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hair removal precautions and considerations

The following precautions should be considered with all hair removal services AFTER reviewing the Spa Policies for Medical Restrictions:

  • Do not trim, shave, or use clippers or any depilatory products, such as Nair, two (2) weeks prior to your service. This may cause the hair to be too short to wax. Hair should not be prickly like a 5 o'clock shadow. Scheduled appointments will be charged 100%  of the service fee if the hair can not be removed.

  • Please inform us of all medically related issues, such as but not limited to pregnancy (we can keep secrets but we must know), conditions (such as diabetes, cancer, phlebitis, thyroid, autoimmune,etc.) and allergies, and if you are taking any medication (as it may effect the skin). Services may need to be modified due to medical restrictions or limitations.

  • Sunburned or irritated areas cannot be waxed or sugared.

  • Waxing or sugaring will not be performed if laser skin resurfacing or an advanced physician administered peel performed within at least the past three (3) months without communication prior to your appointment. We reserve the right to request a physician's release.

  • It is recommended you wait three (3) months after using a Retin-A product and 12 months after using an Accutane product before waxing/sugaring.


  • There is a minimum waiting period of seven (7) days after a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion has been performed before waxing or sugaring.

  • There is a two (2) week waiting period after Botox. Hair removal should not be performed three (3) days prior to hair removal.


  • Avoid the sun for 12 hours following a waxing/sugaring treatment. For facial waxing, be sure to use a hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic sunscreen.


  • Avoid standing water, such as baths, pools and hot tubs for 24 hours after waxing, as your pores are open and can potentially exposes bacteria to open pores.


  • Avoid any type of exfoliating for 48 hours. We suggest using an exfoliating body glove or cloth. Avoid salt and sugar scrubs as they may be too abrasive and cause the skin to react.


  • Avoid deodorant for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment. We suggest you use a feminine powder, like Vagisil or Massengill, as it is designed to control odor and absorb moisture. Cornstarch may be used as well.


  • Unfortunately, minor reactions can happen. Contact us first before searching the medicine cabinet for relief. Applying the wrong topical(s) can be detrimental to remedying the issue. However, if itching occurs, take a Benadryl before contacting us as this may be a sign of an allergic reaction. If the skin is flushed or red, Motrin will help reduce inflammation. Although it is rare, we suggest you seek medical attention for extreme allergic reactions.


  • Women may experience extra sensitivity before and during menses. We suggest you wax the week after your menses, as you are the least sensitive  and will experience longer hair removal results. The increased hormones prior to your menses encourages hair growth.


  • Expecting mothers who have never had any waxing/sugaring bikini services should come within the first 3 months of pregnancy. Hair removal in later trimesters will be extremely uncomfortable due to the increased blood flow in the body. Dawning Tranquility will not wax or sugar any new client in their third trimester and reserve the right to deny services to ensure the safety of our clients.

  • Please inform us if using the following prescription medications, as these products make the skin thin and vulnerable to burning and lifting such as:

  • Accutane®* (Acne medication)

  • Adapalene (Acne medication)

  • Altrain (Acne medication)

  • Avage (Retin-A)

  • Avita (Acne medication)

  • Azelex (Acne medication)

  • Clindamycin

  • Differin (Acne medication)

  • Doxycycline (Acne medication)

  • Fabior (Retin-A)

  • Erthromycin

  • Isotretinoin (like Accuane)

  • Nadifloxacin

  • Prednisone

  • Prednisone

  • Retin A

  • Roaccutane (Acne medication)

  • Tazorac (Retin-A)

  • Tazarotene

  • Tetracycline

  • Tretinoin (Acne medication)

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