Areas within your reach, such as legs, bikini area, arms, underarms, and chest must be shaved the day prior to, or the day of your treatment; areas not within your reach will be shaved at Smooth Endings the day of your treatment. You must refrain from tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, or bleaching for as long as you can before the treatment. (Please don't panic if you have facial hair. During your first session, together we will find a way to keep you looking good between appointments.) In addition, you may not wear moisturizer or deodorant on the area that will be treated. If you are highly pigmented, you might need to start a bleaching regimen 4 to 6 weeks before treatment. We will advise you of what to ask your physician for. If you are tanned, you must lose it before your initial treatment. Treating a tanned body is a definite no, because of the high risk associated with unwanted skin changes post-treatment. We will not risk our reputation, and you shouldn't be willing to risk the condition of your skin.