Waxing Disclaimer

The following conditions may prevent you from being able to be waxed, owing to health and hygiene considerations. For some conditions, you may need a doctor's note before I am able to wax you.

Bacterial Infections
   •    Impetigo
- is a small patch of reddening of the skin that becomes a cluster of white blisters which turn yellow. A highly contagious infection which requires antibiotics.
   •    Stye
Inflammation of the eyelid, often the upper lid. It is caused by an infection in the hair follicle, swelling, redness and can be painful. Scratching or rubbing the area may cause the infection to spread.
   •    Boils
- A disease of the hair follicle caused by the staphylococci bacteria. Inflammation occurs with pus formation.
A doctors note will be required if you have one of the above conditions due to cross infection.
Viral Infections
   •    Cold Sore (Herpes Simplex)
A highly contagious blister generally found around the lips of the mouth. The infection should clear within two weeks. A doctors note is not needed.
   •    Conjunctivitis
Itchy sore eyes/eye which weep green fluid during sleep. Antibiotics normally required. A doctors note will be required due to cross infection.
   •    Genital Warts
A hard rough 'lump' which varies in size. Highly contagious if open and weeping. A doctors note is required due to cross infection. If having intimate waxing, Vaseline will be put on warts providing they are closed; unfortunately I am unable to wax over warts.
   •    Shingles
Caused by the chicken pox virus (Herpes Zoster). If you have shingles, it is advised not to have waxing until the infection has passed. A doctors note will be required due to cross infection.

   •    Active breakout of Genital Herpes
Fungal Infections
   •    Ringworm
Can effect various parts of the body, large red scaly or inflamed, itchy areas of skin. Highly contagious and unable to wax until the infection has cleared. A doctors note will be required due to cross infection.
   •    Scabies
Caused by a parasite and is highly contagious.  A doctor's consent will be needed when the infection has cleared.
   •    Lice
Head, body and public areas. Infestation of the hair and clothes by tiny insects which suck the blood. Intense irritation which makes the suffer scratch regularly. Doctors consent needed once infection has cleared.
Miscellaneous
   •    Bruising, cuts and abrasions
- These can be painful while having waxing and could cause further damage or hinder the natural healing process. A doctors note will be required. If cuts/abrasions are open/weeping, it can lead to cross infection.
   •    Allergies
I will need to know if have any allergies due to the ingredients in the wax.
   •    Operations/Recent scar tissue
- You would need to wait 6 months until you are able to
wax over scar tissue. This is so the natural healing process takes place as waxing could interfere with the healing process which would be painful.

Skin Disorders
   •    Psoriasis
Patches of skin with red raised areas and silvery scaly skin which can become infected. The body makes new skin far too quickly for the skin to cope causing this condition. Open or weeping psoriasis can cause cross infection, making it unable to wax. A doctors note is required.
   •    Eczema
A red raised rash which is itchy and cracks can bleed and weep. Varies with each individual. Unable to wax with open sores. A doctors note is required.
   •    Raised and hairy moles
Unless moles are inflamed, swollen or weeping, there are no problems waxing over them.
Medication
A doctors note is required if you take medication for the skin. i.e., Retin A, Accutane, Steroids or any other medications which can thin the skin, as waxing could tear the skin.

Sunburn/Heat rash
If you have sunburn or heat rash from the sunbed or the sun you will have to wait 24 hours until waxing can be carried out. As the skin would be very hot and the waxing would be very painful and may pull the skin.
Diabetes
A doctors note is required as the skin is slow to heal and may have poor circulation along with blood sugar levels may need monitoring.
Varicose Veins
Doctors consent will be needed due to the vein being so close to the surface of the skin. Slight possibility the vein could rupture and cause bleeding.
Menstruation
During a woman's period, the pain threshold is at its lowest immediately before and during her period. Hormones which stimulate the regrowth of hair are most active during this time. Providing you are happy to be waxed during your period I would be glad to wax you, as long as you are aware the pain may be slightly higher than other times and are wearing a clean tampon.