Can you do sugaring on Accutane?

Author: Brionna Mosciski  |  Last update: Monday, March 21, 2022

It is not recommended to have any areas sugared or waxed when on Accutane, as the drug shuts off all of your oil glands. This can cause SEVERE lifting of the skin that could damage and scar the skin.

How long after Accutane can you sugar wax?

If you are currently using any of the following prescription medications, you cannot receive a waxing service. Discontinue use of these medications for a minimum of three (3) months prior to waxing. The exception is Accutane: You must be off this medication for a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.

Can I wax my body while on Accutane?

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.

Can you do sugaring with acne?

For one, make sure your skin doesn't have any irritations, allergies, or traumas the days leading up to your appointment. Sugaring specialists recommend waiting until your skin is fully recovered from skin peeling, burns, acne, and other irritations before sugaring your face.

What are contraindications to sugaring?

  • Sunburned, irritated, or areas with open skin cannot be sugared.
  • You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days after a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment before being sugared.
  • Sugaring cannot be performed if you have been in a tanning booth on the same day.

Accutane Treatment & Lasers | Dermatologist Guidelines

What medications can sugaring not be used with?

The following is a list of medications that may cause concern and a dermatologist should be consulted before treatment. Please have a doctor clear you for sugaring if you are taking medications that thin the skin (such as Retin-A), blood thinners, or medications that cause you to be sun-sensitive.

Is sugaring OK with retinol?

If you are using Retinol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Fruit Acids, topical Vitamin C products, have a sunburn or have undergone a heavy peel in the last week, you should not be sugared.

Does sugaring hurt less than waxing?

Sugaring is usually considered less painful than waxing because the mixture doesn't adhere to the skin.

Can sugaring be done on face?

Sugaring has been recommended as a key option for gentle hair removal and is particularly effective for the face and even for those with sensitive skin. This is in contrast to many attempts at waxing for the face.

Is sugaring better than waxing?

The bottom line. Both sugaring and waxing can be great forms of hair removal if you're looking for lasting results. There's no clear “winner” between the two, because it's ultimately down to preference. Those with sensitive skin types might prefer sugaring because of its gentler nature and more natural formulation.

Can I wax legs on Accutane?

Immediately report any possible side effect to your dermatologist. Do not wax to remove hair while taking this medicine, and for 6 months after you stop taking isotretinoin.

Can you tweeze on Accutane?

While taking isotretinoin you should avoid all elective surgical procedures. Also, you should avoid laser treatment, chemical peels, tattoos, piercings and even waxing your eyebrows (plucking is usually OK).

Can I Epilate on Accutane?

Not contraindicated but will probably cause irritation to the skin in sensitive areas. I have patients who wax their legs and if it doesn't cause a problem go for it. I usually just recommend shaving over waxing.

Why should you not wax when on Accutane?

Oral isotretinoin treatment leads to structural and functional changes to the skin, making it much more sensitive to external mechanical stimuli. Wax depilation may lead to epidermal stripping in patients taking isotretinoin and therefore should be avoided in these patients.

Can I wax 2 months after Accutane?

A. YES! If you are on Accutane (for acne) or any sort of blood thinner you cannot be waxed until 6-12 months after you've stopped the medication.

Can I thread my eyebrows on Accutane?

Threading is one of the safest treatments for hair removal when using Accutane. There are no chemicals involved and the thread gently pulls ONLY the hair out.

Does sugaring remove peach fuzz?

2. Sugaring. Nearly the same process as waxing, sugaring can also be used to remove peach fuzz at the root. Rather than using traditional wax, this hair removal method uses a sugar paste to remove any hair, including peach fuzz.

How long does a sugar Brazilian last?

How Long Do Sugaring Results Last? Sugaring results typically last around three to five weeks depending on the area and the rate at which your hair grows. The beauty of sugaring is that it may reduce hair growth over time, meaning you'll have less hair to sugar each time a new appointment rolls around.

Can sugar wax remove blackheads?

Unlike waxing, there is no need to exfoliate before sugar waxing. Sugar wax has little secret, it can be used to remove blackheads! Just apply the product to the blackhead just as you would anywhere else and see sugar wax whip them out with no fuss.

Should I shower before sugaring?

For the best results, start exfoliating the desired area of hair removal the week before your appointment to help remove dead skin. Otherwise, on the day of your appointment, you're going to want to shower, lightly exfoliate, and cleanse your skin of any possible surface oils and/or lotions.

How do you prevent bumps after sugaring?

Cleansing the skin: Using a gentle soap and warm water to cleanse the skin can help minimize irritants. Gently pat the skin dry to avoid further irritation. Using cold compresses: Applying a cold compress to the area can help soothe irritation and reduce post-sugaring bumps.

Can I use Nair while on tretinoin?

While using these products, waxing or the use of depilatories (an example is Nair) are not recommended, as they can cause a burn-type injury to the skin without possible scarring.

Is bleeding normal when sugaring?


Tiny red spots may appear on the skin for a few hours, or even a day or so in some cases. If this should happen, do not be alarmed. This is just an indication that the hairs have been removed from the follicle and it is quite normal after a treatment.

How long should you be off retinol before waxing?

A: Yes, but wax may strip the skin. Stop using Retinoids 4-5 days before warm waxing process.

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