IPL Photofacial PreTreatment

ipl photofacial pretreatment

Safety first.

Photofacials safely treat major skin conditions, however, there can be potential side effects. When present, certain factors can cause an increased risk of side effects. Examples of contraindications are health conditions, recent treatments, or use of certain products. As a result, we have created an IPL photofacial pretreatment guide for your review before booking online. In addition, your laser technician will conduct a thorough consultation on the day of your treatment.

PLEASE REVIEW THE IPL PHOTOFACIAL PRETREATMENT GUIDELINES BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

Pre-treatment protocols

👉 Medications

Check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity of prescription medications, for instance, phenytoin.

You must not currently be (or have been over the last 12 months) on oral prescription acne medications, for example, Accutane.

👉 Products

Discontinue usage of products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated 2 weeks prior to procedure.

👉Tanning

Wait a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks from last tanning session (artificial or natural). To clarify, darker skin types should wait 6 weeks.

Contraindications:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light, for example, epilepsy
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:

  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)

Time frame: 45 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-6 spaced 3-4 weeks apart.

Downtime required: 24 hrs. After that, light makeup can be applied.

PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME

In addition to maximizing your treatment, professional products help maintain results. Therefore, we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.

Ask your service provider for recomendations.


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