To be considered with SHR
It is important for the treatment that the hair is not plucked or epilated before and during the treatment. This is because the hair is removed along with the hair root. This means that the light impulses can no longer reach the stem cell of the hair and the proteins remain intact. If a hair, including the root, has been removed, it can be treated after 4 weeks at the earliest, because only after this time it reaches the anagen phase.
However, shaving before the treatment is not a bad idea, as the important connection to the stem cell remains intact. We recommend shaving the area the day before the treatment so that the skin can recover and further skin irritation can be avoided.
It is not possible to treat a tattooed part of the body, because the light impulses can react to the color of the tattoo. This represents a health risk and therefore tattoos are generally bypassed during treatments.
Likewise it takes place with punctual skin pigments, like moles. These have a high concentration of melanin, which would react to the light pulses of the treatment. Thus, the skin would be damaged and for this reason they are always covered.