DO refer to the Waxing Hints Page for tips on easing discomfort during your treatment
DO take 2-4 ibuprofen to dull pain receptors, as long as it’s not contraindicated by your doctor.
DO tell us of any waxing problems you've had in the past
DO wear sun block if you find yourself exposed to the suns rays after a waxing treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation
DO allow 1/2 inch to 1 inch of hair growth for your 1st visit which is usually 2–3 weeks, for a nice clean wax. Shorter hair will break, causing two reactions: broken stubby hairs and discomfort during your service. Two things we want to avoid! After your 1st treatment you're a pro, and 1/4 inch is fine!
DO make us aware of any products or medications you are using which are contraindicated to waxing including*
Antibiotics, Accutane, Retin-A, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid, Tazorac, Avage, Differin, Strivectin, Renova, Avita, Benzoyal Peroxide, Apricot Scrubs, Neutrogena Scrub, ProActive
DO avoid waxing a week prior to your cycle. You're much more sensitive during this time. Scheduling your appointments the first 2 weeks AFTER that time of the month is best.
DO relax, we'll take care of you, it's what we do!
DON'T wax after laser surgery, microdermabrasion, or a chemical peel
DON'T wax during or the 6 months following an Accutane treatment
DON'T workout after waxing
DON'T drink any caffeine or alcohol before your treatment
DON'T touch newly waxed area if hands are unclean
DON'T expose newly exposed areas to the sun, hot tubs, saunas, tanning booths, hot showers or extreme heat for 48 hours
DON'T apply deodorant to newly waxed underarms
DON'T use strong perfumes, or cosmetics for 24 hours
DON'T stress. It'll be over before you know it, and you'll wish you had started waxing years ago!
*These are some of the products that we are aware of that may cause a problem, and new ones come along every day!
Your skin is precious to you—and us!
PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU ARE THE LEAST BIT UNSURE.