PRE-TREATMENT

  • 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 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.)
  • Avoid saunas, hot tubs, hot showers before and after treatments

HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY AGGRAVATE THE SKIN IN THE PERIOD IMMEDIATELY BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENTS.

  


POST-TREATMENT

  • Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanners for at least 2-3 weeks after a treatment.
  • Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 50+, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure, and 15 minutes afterwards. Keep reapplying as needed throughout the day. Consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas
  • Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin in treatment area, as this may cause hyper/hypo pigmentation, scarring or infection.
  • If there are scabs or blisters, make-up should not be used for 3-4 days
  • Gently apply pure Aloe Vera gel or antibiotic ointment to the treated area, twice daily until healed and dry
  • 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
  • For 1 week post treatment, avoid: hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub.
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water 24 hours after an IPL session.
  • Avoid makeup, antiperspirants or any topical creams which may not allow for the skin to properly breath, 24 hours post 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
  • Keep your practitioner informed on any changes to your medical history forms, or any new medications you may be taking

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