FAQ

Skin Lightening

So how do we lighten skin at MetroWaxx? We are able to help you lighten your skin by using a multi-step, professional grade lightening product that doesn’t have any harsh chemicals. But it will not happen immediately. It can take up to 6 consecutive daily treatments, depending on skin darkening, darkened area, or skin ethnicity. So, what can I expect if I want to get this done?

For the best skin lightening results, you should have your skin waxed immediately before your first skin lightening treatment. Waxing will remove debris (dead skin) and hair that could be clogging up the hair follicle. This will open up the follicle so it is more accepting of the lightening product. Please book a wax for the same area you are needing lightened before your first treatment. For instance, if you want to have your underarms lightened, also schedule an underarm wax. If you don’t wax first, the product won’t work as well and it will take longer to get desired result.

Lightening your skin will take more than one treatment. Sorry, it not possible to know how many treatments you will need until we apply the first treatment. We will need to apply a treatment, see the result, and then we can advise on how many treatments you may need. Just as it took many months or years for you to acquire this darkness in the skin, getting rid of the darkness may take more than one treatment in combination with the at-home products to reinforce new lighter skin color.

At your first treatment at MetroWaxx, your service provider will advise you about a treatment schedule that works for you. It can take up to 6 consecutive daily treatments or more depending upon severity of darkening, area that is darkened, or skin ethnicity. (Yes, that could be 6 days in a row!) This is done with in salon services and our at-home products. Our salon products are professional grade and will provide the desired lightening faster. The at-home products help if you can’t make a treatment and will also help to maintain the desired lightening even after you are done with the salon treatments. Your service provider will provide you with the details.

Regardless of how many salon treatments you received, it is best to purchase our at-home products to maintain the consistency of skin color. Your skin darkened over time and will darken again if you don’t maintain it.


What Causes Discoloration of the Sensitive Areas? Is this abnormal?

Of course the answer is No! You are not abnormal or alone for that matter! Discoloration of the sensitive areas or even underarms or upper lip are quite common. There are many reasons why this can occur, pregnancy or hormonal fluctuations, heat, friction, aging, genetics just to name a few. Removing the hair in these areas may make can make it more noticeable. This treatment is popular with both men and women.

How Does It Work?

To achieve lasting lightening, you cannot just whiten or “bleach” the top layer of skin as it will eventually slough off and expose the layers of darker skin below. To solve this problem, the formula uses a combination of methods to produce the most effective long-term results. Here is how...

  1. First, we gently exfoliate the skin to prepare it.
  2. We then deliver a blend of natural skin depigmentation and whitening agents deep into the layers of the skin. These gently lighten the skin on top and reduce the activity of Tyrosinase (the enzyme responsible for skin darkening) in the lower layers of the skin. Our products do not contain any harsh chemicals that can cause irritation or harmful side effects unlike Kojic Acid or Hydroquinone found in other skin lighteners.
  3. Lastly, soothing agents provide a gentle moisturizing surface, you will see a lighter skin tone that will blend with your natural skin tone. Continued use maintains the desired look. By working in combination with gentle exfoliating, pigment inhibiting and skin whitening, our formula produces excellent results in most users of all skin types.

How Many Treatments Are Recommended For Best Results?

With proper use, most people will see results in around 5 treatments. However, each individual is different and the length of time for results will vary.

Is It Safe To Wax Before or After Skin Lightening Services?

Our products are safe to use before or after waxing. However, many other commercially available skin lightening products are not suitable for use in sensitive areas, especially after hair removal. Most skin lightening products contain harsh chemicals such as Hydroquinone or Kojic Acid and only bleach the top layer of skin.