What is an IPL treatment?

IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses light energy to improve a variety of skin conditions. This procedure involves a handheld device that emits high-intensity light pulses on the skin, which penetrate the outermost layers of skin and target the deeper layers of tissue. IPL treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, sun damage, rosacea, age spots, acne scars and hair removal. It works by heating and damaging the targeted cells, which encourages the body’s natural healing response and promotes the growth of new, healthier tissue.

 

IPL treatments and recommended sessions.

Hair Removal IPL:

  • Recommended no of treatments:10-14treatments every 4-6weeks and then every 7 years for maintenance.

 

Rejuvenation/Pigmentation: (Benign moles, acne scars, discoloration, photo facials:

  • Recommended no of treatments:5-6 sessions every 4-6weeks and results may vary.

 

Spider Veins/Vascular pigmentation:

  • Recommended no of treatments 5-6 sessions every 4-6weeks.
  • Vessels will be discolored for 3-4 days and in 4-7 days they will be absorbed.

 

Acne Treatment/AC Dual: (Stubborn active acne, cystic acne, larger growth pustules, inflamed skin)

  • Recommended no of treatments 10-12 sessions 2 times a week for 5weeks with 3days apart.

 

What are some contraindications of IPL treatment?

  • Current Cancer or cancer Treatment in the past 10 years.
  • Pregnant and or Breastfeeding
  • Disease stimulated by light (Epilepsy)
  • Disease stimulated by heat (Herpes)
  • Thyroid/Hormone imbalances
  • Skin conditions (Eczema, Psoriasis, Rash)
  • History of keloid scarring/ Abnormal wound healing
  • Fragile skin, severely dry skin (Meds can cause photosensitivity)
  • Surgical procedure in treatment area within the last 6 months
  • Sun tanning and or Self tan lotions within the last 2 weeks.
  • Avoid tattoos/ permanent make up/ any pigmentation to avoid the risk of it changing color.

 

Pre Treatment:

  • Avoid any other Treatments in the area to be treated for at least 1 week before treatment.
  • Avoid sun tanning or self-tan lotions at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Client should have shaved before treatment.

 

Post treatment:

  • Avoid sunlight.
  • Can apply ice or band aid.
  • Do NOT pick scabs.
  • Resume skin care after 24hrs.
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas, massages, steam rooms, infrared lights, do not exfoliate
  • Keep scabs soft with non-scented lotion
  • No deodorant for 24 hrs. after- only alcohol swab to keep the area clean for under arms.