Patients are required to stay out of the sun and refrain from tanning procedures for two weeks before treatment. This does include using fake tanning solutions too. If you have been exposed to the sun and UV, let your clinician know. In addition, patients should not wax, tweeze or use any other hair removal devices. This includes bleaches. These forms of hair removal should be avoided for four weeks before treatment.
Exfoliating products should be avoided for around one week before laser hair removal. This will include any products that contain vitamin A, lactic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. If you start to take any new medications, make sure that you let your clinician know.
Before treatment begins, the area must be clean. This means that there should be no makeup applied to the skin nor any lotions, creams or serums use. Of course, this can sometimes be unavoidable, so we ask that you tell a clinician so that it can be cleaned prior to treatment. The hair must be no more than 1-2 mm long. This means that you should shave or trim the hair before laser hair removal. There is a shaving fee of $20 if you would like the clinician to shave or trim the area.