Quick Answer: How Long After IPL Will I See Results?

What happens if you use IPL too often?

No, using your Philips Lumea more often than recommended will not speed up the hair removal process.

Do not treat the same area multiple times in one session as this will not improve efficacy and can cause skin irritation..

Does IPL hurt on face?

It’s mildly uncomfortable. The actual treatment feels like a rubber band is snapping against your skin, and the treated area burns a little bit immediately after the session. That said, I thought it was less painful than a bikini wax. You need to be on the fair side.

Can I use Vitamin C serum after IPL?

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.

Do brown spots come back after IPL?

Sometimes a specific brown spot that resolved with IPL treatment may come back months or years later. This does not mean the treatment did not work, but rather, the treatment worked and the spot returned due to aging and lifestyle factors, and it should respond well to another treatment.

Can IPL damage your skin?

IPL systems do not cause significant dermal damage compared to ablative lasers as they have limited power. It has been postulated that ablative lasers may conceal lesions in the dermal layer delaying treatment [36].

Can IPL make dark spots worse?

IPL treatment heats up the surrounding tissue and melanin, with a higher risk of burns on darker skin types and due to the heat produced, can actually stimulate and increase the appearance of the darkened pigmentation and is therefore not recommended.

Is it normal to blister after IPL?

The most common experience patients have after an IPL® Photofacial is redness. Skin can feel tender, raw, and may even blister, but this is a normal reaction. However, it’s important not to scratch or pick at the treated skin – even as it begins to peel – as it could lead to scarring.

What should I not do after IPL?

Do not scratch or pick at blemishes that will surface. Allow them to heal and naturally flake off. Avoid strenuous exercising, hot baths, showers, or hot tubs for at least 48 hours. Overheating the skin in the first 24 – 48 hours can alter the final results.

Does IPL permanently remove age spots?

To get more dramatic and permanent results, one of the most effective treatments for removing brown spots on the skin is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial Treatment. IPL treatment removes dark spots from the skin with minimal to no side effects.

How long does it take for brown spots to fade after IPL?

What are the common side effects of IPL? The most common (and expected) side effect is a darkening of the more superficial brown spots of the areas being treating. This darkening of superficial brown spots will flake off after about 7-14 days.

Can IPL remove age spots?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s a type of light therapy used to treat wrinkles, spots, and unwanted hair. You can use IPL to minimize or remove: age spots.

Can I moisturise after IPL?

As your skin recovers from an IPL treatment, it will start to dry out and peel a little. Avoid your skin drying out by applying a thick moisturizing cream across the treated area morning and night. This will help keep your skin comfortable and smooth.

Does IPL shrink pores?

How Can IPL Help? Intense light pulses have the effect of rejuvenating the skin and are able to penetrate deep into the skin, killing bacteria and stimulating collagen production. The result is improved skin tone, reduced oil production, and an eventual reduction in the size of size pores.

How long does it take to see results from IPL treatment?

How long does it take for IPL Photofacial treatments to work? You will see some improvement about a week out of each treatment. The maximum results will be visible 3-5 months out if you do a series of treatments about 1 month apart each.

Can you see results after one IPL treatment?

They won’t vanish with one IPL treatment, but in almost all cases patients will see progress. Fading of hyperpigmentation depends on the skin area and the type of spots being treated (sun spots, brown spots, dark spots, and age spots).