PRE-TREATMENT

  • Avoid depilating for at least 6 weeks prior to your first treatment. Do not depilate with: waxing, sugaring, plucking, threading or hair removal creams before and/or in between IPL treatments. Shaving is permitted and recommended
  • Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure, or the use of tanning beds for four to eight weeks (dependant on the skin type of Patient), and self-tanners for at least four weeks, prior and/or in between IPL treatments
  • Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies to treating Practitioner
  • Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week prior to IPL treatments.
  •  Avoid Microdermabrasion’s, or peels for two weeks prior to treatment
  • If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled
  • Report all medication taken within two weeks of the treatment
  •  Discontinue using bleaching creams for 2 weeks prior to treatment and perfumed products (eg. Aromatherapy oils/Essential oils) for 48 hours before treatment
  •  Do not use sun blocking creams within 12 hours of scheduled treatments. Consider wearing protective clothing, cotton gloves for driving, or a hat to protect facial areas
  • Avoid saunas, hot tubs, hot showers before and after treatments
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL session.
  • Avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to, or 48 hours after IPL treatments
  • Avoid any heat 48 hours prior to, or 48 hours after IPL treatments (no cooking, dishes ,vigorous cleaning, etc.)

 

HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN AGGRAVATE SKIN IN THE PERIOD IMMEDIATELY BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT.


POST-TREATMENT

  •  Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanners for at least 2-3 weeks after a treatment.
  • Wear sun protection SPF 30 at least
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water 24 hours after an IPL session.
  • Shave and not wax between treatments, as we need the hair papilla intact 
  • Avoid saunas, hot tubs, hot showers before and after treatments
  • Avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to, or 48 hours after IPL treatments
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or any activity which will cause sweating or excessive heat to the skin for 24-48 hours following clinical treatment
  • Avoid makeup, antiperspirants or any topical creams which may not allow for the skin to properly breath, 24 hours post treatments
  • For 1 week post treatment, avoid: hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub.
  • A “cold pack” may be placed over the treated area to reduce swelling and/or discomfort for the first 2-3 days. Discomfort is usually minimal but pain medication can also be taken for pain and swelling if required

TANNING AFTER TREATMENT MAY ENHANCE MELANIN REGENERATION, WHCIH MAY RESULT IN HYPER-PIGMENTATION