— Non-aspirin product (Ibuprofen, Advil, e.g) can be used one hour before treatment - Non-aspirin product (Ibuprofen, Advil, e.g) can be used one hour before treatment.
— Exfoliate the morning of your wax with a gentle scrub.
— Avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol a few hours before the treatment, as they make the skin more sensitive.
— The best time to wax is the fist two weeks after your period.
For facial waxing - if you are using Retina - A, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Renova, Differin, Avage, Avita, Strivectin, Tazorac, Pro Active, Benzoyl Peroxide, or any other prescription exfoliants for skincare, discontinue use for one week prior to your waxing treatment.
For both body and facial waxing - any oral or topical antibiotics should be discontinued for one week prior to any waxing treatment. These medications compromise the integrity of the skin making it much more sensitive and will pull, rip, or burn the skin if used in conjunction with waxing. Very important!
— Avoid swimming and sunning for at least two or three days.
— Wear loose and cotton cloth.
— Avoid hot tubs, hot baths, and other chlorinated water for at least 48 hours.
— Sweating can trigger skin problems. After waxing your skin becomes more vulnerable to skin irritation and inflammation. So, you should not attain exercise sessions right after.
— Avoid deodorant for underarm waxing.
— Avoid highly fragranced product to the waxing area.
— Avoid applying self-tanning product and tan accelerators for 12-24 hours.
— For any bikini waxing, no heavy petting until the redness subside. Friction causes irritation and inflammation.
— Exfoliate the waxed area several times a week to prevent ingrown hair.
Hair grows in 3 stages and it can take up to 4 waxing treatments before all of the hair is on the same growth cycle. Your fist wax may last only one week, it may last up to 3- it just depends on your own genetics. The more you wax the longer it will last. For your fist wax after shaving, let the hair grow out for about 3-4 weeks.
We recommend waxing every 4 to 6 weeks.
— If you are using Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, Differin or any other prescription exfoliators for skincare, discontinue use one week prior to the treatment.
— Avoid microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facial wax one week before treatment.
— If you are experiencing an active acne breakout you'll need to postpone this treatment.
— Do not use Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, Differin, or any other prescription exfoliators for skincare for 72 hours.You may find that you are sensitive to products you usually use for a couple of days.
— Apply sunscreen 30+ 20-30 minutes when exposed to any sunlight.
— Get a test patch in our offices for skin sensitivity
— If you are using Retin-A, Tretinoin, Tazorac, Differin, Triluma, Renova, or any other prescription exfoliators for skincare, discontinue use one week prior to the treatment.
— If you just had Botox or injectable fillers, it is perfectly fine to have a peel immediately after.
— Wait at least one week before or after having facial hair removal.
— Do not wash your skin 24-48 hours.
— Do not pick or scratch skin. Chemical peels can cause a redding and peeling of skin in the days following the treatment. Even though skin may itch or burn early in recovery, it's important to resist the urge to rub or scratch the affected skin. Touching the treated area may increase the risk to infection.
— Keep moisturized since dry skin is more vulnerable to cracks and possible scarring
— Avoid sunning at least for one week. Shielding your skin from the sun is critical. Unprotected skin is at risk of developing blotchy patches or irregular skin coloring following a peel.
— Discontinue any Retin-A and any other prescription exfoliators for skincare for one week.
— You may find that you are sensitive to a product you usually use for a couple of days
— Apply sunscreen 30+ 20-30 minutes before exposure to sunlight