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


•          Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be waxed.

•          Moles cannot be waxed.

•          You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion.

•          Waxing cannot be performed if you have been in a tanning booth the same day.

•          Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.

•          Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a peel within the past two (2) years.

•          No sun/tanning booths for 2 days following a waxing treatment. Extra precaution should be taken if using tanning accelerators. Wait 2-3 days to wax before/after tanning with accelerators.

•          No hot baths for 24 hours following a body waxing treatment.

•          No abrasives for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.

•          No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment.

•          Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their menstrual cycle