Waxing/Sugaring Contraindications

Please do not apply lotions, oils, deodorant, fragrances, etc to the skin on the areas to be sugared prior to your service. Please let your esthetician know if you have any allergies, medications, sensitivities and/or conditions prior to receiving your service.

Please check with your dermatologist/physician about medication interactions and/or contraindications prior to a service.  Facial sugaring will NOT be performed on persons taking Retinols, Retin-A, Renova, Differin or any other skin thinning prescription. You must wait 3 months after completeing the prescription treatment to be sugared.

Facial sugaring is NOT advised for persons using the Obagi line or other skin thinning treatment lines. Facial Sugaring while taking these medications can result in facial skin removal

Common medications that are a contraindication include:

  • Accutane (MUST be off for 1 YEAR prior to service)

The following medications require you to be OFF of them at a minimum of 3 MONTHS prior to service:

  • Adapalene (acne)
  • Alustra (Retin A)
  • Avage (acne)
  • Avita (Retin A)
  • Differin (acne)
  • Isotretinoin (see Accutane)
  • Renova (Retin A)
  • Retin A (acne/anti-aging)
  • Tazarac (acne)
  • Tazarotene
  • Tretinoin
  • Steroids
  • Blood Thinners
  • Other Acne medications should be discussed with your Dermatologist prior to service

Other Contraindications for sugaring:

  • NOT advised for people suffering from cold sores/herpes as the sugaring process can exacerbate or cause an outbreak of the virus.
  • NO sugaring on sunburned, irritated skin or areas with open skin.
  • NO facial sugaring if you’ve had a physician administered peel within the past 2 years.
  • 7 DAY WAIT before facial waxing or sugaring after a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion.
  • NO sugaring if you have been in a tanning booth the same day.
  • NO sugaring you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.

Increased Sensitivity may occur if you are using Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)- Oral Antibiotics – Topical Antibiotics – Retinol – Salicylic Acid – Benzoyl Peroxide – Exfoliants, or are within a week of beginning your menses.  Please alert your technician if any of these apply to you.