Hair Removal

Experience Smooth Skin with Hair Removal Treatments in Helena, MT


Sugaring is a natural and ancient method of hair removal that involves using an all-natural substance to remove unwanted hair. It is a gentle and effective alternative to waxing, as the paste-like texture adheres only to the hair and not the skin, minimizing discomfort and reducing the risk of irritation. This treatment is also water-soluble (not sticky), allowing easy clean-up afterward. Our aesthetician, RaeAnn Hoveland, is a certified sugar technician and has been offering this service for over 12 years.

Which areas can be sugared at Advanced Practice Dermatology?

Sugaring can be performed on various body parts, including brows, upper lip, chin, nose, arms, underarms, chest, abdomen, back, bikini, Brazilian, and legs.

How does sugaring work?

The aesthetician will apply the warm sugaring paste to the designated area, working in small sections. They will then swiftly remove the paste by flicking it in the opposite direction of hair growth. This technique helps to uproot the hair from the root.

Is sugaring painful?

Sugaring is generally considered less painful than waxing, but individual sensitivity levels can vary. You may feel a slight discomfort or stinging as the paste is removed. Compared to waxing, sugaring is typically gentler on the skin, causing less irritation or redness.

How long does sugaring last?

Depending on your hair growth cycle, the effects can last up to several weeks. For optimal results, the aesthetician may recommend a regular sugaring schedule, typically every 4–6 weeks, to maintain hair removal and achieve long-term benefits. Over time, sugaring can lead to finer hair regrowth and may help to reduce ingrown hairs.


Waxing is a popular method of hair removal that involves applying warm wax to the skin and then swiftly removing it, along with the unwanted hair, using a cloth strip or pulling the hardened wax itself. The wax adheres to the hair follicles, allowing for a clean and effective removal from the root.

Which areas can be waxed at Advanced Practice Dermatology?

Waxing can be performed on various body parts, including brows, upper lip, chin, nose, arms, underarms, chest, abdomen, back, bikini, and legs.

How does waxing work?

Waxing works by applying a layer of wax to the skin in the direction of hair growth. The wax adheres to the hair, and once it hardens or cools down, it is quickly pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth, removing the hair.

Is waxing painful?

During waxing, discomfort can vary from person to person and is influenced by factors such as individual pain tolerance, the area being waxed, and the specific technique used. Waxing involves the removal of hair from the root, which can cause discomfort. However, many people find that the discomfort is manageable and diminishes with repeated sessions as the hair becomes finer and the skin adjusts to the process.

How long does waxing last?

The duration of waxing results can vary depending on individual hair growth patterns and other factors. Generally, waxing provides smooth skin for an average of 3 to 6 weeks. However, the exact length of time can differ among individuals.