What should I expect from my IPL treatment?


  • During treatment, pigmented areas will darken. Over the next 24 hours pigmented areas will darken about 50% their original color. The pigment may darken and heal. Pigment may “scab” and begin to flake off in the next 5-7 days. 


  • It is important that you don’t pick at scabs; this can cause hypo-pigmentation and possible scarring. 


  • Most patients will require 3 treatments to achieve desired results. 



  • Following laser treatments, it is beneficial to schedule maintenance facial treatments, and continue to use recommended skin care treatment products at home. 



Pre Treatment Care

·         Avoid sun exposure (apply sunscreen daily and do not tan at all)

for 2 weeks before treatment.

·         Do not apply self-tanners or spray tans for 2-3 weeks prior to treatment.

·         Do not use any retinol or retinoid products on the area to be treated for 48 hours before

·         Let your doctor or nurse know if you have a history of  hyperpigmentation.

·         If you have a history of fever blisters, notify your doctor or nurse.

·         You must notify the physician or nurse if you have had any cosmetic tattooing on or near the area to be treated.

Post Treatment Care


  •          Avoid sun exposure for 3 weeks after your final IPL treatment.


  •          Use of a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB with the highest SPF possible. It is critical when receiving any laser treatments, and is recommended for maintenance of results. Any sun exposure may darken or burn treated areas. 


  •          Tylenol is recommended post treatment if continued discomfort occurs. 


  •          Avoid any additional laser treatments or peels in treated areas for 3 weeks or until complete healing has occurred. 


  •          You may apply ice packs, cool towels or Aloe-Vera to alleviate discomfort. Avoid any topical products until skin feels back to normal. This is not typically required.


  •          Call the office if any questions or concerns arise. 


  •          Your physician may recommend a topical steroid if swelling is observed.


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132 S. Main Dr., Suite 126A

Van Alstyne, TX 75495


MedSpa / Office (844) 589-7233 

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