BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

How to Prepare For your Wax !

 

The very first step is pretty obvious and the part we all dread 

Leave your hair alone and let it grow ! How long is always a questions , well grow out the hair for at least 2 weeks before your wax. Hair needs to be as long as a grain of rice . The Hair needs to be long enough to wax if hair isnt long enough we will have to push back your appointment and no one has time for that . So, I rather have more hair than not enough , if the hair is too long and may cause extra pain I will trim prior to waxing so don't sweat it !

 

Exfoliate ! The dead skin that accumulates around the hair follicle makes it more painful to remove. exfoliating also will help minimize ingrown hairs so its best to maintain a regular exfoliating routine . Exfoliate 2-3 times a week if you use a chemical exfoliator discontinue use (1 week) prior to your wax so your skin isn't to sensitive . 

After your wax(2Days) you can resume your exfoliating routine . Any time you exfoliate you need to moisturize after ! Don't forget to hydrate from inside too ! So, drink all the water you can , it will help !

 

Day of your appointment Shower , wear loose clothing , no rompers , and wear underwear that aren't your favs . 

Sometimes there's wax residue and the waxing aftercare products can stain your underwear , save the cute ones !! 

Take a light pain reliever like tylenol  before your appointment if you like , The pain is minimal but this helps some .

 

After your wax there are basic after care laws you should follow . knowing these laws in advance will help you plan your waxes better and have great skin !

 

First law , You need to wait 24 Hrs after waxing before engaging in ANY acts of intimacy involving the waxed area and NO exercise .

You don't realize it but your follicles are still open after a wax so you need to keep the area as clean , dry and friction free as possible.

 

Second Law , Wait 48 Hours before doing any kind of exfoliating , Don't even use a wash rag on the waxed area , ONLY your hands and whatever soap you have already been using , Now is not the time to try new soaps you're more likely to experience irritation.

 

The best way to prevent irritation is to think of the waxed area like a giant open wound . If you wouldn't expose an open wound to the scenario your thinking of then don't do it ! 

 For instance , you wouldn't soak a wound in a long hot bath , pool or steam room, right ? Well, those activities are off limits after a wax too ! 

 

Check out the Waxing Medications Contradictions page . you can NOT wax while taking some medications . You will fill out a consent form at every waxing appointment .

As always feel free to reach out with any Questions !

Waxing Contradictions 

 

 Healthy Skin is always the goal , some medications can interfere with your waxing experience. 

If you are taking or have taken any of these medications within the past three months you may need to hold off on waxing .Contact me directly some medications you may need to be off of them for at least 6 Months while others maybe only a few weeks . Dont book an appointment just send me a message and we can discuss your options.

  • Accutane (Acne medication)

  • Adapalene (Acne medication)

  • Alustra (Retin A)

  • Antibiotics

  • Avage (Tazorac – Acne medication)

  • Avita (type of Retin A)

  • Clindamycin

  • Differin (Acne medication)

  • Doxycycline

  • Erythromycin

  • Isotretinoin (like Accutane)

  • Madifloxicine

  • Metronidazole

  • Minocycline

  • Renova (Retin A)

  • Tazarac (Acne medication)

  • Tazarotene (like Tazorac)

  • Tetracycline

  • Tretinoin (like Retin A)

These medications may cause the skin to thin or to be extra sensitive to waxing. Thin, sensitive skin may lift with the wax. If you have taken Accutane within the last year it is not advised to wax for one year after you have stopped taking this medication.

If you are currently using any of the following products, they can cause the skin to be overly sensitive. Please inform me prior to your appointment.

  • Other Acne medications not listed above

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)

  • Topical Antibiotics

  • Retinol

  • Salicylic Acid

  • Exfoliants/Laser Peels/Microdermabrasion ANY Facial 

If you are taking a medication or using a product that has changed your skin in any way, and you are unsure about the safety of waxing, please talk to your doctor first. Hopefully we can work together to make your waxing experience a great one!

Your overall skin health is always my priority not just getting you smoothly waxed , following these guidelines will help ensure great skin ! 

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Microblading/Shading Aftercare

 EYEBROW AFTERCARE

Careful aftercare is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result.

  • It’s important not to get the brows wet during the healing process (5 days). 

  • Use clear triple antibiotic ointment for 24 hours, then switch Vaseline or A&D Ointment for the remaining 4 - 6 days.  When applying ointments, the following procedure is done each morning and night or before a shower or workout for the full five days: Apply the product, leave it on for five to ten minutes (or while in shower), then with a tissue or dry cotton wipe gently across each brow once to get off the excess goo, then dab each brow till it is dry, after a couple minutes dab again to ensure that nothing is left on the brow. However, starting on day three when scab starts to appear, do not wipe - only dab till dry, you must be gentle, do not pull off the scabs prematurely. Your brows should remain dry all day and all night. Following this procedure will ensure the formation of thin scabs thus more color retention. Alternatively you can keep the brows covered in ointment for soothing purposes. Keep out of the sun for seven days. Then after seven days wear sunscreen to aid in the longevity of your tattoo.

  • As instructed apply the ointments with freshly washed hands or a Q-tip. Never touch the procedure area without washing your hands immediately before.  

It is very important to keep the brows covered with ointment while in shower or during a strenuous workout to prevent moisture from penetrating. Remove ointment per above instructions. 

  • Do not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms.  Allow it to flake off by itself.  If it is removed before it is ready the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.

  • Do not use any makeup on the brows for at least 5 days.  

  • After the procedure is completely healed, you make go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine.  Avoid scrubbing the area. Use sun block after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading.

  • FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS OR DISCOLORATION.

Cautions: If the skin around the eyebrows break out in a heat rash, small pimples, this is usually a reaction to the numbing solution and should go away by itself in a couple weeks, don’t pick. Please call immediately if this occurs so a technician can make note of the reaction and follow up to ensure this is not a more serious situation.

 

 

Warnings

  • Do Not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the brow area during or after healing!

  • Do Not scrub or pick treated areas!

  • Do Not expose area to the sun or tanning beds!

  • Avoid swimming pool for 14 days!

  • Do Not dye or tweeze eyebrows for one week after the procedure!

 

Failure to follow post procedure instructions may result in infection or loss/discoloration of pigment.

 

What is normal?  

  • Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness.  Ice packs are nice relief for swelling and bruising.  Aftercare ointments work well for scabbing and tightness.

  • Too dark and slightly uneven appearance.  After 2-7 days the darkness will fade, and once any swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears.  If it is too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks then we will make adjustments during the touch up appointment.

  • Color change or color loss.  As the procedure area heals, the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places.  This can all be addressed during the touch up appointment which 64    any concerns.  Healing takes about four weeks.

  • Need a touch up months later.  A touch up may be needed 6 months to 1 year after the first touch up procedure depending on your skin, medications, and sun exposure.  We recommend the first touch up 30 days after the first session; which is included in today’s price.  Then every 6 months to 1 year to keep them looking fresh and beautiful.  Future touch up sessions will cost the current touch up rate at the time you have it done.  If most of the hair strokes have faded, the entire procedure will need to be repeated

Semi-Permanent Makeup Contraindications

  • Those under 18 years of age, unless consented by the legal guardian

  • People with diabetes

  • Pregnant and lactating women

  • People with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines (e.g., aspirin, warfarin). If they are able to stop a week prior to procedure they can receive the service. 

  • People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated.

  • People with allergies to makeup or colors

  • Those with easily triggered post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis

  • Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed

  • People who are hemophiliac

  • Have healing disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve disorder

  • Those on any skin medication such as ro-accutaine, antasure, retinol, steroids which thin and oversensitive the skin

  • Those undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at present (or due to undergo such treatment) and any radiotherapy or chemotherapy came to an end not less than 42 days ago from the date of the treatment

  • Epileptic that has experienced a seizure in the last two years

  • Are on Accutane antibiotics, iron supplements, anticoagulants, etc.

  • Have an open wound present

  • Have skin that is extremely thin or severely wrinkled