After IPL Treatment Information:

Darkening of Dark Spots: This is normal and expected, and will lighten or “peel” off over the next weeks.

Sunburn-Like Sensation: This will typically resolve within the next few hours.

  1. Protect Your Skin from the Sun:
    • After IPL treatment, your skin may be more sensitive to the sun.
    • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and avoid excessive sun exposure.
    • Post-procedure kits are available for purchase to promote healing and enhance results.
  2. Apply Cool Compresses:
    • If you experience discomfort or mild swelling after treatment, apply cool compresses or ice packs wrapped in a clean cloth to the treated area.
    • Helps reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.
  3. Maintain a Gentle Skincare Routine:
    • Use only gentle, non-irritating skincare products on the treated area.
    • Avoid exfoliating scrubs, harsh cleansers, or any products that may irritate the skin for at least one week post-IPL.
  4. Moisturize Regularly:
    • Keep the treated area well-hydrated with a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer.
    • Helps soothe the skin and promote healing.
  5. Attend Follow-Up Appointments:
    • Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider.
    • Allows assessment of progress, addressing concerns, and making necessary recommendations for ongoing care.
    • For best results, 3-6 sessions are recommended, with improvements typically seen after the first session. Larger dark spots may require more treatments.
  6. Avoid Hot Showers and Baths:
    • For the first 48 hours post-IPL, avoid hot showers, baths, saunas, steam rooms, or any activities involving extended heat exposure.
    • Heat can exacerbate skin sensitivity and increase the risk of complications.
  7. Do Not Pick or Scratch the Treated Area:
    • Allow the skin to heal naturally without picking, scratching, or peeling off any scabs or crusts.
    • Picking can lead to scarring and other complications.
  8. Avoid Waxing or Plucking:
    • Refrain from waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams on the treated area for at least two weeks after IPL.
    • Hair follicles need time to shed naturally.


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