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Waxing Dos and Donts

Waxing No-No's

Waxing should NEVER be performed on a client that is using Retin-A, Accutane, Renova, Differin or any other acne medications that thin the skin. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Facial waxing should not be performed on patients using the following medications:

  • Accutane You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.

  • Adapalene 

  • Alustra 

  • Avage 

  • Avita 

  • Differin 

  • Isotretinoin 

  • Renova 

  • Retin A 

  • Tazarac 

  • Tazarotene 

  • Tretinoin 

Precautions & Tips

If you are sick, we ask that you please reschedule your 

  • Don't drink coffee of caffinated drinks 1 hour prior to your appt. as it makes the skin more sensitive to pain.

  • Exfoliate before your appointment to prepare your skin and hair for waxing.

  • Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be waxed.

  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past two (2) years.

  • 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 year.

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