Waxing

Waxing is NEVER done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read your label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.

Medications and Other Precautions to Consider Before Waxing

Pre And Post Waxing Recommendations

Brows

$25
6 Pack of Brows — $135

Unibrow

$7

Full Face With Brows

$55

Half Cheek

$10

Full Cheeks

$15

Chin

$15

Upper Lip

$12

Forehead

$15

Underarm

$20

Lower Leg

$35

Basic Bikini (panty line/bathing suite line only)

$37

Ab Strip

$8

Lower Back Patch

$18

Full Back

$56

GET A VAGACIAL!

No matter where you’re receiving your waxing services, getting a vagacial is a great way to care for your skin down there. At glow we only address the outside skin of the pubic mound and nothing between the legs unless we need to address the inner thigh. This helps with ingrown hairs and hyperpigmentation and preps the skin for a better wax. See the glow menu for more description details and to book.

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Know before you wax!

Waxing is NEVER done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read your label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.

Other Precautions and Considerations

Please don’t wax over the following
*Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be waxed.
*Some moles cannot be waxed
*You must wait a minimum of 7 days before waxing after a light peel or Microdermabrasion.
*Waxing cannot be performed if you have been in a tanning booth the same day or the day after and PS…..They aren’t good for your skin so please skip the tanning booth all together lol
*Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the last year.
*Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past 2 years.
*If irritation from lifting should occur, we recommend that you use an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin to keep the area moist and to avoid infection and scabbing.

Some names of acne meds not recommended to be using while waxing and to inform your esthetician about are:

  • Accutane – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one year prior to waxing.
  • Adapalene
  • Alustra (Retin A)
  • Avage (Tazorac-acne med)
  • Avita
  • Differin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Renova
  • Retin A
  • Tazarac
  • Tazarotene
  • Tretinoin
  • Other acne meds not listed above
  • Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
  • Bleaching agents used for pigmentation of skin (Hydraquinone, Trilumena)
  • Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair
  • Benzoyl Peroxide (this is present in Proactive)
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic etc)
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Topical Antibiotics
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Other exfoliants

Pre and Post recommendations

*Please come clean and showered to your appointments but please make sure you do not take a HOT shower. Heating up your skin can lead to skin lifting and also affect the wax application.

*No abrasives (exfoliants) for 24 hours following a wax treatment

*24 to 48 hours after your wax you SHOULD start to exfoliate to avoid ingrowns and bumps between waxing appointments and to prep the skin for your next appointment. Exfoliating the skin on a regular basis keeps the follicles from being blocked so that the hair does not grow back inward and makes the next wax much easier. You will want to exfoliate with a manual scrub or mitt at least 3 times a week for the body and you can also use a chemical exfoliant such as PFB with a lightener for those with hyperpigmentation especially in the bikini area which we sell here at glow.

*it is very important to also moisturize everyday. This will also prep your skin for a smoother, softer next wax and keep your skin healthy. Using body oils are great especially for the Bikini area but please make sure to use an oil that is non pore clogging. Look at ingredients or ask your esthetician for recommendations.

*No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm wax

*We recommend no sex for 24 hours after receiving a Bikini or Brazilian wax

*No touching! Your skin is open and vulnerable for 24 to 48 hours after waxing, and touching with the exception of cleaning could spread bacteria inside the skin.

*Avoid the sun. Waxing is a form of exfoliation and your skin will be new and vulnerable even more than usual, to the effects of sun after a wax.

*Avoid overheating before and after your wax. No saunas, hot showers or working out. This could lead to redness and burns. It is especially important to not heat up before a wax because this can lead to skin lifting.

*Wear natural fabrics and looser fit clothing to your appointment if possible and continue the day after a wax so that your new wax isn’t being irritated or rubbed on.

*Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to their period or if they are pregnant.