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The following is a list of some of the medications that are known to cause an adverse reaction in combination with waxing or sugaring treatments. Consult a dermatologist before seeking treatment if you are currently, or have recently used, any medications or topical creams listed:


·     Accutane (Acne medication) 

·     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)

·     Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)

·     Bleaching agents for pigmentation of 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


Please be aware that many medications and skin care products (even over the counter) cannot be used with waxing. This list is constantly growing and may not always be completely up-to-date. If you are using anything you are unsure of please list it on your new client waiver so that we can make sure we are treating your skin with the care it deserves.

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


Moles cannot be waxed.


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.


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


If irritation should occur, it is recommended you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep the area continually moist to avoid infection and scabbing.


No sun/tanning booths for two days following a waxing treatment.


No hot baths for 24 hours following a body waxing treatment.


No abrasives for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.


No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment.


Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week before the beginning of their menses.

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