1. Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning bed, and sunless tanning products for 4 weeks prior to each treatment and the duration of treatments. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide daily. Tanned skin has extra melanin, which attracts laser energy, and can result in burning and/or other complications.
2. Do not pluck, tweeze, wax, undergo stringing or electrolysis, use depilatory creams or bleach, or any other unwanted hair treatments that remove hair from its root for at least 4 weeks prior to laser treatments. The laser is attracted to melanin, therefore hair needs to be in the follicle.
3. Shave the area to be treated 1-3 days prior to your visit
4. Avoid applying lotion, sunscreen, perfume, deodorants, or cosmetics to the skin surface before the laser treatment.