Precautions & Contraindications
Waxing/Sugaring/Nufree Hair Removal Service(s):
For your safety purpose, if you are under a physician’s/ dermatologist’s cares, or if you have any problems with the following information, please let us know in the note when you book online.
If you do not get waxing regularly, leaving your hair long is quite difficult and discomfort for the bikini area. Also, there is extra $10 charge for trimming. So, to avoid these issues, please prepare yourself at home, trim hair around bikini area and leave it optimally about 1/4″ length, no shorter.
⚠️ ATTENTION ⚠️ If you are taking Accutane, esthetician will NOT be able to perform any hair removal. In order to be safe for waxing, you must stop taking Accutane for AT LEAST SIX MONTHS. This medication will thin out the skin, make it extremely fragile for waxing – such complications include skin tear, peeling off skin, and scarring.
⚠️ ATTENTION ⚠️ Without regular waxing, hairs become more rooted, especially when you are pregnant and are closer to the due date. Because of hormones, blood flow around the bikini area increases, hair becomes thicker – waxing will increase the risk of follicles spotting and skin tear. Therefore, waxing regularly prior to 24 weeks of your pregnancy is highly recommended. Regular waxing (every 4 to 6 weeks) will not give hair enough time to root and hair will easily be removed.
If you are using Retin A (Tretinoin) or any of the following: Adapalene, Isotretinoin, Clindamycin, Tazarotene, Acitretin, Bexarotene, Alitretinoin, Fluocinolone, Hydroquinone – your aesthetician will not remove hair from that area and a 3″ surrounding area; this information is on your prescription facts.
If you are currently undergoing any chemical peels, dermabrasion, facial surgery, or laser treatment – you need to have a doctor’s release that there has been enough time since treatment in order to service that area affected.
If you are using any over the counter products that contain Glycolic acids, Alpha Hydroxy acids, Benzoic acids, Benzoyl Peroxide, or Salicylic acids for wrinkles, or blemishes – you must be free of these products for at least 1 week on the area to have hair removal.
If you are taking any medications that can cause thinning of skin such as (blood thinners and corticosteroids), your esthetician will do a patch test do determine whether you can have the service and/or consult your prescribing physician.
If you are taking any medications that can cause water retention (Some hormone drugs containing estrogen, blood pressure lowering medications, antidepressants and steroids may cause water retention), it softens the skin, makes it prone to tear during waxing.
Laser Hair Removal Service(s):
The following conditions which are contraindications to laser hair removal:
- Raised moles, tattoos, or permanent makeup areas.
- History of melanoma, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, healing problems, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic lesions, cold sores.
- Recent use of antibiotics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that can cause hyperpigmentation, such as but not limited to tetracycline, phenytoin, antimalarial, amiodarone, antipsychotic drugs, cytotoxic drugs – aka. chemotherapy drugs.
- Accutane, or St. John’s Wort usage within the last 6 months.
- Autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Scleroderma, Vitiligo, pregnancy, trying to get pregnant, or nursing.
We recommend that you speak with your doctor if you have any of the above conditions prior to receiving laser treatment.
The following conditions which are contraindications to permanent makeup, aka. micropigmentation:
- People with diabetes are generally not recommended to get tattoos in general, as this condition can affect the immune system and healing process. For example, if someone with diabetes had high blood sugar during the procedure or afterwards, this could impede the healing process and increase the risk for infection.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing are also generally contraindicated, as though the risk is very small, the possibility of contracting a disease is still always possible with tattoos, which could negatively affect the fetus and cause complications for both the mother and child.
- Although allergic reactions are very rare, especially with the specialized ink used for permanent makeup, people with allergies to metals, makeup, or ink in general are not good candidates for permanent makeup procedures.
- Even those who are taking blood thinning medicines like aspirin should not get a permanent makeup tattoo, as the body will not be able to naturally clot as easily or heal properly.
- People who have skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, or rashes/blisters may still be able to get permanent makeup tattoos, but should not get one on a spot where their skin condition is presenting symptoms. For example, if a person has eczema on their brow line, permanent makeup eyebrows would not be recommended.
- Herpes used to be another contraindication, but thanks to advancement in medicine, it is simply required that those with this condition take their medication to ensure a flare up does not occur and spread.
People who undergo any superficial laser treatment, such as laser rejuvenation, spider vein laser treatment, superficial skin resurfacing, freckle laser treatment, and laser hair removal. Because laser can cause the negative effects on the tattooed areas, such as removing the pigments, even causing burns and scars.
We recommend that you speak with your doctor if you have any of the above conditions prior to receiving any micropigmentation.
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