Waxing

Local Contraindications:

Service cannot be performed over contraindicated areas.

 

Medical Contraindications:

Please seek medical advice prior to booking. In circumstances where medical permission cannot be obtained, clients must give their informed consent in writing.

 

Total Contraindications:

Prohibit the service from taking place.

Local Contraindications:

  • Cuts/Abrasions
  • Scar tissue (6 months minor operation, 2 years major operation)
  • Bruising/Swelling
  • Areas where topical Retinol/Retin-A products or Accutane has been used
  • Undiagnosed lumps and bumps
  • Sunburn
  • Heat rash
  • Hairy moles
  • Recent fractures (3 months)

Medical Contraindications:

  • Check any condition that is already being treated by your doctor or any other practitioner
  • Consult with a doctor if you are taking any medication that may have an effect on skin sensitivity, condition or blood.
  • Cardiovascular Conditions (Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Hypertension, Hypotension, Angina, Pacemakers)
  • Haemophilia
  • Medical Oedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nervous/Psychotic conditions
  • Recent Operations
  • Diabetes
  • Trapped/Pinched Nerve
  • Inflamed Nerve
  • Severe Varicose Veins

Total Contraindications:

  • Oral Roaccutane Medication
  • Contagious diseases (Impetigo, Scabies, Chicken Pox, Mumps)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Under the Influence of (alcohol, drugs, prescribed pain medication)
  • Neuralgia
  • Hypersensitive Skin
  • Loss of Skin Sensation
  • Vascular Skin
  • Severe Varicose Veins
  • Fever

Pre-Waxing Care:

  • Personal hygiene is important! Please bathe and or freshen up before your wax treatment.
  • Skip the lotions and potions! Do not apply self tanners, body sprays, deodorants and other topical creams before your appointment.
  • Let it grow out! If you have been shaving, allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks or ¼ inch of hair growth.
  • Avoid heat. No tanning beds, hot tubs and saunas before your appointment.
  • Exfoliate! Exfoliating the area gently 24 hours before your appointment will remove the dead skin cells and allow for a cleaner wax.
  • Keep Calm. Don’t feel rushed or pressured. I have your best interest in mind and heart.
  • Be comfy. Wear loose, comfortable clothing to prevent irritation after waxing.

Post-Waxing Care:

* Everyone reacts differently to waxing. If this is your first time, it is important to take precaution.

  • Again, stay comfy. Wear loose, comfortable clothing to prevent irritation after waxing, especially after a Brazilian/Brozilian wax. Cotton or breathable clothing is best.
  • Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as it can encourage irritation or small pimples.
  • Heightened sensitivity may be experienced in the area waxed for the next 24-48 hours.
  • Avoid heat. No tanning, sun bathing, hot tubs or saunas for 48 hours after your treatment. Since a layer of dead skin cells have been removed, sun and or heat exposure can burn the skin.
  • Avoid shaving between waxes. Shaving causes the hairs to become very coarse and can be difficult to wax.
  • No hot baths or exercising for 2 hours following your treatment.
  • No harsh cleansers or creams for at least 24 hours post wax, it can be extremely irritating.
  • Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24-48 hours post wax.
  • Apply a cold compress to sooth the skin if you experience sensitivity or irritation after your treatment. Hydro-cortisone cream also reduces the redness and irritation following your treatment.
  • Exfoliate daily 48 hours after your treatment. I recommend dry brushing, using sugar scrubs, or exfoliating gloves during this time.

It’s normal immediately after your wax for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normally due to a histamine reaction. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free. If an infection is noted, it should be evaluated and treated by a doctor as soon as possible.

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