What should we not do after IPL treatment?
Do not scratch or pick at blemishes that will surface. Allow them to heal and naturally flake off. Avoid strenuous exercising, hot baths, showers, or hot tubs for at least 48 hours. Overheating the skin in the first 24 – 48 hours can alter the final results.
How long after IPL can I moisturise?
Try to avoid products with these ingredients for about 2 days after your IPL treatment and rather pick a gentle but effective moisturizer to keep your skin from drying out. Avoid these 4 things and you’ll be on your way to maximum IPL facial skin results!
How long does it take for brown spots to fade after IPL?
The darkened area typically begins to fade in 7 to 14 days. This is when you’ll also begin to notice that many superficial brown spots around the treated area are becoming lighter, and less noticeable. They won’t vanish with one IPL treatment, but in almost all cases patients will see progress.
Can you exfoliate after IPL hair removal?
As part of your laser hair removal aftercare, please avoid shaving, waxing or plucking hair, exfoliation, excessive sweating, swimming or saunas, very hot showers and tight restrictive clothing for 24 hours post treatment.
What can I put on skin after IPL removal?
Do apply an ice-pack on the treated area to reduce pain, discomfort or irritation. Do apply aloe vera gel or calming creams for 3 days after the treatment. Do wear loose clothes to avoid friction on the treated area for 48 hours. Do keep treated area clean and dry for 48 hours.
Can IPL ruin your skin?
There is very little risk of damaging your skin from IPL treatments, also known as photofacials. A photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that saturates the surface of your skin with light to target problem areas and reverse both signs of damage and aging.
How long after IPL will I see results?
How quickly does the IPL Photofacial show results? The effects of an IPL Photofacial are gradual, so don’t expect to see immediate results. You begin to see a change in your face within a week to 10 days and on the other treated areas of your body within 6-8 weeks.
Can I use Vitamin C serum after IPL?
Do not use any retinoids, tretinoins, alpha or beta hydroxy products, vitamin C products, scrub, exfoliate, or have chemical peels performed on the areas treated area for one week. We recommend Epionce Medical Barrier Cream moisturizer.
Should I moisturize before IPL?
To enhance your results and protect your skin, we highly recommend the following steps in Katy, TX: Use a moisturizer with 30+ SPF to protect your skin from sun exposure. Avoid smoking at least six weeks before IPL. Stop any medications that may cause excess bleeding.
Can IPL make dark spots worse?
IPL treatment heats up the surrounding tissue and melanin, with a higher risk of burns on darker skin types and due to the heat produced, can actually stimulate and increase the appearance of the darkened pigmentation and is therefore not recommended.
Do brown spots come back after IPL?
Sometimes a specific brown spot that resolved with IPL treatment may come back months or years later. This does not mean the treatment did not work, but rather, the treatment worked and the spot returned due to aging and lifestyle factors, and it should respond well to another treatment.
Does IPL permanently remove age spots?
To get more dramatic and permanent results, one of the most effective treatments for removing brown spots on the skin is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial Treatment. IPL treatment removes dark spots from the skin with minimal to no side effects.
Can I exfoliate before IPL?
IPL causes the brown spots/sun damage to darken, and they will become crusty and flake off on their own. If you pick or exfoliate these darkened areas before they are ready to come off, you run the risk of hypopigmentation.
How can I speed up the shedding after laser hair removal?
Exfoliating frequently (scrub or continued shaving) will help speed up the shedding process. Hair growth will be less after each treatment. Laser targets the pigment in the hair. The darker the hair the better the result.
How many days after laser should you exfoliate?
If you are undergoing laser hair removal, we recommend you wait about a week to ten days after a treatment to begin exfoliating because that is the point where the hair starts falling out.