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Hair Removal Guidance



  • We offer a patch test prior to your waxing appointment; particularly if you have any known allergies or sensitive skin.

  • Avoid using Retinols for 1 week prior to facial waxing

  • Ideally hair should be allowed to grow to 5 mm prior to your treatment for the most effective removal

  • You do not need to trim hair prior to your appointment – if hair is trimmed to short if can hinder rather than assist removal


The following may prevent or restrict the treatment. We will conduct a full consultation at your first appointment but please contact us before your appointment if any of the following apply to you:


  • You are under the age of 16

  • You have a skin disorder or disease

  • You have been taking oral steroids or have used a topical steroid cream

  • You have allergies to any product being used during the treatment. Please advise of any allergies prior to your appointment

  • You are diabetic (GP approval will be required)

  • You have undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the past 6 months (GP approval required)

  • You have been taking a blood thinning medication

  • You are prone to bruising

  • You are taking a prescription Vitamin A medication (Roaccutane/Isotretinoin etc) – wait 1 year after use

  • You have a blood borne disease such as HIV or AIDS

  • You have recent scar tissue (less than 6 months old)

  • You have hypersensitivity due to sunburn/ windburn or exposure to UV light

  • You have used a sunbed in the previous week

  • You have poor circulation

  • You have had a recent piercing or tattoo

  • You have epilepsy

  • You have used fake tan (this may be removed by the waxing process)

  • You have viral hepatitis/Hepatitis A or B

  • You have had recent cosmetic surgery

  • You have oedema

  • You have cuts/abrasions/ bruising in the treatment area

  • You have skin tags

  • You have excessive ingrown hairs

  • You have a sexually transmitted infection (intimate waxing)

  • You have urinary infection/disease (intimate waxing)

  • You have external haemorrhoids (intimate waxing


  • Immediately after your wax, wear loose cotton clothing

  • Take care wiping when going to the toilet - intimate wipes are advised (intimate waxing)

  • Do not apply perfumed products to the area for 24 hours

  • Do not apply make up for 24 hours (facial waxing)

  • Do not apply deodorant for 24 hours (underarm waxing)

  • Do not have hot baths or showers for 24 hours

  • Do not sunbathe for at least 24 hours

  • Avoid swimming and other exercise for 24 hours

  • Avoid touching the area excessively

  • Avoid sexual activity for 24 hours (intimate waxing)

  • After 24 hours you can start to moisturise daily to keep the skin soft and to help prevent ingrown hairs

  • Exfoliate the area 2- 3 times a week (starting 4 - 7 days after the treatment) to help prevent ingrown hairs

  • Follow your therapist's homecare advise

  • Return in 4 - 6 weeks for a repeat treatment

If you have any questions about any of the above, or anything we haven't mentioned, please get in touch.

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