There are some things that you are recommended to do before starting pigmentation removal treatment. If you use any exfoliating products, these should be paused for around one week before you have pigmentation removal treatment. This will also include not using any products that contain ingredients like vitamin A, lactic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. If you are unsure, you can always ask for advice during your personal consultation.
Patients should also avoid UV exposure and any type of tanning before treatment. This means staying out of the sun for two weeks, as well as the use of fake tan products and solariums. If you do have any exposure, you should alert your clinician to avoid any possible complications. In addition, any new medications that you start before treatment should be brought to the attention of your clinician.
The area that is being targeted for pigmentation removal should be clean beforehand. This means that there should be no makeup applied to the skin, as well as no creams, lotions or serums. Of course, it is not always easy to avoid this; just make sure that you let your clinician know so that it can be removed.