Who is NOT a good candidate for waxing?
Anyone who has used Accutane in the last year.
If you are undergoing cancer therapy such as chemotherapy or radiation.
If you have a chronic condition like lupus, AIDS, or any other disease that may compromise the skin barrier.
Getting waxed any place you’ve recently gotten Botox or Collagen injections in the last 7 days.
If you have medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, circulatory disorders or hemophilia.
If you use any blood thinning medications.
If you are on antibiotics because of skin sensitivity you should discontinue 14 days prior to be waxed.
If you are nursing or pregnant.
If you have had a light chemical peel, dermabrasion, or any other resurfacing treatment you should wait at least 7 days or until you are done peeling. FAQs & AFTERCARE 14
If you have a sunburn. Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be waxed.
What to avoid before waxing?
Please read, who is NOT a good candidate for waxing.
Avoid Retinol products for 72 hours.
Avoid using skin lightening creams.
Avoid sun exposure.
Avoid tanning beds 3-5 days before being waxed.
Avoiding caffeine for 5 hours before getting waxed will greatly reduce sensitivity.
Caffeine restricts the blood vessels so skin is not getting as much blood flow which increases sensitivity.
If possible, avoid scheduling your appointment just before or during your menstrual cycle. This only because we tend to be most sensitive during this time.
What should I do before a waxing treatment?
Two days before you wax, you can gently exfoliate to remove dead skin cells that surround the hair follicles. Exfoliating helps loosen existing ingrown hairs and improves your waxing results. DO NOT use any harsh scrubs or acids. You can take an Ibuprofen 1 hour before will aid in reducing sensitivity and inflammation. The area should be clean before waxing.
How long does the hair need to be?
Usually it’s recommended that the ideal length of the hair to be waxed should be approximately 1/4-½ an inch.