Waxing Contraindications

Acne medications including, but not limited to:

  • Accutane (at least one year off this medication)
  • Adapalene
  • Alustra (Retin A)
  • Avage
  • Avita (Retin A)
  • Differin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Renova(Retin A)
  • Tazorac
  • Tazarotene
  • Tretinoin(Retin A)

If you use any of the Retin A products, refraining from using it for a full week beforehand usually makes it a safe solution, however we strongly recommend asking your dermatologist.

Please inform your esthetician if you are using any of these products:

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic) in face or body products,
  • After mild chemical peels or microdermabrasion, please wait minimum of 7 days
  • Oral or topical antibiotics
  • Salicilic acid
  • Any bleaching agents for hair (like upper lip) or skin (Hydraquinone, Trilumena)
  • Other agents like chemical depilatories such as Nair ( used previously) or Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive) can make your skin very sensitive

Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing or if you have had a physician administered peel within the past year.

Avoid over exfoliating before waxing

If you have been tanning within the 48 hours of your appointment, or have any sunburn, wax cannot be performed

Varicose Veins: Doctors consent will be needed due to the vein being so close to the surface of the skin. Slight possibility the vein could rupture and cause bleeding.

Cold Sores (herpes simplex) A highly contagious blister normally found around lips of mouth. Usually clears up in around 2 weeks

Diabetes: The skin is slow to heal and may have poor circulation along with blood sugar levels may need monitoring.

Epilepsy: As there is risk of fitting

Haemophila Operations/Recent scar tissue– You would need to wait 6 months until you have waxing over scar tissue. This is so the natural healing process takes place as waxing could interfere with the healing process and might be more painful.

Any contagious skin conditions due to cross infection.

Brow microblading– wait at least 2 months