IPL – Pre & Post Treatment Instructions

IPL – Pre & Post Treatment Instructions

IPL Treatment Instructions - Windsor - Medical Aesthetics

IPL Pre Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid Tanning and direct sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to each treatment. 
  • Apply a sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater every day for the duration of treatments. 
  • Apply Topical products as instructed prior to treatment to prepare the skin.
  • Discontinue use of any products containing high strength alpha hydroxy acids (such as glycolic and lactic acids) and prescription retinoids (such as Retin-A) 1-2 weeks prior to treatment if being used on the area of treatment
  • Consult with your personal physician before starting treatment if any skin lesions in the treatment areas have changed, itched, or bled.
  • Treatment areas must be free of any open sores, lesions, or skin infections.
  • Please leave a test patch of hair so we can evaluate the coarseness and color

IPL Post Treatment Instructions

  • Redness and Erythema (swelling around the laser site) is a normal response to treatment and may be seen for 24-48 hours post-treatment.
  • Darker spots may give the appearance of “peppering” and may be present for 2 weeks post-procedure.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Wear SPF 30 or greater daily and continue to use daily hyperpigmentation skin care treatment.
  • Lotion can be applied for rehydration as well as Aloe Vera.
  • If crusting develops, allow it to fall off naturally; do not pick.
  • Avoid swimming, sports or strenuous exercise for the first day after treatment until any redness, crusting or blisters have resolved.


If any issues, call the office at (519) 915-4514

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