The area should be clean. Most places ask you to shave the area, but we prefer that you don't. We like to see the type of hair to be treated as this tells us a lot. After treatment you should see some redness, and a little swelling. This should typically go away with-in minutes to an hour, however some people do have a longer reaction time. You can go back to your normal daily routine immediately afterward. Clean make-up can be applied to the treated area.