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How to Prepare to Get Waxed

Whether you have an appointment with Cara Mia Medical Day Spa to get your legs, underarms, bikini, arms, chest, or back waxed, it’s important to know how to properly prepare for your waxing treatment so that you can get the best results possible. Although getting professionally waxed shouldn’t require a bunch of preparation on your end, it is important to understand a few of the most effective ways that you can prepare for your waxing treatment. Read on to learn more.

Avoid Shaving

Before you get your first waxing treatment done, it’s important to know that your hair should be at least ½ an inch long. By having your hair this long, it will make the waxing process a lot easier because the wax will have something to grab onto. Although it might be a nuisance to, let’s say, grow out your underarm hair, you won’t get the same results, or any results at all, unless you let your hair grow out.


The day before you come into get waxed, make sure that you exfoliate your skin with either a salt or sugar scrub. Exfoliating your skin will help to remove any dead skin around your hair follicles and will also help to loosen up the hair follicles a bit which will help make the waxing process go a lot more smoothly. Additionally, by exfoliating you can encourage your hair to lay in one direction, which makes it easier to get the hair out in one easy swoop.

Avoid Retin-A

If you are on a prescription medication like Retin-A, it’s advised that you be off of it for at least three months before you get waxed. By making your skin hypersensitive to things like waxing, Retin-A can cause your skin to burn or even potentially scar if you get waxed while taking this drug. However, if you are using a topical Retin-A cream on your face and are getting your legs waxed, there really shouldn’t be any sort of conflict— just make sure that you notify one of our waxing specialists beforehand.

To learn more about how to prepare for your waxing treatment or to schedule an appointment, contact Cara Mia Medical Day Spa today!



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