What Should We Not Do After IPL Treatment?

How long after IPL can I use retinol?

AFTER CARE after treatment • Avoid harsh topical products such as retinols and glycolic acid products for one week after.

greater for 4 -6 weeks after your treatment..

Can I wash my face after IPL treatment?

Immediately After Treatment The night of your treatment, professionals recommend sleeping with an extra pillow under your head to prevent swelling. You can begin washing your face the evening of your treatment. Wash the treated area with a gentle cleanser and warm water (not hot water) twice a day, and pat dry.

Can I exercise after IPL treatment?

We advise patients to avoid exercise for 48 hours after their IPL treatment. Exercise can cause the skin to overheat, which can reduce the positive effects of treatment and lessen your results.

Does IPL increase collagen?

IPL therapy represents a marked advancement in fighting skin deterioration. It can dramatically boost the body’s ability to produce collagen while removing undesirable structures from the skin.

Does IPL improve skin texture?

By treating a deeper layer of the skin, IPL stimulates collagen growth and helps improve the skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How long should you wait between IPL treatments?

Most people get between three and seven sessions. It depends on the condition you’re treating. You’ll wait 2-4 weeks between each visit. It may take several weeks for you to notice any changes in your skin.

Can you moisturise after IPL?

As your skin recovers from an IPL treatment, it will start to dry out and peel a little. Avoid your skin drying out by applying a thick moisturizing cream across the treated area morning and night. This will help keep your skin comfortable and smooth.

How long should you avoid sun after IPL?

48 hoursAlso, it is recommended that you avoid direct sun exposure for 48 hours before or after your treatment. Treatments should never be done over recently tanned skin. How long do the results of the IPL treatments last? With proper skin care and sun protection following IPL treatments, results can last for years.

Can IPL damage your skin?

IPL systems do not cause significant dermal damage compared to ablative lasers as they have limited power. It has been postulated that ablative lasers may conceal lesions in the dermal layer delaying treatment [36].

How long after IPL will I see results?

You’ll see the greatest results after 3 to 6 months if you do a series of IPL treatments spaced out about a month apart for each session. Results can vary from session to session, but the goal is steady progress. We schedule your therapy appointments about a month apart because skin cells turn over every 30 days or so.

How long does IPL facial last?

If patients are good candidates for IPL treatment, they may undergo a series of anywhere from three to six initial treatments to start to see results. Treatments can be continued over time on a monthly basis or as needed for continued improvements.

What happens if you use IPL too often?

No, using your Philips Lumea more often than recommended will not speed up the hair removal process. Do not treat the same area multiple times in one session as this will not improve efficacy and can cause skin irritation.

Does IPL help with wrinkles?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one such cutting-edge therapy that aims to treat wrinkles. As a non-invasive technique, it can successfully minimize wrinkles while replenishing the beauty of your skin.

What should I put on my face after IPL?

Use a gentle cleanser with warm water at least twice a day during the healing process. Patients should also avoid skin care products that contain benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A, Retinol, or glycolic acids. Do not scratch or pick at blemishes that will surface. Allow them to heal and naturally flake off.

What is the side effect of IPL?

Side effects of IPL are minor and include: Pain during treatment (reduced by contact cooling and if necessary, topical anaesthetic) Skin turning pink and a little sore immediately after the procedure. A sensation of a mild sunburn (redness, peeling, swelling) that may last a few days after treatment.

Is it normal to blister after IPL?

The most common experience patients have after an IPL® Photofacial is redness. Skin can feel tender, raw, and may even blister, but this is a normal reaction. However, it’s important not to scratch or pick at the treated skin – even as it begins to peel – as it could lead to scarring.

How long does it take for skin to heal after IPL?

Healing after an IPL treatment varies with the patient although in most cases takes less than a week and as little as 2 to 3 days.

When should I exfoliate after IPL?

After IPL Treatment For 48 hours after your treatment, avoid: Exfoliating or anything that could aggravate your skin. Exercise.