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Post-IPL InstructionsKrauss Dermatology2019-03-06T17:28:37-05:00
- Sun protection including SPF 30+ sunscreen, and preferably a hat, are mandatory for at least 4 weeks after each treatment. Sun exposure within days or weeks of the procedure can cause significant long-lasting pigmentation in the areas treated with IPL. To maintain your results, sun protective measures should continue indefinitely as well as appropriate at home skincare.
- Makeup may be put on (gently) immediately after the procedure.
- Scrubs and facials should be avoided for 5 days but can be used gingerly to help remove the dissolving brown spots that appear to be flaking off the skin after 5 days.
- Glycolic acid, retinol, Retin A (tretinoin) and Renova creams may be restarted after 2 days.