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Post-Treatment Instructions for Intense Pulse Light Laser (IPL)

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Post-Treatment Instructions for Intense Pulse Light Laser (IPL) at Macaione and Papa Dermatology

What to expect after Intense Pulse Light Laser (IPL)

  • Do not resume the use of glycolic acid skin care products or Retin-A (Afirm) until the third day after the procedure.
  • For three days post procedure, use the facial cleanser, lotion and sunscreen that are given to you by The Skin Care Loft.  Use in the A.M. and P.M. and in the warmer months use sunscreen with an SPF30 everyday.
  • Avoid the use of abrasive or exfoliating scrubs on the area for one week.
  • Do not color or perm your hair for one week after the procedure.
  • You may wear make-up after the procedure if you choose. However, our recommendation is to wait until the next morning.
  • You may experience redness, swelling and/or feeling similar to a sunburn.  If this occurs apply cold compresses.  Sun exposure is not recommended prior to or post IPL treatment.
  • Please notify the staff if you have a history of facial cold sores.
  • In the event of excessive dryness or flakiness, use additional moisturizer as often as needed.

This procedure will make your skin delicate and vulnerable for about a week.

Contact The Skin Care Loft for Post-treatment instructions for Intense Pulse Light Laser

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call one of our trained Skin Care Consultants at 856-627-4700.

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