Read this article to learn why Sugaring might not be for you if you are taking specific Acne-related medications and/or have some skin conditions.
To ensure a successful waxing experience, please read and follow these instructions.
WARNING: Sugaring is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.
- Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of 6 months prior to sugaring.
- Adapalene (Acne medication)
- Alustra (Retin A)
- Avage (See Tazorac – Acne medication)
- Avita (See Retin A)
- Differin (Acne medication)
- Isotretinoin (See Accutane)
- Renova (See Retin A)
- Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
- Tazarac (Acne medication)
- Tazarotene (See Tazorac)
- Tretinoin (See Retin A)
CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician. These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.
Other Acne medications not listed above
- Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
- Bleaching agents for pigmentation of skin (Hydraquinone, Trilumena)
- Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair
- Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
- Oral Antibiotics
- Topical Antibiotics
- Salicylic Acid
- Other exfoliants
PRECAUTIONS & CONSIDERATIONS: Please read these valuable guidelines.
- Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be sugared.
- You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before sugaring after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion.
- Sugaring cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past 6 months.
- If irritation should occur, recommend you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep the area continually moist to avoid infection and scabbing.
- No hot baths for 24 hours following a body sugaring treatment.
- No abrasives for 24 hours following a sugaring treatment.
- No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm sugaring treatment.
- Women may experience extra sensitivity to sugaring up to a week prior to the beginning of their cycle. It is recommended to come within the 5 days from the end of your period.
Contraindications and Special Care that Require a Doctor’s Referral
- Pregnant & Breast-Feeding (recommend waiting 72 hours after service to resume nursing)
- Recent Lasik Surgery
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Post Chemotherapy
Contraindications for High Frequency Usage:
If you have one of the above conditions you are not eligible for high frequency usage.