Sugaring Contraindications

Read this article to learn why Sugaring might not be for you if you are taking specific Acne-related medications and/or have some skin conditions.
Sugaring Contraindications


To ensure a successful waxing experience, please read and follow these instructions.
WARNING: sugaring 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 6 months prior to sugaring.
  • 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)
CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician. 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.
  • Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be sugared.
  • You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before sugaring after a light chemical peel or Microdermabrasion.
  • Sugaring cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past 6 months.
  • If irritation should occur, recommend you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep the area continually moist to avoid infection and scabbing.
  • No hot baths for 24 hours following a body sugaring treatment.
  • No abrasives for 24 hours following a sugaring treatment.
  • No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm sugaring  treatment.
  • Women may experience extra sensitivity to sugaring up to a week prior to the beginning of their  cycle. It is recommended to come within the 5 days from the end of your period.

Contraindications for Lash Lift & Tint

Contraindications and Special Care

    • If your client has an allergic reaction to the patch test.
    • Cataract (a clouding of the natural lens in one or both eyes leading to decreased vision)
    • Cysts ( A dust is a lump of the upper or lower eyelid caused by obstruction and inflammation of an oil gland of the eyelid. )
    • Diabetic Retinopathy ( a medical condition in which damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes)
    • Glaucoma
    • Herpes Simplex
    • Blepharitis ( An ocular condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the eyelid )
    • Hordeola/Stye/Styes ( A small collection of puss/abscess on the eyelid )
    • Skin Disease, Skin Trauma, Cuts, Abrasions, Burns, and Swelling in the immediate area.
    • Skin Disorders in the general eye area. ( Dermatitis, Xanthelasma, Syringoma )
    • Eye Infections ( Impetigo, Conjunctivitis )
    • Eye Inflammation ( Uveitis )
    • Recent surgeries around the eyes, head, or face.
    • Scar Tissue
    • Watery Eyes
    • Hypersensitive Skin/Eyes
    • Keratitis ( Inflammation of the cornea of the eye )
    • Cancer or those undergoing Chemotherapy
    • Alopecia ( Loss of hair )
    • Trichotillomania ( Classified as an impulse control disorder )
    • Bells Palsy or any condition that makes closing or opening the eye(s) difficult.
    • Any disease/disorder that causes shaking twitching or erratic movements.

Contraindications and Special Care that Require a Doctor’s Referral

    • Pregnant & Breast-Feeding (recommend waiting 72 hours after service to resume nursing)
    • Recent Lasik Surgery
    • Dry Eye Syndrome
    • Glaucoma
    • Post Chemotherapy
    • Vitamins/Hormones

Contraindications for High Frequency

High Frequency Contraindications:

  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pacemaker
If you have one of the above conditions you are not eligible for high frequency.

Our sugaring technique extracts the hair in the direction of hair growth. This means less trauma on the hair, less chance of breakage and therefore minimising the chance of ingrown hairs.


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I love sugaring, they do a great job, have a great facility, and it’s relatively painless and lasts long! I have sensitive skin and I’m not even red after my appointments! Will definitely be returning.

Rachel R.

From Ithaca, NY

I went to this location and this may sound strange, but I’m excited to go back!. I had done sugaring before, just not a Brazilian. It was slightly painful since it was my first time and I was extra bushy  but my next session should be smoooooth.

Cynthia S.

From Houston, TX

Just moved to Chicago and luckily booked Brittany for my first time. She is very friendly and informative of the whole process. I am 8 months pregnant now so imagine the level of sensitivity she deals with for me and each time she’s so patient. She gives you a mirror to check if everything is up to par also and then will fix if she needs to! Great experience at this location !!

Silver S.

From Chicago, IL

Very conveniently located by my office, so stopped in during my lunch break one day. Very fast service, super clean, and staff was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. Was my first time visiting, and will definitely not be my last.

Patricia J.

From New York, NY

Found this gem when I was looking for sugaring salons near me. They had a really good combo deal going and I wanted to try it. Booked a sugaring session with Cindy. It’s a beautiful salon with really amazing prices. The waiting room is super clean and spacious, Kaylee, the receptionist was super sweet as well & I was greeted with a new client welcome bag.

Leeandra M.

From North Las Vegas, NV

Kristi Everhart
Kristi Everhart

21:13 16 Oct 22
I was TERRIFIED and not sure what to expect. I also thought the experience would be painful (as many tell horror stories of waxing). But this was an AMAZING experience from the moment I walked in, the estetician answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable. It truly didn’t even hurt!!! I was sold from the get-go and immediately booked other services for the next week. I HIGHLY recommend this location, as it is very clean and they educate you through the process ( I literally knew nothing about self care!) And unlike other experiences where I left in tears feeling stupid, this location made me feel safe, they were interested in helping me LEARN and just made what could have been a scary experience something that I was excited about and wanting to return to. GREAT JOB!!!
Sonia Valdez
Sonia Valdez

03:39 07 Sep 22
Trust me ladies stop overthinking it and just get it done! Totally a game changer! Erica has made my experience so great! My friends recommended her for a Brazilian wax and I was beyond nervous in the beginning but she literally made me feel comfortable, process was so easy and fast. Now I just look forward to my appointments every time. She’s the BEST!
Kassandra Crowder
Kassandra Crowder

17:15 02 Sep 22
I got really lucky getting Erica for my first Brazilian experience. I will not go anywhere or to anyone else. I will never forget how terrified I was my first time sugaring and only wanted to do my sides but Erica encourage me to do the full Brazilian and she was right! I will never go back to shaving!The first time is the worst but it gets better each time as long as you don’t shave in between appointments! Erica always makes me feel very comfortable and is VERY professional. It feels like I’ve known her for 10 years. 🤣I feel like a rockstar every time Erica is done! My confidence level goes through the roof! I highly recommend Erica and SugaringNYC. The salon is always very clean, cute and professional. Everyone is very friendly and they send a bunch of reminders so you don’t forget your appointment! 😊
Asima Choudhry
Asima Choudhry

15:26 23 Aug 22
Excellent service by Kamana! Have never had Brazilian done before visiting Sugaring NYC, was always afraid of feeling awkward. Kamana makes it super comfortable and she is great at what she does. She takes the time to go over details. Happy with my service 🙂
Payton Savage
Payton Savage

18:41 22 Aug 22
I absolutely LOVE Sarah! She takes care of me and makes me feel comfortable. Very kind and she does an amazing job! I’m so glad I found her! Go see Sarah!
Marina Garcia
Marina Garcia

18:50 31 Jul 22
Autumn is absolutely amazing! Have been going here for the past few months and loving sugaring over waxing! Very clean and gorgeous they offer a lot of services at great rates. Autumn is very gentle and easy to talk to, very polite and very careful. I appreciate the environment and atmosphere they give!
Jordan Burgess
Jordan Burgess

20:17 22 Jul 22
I would recommend Sugar NYC for any sugaring needs! I went in for my first sugaring experience and was very nervous. Janet was my esthetician and she really put my mind at ease and talked me through everything as we went. There was some pain, of course, but Janet really made the process enjoyable. I will be back!Edit: I would like to add that Erica is amazing! She has been my esthetician for my last few appointments and she is the best! She puts you at ease and does a thorough job, ensuring every hair is gone. Her personality is like a ray of sunshine, making your day better after each appointment.
Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams

04:27 21 Jul 22
Madison was great! Explained everything well, was very professional. Did a great job. The facilities were very clean.
chloe strickland
chloe strickland

01:00 12 Jul 22
It was my first time getting any type of waxing for my bikini area and Autumn was very nice and talked me through everything. Definitely recommend 🙂
bethany king
bethany king

23:32 09 Jul 22
First time getting my underarms waxed/sugared and it was a pleasant experience despite the obvious pain of getting hair ripped out of your body. But honestly, the pain wasn’t that bad. Some expected tenderness after, but I am smooth and hair free. Excited to see how things fair in the coming days and the new growth. Brazilian was to be expected, she did a good job there as well, no tenderness after. Overall, sugaring is slightly less painful than standard waxing, but the sensitive spots hurt just as bad, it is what it is. Recovery is far better with no irritation or chaffed skin. 10/10 would reccomend if sugaring/waxing is your preference. Would choose sugaring over traditional waxing for sure.

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