Precautions and Considerations
If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician.
These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting during waxing.
Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.
Adapalene (Acne medication), Alustra (Retin A), Avage (See Tazorac – Acne medication), Avita (See Retin A) ,Differin (Acne medication) ,Isotretinoin (See Accutane), Renova (See Retin A) Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication) Tazarac (Acne medication) Tazarotene (See Tazorac) Tretinoin (See Retin A)
Very Important Precautions & Considerations:
- NO Botox injections within the last 24 hours
- NO dermal-filler injections within the last seven days
- You must wait a minimum of seven days before/after waxing after any light chemical peel (glycolic, AHA, etc.) or Microdermabrasion ,on the waxing area under any circumstances.
- Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past two years.
- Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.
- Areas with severe acne cannot be waxed.
- Moles cannot be waxed.
- We suggest you avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before your wax.
- Sunburned, irritated areas, or open skin cannot be waxed.
- Do not use a sun tanning bed or go sun tanning two days before or after waxing.
- Extra precaution should be taken if using tanning accelerators. Wait 2-3 days to wax before/after tanning with accelerators.
- No deodorants for 24 hours prior to an underarm waxing treatment, as the wax may not adhere properly.
- Do not apply perfumes or lotions the morning of your waxing on areas to be treated.
- Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their menses.
- No hot baths, hot tubs, steam rooms, or saunas for 24 hours following a wax treatment.
- No sun, after two days you may use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 as your skin will be much more sensitive.
- Applying Tend skin (pictured right) after waxing helps improve the appearance of skin redness and helps minimize next –day post wax bumping. Once skin has cleared, apply several times to maintain clarity.
- If irritation should occur an antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin, is recommended to keep the area continually moist, avoiding infection and scabbing.
- Avoid heavy exercise or sweating for 8 hours following your appointment, especially if you are particularly sensitive or irritated.
- It is best not to exfoliate the skin for 2-3 days after your wax. We suggest you exfoliate regularly after the procedure to help prevent ingrown hairs.
- Routine waxing helps the skin become accustomed to the procedure and will minimize irritation.
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