Post Treatment Instructions for IPL/Photo Facial
You may have a mild sunburn (burning) sensation following the treatment that is usually gone within a few hours. Skin redness is normal and may last a few days. There may be a slight amount of swelling. Crusting or blistering is uncommon and not serious. Pigmented areas may begin to flake after a few days.
Cold compresses may be useful for the first 24 hours.
Your skin will be fragile for 2-3 days. Use gentle cleansers (we recommend Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser), do not rub the skin and avoid hot water during this time. 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. Makeup can be applied immediately (if the skin is not broken) we recommend mineral based makeup -such as Jane Iredale.
Avoid the sun and use sun block. We recommend Epionce Ultra Shield SPF 50 and EltaMD Physical
Sunblock. Avoid excessive heat or friction to the treated area (heavy exercise, saunas).
Sun spots and age spots will DARKEN with the IPL treatments BEOFRE they begin to respond and resolve. This is expected and a normal part of the IPL process. Do not pick these spots once they become dry. They will lift and fall off on their own.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you experience any blistering or increase pain. Contact us if you are concerned about infection. If any pigment changes are bothersome or persist beyond 4 weeks, please contact us.