There are some common contraindications that we want you to know about when you are booking an appointment, so you are informed about how to have the best hair removal service with us.
48 Hours before & after your service Do Not:
Use a Tanning Bed with UV Lights
Spray Tan (unless you want little orange spots)
Exfoliate with scrubs or chemical serums
24 Hours after your service Do Not:
- high rash and pustules risk -
Participate in activities that cause friction or sweating
Use lotions, serums, or other skincare treatments
Swim or use communal bathing areas
Medical & Cosmetic Contraindications
If you are taking certain medications or any treatments that thin your skin or cause photo-sensitivity, we ask that you consult with your physician before your appointment. Risks are present while getting sugared on certain medications, such as lifted skin or unwanted pigmentation.
Lifted Skin is when the upper layer of your skin becomes fully removed. If you are using medications or treatments that can cause thinning of the skin, please do not come in for a sugaring service and wait an adequate amount of time.
Unwanted pigmentation could be in the form of the change of color, new spots, or new pigmentations appearing on the skin. If need be, we may need to ask that you bring a doctor's note stating it is safe for you to get a service.
Q: How long do I need to wait to sugar if I’ve been on Accutane?
A: Wait at least 9 months after being off the medication before coming in for a sugaring service. Accutane chemically alters the skin, and if you were to sugar it your skin would likely lift.
Q: How long do I need to wait to sugar if I’ve been on Antibiotics?
A: Generally, we recommend to wait at 2 weeks/20 days after being off the medication. Some antibiotics can cause your skin to become photosensitive, leading to a greater likelihood of unwanted pigmentations.
Q: How long do I need to wait to sugar if I’ve been using Retinol/Retinoid/Retin-A?
A: Do not sugar for 28 days after using these products, this timeframe is when the skin is most compromised. Depending on percentage, retinoids can cause shedding, molting, and thinning of the skin; sugaring while on these products is a high lifted skin risk. If you are using an oral retinoid, we will ask that you bring a doctor’s note stating it’s safe for you to come in.
If you’ve waited an adequate amount of time, come in for consultation to speak to your sugarist, and allow them to see how skin looks. We are not doctors, but we can take a look at your skin to ascertain whether or not it’s a good idea or not for you to come in.
Q: How long do I need to wait to sugar after receiving Laser Hair Removal?
A: You need to wait at least 2 weeks after getting laser hair removal. Depending on the strength of the laser treatment, you may need to wait even longer.
If you’ve waited an adequate amount of time, come in for consultation to speak to your sugarist, and allow them to see how skin looks. We are not doctors, but we can take a look at your skin to ascertain if it’s a good idea or not for you to come in.
Inform your Sugaring Technician if you have:
Used any cosmetics or skin care products that contain Glycolic Acids or Lactic Acids within the last 48 hours
Any allergies or sensitivities that could affect your service
Experienced difficulty with a previous hair removal
A new piercing in the area that you want sugared
Used a chemical peel within the last 6-9 weeks
Received any Laser Resurfacing in the last year
A sunburn in the area you want sugared
If you recently received a tattoo (we recommend waiting 2-6 weeks after getting it done, and the scab has fallen and new skin and replaced the dead skin)