For hair reduction, do not pluck hair for several weeks to a month before treatment, this places those particular hairs in the resting phase that the laser cannot treat.  Please shave 24-48 hours prior to treatment.  The treatment is associated with a slight pain similar to being snapped with a rubber band with each pulse (“zap”) of the laser, the pain is temporary.  There may be a mild redness for several minutes to a few hours following the treatment.

For the pulsed dye laser treatment, there is similar temporary pain associated with the pulses of the laser.  Typically the area treated will be bruised for 1-2 weeks after treatment.

For tattoo removal and pigmented lesion treatment, a temporary pain can be expected as well and a white change to the surface of the skin occurs and heals over several weeks.