We advise patients to avoid tanning and excessive sun exposure 6 weeks prior to their IPL treatment. It is also best to avoid any treatments that are likely to irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks before treatment which can include waxing. Your specialist skin practitioner will be able to go through your medical history that you provided at your consultation to advice on any medications that may cause bruising and if you have a history of cold sores than you may be required to seek GP advice before you start having treatment.
IPL Photorejuvenation Before Procedure
It is important to let your medical expert know If you have got a tan or if your skin has had a reaction to something as these can increase your risks of adverse side effects such as pigmentation changes.
All traces of any artificial or natural tan must have faded from the skin at least six weeks prior to treatment.
At The Private Clinic we do not perform any laser treatments on tanned skin and patients will often be required to wait until their skin returns to its normal colour.