Is it normal to have red skin after IPL?

The Healing Process & Recovery What to expect after IPL during the healing process: Redness lasts for two to five days. Bruising may last up to two weeks. Darkened age spots or freckles last for three to seven days.

How long does redness last after IPL treatment?

While the healing process after an IPL™ photofacial will vary by individual, most patients can expect to experience redness for two to five days after treatment. In more aggressive treatments, bruising may occur and last for up to two weeks.

Does IPL irritate skin?

You may feel bursts of stinging or tingling as the IPL treatment hits your skin. You might experience redness or swelling immediately after the treatment session, but the side effects should fade in a day or so. You can expect to have multiple treatment sessions to achieve the best results possible.

How do I soothe my face after IPL?

If you have any redness, swelling, itching, or burning following an IPL treatment, applying aloe vera gel or cold compresses can help. If these symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, you should contact your doctor.

Will IPL Burns go away?

In most cases, IPL burns can be treated and will resolve without long-terms effects. That being said, it’s important to take the necessary precautions in order to protect yourself from getting a burn in the first place.

How do I reduce swelling after IPL?

Most IPL photofacial swelling will only last two to three days. Apply a cold compress to the treatment area for ten minutes every hour to help minimize swelling. We recommend you sleep elevated the first night after treatment.

Can IPL make dark spots worse?

IPL is safe when done by a trained technician. But the treatment could cause hormonal brown spots to flare up. You could have other unwanted side effects.

Is itching normal after IPL?

Residual itchiness or pinkness might persist for 24-72 hours. Some patients describe the sensation as feeling like a sun burn. If it lasts longer than that, inform your provider; this may very well be normal, but it’s worth calling to ask. Aloe, Ice, and hydrocortisone 1% may be applied for comfort as directed.

Can I use serum after IPL?

After Brown Spots Have Shed Once all of the brown spots have shed, you can resume your normal skincare regimen, but we would recommend adding a medical grade Vitamin C serum to your regimen in the morning.

What do you put on IPL Burns?

Topical Serums that contain Vitamin C, and products with growth factors, can aid in collagen production. This may improve skin healing and reduce inflammation. If the burn marks are old you may need a clinical treatment such as a medium depth chemical peel to treat the scars.

Does IPL remove redness instantly or over time?

Immediately following an IPL treatment, you may have some slight reddening of the skin which typically subsides within a couple of hours*. Sun damage spots and age spots temporarily darken, and over the course of 1-3 weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade, leaving you with a clear complexion*.

How long is the recovery time of IPL skin treatment?

After receiving an ipl equipment treatment and depending on the sun damage, it generally takes 1-2 weeks. After the treatment and depending on the energy used, you will feel like you have a mild sunburn. This passes in a few short hours. If dark spots were treated, recovery can take up to a few weeks.

Are there any alternatives to IPL treatments?

In terms of hair removal, waxing, or shaving are common alternatives to IPL treatment. While the results of these more traditional methods do not last as long, they tend to hurt less, have fewer potential complications, and involve little, if any, recovery time.

What are the benefits of IPL treatments?

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a versatile treatment that can improve a range of issues on the face, hands, neck, and chest, including brown spots, broken capillaries, and rosacea . The energy stimulates collagen and elastin production, which may help improve reduce fine lines and shrink enlarged pores.