Please take the time to read this information prior to Waxing.
This information is also available for you to read in the salon prior to your appointment
Please respect that this is simply a precaution, and many clients often do not tell us of any changes to their circumstances that they may not realise affect the treatment they are having.
Please inform your Therapist of any changes to your circumstances or any reasons below which may prevent you from having your waxing treatment
If you have used a sun bed within the last 48 hours
If you have had Botox of any facial or lip fillers within the last 14 days
If you have had any tattooing or Semi Permanent Tattooing within the last 2 weeks
If you have any bacterial infections – such as Impetigo or a Sty
If you have any Viral Infections – Cold sore, Conjunctivitis or Shingles
If you have a fungal Infection – such as Ringworm, Scabies or Lice
If you have any Bruising, Cuts or Abrasions
If you have had a recent operation with scar tissue in the area about to be waxed
If you have Eczema in the area about to be waxed
If you have had a vomiting or diarrhoea bug within the last 48 hours
If you have ever had a reaction to waxing before
If you have Dermatitis, Insect Bites, A Rash or Skin Tumors (Benign & Malignant)
A list of Medication and products listed below are to be avoided, please ensure you are not using any.
After care Advice
Please Avoid Sun Bed use 24-48 hours after waxing
Avoid Spray tans for first 24 hours
Avoid very hot baths, Saunas and Sun Exposure
You must wait a minimum of seven days before waxing after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion.
WARNING it is your responsibility to inform your therapist if you are using any of the following products or Medication:
Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications.
Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications.
- 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)
CAUTION: 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 and sensitivity during waxing.
- Other Acne medications not listed above
- 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)
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
- Oral Antibiotics
- Topical Antibiotics
- Salicylic Acid
- Other exfoliants