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(MEDICAL SPA)

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Retin-A, Accutane, or Vitamin A derivative topical/oral medication
  • AHA, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxide Treatments, and Chemical Peels
  • Skin thinning products
  • Systemic disease – cancer/chemotherapy
  • Insulin dependent – diabetes mellitus
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Vascular conditions – varicose veins, phlebitis, dilated capillaries, and telangiectasia
  • Any open wounds, irritation, hypersensitivity, or inflammation
  • No waxing on sunburned skin
  • No waxing on the following areas: hair from warts or moles, eyelashes, recent scar tissue, nipples, and inside the nose or ears

PRIOR TO WAXING:

  • May exfoliate the skin 24 hours prior to waxing
  • No direct sun exposure/tanning beds
  • Discontinue other depilatory methods such as shaving 3-4 weeks prior to the treatment
  • Avoid utilizing tight clothing when coming in for leg, arm, bikini/menkini, and brazilian/manzilian wax
  • Female Patients: when on menstrual cycle, avoid booking wax treatments as you are prone to increased sensitivity, resulting in an uncomfortable treatment.

POST WAXING HOME-CARE:

For the first 24 hours following the procedure:

  • No sun exposure/tanning beds
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated water
  • Do not apply make-up if the waxing procedure was on the face
  • Do not exfoliate the skin
  • Avoid deodorant containing aluminum
  • Avoid hot showers, steam rooms, and saunas
  • Avoid the use of tight clothing after an arm, leg, bikini/menkini, and brazilian/manzilian wax

 

TIPS: After waxing it is important to apply SPF to protect the skin against environmental factors and sun induced free radical damage. Additionally, in order to prevent the formation of ingrown hairs we advise our patients to exfoliate 48 hours after the waxing session and to continue exfoliating the body every other day.

Your Time Spa (Medical Spa) – Advanced Professional Spa Therapist