• Sun exposure must be avoided 3-4 weeks prior to treatment. Do not use tanning creams or sprays 1-2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • We do not treat tanned skin.
  • You must be using a sunblock with an SPF of at least 30, 2 wks before and throughout your IPL treatments.
  • Discontinue the use of Retin-A and other exfoliants 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Some patients feel discomfort during the treatment. Patients report the treatment feels like a hot rubber band snap. This discomfort may range from mild to moderate and does not last long.
  • If the area to be treated is sensitive a topical anesthetic cream will be prescribed and will need to be applied to the treatment area for a least one hour prior to the treatment.


  • If further treatment is needed a commitment to stay out of the sun is necessary. Sun exposure may cause certain complications (possibly blistering and/or hyperpigmentation).
  • Aerobic exercise should be avoided for 24 hours.
  • Hot baths/showers, saunas, and steam rooms should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment. Quick tepid showers are recommended.
  • The skin that has been treated should be treated gently for a few days. It should not be rubbed and when applying makeup, pat gently.
  • Makeup may be applied immediately after the treatment as long as the skin is not broken. If that occurs you may apply an antibiotic cream such as Neosporin.
  • A mild burning sensation may last for up to one hour after treatment. A cold compress or ice pack may be used if desired. Please do not apply ice directly on skin. There is always a slight possibility of developing a crust or blister.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by calling OR texting us (714) 937-0772 or emailing [email protected]

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