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Contraindications

Waxing cannot be done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. You must discontinue use for at least 1 week prior to waxing. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications listed below:

  • Accutane (You must be off this medication for at least 1 year)
  • Adapalene
  • Alustra
  • Avage
  • Avita
  • Differin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Renova
  • Retin A
  • Tazorac
  • Tazarotene
  • Tretinoin

CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform Sparkle before waxing session. 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:

Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
Bleaching agents for pigmentation of skin (Hydraquinone, Trilumena)
Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair
Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
Oral Antibiotics
Topical Antibiotics
Retinol
Salicylic Acid
Other exfoliants

Read about precautions you should take prior to waxing.