PREPARING FOR YOUR WAXING TREATMENT
It is important to follow a few basic steps when you prepare for a waxing service.
First, of course, you should not get waxed if you suffer from psoriasis or other skin conditions, or if you take Retinol or Accutane. If you are unsure, ask your physician whether you can go ahead with getting waxed.
• If you are using any chemical exfoliants such as Glycolic Acid (AHA’s), Salicylic Acid (BHA’s), or Retin A it is important for you to not use these products 4-5 days prior to your waxing treatment
• Take an advil or ibuprofen ½ to 1 hour prior to your appointment to help with discomfort
• If you are having a bikini wax, it is recommended that you not get waxed when you are menstruating or pregnant, as sensitivity to the pubic area is usually increased at this time.
• Avoid swimming or sun tanning for a full 24 hours prior to getting waxed
• Wear comfortable clothing (Note: disposable underwear will be provided for a bikini wax, however you can bring in your own pair that you wouldn’t mind possibly getting wax residue on
• Hair length should be about ¼” to ½” in length. If the hair is too short, then it may be hard or impossible to remove
• Never drink alcohol before waxing as it thins the blood.
• Gently exfoliate the area that will be waxed the day before or the day of your appointment. Do not apply any lotions, oils, or creams.
POST WAXING TREATMENT
To ensure maximum comfort and benefit after the treatment, it is important to follow the steps below at home:
• Avoid applying heat to the waxed area for 12 to 24 hours. This includes hot baths, sauna, and steam.
• Avoid exercise or sweating for 24 hours this could irritate the area and encourage bacteria
• Use an anti-acne lotion for face, back and chest following the treatment and twice a day until breakouts are gone.
• Avoid sun tanning for 12 to 24 hours.
• Avoid applying highly fragranced products to...