it's lengthy but it's good information to help prevent any undesired outcomes
many people have the misconception that waxing is just taking the hair out.
however, contrary to popular belief, it's quite clinical. as with clinical procedures, there are risks and precautions.
as such, it may not be suitable for everyone. please always consult with your physician if you are uncertain.
•below are some contraindications•
(no waxing allowed)
hives, open sores
allergies to wax, certain ingredients
swelling, irritated skin
some scar tissues
(retin a, accutane, differin, retinol)
aha/bha/glycolic peels or topical creams
active herpes, other sti
•what to do after the appointment•
*the first 48 to 72 hrs
waxed or threaded areas:
-avoid any friction or rubbing, hot tub, sun, tanning, nooners
-leave the area alone and avoid any bacteria exposure the first 48h. (especially lips. they can be reactive post threading)
-try to avoid touching the area, applying any face oil, any make up, any heavy creams or lotions. you may apply pure aloe to help soothe and calm the skin.
-avoid any sweating or swimming since the pores are more exposed.
*after 48 to 72 hrs
-exfoliating with body scrub 1 to 3x a week. adjust according to how your skin handles it.
-moisturize with body oil everyday, or every other day if you cant do it everyday. that should keep ingrowns away and keep the skin supple. this will maintain skin for future waxes.
-resume normal skincare routine typically 24h post wax.
-sometimes the skin will have difference reactions. even if you have been waxing or threading for a long time. this may still occur.
one is a histamine reaction. so the bumps look like "hives". you may use anti-itch cream or ask the pharmacy for an anti-histamine topical cream.
the other is a bacterial reaction. the bumps will look like white dots. that will take up to a week to disappear. you may apply an anti-bacterial cream to help.
lastly, sometimes skin is just high maintenance and picky. regardless of what you do, it will rebel and react. remember, we are traumatizing the skin by removing the hair. this is not how the body was programmed to run. these tips should help minimize them, but unfortunately cannot be guaranteed.
*due to health code regulations, all purchased products are final sale.
*no refunds on purchases or services.
*cancellations or reschedules less than 12 hours notice will be charged a cancellation fee of 20$. time is money!
*it is imperative that notify me of any changes in your health to prevent any complications. even little details you may not believe to be relevant.
*if you have a condition i deem as a contraindication, please have a physician's note stating permission in order to proceed.
*please note that everyone's skin is different, so it will respond differently. if your friends says that they did not get bumps, or that it didn't hurt, or nothing happened with their skin. you are not your friend!