IPL Aftercare

IPL – Intense Pulse Light

TREATMENT REGIMEN & HOME CARE

Before TREATMENT:

  • Avoid any prolonged sun or tanning exposure (This also includes Airbrush tanning or stains) 2 weeks before treatment.

  • On the day of treatment keep your face or treatment area clean & do not apply make-up or products.

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED? 

  • Your skin may feel warm or sunburned for a couple of hours after treatment.

  • Your skin may get redder, hotter, and dark spots may get darker within couple hours of treatment. It is both temporary and normal.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • CLEAN: Use a soothing cleanser with no abrasives & tepid water. Make sure your hands are clean & pat dry with a towel. Do not rub skin!! 

  • HEAL: Apply a cold compress for comfort. In some cases, a prescription may be recommended & given if there is a history of cold sores. Please let the provider know if this is needed.  

  • HYDRATE: Use post-laser creams such as Green Tea Hydration Lotion, or Gentle Recovery Complex should as required for comfort.

  • PROTECT: Apply sunscreen immediately following treatment ad continue to use daily. Allure offers chemical free SPF, protection without irritation.  

   AVOID:

  • Avoid sunlight for a minimum of 48 hours

  • Exercise or other strenuous activity for 24 hours. Sweating and gym environment can be harmful due to bacteria and may cause an adverse reaction. It also encourages the swelling process.

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Put your Post Laser Lotion in a refrigerator, so it’s comforting upon applications.

  • Apply Post Laser Lotion liberally to keep skin from becoming dry and tight. The lotion will prevent the skin from becoming itchy & painful.

  • Consider purchasing a gel mask for an additional cost. (It has a built-in recovery complex!)

  • Your Aesthetician can provide product education for your best result. 

Should you have any questions or concern regarding your procedure feel free to contact our office (586) 992-8300.