How to prepare for Waxing
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What you need to do before arriving for your waxing appointment
- Make sure that the area/s to be waxed are clean
- Make sure you are not taking any oral acne medications (eg. roaccutane), blood-thinning medications or topical/oral cortisone as they make the skin more sensitive and can cause irritation or other complications. *Please check with your doctor if you are unsure whether you should be waxed while on or using a medication.
- Make sure you haven’t recently used products that chemically exfoliate or thin the skin, on the area to be waxed (particularly the face) eg. topical exfoliants/acids/retinols/etc.
- If you have any cuts, bruises, wounds, etc. in the area please let your therapist know
- No sunbathing or sunburn present in the last 24-48 hours
- No contraindications present (check our list)
- Diabetes - loss of sensation
- Varicose veins in the area/s
- Open wounds in the area/s
- Bacterial or viral infection in the area - this includes staph infection, cold sores on the face and/or herpes virus
- Skin cancer in the area/s
- Use of roaccutane in the last 6 months