Waxing Considerations

If you have diabetes, varicose veins or poor circulation you may want to check with your physician since you may be more susceptible to infection.

Please inform your skin care therapist if you have used any of the below medications in the past 6 -12 months. Since these medications tend to weaken the skin. Tearing and possible scaring of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.

WARNING: If you are currently using any of  below prescription medications, you cannot receive waxing services. You must discontinue use of these medications for a minimum of three (3) month prior to waxing. The exception is Accutane; you must be off this medication for a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing and if you are using Retin-A, Differin you wait 2 weeks before you may get waxed –If in doubt wait 3 months or consult your physician for a medical letter.                                                                                      

  • Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.
  • Adapalene (Acne medication) (Comes under Differin)
  • (Retin A) (See Tazorac – Acne medication)
  • Alustra (Retin A)
  • Avage (See Tazorac – Acne medication)
  • Avita (See Retin A)
  • Differin (Acne medication) (similar to Vitamin A)
  • Isotretinoin (See Accutane)      
  • Renova (See Retin A)
  • Retinol A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
  • Tazarac (Acne medication)
  • Tazarotene (See Tazorac)
  • Tretinoin (See Retin A)
  • Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
  • Bleaching agents for pigmentation of skin (Hydraquinone, Trilumena)
  • Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair
  • Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)
  • Topical Antibiotic

If you are using products containing glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or other products designed to peel or exfoliate the skin, discontinue for 3-5 days prior to your appointment.

Waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles, rashes, or skin that is irritated, chapped, or suffering from sunburn.  Never get waxing done if peeling, broken skin or varicose veins.

Waxing cannot be performed if you have been in a tanning booth the same day.

Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.

Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past two (2) years.

You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion.

Avoid sun exposure and tanning for at least 5 days prior to your appointment.

Do not have any sun exposure for 24hrs hours following a body waxing treatment, the skin is too sensitive!

Avoid heavy exercise and sweating for 8 hours prior to your appointment.

Avoid aspirin and other blood thinners. You may take an over-the-counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol one hour prior to your appointment.

Do not have a very hot bath for 24 hours following a body waxing treatment.

Do not use any abrasives for 24/48 hours following a waxing treatment. Including use of scrubs or exfoliants.

Do not use deodorant for 24hrs hours following an underarm waxing treatment as the skin may be sensitive.

Woman may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their menstruation.

Remember even if you follow all of these tips, you may still have post-waxing irritation due to hormones, stress, hair growth, general skin sensitivity or other factors, therefore it is best to schedule your appointment at least one week prior to a special occasion if you have never had waxing done before.

These products can make the skin more sensitive.  Thin and sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing. However you can still use waxing as a means of hair removal if you wish. 

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Exfoliants
  • Other Acne medications not listed above

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