Avoid sun exposure prior to treatment. Your skin needs to be its natural skin tone in order to be safely treated, so no tanning, spray tan or sunless tanner, creams or lotions 7-10 days before treatment. Shave the day of or the day before treatment, no waxing or plucking. Please arrive with clean, shaved skin— no makeup, lotion, or perfume to treatment areas if possible.
Avoid for a minimum of 24 hours, avoid activities that cause flushing or excessive perspiration, including exercise, hot temperatures, consumption of alcohol or spicy foods, saunas, etc. A cold compress can be used to provide comfort if the treated area is especially warm. This is typically only needed within the first 12 hours after the treatment. Hydrocortisone cream can also be applied to provide comfort if the treated area becomes itchy.