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Pre & Post IPL Hair Reduction

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

SharpLight Innovating Med-Aesthetics Solutions

YOUR COMPLIANCE PRE- IPL HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT


1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment.

2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products one week prior to treatment.

3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least four weeks

prior and/or between IPL treatments.

4. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies.

5. Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants

one week prior to treatment.

6. Avoid microdermabrasion or peels for one week prior to treatment.

7. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled.

8. Report all medication taken within the week of the treatment.

9. Avoid depilating for at least 6 weeks prior to your first treatment. Do not depilate with

waxing, sugaring, plucking or threading before and/or between IPL treatments. Shaving is

permitted.

10. If possible, shave the treatment area 2 days before IPL session.

11. Discontinue using bleaching creams for 2 weeks prior to treatment and perfumed products (e.g. Aromatherapy oils) for 48 hours before treatment.

12. Do not use sun blocking creams within 24 hours of scheduled treatments.

13. Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL session.



YOUR COMPLIANCE POST- IPL HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT


1. After treatment, a mild sunburn sensation may be experienced. A “cold pack” may be placed over the area to reduce swelling for the first 2-3 days. Discomfort is usually minimal but Tylenol can be taken for pain and swelling if required.

2. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanners for at least 2 weeks after a treatment. Apply sun Protective Cream of SPF 30+ 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and 15 minutes afterwards. Keep reapplying as needed throughout the day. Consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas.

3. If there are scabs or blisters, make-up should not be used for 3-4 days.

4. Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin as this may cause hyperpigmentation or scarring.

5. Gently apply pure aloe vera gel or antibiotic ointment to the treated area twice daily until healed and dry.

6. A “cold pack” may be placed over the area to reduce swelling for the first 2-3 days. Discomfort is usually minimal but Tylenol can be taken for pain and swelling if required.

7. For 1 week, avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub. Avoid using any harsh topical creams.

8. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following clinical treatment.


HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN AGGRAVATE SKIN

IN THE PERIOD IMMEDIATELY Pre & Post IPL Hair Reduction TREATMENT.



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