Shaving is recommended but please be sure to do so no less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Certain products and medications also need to be avoided prior to any laser treatment. This includes all photosensitive antibiotics, retinoids, retin-a’s, topical exfoliants/ acids, self tanners and bronzers. Recent sun exposure is a direct contraindication for any laser treatment for two weeks prior and two weeks post laser treatment. Please be advised that should you expose yourself prior to your appointment and not fully disclose this to your provider it can result in burning of the skin and serious adverse reactions. Please also notify your aesthetician if you are pregnant.