Most clinics will say do not take any pain killers before treatment. It is important that they know if your skin is able to tolerate the heat, this is without any medication giving you a false response. This can help avoid any skin burns. You should also avoid using numbing creams – some people have allergies to these. Once again it makes it difficult for the therapist to assess your skins’ reactions.
Had any other cosmetic procedures recently? Make sure you leave a 2 week gap in-between laser hair removal sessions and chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Any other treatments just call up your therapist and make an enquiry first.
Taking any prescribed medication? Let your therapist know. Some medications can react with laser – so it is important that you inform your therapist about this.
Doing Laser on your face? All the same rules above still apply – but also note that no make-up can be applied to the treated area for 24 hours! Your skin can become sensitive after treatment you need to avoid triggering any breakouts.