Pre & Post Care

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IPL Photofacial Pre-Operative Guidelines

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure and tanning beds for four weeks before the treatment to prevent excessive pigmentation and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Refrain from Self-Tanning Products: Stop using sprays, lotions, or tanning beds for at least four weeks before your session. These can interfere with treatment accuracy and lead to uneven results.
  • Inform About Medications: Discuss all medications and supplements with your specialist. Some may increase photosensitivity and might need to be temporarily discontinued.
  • Avoid Blood-Thinning Medications: Consult with your specialist about stopping aspirin, ibuprofen, and blood thinners to decrease the risk of bruising and bleeding.
  • Discontinue Retinoids and Chemical Peels: Stop using retinoid creams and undergoing chemical peels at least one week before the treatment to reduce skin sensitivity.
  • Skin Preparation: Follow your provider’s instructions for skin prep, which may include avoiding exfoliation or harsh skincare products in the treatment area a few days before the procedure.
  • Shave the Treatment Area: Shave the area one day before your session for effective IPL light targeting.
  • Cleanse and Remove Makeup: Cleanse your face thoroughly and remove all makeup, creams, lotions, or oils from the treatment area for optimal light penetration.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink adequate water in the days leading up to the treatment. Hydrated skin responds better and minimizes discomfort.
  • Arrive with Clean Skin: Come to your appointment with clean, makeup-free skin for the best treatment application.

Note: Adhering to these guidelines closely will enhance the effectiveness of your IPL Photofacial treatment and help achieve the best results.

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