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CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR WAXING

Posted on 31 July, 2015 at 3:10

The following conditions may prevent or restrict you from receiving waxing treatments at Rose Of Bulgaria Beauty Therapy. Please note that whilst this list covers many contraindications, there may be others not listed below, that may also prevent you from receiving services, and we reserve the right to determine what constitutes a contraindication. Please, speak with your skincare professional and your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

To ensure a successful waxing experience, before undertaking a waxing treatment it is vital that you read through this list of known contraindications to better prepare yourself for your treatment. Please, follow these instructions.

CONTAGIOUS SKIN DISEASES AND DISORDERS:

BACTERIAL:

ERYSYPELAS: Infection in the upper layer of your skin. It is similar to another skin disorder, known as cellulitis (an infection in the lower layers of your skin). Red, swollen, warm, and painful area of skin with a raised edge, and blisters on the affected area. G.P Consent required before treatment – cross infection.

IMPETIGO: Reddening of skin, but soon becomes a cluster of blisters and pustules. Highly contagious! Treatment would cause cross infection. It is recommended for you to go and see G.P. Consent would be required.

STYE: (hordeolum) – Inflammation of eyelid, often-upper lid. Caused by infection in hair follicle – swelling, redness, pain is felt at margin of eyelid. Scratching or rubbing infected area could cause infection to spread. Cause cross infection, G.P consent would be required.

BOIL/FURUNCLES: Infection of a hair follicle caused by staphylococci bacteria. Acute inflammation occurs with pus formation. G.P Consent required before treatment – cross infection.

VIRAL:

HERPES SIMPLEX: (Cold sore) – Herpes Simplex. Highly contagious . It would cause cross infection. No treatment in affected area. A temporary infection.

CONJUNCTIVITIS: Itchy, sore infection. Can affect both eyes. Highly contagious - cause cross infection. G.P consent required.

WARTS: – Firm papule with a rough horny surface. Varies in size. G.P consent required if open and weeping – cross infection. Immediate area should be avoided, covered with petroleum jelly, and worked around it if closed and not weeping.

SHINGLES: – Caused by the chicken pox virus. Patches, areas of erythema, vesicles, and papules that can erupt and leave scar tissue. G.P consent required – cross infection.

FUNGAL:

RINGWORM: Affect different parts of the body. Depending on the severity: mild scaling or inflamed red itchy areas. G.P consent required. Cross infection.

PARASITES:

SCABIES: Caused by infestation with the parasitic “Itch mite”. G.P consent required. No treatment should be carried out, highly contagious.

LICE (Pediculouis) (Head/Body and Pubic area). Infestation of the hair and clothes with wingless insects that suck the blood. Nits and egg cases can be seen in good light and on dark hair. Intense irritation, possible scratch marks and rash. G.P consent required. Cross infection and contamination.

ALLERGY TO PRODUCT

G.P. consent letter would be required before treatment. Otherwise untreatable if client is unsure what ingredient they are allergic to. Be aware of Hypersensitivity (extremely sensitive skin) – could be allergic to product.

RECENT HAEMORRAGE

G.P consent required as would stimulate the skin and could cause more problems.

SKIN DISORDERS:

Psoriasis - areas of the skin round or oval shaped, dull red papules appear, covered in silvery scales. Can become infected. Open or weeping - no treatment can be carried out. G.P consent would be required. A temporary condition. Could cause cross infection.

Eczema - red rashes sometimes raised, itchiness, blisters, weeping may occur, scaling of skin, can also crack. Varies greatly from one person to another. G.P consent required as certain products may irritate condition. If infected could cause cross infection, although this condition is not contagious. Non-treatable if open and weeping.

SWELLING/UNDIAGNOSED LUMPS AND BUMPS:

Swelling etc. to the treatable area could be hiding a more serious problem, wouldn’t know cause, and could also hinder natural healing process. G.P consent required. A temporary condition.

RAISED AND HAIRY MOLES/MOLES:

Moles do not prevent a treatment unless they are inflamed, swollen, weeping or open. G.P consent would be required as could cause cross infection. Otherwise they should be covered with petroleum jelly to not over stimulate the area, and work around.

VISIBLE SKIN TRAUMA

LESIONS, SORES, AND OPEN WOUNDS

FRACTURES, SPRAINS, OR BROKEN BONES

POST-SURGICAL SCARRING – less than six months old, or that reopens periodically.

KELOID OR HYPERTROPHIC SCARRING – (overgrowth of scar tissue) there is a risk of skin trauma resultant from waxing, and that it is your decision if you go ahead with the treatment.

SUNBURN/WINDBURN

VERY DRY OR VERY THIN SKIN - Thin skin can result for many reasons, such as diabetes, aging, use of prescribed skin care creams, and off-the-shelf depilatory creams and sprays.

WARNING: 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 the 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.

• Accutane (Acne medication) - You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.

• Adapalene (Acne medication)

• Alustra (Retin A)

• Avage (See Tazorac - Acne medication)

• Avita (See Retin A)

• Differin (Acne medication)

• Isotretinoin (See Accutane)

• Renova (See Retin A)

• Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)

• Tazarac (Acne medication)

• Tazarotene (See Tazorac)

• Tretinoin (See Retin A)

• Birth control pills, containing Tetracycline

• Blood thinning or epileptic medication

CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your Beauty Therapist. 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

PRECAUTIONS & CONSIDERATIONS: Please read these valuable guidelines.

• Moles cannot be waxed.

• You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion.

• Waxing cannot be performed if you have been in a tanning booth the same day.

• Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.

• Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past two (2) years.

• If irritation should occur, it is recommend that you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep the area continually moist to avoid infection and scabbing.

• No sun/tanning booths for 2 days following a waxing treatment. Extra precaution should be taken if using tanning accelerators. Wait 2-3 days to wax before/after tanning with accelerators.

• Do not take hot baths for 24 hours following a body waxing treatment.

• No abrasives for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.

• No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment.

• Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their period.

• While there is no medical evidence to suggest that waxing can harm an unborn child, it is wise to err on the side of safety during the first trimester of pregnancy. No waxing treatments are to be performed during that time.

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to call or use the handy online form on the contacts page.

 

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