Preparation Before Your IPL Treatment:
Shave Before Your Appointment
The area being treated must be cleanly shaven. This is applicable to all clients, for most treatments & is best done at a minimum of 18hrs–24hrs prior to treatment to ensure minimal discomfort on the day & complications after your treatment (In-growns etc).
*Please note clients that arrive unshaven to their appointment may be refused service and rebooked for another time and will occur a cancellation fee. Please also be aware, Pure LASER technicians will only shave area’s you are unable to reach to shave yourself e.g. Your back.
Avoid Plucking Or Waxing For 4 Weeks Before Treatment*
All plucking, waxing, creams, & electrolysis should be avoided at a minimum 4wks prior to treatment. This is to allow time for the hair follicles to reach a similar growth length or stage for optimum results & less pain. Please inform the technician if this has not been the case.
Exfoliate Every Day*
Where possible try to exfoliate every day (Including the day of treatment) & moisturise daily (Excluding the day of treatment). This is beneficial for optimal results & minimises the risk of any complications.
Remove All Fake Tan
Please be aware that IPL treatments cannot be performed on any client wearing FAKE TAN. The increased risk of burning due to the extra pigment in the fake tan, renders it unsafe to do so. Clients that arrive to an appointment wearing fake tan may be turned away & a fee may be charged. Repeat offenders will be charged.
Avoid The Sun Or UV Exposure
Try to avoid the sun ideally for 4-6wks prior to your treatment. We understand this is Australia, so this is unrealistic, so please try to avoid the sun as best possible, for no less than 7days prior. If you have been burnt in the 2wks leading up to your treatment please inform the technician before your treatment. If you are more tanned than usual please also inform the technician.
Wash Off All Creams & Deodorants
No topical creams, moisturises, deodorants, or anything foreign are to be applied to your skin on the day of your treatment.
*Failure to follow this Pre-care instruction may result in undesired side effects & may also affect your long-term results.
Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure:
Avoid excessive (Any if possible) UV exposure to the area for at least 24hrs & up to 3/span>days after for IPL up to 7days for tattoo removal clients. It is common on sensitive skin types to be light sensitive after treatment, so please be aware of this, (This means the sun feels much hotter than usual). This mainly occurs on the day of treatment, a cold shower will usually help this. Please also contact Pure LASER to advise us of this reaction so we may record it on your file for your next treatment.
As per any good skin care regime, we recommend that you moisturise daily to keep you skin at its healthiest. This is no different following any treatment at Pure LASER. Pure LASER stock products that help your skin feel at it healthiest all day long. Ask one of our technicians about these products to find out more.
Use Anti-Inflammatories For Swelling:
The use of anti-inflammatory gel antihistamines is also very helpful in assisting any local swelling & small bumps or redness to dissipate much faster. Many people when they receive IPL also have pigmentation that is drawn to the skin, (Called “micro crusting”), which can be mistaken for burns. This “micro crusting” is a common side effect & once the skin regenerates & grows out, the pigmentation changes will grow out also. Then the pigmentation will cease to exist (This may take up to 3-4wks).