 hours of your treatment. Ensure the treated skin stays out of direct sunlight and avoid procedures such as microdermabrasion, exfoliating or the use of harsh products that may irritate the area. Clients can expect hair growth will decrease within the four week span of their approximately six treatments. During this time you can shave your hair, but do not pluck, wax or tweeze your hair as the hair follicle is most important part in this clinical procedure.

Is Elos Plus hair removal painful?2017-09-17T19:12:57-04:00

Elos Plus hair removal is the most comfortable laser hair removal experience on the market. With the Motif applicator’s unique cooling technique, discomfort is very minimal and painful pulses shortened.

How soon can I expect results from Elos Plus hair removal?2017-09-17T19:12:34-04:00

Results will start to become noticeable within the two to four weeks after your very first treatment. We recommend that you only shave the area in between sessions, as other methods of hair removal like waxing or plucking will remove the follicle, which is what we want to destroy

How long does Elos Plus hair removal take to complete?2017-09-17T19:11:37-04:00

A full Elos Plus hair removal treatment takes approximately six to eight sessions to complete, each staggered three to four weeks apart. Depending on the surface area and the amount of hair being removed, the process takes less than a year in total. Multiple sessions are required for a successful laser hair removal treatment as the hair follicle must be targeted during the growth cycle. By the end of your sessions, you are left with only permanently smooth skin.

How long will Elos Plus hair removal results last?2017-09-17T19:11:06-04:00

Results are typically permanent, however after a full treatment has been completed you may want an annual session to maintain the quality of results. This highly depends on your hair colour and density of hair.

When is the best time of year to start Elos Plus laser hair removal?2017-09-17T19:10:41-04:00

Elos Plus laser hair removal can be started at any time of the year as sessions require no downtime; however, it is recommended that you begin sessions approximately ten month prior to your desired “hairless” date. The fall is usually the perfect time to begin laser hair removal with Elos Plus as unwanted hair will be gone before next summer. It is also recommended that your treated skin stays removed from direct sunlight for approximately two to four week prior to your session thus making sweater season the perfect time. As always use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided.

I’m interested in knowing more about the services at Elegance Sculpting, what’s my first step?2017-07-17T17:40:24-04:00

The best way to know if a treatment is right for you, is to come in for a free consultation. Click here to book yours now.

What teeth whitening technology does Elegance Sculpting use?2017-07-17T17:39:12-04:00

We use SunnaSmile, an advanced gel treatment that targets deep stains leaving a fresh white smile. When absorbed by the LED light energy, the SunnaSmile minty-fresh gel photo-chemically “excites” peroxide molecules causing them to break down faster. The activating energy improves the performance of whitening and provides visible results in just 20 minutes!

How many at-home treatments will I need?2017-07-17T17:37:38-04:00

With only five days of at-home SunnaSmile treatments, you can achieve teeth up to eight shades whiter.

I have sensitive teeth, will I be in pain during or after the in-studio/at-home treatments?2017-07-17T17:36:55-04:00

SunnaSmile was designed with sensitive teeth in mind. It is safe on enamel, gums and a registered natural product. The small percentage of people experience slight discomfort after treatments, say it goes away within 10 minutes (this is rare).

Who can use SunnaSmile?2018-04-13T16:09:53-04:00

SunnaSmile is safe for anyone over the age of 12 and is safe for those with veneers, caps or gingivitis. Although there are no government restrictions on using SunnaSmile during pregnancy, we recommend you contact your physician before booking your appointment.

Why is SunnaSmile different from other whitening options?2018-04-13T16:09:59-04:00

Let’s put it this way, just one at-home SunnaSmile treatment has the same power as 50 tubes of whitening toothpaste, 25 dental whitening syringes and five packages of whitening strips. Not only is it more cost effective than other leading brands, it is a safe and natural product

How can I get the most out of my SunnaSmile?2018-04-13T16:10:06-04:00

If you can book your annual dental cleaning prior to booking your SunnaSmile appointment or using your at-home kit, your teeth will take take to the product more efficiently.

What is VelaShape?2017-07-17T17:49:40-04:00

VelaShape is the first FDA-approved, non-invasive body contouring treatment to treat cellulite. Over 3.5 million patients worldwide can detest to being satisfied with Syneron Candela’s elōs technology, VelaShape III. Combining IR (infrared), bi-polar RF (radiofrequency) and vacuum technology, the VelaShape III can precisely and effectively heat the tissue and improve overall skin texture and laxity.

Does VelaShape III hurt?2017-07-17T17:26:40-04:00

Most patients compare the feeling of VelaShape III to the same as a warm, deep-tissue massage. The treatment is non-invasive and appropriate for patients with a very low pain tolerance.

What causes cellulite?2017-07-17T17:26:15-04:00

The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, yet it impacts approximately 90% of females at some point in their life. Cellulite is an orange-peel appearance your skin can develop when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. In women, this connective tissue the fat cells are arranged vertically but in men the tissue structure is criss-crossed. As we age and our skin becomes thinner, cellulite is more likely to be visible

How soon can I expect results after my VelaShape III treatment?2017-07-17T17:25:46-04:00

You may notice your skin being firmer and tighter after just one treatment with a gradual improvement in the weeks following. For best results, most professionals recommend a 10-week treatment regime (typically three to six sessions). Along with cellulite reduction, most patients notice a reduction in circumference on treated area.

How long will VelaShape III results last?2017-07-17T17:25:17-04:00

VelaShape III results can last from six to 12 months. Depending on your grade of cellulite, our professionals can help you determine the best plan to maintain your results with a combination of VelaShape III treatments and an active lifestyle.

Am I a good candidate for VelaShape III?2017-07-17T17:24:43-04:00

Because VelaShape III is extremely safe and non-invasive, most people are good candidates for the treatments. It is safe and effective for all skin colors and skin types to treat the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and love handles. VelaShape III treatments should not be performed on broken skin or on patients with metal implants in the desired treatment area.

What’s the difference between UltraShape and VelaShape?2017-07-17T17:24:00-04:00

UltraShape and Velashape are designed to work hand in hand with another. UltraShape is used to target and destroy fat cells reducing circumference and stubborn fat (think of the pinchable areas such as flanks, lower abdominal, etc). Whereas, VelaShape is designed to release the tension in the internal fibrous bands with its infrared (IR) and bi-polar RF (radiofrequency) technology to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

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