★ Eliminate as much stress as possible on the day of your treatment.
★ Avoid stimulants like caffeine, chocolate or sugar on the day of your appointment.
★ Avoid sun exposure 48 hours prior to your treatment to avoid dilation of the blood vessels.
★ Female clients may find that they are more sensitive during or right before their menstrual cycle.
★ Drink plenty of water the day before, the day of and the day after treatment. Dehydrated follicles are more difficult to treat. Hydration will also help your skin heal more quickly.
★ Eating a small meal just before treatment helps reduce discomfort.
★ For very sensitive clients I suggest taking a preferred pain reliever 30 minutes prior to the appointment. It can make the treatment more comfortable.
★ There are many topical creams that are available either with or without a prescription. EMLA (by prescription) and LMX (non-prescription) are the most popular. EMLA should be applied an hour before treatment. You should apply generously and cover with a piece of saran wrap. Use medical tape to keep in place. Hose or bike shorts over the bikini area will help keep saran in place and warm the area. Heat will activate the numbing cream even more. Some clients have made arrangements for injected anesthesia prior to treatment.
★ Do not allow uncertainty to keep you from freeing yourself of unwanted hair.