Pre-Treatment Advice

  • Avoid tanning for 4 weeks before laser treatment. This reduces the risk of hypo or hyper pigmentation (white or dark spots).
  • Use a sunscreen of 30+ SPF.
  • Do not wax, tweeze, bleach, or have electrolysis for 6 weeks before laser treatment.
  • You may be asked to use a pre-treatment cream (hydroquinone) for 4 to 6 weeks before treatment, stopping 2 weeks before treatment.
  • You may shave or use a depilatory cream until 3 to 14 days before laser treatment, however, stubble should be visible on the day of treatment.
  • If you have had a history of perioral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be started the day before treatment and continued one week after treatment.

Tanned Skin

If you are tan or have a darker skin type, a bleaching regiment may be started 4-6 weeks before treatment. Tan skin cannot be treated! If treated, you will have white spots that may not clear for 2-3 months or more. Also, the use of tanning cream must be discontinued one week before treatment.

Hair Removal Advice

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