Can IPL Damage Your Skin?

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..

Is IPL good for skin?

IPL penetrates down to the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis), so it causes less damage to your skin. Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which is converted into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other spots.

Should I moisturize 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.

Can I use IPL for pubic hair?

Is IPL suitable for intimate areas? IPL is safe for use on the bikini line, but it isn’t suitable for the genital area where the skin may have a darker colour and where there is a greater hair density, which would absorb more light energy and may cause discomfort.

How often should you do home IPL?

It’s recommended to do one session every two weeks for the first four sessions and then every four weeks on whichever area you are treating. You should start to see results after four sessions, says Sensica.

What can I put on skin after IPL removal?

Do apply an ice-pack on the treated area to reduce pain, discomfort or irritation. Do apply aloe vera gel or calming creams for 3 days after the treatment. Do wear loose clothes to avoid friction on the treated area for 48 hours. Do keep treated area clean and dry for 48 hours.

Does IPL improve skin texture?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy can improve lackluster skin for individuals of various ages and skin types. … It’s a noninvasive way to improve your skin’s texture and reduce hyperpigmentation (brown spots), tighten pores, and minimize redness, giving you a more vibrant, younger-looking appearance.

Is IPL better than laser?

Laser Hair Removal treatments are more concentrated so long-term results are more effective than IPL. The nature of the laser is that they can focus light deeper into the pores of the skin, getting closer to treat the follicle and prevent hair growth.

Does IPL increase collagen?

IPL will stimulate collagen growth by treating a deeper layer of skin, while improving texture, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since IPL treatments target the deeper layers of skin, they can be performed with other skin treatments such as microdermabrasion, facials or chemical peels.

Can IPL cause scarring?

Risks and Side Effects of IPL Treatment But the treatment could cause hormonal brown spots to flare up. You could have other unwanted side effects. Your skin could: Scar.

How long after IPL will I see results?

With your first and subsequent IPL treatments, improvement is most noticeable starting about a week after each session. 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.

Will IPL help wrinkles?

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.

Which is better IPL or Microneedling?

IPL therapy is a more selective treatment compared to microneedling. It also brings faster results that last longer when compared to microneedling. However, it’s not as effective in smoothing skin texture or promoting collagen production. If wrinkle reduction is your top priority, microneedling is better than IPL.

Is IPL treatment safe?

IPL-based technology is generally considered a safe procedure as potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation is typically filtered by blocking wavelengths below 500 nm, although there are unwanted effects associated with the treatment.

What are the side effects of IPL treatment?

What are the side effects of IPL treatment?Redness.Swelling.Light bruising.Itching.Peeling.Scabbing.

What does your face look like after IPL?

After IPL therapy, you may experience: Slight bruising, which will take 1 – 2 weeks to dissipate. Age spots and freckles looking darker for the first 3 – 7 days, which is normal. Skin becoming crusty or flaky, which may last 7 – 10 day.

How long before brown spots go away after IPL?

The most common (and expected) side effect is a darkening of the more superficial brown spots of the areas being treating. This darkening of superficial brown spots will flake off after about 7-14 days. There can also be generalized redness of the sin and redness around the brown spots (like a halo).

Will IPL Burns go away?

Afterward, you might feel a slight sensation of sunburn that should go away in a matter of hours and no more than a day or two, at most. Healing times after IPL vary both with individual patients and the condition being treated. For veins, the skin looks slightly redder for 2 to 5 days after treatment.