8 WEEKS PRIOR TO TREATMENT
No waxing, plucking or threading for at least 8 weeks and/or between IPL treatments
4 WEEKS PRIOR TO TREATMENT
Do not expose the skin to UV or self tan for at least 4 weeks before and/or between IPL treatments.
1 WEEK PRIOR TO TREATMENT
Avoid intense exfoliation, microdermabrasion or peels
24-48 HOURS PRIOR TO TREATMENT
Do not use bleaching creams or perfumed products
Avoid swimming in chlorinated water immediately before or after treatment
Avoid wearing tight clothes when attending treatment session
Hydrate the body by drinking plenty of water
Protect the skin from sun exposure with suitable clothing and use sun block SPF 30+ before first treatment and between subsequent treatment sessions but do not use sun blocking creams within 24hrs of scheduled treatments.
Post Treatment Care
To ensure your comfort after treatment, please adhere to the following post treatment recommendations:
FOR UP TO 24 HOURS
The skin may be red and warm after treatment this is perfectly normal and will naturally subside. If you wish, you can apply a cold compress to help calm the skin, However, it is advisable to avoid using ice as this may irritate the skin.
You can also use soothing preparations such as aloe vera, witch hazel or tea tree oil
These will help soothe skin and reduce redness after treatment.
Avoid using make up on the treated area, allowing the skin to cool naturally and more comfortably.
FOR 48 HOURS
Avoid all heat treatments including hot baths, saunas, steam baths and showers.
No swimming in strongly chlorinated water.
Do not use bleaching creams.
Avoid perfumed products e.g. soaps, creams or perfumes.
Leave any temporary skin responses such as redness to subside naturally.
Do not touch, pick, scratch or otherwise irritate the area.
FOR 72 HOURS
FOR 1 WEEK
Do not exfoliate the treated area or use peels.
FOR 2 WEEKS
No UV exposure
No self tan
Avoid prolonged outdoor activity that may expose the skin to a lot of wind or sun.
Avoid waxing, plucking, threading at all times during a course.
Avoid depilation creams
FOR 6 WEEKS
Use sun protection SPF 30+
Limit sun exposure and do not use tanning beds for at least six weeks.
Hot and humid conditions can aggravate skin immediately after treatment.
Skin cooling can be very helpful, a cold compress or aloe vera gel can improve comfort and reduce any swelling or redness