Medication & Topical Agents
Avoid the use of retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, AHAs (e.g. glycolic acid) and BHAs (e.g. salicylic acid), and other topical agents that increase skin sensitivity for at least a week before your treatment. Also, do not take anti-inflammatory and blood thinning medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, ginkgo, vitamin E, fish oil, etc. for at least 3 days to avoid interference with the natural inflammatory process.
Do not have any IPL/Laser procedures for two weeks prior. Avoid sun exposure and all tanning methods for at least two weeks.
Do not wax, epilate, use electrolysis, or any other hair removal methods on the treatment area for at least a week prior. Additionally, avoid shaving the treatment area on the day of the procedure to avoid irritation. If you have dense hair, closely shave the area the day before your appointment.