When Should You Not Use IPL?

What happens if I use IPL every day?

What happens if you use IPL too often.

Excessive treatments probably won’t do you any harm apart from possibly leading to irritated skin.

This depends on your skin and hair type, the parts of the body being treated, shaving and correctly using your IPL during sessions etc..

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.

Does IPL have side effects?

IPL side effects are generally both minor and temporary. It is possible that you will experience: Redness. Swelling.

Are home IPL safe?

Are at-home IPL hair removal devices safe? Studies reporting injuries from home use devices are limited, says Dr Rick Tinker, director of assessment and advice at the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

Can IPL ruin your skin?

There is very little risk of damaging your skin from IPL treatments, also known as photofacials. A photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that saturates the surface of your skin with light to target problem areas and reverse both signs of damage and aging.

Can IPL damage eyes?

“Although IPL is light therapy, it has the same potential to damage the eye as laser.” Cosmetic patients are increasingly favoring intense pulsed light because treatment is noninvasive and nonablative and is generally associated with successful outcomes.

Can you shower after IPL?

You will want to avoid taking a hot shower for up to 48 hours getting the treatment. Along with not taking hot showers, you will also need to avoid using hot tubs or saunas as well. It is also important to avoid using heating pads as well as this can cause redness and irritation of your skin.

What happens if I use my IPL too often?

What happens if I use VISS IPL more often, will is see better/ quicker results? No, using your VISS IPL more often than recommended will not speed up the hair removal process. You should treat the same area 3 rounds in one session since this will improve efficacy.

Can I use IPL on my balls?

Can I use IPL on My Balls? IPL is suitable for mons pubis and the bikini line areas. However, you shouldn’t use IPL on your scrotum, anus, inguinal, and the testicular parts as these areas are very sensitive. It is safe to use IPL and laser technologies in removing hairs from other pubic area parts.

How can we protect our eyes from IPL?

There are safety goggles specifically designed for IPL and laser treatments. For IPL and laser, these glasses are recommended. Remember, when purchasing your eye protection, the greater the shade of the eyeglass or goggles, the greater the protection it offers against the visible light emitted from the device.

What should I not do before IPL?

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What should I not do after IPL?

Do not scratch or pick at blemishes that will surface. Allow them to heal and naturally flake off. Avoid strenuous exercising, hot baths, showers, or hot tubs for at least 48 hours. Overheating the skin in the first 24 – 48 hours can alter the final results.

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.

Can I use Vitamin C serum after IPL?

Avoid any irritants to your skin, such as any products containing Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic & salicylic acids, astringents or Vitamin C for one week after your treatment.

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).

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.

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.

Can you use deodorant after IPL?

Avoid perfumes, deodorants and hot showers. Just for the first 24 hours after your treatment, again due to the sensitivity of the skin.