Pre Treatment Instructions for IPL/Photo Facial
Avoid sun exposure (apply sunscreen daily and do not tan at all – including self-tanner) for 4 to 6 weeks before and after treatments.
Do not use any retinol products (or products containing tretinoin) or exfoliants on the area to be treated for one week. Avoid Accutane (or isotretinoin products) for 6 months prior. Let your doctor know if you have a history of hyperpigmentation.
You must notify the technician if you have had any cosmetic tattooing on or near the area to be treated.
Photosensitizing medications including doxycycline and minocycline should be discontinued three days prior to the treatment.
Anticipate a social “down-time” of 2-5 days before any redness, swelling and sloughing of the sunspots has subsided.
On the day of your appointment:
Come to your appointment with a clean face- remove all makeup if area to be treated is the face. If applicable, dress so that you may modestly expose the treatment area.