WAXING contraindications

To ensure a successful waxing experience, please take a moment to carefully read & follow these guidelines.

If you need additional information or assistance, give us a call or send us an email. Thank you!


Body waxing services cannot be performed on clients taking Accutane and are not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin, or other skin thinning acne medications without consent from your Doctor/Dermatologist.

*Please read your label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you’re taking medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications.

*Sometimes waxing can be done, but since individuals react differently to these medications, proper patch testing must be completed.

Before your appointment:

  • Hair must be at least 1/4 inch long, which is about the length of a grain of rice. 
  • Exfoliate the night before & avoid creams & lotions on the day of service. 
  • No tanning within 24 hours before or after a service. 
  • Avoid coffee before your service as this can increase pain sensitivity. 
  • If you wish, take ibuprofen 1 hr before your appointment to reduce discomfort. 
  • Avoid wearing tight panties or clothing as this can irritate your skin further. 
  • If you have your menses, you can still come in, just use a tampon and tuck the string inside. Note you will be a little more sensitive during this time. 

to maintain smoothness between services:

  • Lots of water. It’s great for your skin!  
  • Soak once a week for at least 10 min in a bath using Dead sea salts
  • Follow with a nourishing oil blend like coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and jojoba oil.  
  • Manually exfoliate using a loofah 3x/week or more followed with a nourishing oil or lotion.

precautions & considerations:

  • Sunburned, irritated, and/or open skin cannot be waxed. 
  • Moles cannot be waxed.   
  • You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion.   
  • 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 12 mos.   
  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician-administered peel within the past two (2) years.   
  • If irritation occurs, we recommend using an antibiotic ointment to keep the area moist to avoid infection & scabbing.   
  • No sun/tanning booths for 2 days following a waxing treatment.
  • Wait an additional 2-3 days to wax before/after tanning with accelerators.   
  • No abrasives for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.   
  • No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment.   
  • Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their menses. 

skin thinning medications:

If you're 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 and sensitivity during waxing.

  • Accutane – must stop use for min. of 1 year
  • Adapalene
  • Alustra
  • Avage
  • Avita
  • Differin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Renova
  • Retin A
  • Tazarac
  • Tazarotene
  • Tretinoin
  • Other Acne medications not listed above

  • Trilumena
  • Hydraquinone
  • Hair Bleaching agents (mostly upper lip)
  • Previous chemical depilatories (Nair)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Topical Antibiotics
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Other exfoliants

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