For patients who are going for hair removal, they must avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing from about six weeks before the treatment. Prophylactic antiviral may be prescribed for patients who have a history of herpes simplex virus. Ensure to shake your skin clean and make sure that it is thoroughly cleansed. Totally removing any remains of make up, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or products for self-tanning before going for a laser treatment. Also make sure to not exposed the treated area to sunlight or tanning booth light before or immediately after your treatment. Before your treatment, sunblock (SPF 30 or above) should be applied on your skin.