Is IPL safe?

Yes, IPL is generally safe for most people, but it is not appropriate for everyone. IPL should be avoided by pregnant women and anyone taking blood thinners, for example.


It's vital to keep in mind that some parts of the body, such as the bikini line, are more sensitive than others and require a softer approach to hair removal.

Most IPL devices have a variety of comfort modes, including an extra soft setting developed specifically for treating sensitive areas, which can help prevent ingrown pubic hairs.


Before an IPL treatment:

  • Tanning salons, sunbeds, spray tans, and tanning products should all be avoided.
  • Make sure the skin you're going to treat doesn't have any open sores, broken skin, or inflamed areas.
  • Exfoliation treatments like microdermabrasion should be avoided after IPL hair removal since they increase the risk of inflammation and side effects.
  • 12 to 24 hours before your treatment, shave the region you're going to treat.


After an IPL treatment:

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing following treatment to avoid irritating your skin.
  • For 24 to 48 hours following treatment, avoid using skin products that may irritate your skin, such as perfume, cleansers, or exfoliators.
  • Showers that are too hot, steam rooms, and saunas should be avoided.
  • To keep your skin protected, use sunscreen with a high SPF.


This article was written by practitioner and skincare specialist Faiy. 


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