Post treatment IPL care


To ensure your comfort after treatment, please adhere to the following post treatment recommendations:

For up to 24 hours

The skin may be red and warm after treatment this is perfectly normal and will naturally subside.  If you wish, you can apply a cold compress to help cal the skin.  However, it is advisable to avoid using ice as this may irritate the skin.

You can also use soothing preperations such as aloe vera, witch hazel or tea tree oil.  These will help soothe skin and reduce redness after treatment.

  • Avoid using make up on the treated area, allowing the skin to cool naturally and more comfortably 

For 48 hours

  • Avoid all heat treatments including hot baths, saunas, steam baths and showers
  • No swimming in strongly chlorinated water
  • Do not use bleaching creams
  • Avoid perfumed products e.g, soaps, creams, or perfumes
  • Leave any temporary skin responses such as redness to subside naturally

For 72 hours

  • No shaving

For 1 week

  • Do not exfoliate the treated area or use peels

For 2 weeks

  • No UV exposure
  • No self tan
  • Avoid prolonged outdoor activity that may expose the skin to a lot of wind or sun
  • Avoid waxing, plucking, threading (at all times during a course)
  • Avoid depilation creams

For 6 weeks

  • Use sun protection SPF 30+
  • Limit sun exposure and do not use tanning beds for at least 6 weeks


NB Hot and humid conditions can aggravate skin immediately after treatment.  Skin cooling can be very helpful, a cold compress or aloe vera gel can improve comfort and reduce any swelling or redness