After your treatment, your skin will be sensitive and will need time to heal. Excessive exposure to UV rays at this time risks damage to your skin, so it’s highly advisable to avoid sunbathing and tanning beds.
How long after IPL hair removal can I go in the sun?
It’s crucial to avoid the sun after an IPL treatment as the skin will be very sensitive and vulnerable to sun damage. Dr. Shimer recommends you wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 and a hat to guard the skin against direct sun exposure. You should adhere to these practices for about one week.
What happens if you go in sun after IPL?
One of the worst things for your skin after IPL is sun exposure. Your skin is extremely sensitive after a treatment, which means time out in the sun could result in significant and painful sunburn. We recommend covering up and wearing a large-brimmed hat for at least a week after your treatments.
Can you go outside after IPL?
The most important action you can take following your IPL treatment is to avoid the sun. You can go outside, but it’s important to wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 or greater at all times, along with physical blocks such as hats.
Can you go in the sun after at home IPL?
We aren’t saying you can’t go in the sun at all during your laser or IPL hair removal treatments, we just recommend that if you do, you wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen in the weeks prior to, and after your treatments to protect your skin from tanning.
What happens if you get sun before IPL?
Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds
The rapid bursts of light target pigmented areas and break down melanin, which causes skin discoloration. IPL also stimulates cell turnover and the production of fresh, new skin tissue.
Can I go to beach after IPL?
Water activities, like swimming in the ocean or a pool, are a fun part of summer that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Just make sure you wait 24-48 hours after your laser treatment.
What should I not do after IPL?
When it comes to IPL aftercare, the most important things to avoid are:
- Exfoliating too soon which can inflame the skin and prolong the healing process.
- Scratching or picking the darkened areas that are beginning to flake which can cause scarring.
- Taking hot showers or baths which can cause inflammation and swelling.
What should I not do after IPL hair removal?
Avoid hot water for 24-48 hours after your treatment. This includes hot showers, baths, steam rooms, and saunas. Tanning activities such as excess sun exposure or tanning beds should also be avoided.
Can you use IPL during summer?
With minimal downtime and a lower risk of sun exposure you will be able to see the noticeable results during the colder months that can sometimes be harder to see in high summer.
What happens if you use IPL too often?
What happens if I use VISS IPL more often, will is see better/ quicker results? No, using your VISS IPL more often than recommended will not speed up the hair removal process. You should treat the same area 3 rounds in one session since this will improve efficacy.
Can you do IPL during summer?
You already know that summer means more UV exposure, which means it’s time to up your sunscreen application. However, your skin is even more susceptible to UV damage after more invasive skin treatments like laser or IPL. That makes the chances of scarring or spotting from sun exposure much greater.