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Waxing/Sugaring Contraindications

Before undergoing waxing or sugaring treatments, it's important to be aware of certain medications that may cause adverse reactions and other important guidelines. Please consult with a dermatologist if you are currently using or have recently used any of the following medications or topical creams:

- Accutane (Acne medication)
- Adapalene (Acne medication)
- Alustra (Retin A)
- Avage (Tazorac - Acne medication)
- Avita (Retin A)
- Differin (Acne medication)
- Isotretinoin (Accutane)
- Renova (Retin A)
- Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
- Tazarac (Acne medication)
- Tazarotene (Tazorac)
- Tretinoin (Retin A)
- Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
- Bleaching agents for pigmentation of the skin (Hydroquinone, Trilumena)
- Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair
- Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
- Oral Antibiotics
- Topical Antibiotics
- Retinol
- Salicylic Acid
- Other exfoliants

Additionally, please note the following important guidelines:

- Many medications and skincare products, including over-the-counter ones, may not be suitable for use with waxing. This list is continuously expanding, and it is challenging for us to keep it fully updated. We highly recommend that you disclose any medications or skincare products you are currently using on your intake form, which will be provided in your confirmation email. Our team is happy to assist you in researching the compatibility of your skincare products or medications with waxing.

- Waxing cannot be performed on sunburned, irritated skin, or areas with open skin.

- Moles cannot be waxed.

- After undergoing a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment, it is necessary to wait a minimum of seven (7) days before scheduling a waxing session.

- Waxing should be avoided on the same day after using a tanning booth.

- If you have undergone laser skin resurfacing within the past year or had a physician-administered peel within the past two (2) years, waxing should not be performed.

- In case of irritation, it is recommended to use an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin to keep the area moist, preventing infection and scabbing.

- Following a waxing treatment, avoid sun exposure or tanning booths for at least two days.

- Refrain from taking hot baths for 24 hours after a body waxing treatment.

- Avoid using abrasives on the waxed area for 24 hours.

- Deodorants should not be applied for 24 hours after an underarm waxing treatment.

- Women may experience increased sensitivity to waxing up to a week before the start of their menstrual cycle.


Your safety and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us. By following these guidelines and disclosing any relevant information, we can ensure a safe and effective waxing or sugaring experience tailored to your needs.

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