When can I exfoliate after IPL Photofacial?

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When can I exfoliate after IPL?

Avoid exfoliation for one week post-IPL (which includes scrubs, acids, retinols/vitamin A, and powered cleansing brushes). IPL causes the brown spots/sun damage to darken, and they will become crusty and flake off on their own.

What should we not do after IPL treatment?

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 should I put on my face after IPL?

If you have any redness, swelling, itching, or burning following an IPL treatment, applying aloe vera gel or cold compresses can help. If these symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, you should contact your doctor.

How do you exfoliate after IPL?

Use a hydrating gel eg Soothing Gel and/or a moisturiser eg ASAP, Skinstitut or Environ moisturiser and/or sunscreen . Start to gently exfoliate the skin after 3-5 days to remove the flaky dead skin that commonly forms after IPL treatments.

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Can you exfoliate after IPL hair removal?

As part of your laser hair removal aftercare, please avoid shaving, waxing or plucking hair, exfoliation, excessive sweating, swimming or saunas, very hot showers and tight restrictive clothing for 24 hours post treatment.

How long does it take to heal from IPL Photofacial?

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. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Dermatologists use this non-surgical therapy to remove blemishes and imperfections in the skin, or in severe cases make them less noticeable.

Can I exercise after IPL Photofacial?

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.

How long does it take for capillaries to disappear after IPL?

After treatment, you may experience some mild redness that should clear up within a few days. After 2-3 days, the post-treatment skin will darken and exfoliate away. Broken capillaries should begin to disappear within two weeks and continue to improve over the next few months.

How long does it take to see results from IPL?

The effects of an IPL Photofacial are gradual, so don’t expect to see immediate results. You begin to see a change in your face within a week to 10 days and on the other treated areas of your body within 6-8 weeks.

Can I use Vitamin C serum after IPL?

Do not use your Clarisonic or a loofah for one week. Do not use any retinoids, tretinoins, alpha or beta hydroxy products, vitamin C products, scrub, exfoliate, or have chemical peels performed on the areas treated area for one week. We recommend Epionce Medical Barrier Cream moisturizer.

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How long do IPL results last?

Typically, however, the results of an IPL photofacial will be apparent for six months to a year. Dermatologists recommend maintenance treatments every six to 12 months to help prolong results.