Waxing Contraindications List

To ensure a successful waxing experience, please read and follow these instructions:

WARNING:  If you are currently using any of the following prescription medications all waxing services should be avoided. You must discontinue use of these medications for a minimum of three (3) months prior to waxing. With the Exception of Accutane; you must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.

  • Accutane (Acne medication)  
  • 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  
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)  
  • Oral Antibiotics  
  • Topical Antibiotics  
  • Retinol  
  • Salicylic Acid  
  • Exfoliants 


PRECAUTIONS & CONSIDERATIONS:  Please read these valuable guidelines:

  • You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion
  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.
  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past two (2) years
  • Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their period
  • Sunburned or irritated areas cannot be waxed
  • Moles cannot be waxed.



  • No sun for 12 hours following any waxing treatment.
  • No hot baths for 24 hours following any body waxing treatment.
  • No abrasive scrubs for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.
  • If irritation should occur, it is recommended you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep the area continually moist to avoid infection and scabbing.