We recommend that you exfoliate the area to be waxed the night before your appointment. This will rid the area of any dead skin build up and greatly reduce the chances of ingrown hairs.
For any waxing service to be effective, you must have at least 3 weeks of hair growth or more. This is extremely important for first time clients that have been shaving. We can’t wax stubble. Keeping on a waxing schedule of 4-5 weeks is very important. Over time, the hair releases from the follicle with ease and your growth will begin to thin out.
Use of Accutane: We can not wax any part of your body until you have been off of this medication for 1 year or more.
Medications that can affect facial waxing: Any prescription and over-the-counter Retinols (Retin A, Renova,etc.), Differin, Adapalene, Tretinoin etc. These topical treatments need to be discontinued at least 7 days prior to your appointment.
Prescription topical creams/gels: Topical creams/gels that can be used to treat Rosacea and Acne (Finacea, Metro Gel). These need to be discontinued at least 7- 10 days prior to waxing. Benzamycin, Benzaclin, Benzamycin, Epiduo, any prescription strength Benzoyle Peroxcide, Glycolic Acid, Salisylic Acid and Topical Steroid Creams: Please consult your physician about how long the product should be discontinued before waxing.
Oral medications that can affect all waxing services: Blood thinners (Coumadin), oral steroids (Prednisone), antibiotics and certain other topical and oral medications can thin out your skin and make it extremely sensitive.
Laser resurfacing, laser hair removal, injectable fillers, and/or plastic surgery in the area to be waxed: You will need to wait at least 2 weeks post-treatment to be waxed. For chemical peels, Fotofacials, or other IPL light treatments, you will need to wait about 7 days post-treatment to be waxed.
Lay off all of your over-the-counter Anti-aging and acne products containing acids for 48 hours prior to your appointment. No caffeine before you wax, especially for Brazilians! It enhances your pain receptors.
Take Advil (ibuprofen) 30-45 minutes before your service.
If you are a scaredy-cat, we have a product called BareEase for purchase. This is a topical numbing cream that needs to be applied to your sensitive bits 30 minutes before you get waxed.
We understand that sometimes a visit from “Aunt Flo” might make you shy about your waxing appointment. Have no fear! We deal with this every day. You might be slightly more tender, but using the BareEase product and pain reliever works wonders!
After Your Appointment:
We highly recommend that you use Finipil, a waxing aftercare product, after your waxing service. Your hair follicles are open for 24 hours post-waxing. This post-treatment cream kills 99.999% of bacteria, which prevents infection of the empty hair follicles. It cools by dropping the temperature of the empty follicle, freezing away swelling due to water retention, hot showers, or physical work outs. Finipil also protects against ingrown reduces hairs and redness.
Specifics for Brazilian and Bikini Waxing Aftercare:
Avoid wearing tight underwear for 2-3 days post-wax. Your baggy old cotton undies will be ideal.
Friction on the skin can cause it to become inflamed, so in the nicest possible way, try to keep your pants on for at least 24 hours after any bikini waxing.
DO NOT use tanning beds or hot tubs for at least 2 days post-wax.
After two days, start using your complimentary exfoliating glove on the areas waxed to help combat ingrown hairs. You need to be doing this every day.
Resist the temptation to pick at ingrown hairs yourself. It can make it so much worse!!! We can help on your next visit.