Waxing is not recommended on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.

• Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.

These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.

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

At Home Waxing Guide - LeSalon