Is IPL Therapy Painful?
Pain is truly experienced differently by different people. Some people who know themselves to be sensitive may benefit from the application of numbing cream prior to treatment. Others may not notice any discomfort at all, especially since a cooling gel is usually used with IPL anyway.
Are Multiple IPL Treatments Necessary?
Its not that second and third IPL treatments are necessary, but it is common and expected that your first treatment may yield mild results. Patients are often disappointed in the lack of dramatic improvement, but its important to know that once settings are shown to be safe, the IPL treatments can get more dramatic with more visible results on the way.
Do You Need to Stay out of the Sun After an IPL Therapy and for How Long?
Going right back out into the sun after an IPL treatment can and will undo any improvement and increase the risk of additional hyperpigmentation.
Is IPL Effective for Male Thick Beard?
The facial hair around the lip and chin on a man can have thicker, deeper roots than other hair on the body. Depending on the wavelength used in your IPL treatments, the IPL device itself may not be reaching the roots of those more difficult hairs.
What Could IPL Hair Removal Do to Recently Tanned Skin?
Wait as long as you can before going back to the IPL (or any hair removal laser or light-based device) for hair removal. The reason is that the devices look for the contrast between the dark root of the hair and the surrounding tissue, and if your skin is tan the IPL can get confused and target your skin too much, causing a burn. These burns can blister and peel, and even cause permanent scarring that is not reversible.
Can I Shave Before I Have my IPL Hair Removal?
It is ok to shave before IPL treatment for hair removal. In fact, having dark hair roots in place makes them better targets for successful IPL or laser. Shave two days before, not the day of, so there is no irritation in the area.
Can I wax before I have my IPL Hair Removal?
Waxing is a no-no before these treatments because if there is no hair root in place, the laser or IPL doesnt have a clear pigmented target to attack, and little effect will be achieved.
Will IPL treat stretchmarks?
IPL can help the redness fade and make the area much less noticeable.
What Are Those Black Specks on the Skin After IPL?
The black specks are damaged pigment that is being sloughed off by your skin. As the skin proceeds through its normal cycle of exfoliation and replacement, those black specks will come off and your skin should be left with a more even appearance.