At little.....Waxology!

 

I do not advise you to get waxed If you are using  any of the follwing:

  • Accutane

  • Retin-A/Vitamin A

  • Any other prescriptive retinoid/steroid products

 

It is best to discontinue the use of the above mentioned products for a minimum of 3 months (Accutane) 1 month for (Retin-A/Vitamin A, retinoid, steroids given that your skin looks and feels healthy.  

 

There are many acne products that may contain ingredients that would increase skin sensitivity. Please consult with your physician if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

Waxing may not be ideal for you if you have sensitive skin, herpes, genital warts, an STD or any other skin condition or contagious disease. I do not recommend this to those who have Diabetes or is HIV positive, the displeasure/stress may result in high-blood pressure that may complicate your health. 

 

For "Virgin" Bikini Waxing, if it can be avioded make you wax appointment 3 days prior or post your menstrual cycle. The service tends to be more sensitive during that time. This is just a guideline, everyone tolerance is different.

 

Don’t use any lotions in your bikini area before waxing.

 

You need 1/4"  hair growth for the wax to hold onto (length of a rice grain), no more – no less. (3 weeks after shaving, 4 weeks after waxing) 

If your hair is long do not trim prior to service; you may risk cutting it to short. 

 

Some clients have stated that taking a pain reliever 30 mintues prior to service takes off the edge.

 

In order for you skin to become acclimated, also get the best wax possible it will take 3 consectcutive waxing at the recommended weeks apart. 

 

 

 

 

 

Waxing After Care

(24-48 hours after)

 

  • Don’t take a hot bath (a shower is fine).

  • No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms

  • Sexual activity should be avoided. Friction on the skin can cause it to become inflamed.

  • Don’t use products with harsh chemicals, perfumes, or dyes.

  • Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples.

  • Avoid using a bar soap; it leaves a film on the body that could cause ingrown hairs.

  • Use tea tree, lavender oil, antibiotic ointment or hydrocortisone cream.

  • Wear loose cotton undies.

 

 

General Maintenance

After 48 hours

 

 

  • Exfoliation (2-3 per week) is key to keep skin nice, smooth, and ingrown hair free (or greatly reduced). 

  • Use an MILD acne medication or AHA lotion.

  • If you have an ingrown, be gentle and tweeze it.

  • Keep skin moisturized 

 

 

  • Try your best to resist the temptation to pick at an ingrown. If its too many or touch to get to, then I suggest to go back to your waxing specialist to extract stubborn ingrown hairs. 

  • If the problem persists call your health care provider if symptoms last longer than 2 or 3 days or  if the infection spreads. If the area is infected. There are other reasons for bumps and redness, that may be unrelated to the waxing like warts, STDs, herpes, fungal infection etc. Practice safe sex, just in case it is communicable. 

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