Are there any secondary effects?
In certain cases, there may be redness in the treated area, local oedema or peri-follicular papulae (goose bumps). These effects disappear several hours after the treatment. However, in the majority of cases, there are no visible secondary effects. In very rare cases, if the precautions are not respected, there may be transitory modifications to the pigmentation (hypo or hyper pigmentation).
How long does the ipl treatment take?
First a full consultation plus a initial test patch must be performed to ensure that no unwanted side effects occur. The time required to undertake a complete treatment is very short. Most treatments will take approximately 15-30 mins.
What precautions must be taken?
Clients are recommended to avoid sun exposure for four weeks prior to treatment. Following the treatment the skin may be sensitive to UV light and it is advised that the area treated should be kept covered or a high factor sunscreen be used for 4 months.