European Wax Studio
Waxing dates back hundreds if not thousands of years. Who actually started the practice of waxing is up for debate. The Egyptians as well as individuals from India lay claim to being the originators of this trend in hair removal.
Being smooth and hair free has been a standard for lots of people for a long time.
So you have decided to get waxed, check out my Waxing Etiquette for the most up to date waxing do’s and don’ts.
- Thorough wash the area that is going to be wax. Do not come after a strenuous workout, after long working day or directly from the bed in the morning…….building bacteria’s on the skin are just waiting to attack open pores/follicles
- Take 2-4 ibuprofen 30-60min prior to service to help dull pain receptors (optional)
- Allow at least 7-10 days of hair growth before your waxing service. If hair is approx. 1/4″ to 3/8″ long, there is less tweezing and more effective removal from the wax.
- Limit your caffeine intake on the day of your wax service. Caffeine stimulates the nervous system which increases sensitivity.
- The day of the service, do not apply self-tanner and do not exfoliate….limit sun exposure and cease all tanning.
- Girls, you are going to be more comfortable if you are not on your cycle.
- Do not touch freshly-waxed skin (especially face). Hands carry bacteria, even if the hands are just washed.
- Do not expose skin to sun or tanning beds for 24hrs
- No hot showers or strenuous exercise for at least 4hrs
- The prevention of ingrown hair and skin irritation is key to your comfort and satisfaction with your waxing service.
- Recommended is to apply calming Aloe Vera gel to the affected area as frequently as you desire.
- Once tenderness subsides use exfoliant, body scrub, or wash cloth and gently exfoliate the area and don’t forget to use moisturizer on daily basis
- Botox treatments within 72 hours of waxing
- alpha hydroxy
These are only a few of the products and conditions that we are aware of. If ever in doubt do not wax, consult with your doctor.I cannot predict how your skin will react to waxing, therefore for special occasions I recommend a test wax two to four weeks prior to the event. If there is no major reaction then you can come in to be waxed at least a week before your special day.
Accutane is a highly controversial drug yet incredibly remains the industry standard for severe acne. Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG, manufacturer of Accutane, has spent most of this century in court defending itself against lawsuits from people whose health has been irreparably damaged by this menacing drug.
Roche has lost six out of six lawsuits and was recently ordered to pay $25.16 million in damages to an Accutane user who developed inflammatory bowel disease as a result of the drug. Due to generic competition and the exorbitant cost of defending personal injury lawsuits, Roche stopped selling the drug in June 2009.
However, the generic form of Accutane (isotretinoin) is equally deadly and remains available in the marketplace under the names Claravis, Sotret and Amnesteem. More than two million people have taken Accutane, despite the fact that it is known to cause depression, suicide, inflammatory bowel disease, and 100 percent guarantee of birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman.
In 2004, brain scans showed that people taking Accutane suffer a 21 percent decrease in frontal brain activity, the part of the brain that plays a critical role in mood and social interaction. These brain changes may explain the depression, suicidal and aggressive behavior, and psychotic reactions reported by some Accutane users.
Is reducing your acne worth that?
Even official regulation policy acknowledges the real danger of Accutane. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned physicians and consumers about reports of “depression, psychosis, and rarely suicidal thoughts and actions” related to the use of Accutane. Patients using Accutane reported to the FDA that these psychological symptoms improved after stopping Accutane therapy, but worsened with re-start of the drug.
In light of this evidence, the labeling of Accutane was changed to strengthen the warning about its risk for causing depression. Isotretinoin now has the strongest warning available for any drug category—and given a FDA Pregnancy Category X rating..
If you are taking isotretinoin and become pregnant, you are virtually guaranteed to be damaging your baby. Accutane is extremely teratogenic (causing damage to a fetus).
According to the Mayo Clinic:
“Isotretinoin is associated with severe birth defects, so it can’t be taken by pregnant women or women who may become pregnant during the course of treatment or within several weeks of concluding treatment. In fact, the drug carries such serious potential side effects that women of reproductive age must participate in a Food and Drug Administration-approved monitoring program to receive a prescription for the drug.”
In addition to teratogenic and psychological adverse effects, Accutane (isotretinoin) users have reported the following negative effects:
Increased levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in your blood. Increased liver enzyme levels and liver damage.
Erectile dysfunction. Headaches and brain swelling. Disturbances of your central nervous system. Seizures.
Damage to skin and mucous membranes. Premature epiphyseal closure. Hyperostosis (excessive bone growth) and bone demineralization.
Neutropenia, agranulocytosis, and rhabdomyolysis (blood disorders)
Development of inflammatory bowel disease. Damage to your eyes including cataracts. Hearing impairment.
Pancreatitis. Heart attack and stroke. Allergic vasculitis.