Here are some common questions asked by spa guests, answered by a professionally trained esthetician.
How should I prepare for a hair removal treatment?
To assure ease in removal, any unwanted body hair should be at least 1/4″ long. You will want to refrain from extended sun exposure 48 hours prior to waxing. You should lightly exfoliate your skin several days before waxing. On the day of your waxing services, you will want to make sure you thoroughly cleanse the area being waxed and that the skin is moist but not greasy from oils or lotions. For an underarm wax, please wash off any deodorant or anti-perspirant prior to your service (because it stops the wax from adhering properly).
Please note, women should avoid waxing during the three days prior to and during their periods – the skin is most sensitive during this time.
Before your treatment begins, please consult with the therapist about any questions or concerns you may have, and be sure to let them know if you have any of the following conditions.
- Bruise easily
- Varicose veins
- Thyroid condition
- Are menstruating. (We recommend you schedule an appointment after the end of your menstrual cycle.)
- Are using products/medications that are contraindicated for waxing:
Accutane, Retine-A, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, Tazorac Avage, Differin, Strivectin, Renova, Proactive, Avita, benzoyl peroxide & salicylic acid. These are only some of the products we are aware of that may cause a problem and new ones can come along daily.
Your skin is important to you and us – so please check with your doctor if you have any doubts.
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