It is a type of intense pulsed light that is IPL can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including hair removal, acne treatment, and the removal of vascular and pigmented lesions. Four broadband filters are included in our IPL equipment at Onestop aesthetics. Each filter emits incoherent radiation that is directed at specific chromophores.By nature, the therapies are non-ablative and mild.
Instructions for PRE-TREATMENT instructions with IPL
- A physician’s proper diagnosis is required before to IPL treatment.
- Clean the treatment area before beginning the therapy. Makeup, creams, fragrances, and lotions should not be used in the treatment area. Prior to therapy, male patients should shave (the pigment in your beard could increase discomfort).
- One month before to the treatment, stop tanning in the sun, using tanning beds, and applying any sunless tanning treatments.
- Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to all exposed treatment areas. Wear caps and garments that shield you from the sun.
- Stop using exfoliating products one week before the treatment begins.
- If the patient has a history of herpes outbreaks in the regions being treated, a prescription drug such as Valtrex is provided for one week prior to the treatment to assist prevents an outbreak.
Patients should have:
- A moderate facial cleanser.
- a high-quality sunscreen with an SPF of 30 (zinc and/or titanium dioxide > 10%).
- a suitable moisturizer for aftercare.
- A pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be used to alleviate discomfort. An antibiotic ointment, such as Bacitracin, can be used if an open area appears or if the treatment area is mistakenly picked.
IPL for use in removing hyperpigmented lesions