- FAQ – ABOUT TEETH WHITENING
Why should I get my teeth whitened?
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your appearance. Studies have shown that people who have whiter teeth not only look younger than people who don’t, but there is a correlation between high self esteem and a white, confident smile. Years of drinking coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and smoking eventually takes their toll on teeth. Our product and service is safe, simple, convenient, and more affordable than ever before.
How does the whitening process work?
Whitening Bright state of the art whitening light is engineered with the most powerful whitening LED technology. The reflector design around the LED’s provides maximum coverage simultaneously of both upper and lower teeth. The light will increase the oxidation process in our gel which releases more oxygen which accelerates the whitening process. Our light is specially designed to activate our whitening gel with its specifically tuned blue light wavelength.
What kind of whitening product do you use?
Whitening Bright specifically designed whitening gel is FDA approved and its active ingredient is 44% carbamide peroxide. Our custom formed whitening trays conform to the contour of your teeth to provide maximum whitening results. The molecules in the gel go into the tiny pores of the enamel and break up the stains.
Will I experience any sensitivity?
The majority of our clients experience absolutely no pain or sensitivity associated with our whitening process. Whitening Bright teeth whitening procedure has been clinically proven safe for tooth enamel as well as skin, gums, and other soft tissues.
How long will my results last?
The effects of our whitening process typically last at least one year on average. The length of your newly achieved whiteness is also directly impacted by your personal habits. Once you’ve finished our twenty minute whitening session we strongly recommend purchasing out take home maintenance kit and our whitening on the go gel pen. This maintenance and follow up is especially important if you drink red wine, coffee, tea, or smoke on a regular basis.
What is the age requirement?
Teeth whitening is not recommended for children under the age of 16. At this age the teeth are still developing and the nerves are enlarged.
Can I use this process if I have bonding, bridges, crowns, or veneers?
Whitening Bright process is safe to your existing dental work. Although we can’t guarantee results of stain removal on bonding crowns and veneers our vast experience has shown that our process has removed staining that has occurred since the dental work was done.
What do I have to do immediately after I get whitened?
We recommend that for the first twenty four hours after your treatment you avoid coffee, tea, dark colored sodas, red wines, berries, dark sauces, chewing tobacco, and smoking.
- FAQ – ABOUT BODY WRAPS
What is a body wrap?
A body wrap is a process where your body from head to toe is wrapped with plastic wrap, sauna suit and / or bandages that are soaking in a detoxifying/cleansing solution. It helps to visibly slenderize the body, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and tightens and tones the skin,
Is a body wrap painful?
No. People report that the feeling of being tightly wrapped reminds them how the body should be.
Is any lotion or pastes used during the wrap?
No. The bandages are soaking in a solution of your choice. All solutions are cleansing and detoxifying with different minerals, herbs and other healthy ingredients.
Does a body wrap have to be a full wrap or I can have a partial wrap done for the area of my choice?
Because the body wrap is a cleansing process, although locally, it is recommended to do a full wrap. The whole body has to take a part in the cleansing rather than only a small area. For example you cannot wash only one cheek of the face and consider the whole face washed! You will not get the same results. Same principle applies here and you may get the results to a lesser extent and might lose them faster.
Can I lie down and rest during this 30 minutes to 60 minutes if I chose to?
Yes, you can. However it is recommended that you use the machine that is helpful to keep blood actively circulating. It is very relaxing and pleasing activity.
Does body wrap help cellulite?
Yes. It reduces the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is a reflection of accumulated acid waste in the body. The wrap helps to mobilize the toxic waste thereby leading in reduction of its appearance. A few wraps done at shorter intervals may show a significant decrease.
Is there a noticeable change after the first body wrap?
Yes, depending on the body. As you know, the solution(s) is the same that is used. However each person’s body is different. The body wrap / package selected, age, gender, life style, stress situation, eating habits and other ongoing activities in an individual’s life will make a difference in getting the results. Some people get exciting results the very first wrap whereas some may not get that kind of response because the bodies are different.
Can I compare the results of body wrap to having a surgical treatment?
It is difficult to answer because everybody’s criteria of achieving a result is different. The body wrap is a natural healthy way to lose the inches thereby tightening the body. It also depends on how many wraps you do in a certain time frame.
How long does it take to do a body wrap?
It takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs to do the wrap. This includes the weighing and measuring before and after the wrap.
How long you are in the wrap?
You are in the wrap for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the wrap package you purchased.
Can I upgrade my body wrap package at the time of appointment?
Yes! Whitening Bright Specialist will let you know which wrap is right for you, based on what you are trying to achieve during your initial 5-10 minute consultation.
What do I do for this 30 – 60 minute in the wrap?
You will be fairly relaxed and comfortable in a aroma filled, candle – lit feung shui private room. Depending on the wrap package you may receive a therapeutic temple massage and a foot detox cleanse.
Does the body wrap help water retention?
Yes. The body retains water due to the toxic waste accumulation. When the waste is mobilized, the water retention by the body obviously gets less.
Do you lose water during the body wrap?
No. You lose the toxic acid waste during the wrap.
Do you lose weight after the wrap?
It depends on the body wrap package. Speak with a Whitening Bright Specialist to determine which wrap is best for you!
How would my skin feel after the wrap?
People report the skin feels firme, soft and fresh after a wrap.
Do you lose the inches (6″ to 30″) in one place?
No! The body wrap is an overall re-contouring and reshaping process. Therefore the inch loss is distributed through out the body. The final inch loss is a cumulative inch loss overall your body.
Will the body wrap help if my fat is unevenly distributed, either above my waist or below it?
Yes, it would be targeted to achieve that. The purpose of body wrap is to balance the body and bring more shape to it.
How many wraps should I do?
It is recommended that you set up an appointment to discuss your goals. That will help to identify the number of wraps, duration between the wraps, and other helping services that can enhance the results of the wraps.
How fast will I lose the results of the body wrap?
It generally depends on how you treat your body. If you put back the toxins that you released during the wrap back in your system thru diet, drinking, smoking or through other environmental pollution, you will lose the results at the same pace. However, if you treat yourself well, then you only need to do some maintenance wraps in a year.
How can I increase the results of the body wrap?
Setting up an appointment prior to the wrap can help identify the supporting cleansing services that can enhance the results.
Can I get a package of wraps at one time?
Yes. We offer single wraps as well as packages. There is some discount with the packages. Please ask your Whitening Bright Specialist for details and special discounts on packages.
Are wraps safe to do?
These wraps have been performed for a number of years. To our knowledge, we have not come across any case where wraps have caused any problems. The solutions used are highly body friendly. No chemicals are ever used in our solutions.
Can men do the body wrap?
Yes. Body wrap is beneficial for men and women.
What do I wear during the body wrap?
Women wear a leotard, bathing suit or bra and underwear whereas men wear a swim trunks or shorts.
Do I need to make an appointment for the body wrap?
Yes! Whitening Bright Studio is an appointment only private teeth whitening studio and spa.
What should I bring with me for my appointment?
Please bring a change of undergarments, a towel and a bathrobe.
- FAQ – ABOUT EYELASHES
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions and semi-permanent individual eyelashes are a popular service and product that lengthens and thickens your own natural eyelashes. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic or human hair eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions and semi-permanent individual eyelashes are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
What do Eyelash Extensions or semi-permanent individual eyelashes look like when applied?
With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash or human eyelash applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real. No one will know you have extensions semi-permanent individual eyelashes. They will just think you were born with beautiful, long lashes!
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions or semi-permanent individual eyelashes last?
When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. OUR Semi-Permanent individual lashes will last up-to 3 weeks. Everyone’s experience will differ based on day to day activities but over all touchups should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks. A special waterproof bonding agent is used. Glue does not contain any fumes or irritants and is long lasting.
How often should I get touch-ups?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45 – 60 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as expsoure to steam or touching your eyes alot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that fallen. Touch ups average about 45 minutes.
Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, even though mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara it can be worn.. It must however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you do not wash your eye area for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application.
Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for 12- 24 hours
- Avoid hot steam or sauna
- Avoid running water directly on your lashes
- Do not rub your eyes
- Only use water based mascara (optional)
- If applying mascara do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
- Use water based eye makeup remover
- Do not perm your lashes
- Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler
- Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely)
How long will it take to Apply Eyelash Extensions and how is it done?
The application process for lash extensions normally takes anywhere from 20- 30 minutes for semi-permanent individual eye-lashes and 45 minutes – 2 hours. If you go to a newly certified professional it may take up to 3 hours. You will lay comfortably on a massage or facial table with your eyes closed. The Eyelash professional will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes. Then the extensions will be applied to each individual eyelash on a hair by hair basis.
How do I choose the look I want?
Eyelash extensions and semi-permanent individual eyelashes are available in a number of lengths and thickness. We normally consult with you first to see what type of style you are interested in. We also determine what your lashes can hold in regards to size. Each person’s lashes will vary in strength and length. We take this into consideration when creating a look specifically for you and your occasion.
Whitening Bright Studio
201 E. Ohio St. Suite 305
Chicago, IL 60611