Whether it is your first time with us or your first time in
general, there are just a few things that we think you should know.
Before Your Appointment
Make sure that the area that is going to be waxed is clean and exfoliated. Using a natural bristle exfoliating brush, a washcloth in the opposite direction of hair growth, or a gentle granular exfoliator should do the trick.
Do not get waxed immediately following heavy exercise, hot baths, hot tubs, or sun tanning.
A pain reliever or anti-inflammatory may be taken 30 minutes prior to your wax appointment.
Grow Before You SHOW
Hair growth should be ¼ inch for waxing which is approximately 2-3 weeks of growth.
Prior to being waxed, no products containing retinol, retinoids, glycolic, or salicylic acid should be used for 7 days. This includes any oral or topical acne medications.
If you have been using Accutane you must stop use 6-12 months prior to being waxed.
If you have had a chemical peel or laser resurfacing wait 4 weeks before being waxed.
After Your Appointment
If you can it is best to avoid touching the waxed area as it can encourage irritation, and/or breakouts.
Keep it cool
Postpone or avoid hot workouts, hot tubs, hot baths, hot anything (wink wink) for at least 12 hours.
After waxing we will apply a light custom blended oil to promote healing and to calm and soothe the skin. All heavy oils and lotions should be avoided immediately following a wax. If you experience extended redness we find that applying a hydrocortisone cream can help.
Keep it smooth
After 48 hours you may begin exfoliation. We recommend dry brushing and Pfb Vanish to remove the top layer of dead skin and inhibit ingrowns.