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Pre & Post Care Instructions for Waxing


To ensure the most successful waxing experience, please read

and follow these instructions:


Waxing is never done on patients taking Accutane. Patients need to be off all the following for a week prior to waxing:

    • Retin A
    • Tretinoin
    • Tazorac
    • Avage
    • Epido
    • Differin
    • Veltin
    • Atralin
    • Triluma
    • EpiquinMicro
    • Hydroquinone 4%

Caution: Please inform your esthetician if you use the following products:


    • Other Acne medications not listed above
    • Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
    • Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair
    • Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive )
    • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
    • Oral Antibiotics
    • Topical Antibiotics
    • Retinol
    • Salicylic Acid
    • Other exfoliants

These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing. Individuals do react differently to these products and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed. You must wait a minimum of seven days before waxing after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion. Waxing cannot be preformed if you have been in the tanning booth the same day. Waxing cannot be preformed if you have had laser within seven days or until skin is healed.


Other Precautions to Consider:


    • Sunburned irritated skin or areas with open skin can not be waxed
    • Moles cannot be waxed

Post Care for Waxing


If irritation should occur, we recommend that you use antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep area continually moist to avoid scabbing and infection. No sun/tanning booths for 2 days following waxing. No abrasives for 24 hours following waxing treatment. No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing. You may use your prescription products 3 days following your waxing treatment.

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Redding CA 96001

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