- Use of skin peeling, skin thinning preparations.
- Varicose Veins.
- Underarms: Mastitis.
- Bruising or recent haemorrhage,
- Recent Scar tissue.
- Fractures or Sprains.
- Diabetes – some people with diabetes have skin that is very slow to heal. The skin will be watched closely to make sure it does not overreact to treatments.
- Sensitivity tests may be conducted.
- Use of sunbeds 24 hours prior to waxing.
- Cancer therapy (chemotherapy or radiation)
Menstruation does not prevent you from waxing, however, your skin may be more sensitive.
If you are pregnant, using oral contraceptives or hormone replacement your skin may be more sensitive to waxing.
If you smoke or have Rosacea, waxing can irritate dilated capillaries (weak or broken blood vessels) which are commonly found on people with Rosacea and smokers. If the capillaries are very red, we will need to stay away from waxing in that area.
- On the day of treatment, do not swim or soak in a bath.
- Do not sunbathe or use a sun-bed.
- Do not use oils or moisturisers on the areas to be treated.
- Do not exercise vigorously.
- Clean or disposable underwear should be worn for bikini waxing.
- Hairs need to be at least ¼” long.
- Previously bleached hair tends, when waxed tends to break off at skin level.
- Have only lukewarm showers and baths, preferably not until 8 hours after the treatment.
- Gentle exfoliation 2-3 days after the treatment.
- For the next 24 hours or until the redness has subsided:
- Do not use highly fragranced products.
- Refrain from applying anti-perspirant deodorant or perfumed products to the area.
- Avoid applying make-up over the area.
- Avoid saunas, spa pools and swimming pools.
- Avoid sunbathing or having a sunbed treatment.
- Do not apply fake tanning products to the area.
- Avoid sports activities, eg, jogging aerobics, etc.