It is important to shave skin prior to treatment. No waxing, plucking or bleaching for four weeks prior and no use of any active ingredients on the treated area 72 hours before. A cool gel is applied to the treatment area to keep the skin cool and help conduct laser light and protective goggles are worn. The provider will determine safe and effective settings for each session and the treatment can last generally 15 minutes to an hour depending on the area to be treated. Sunscreen is applied after the procedure. There are generally 5 treatments in a series with a return visit scheduled every 4 to 6 wks.