Is it safe to IPL over freckles or moles?

When it comes to using IPL for hair removal, many people wonder if it's safe to use on areas of the skin that have moles or freckles.

While IPL is generally safe, it's important to take precautions when treating these areas to avoid any potential risks or side effects.


Firstly, it's not safe to use IPL directly over moles. Moles have a higher concentration of pigmented cells than the skin around them, and the laser pulse could disturb the pigment cluster, causing it to lift off the skin.

This can result in discomfort, irritation, and even scabbing in the area for up to two weeks after treatment.


To protect larger moles during treatment, you can cover them with a plaster. For smaller moles, use caution and avoid treating them directly.

Alternatively, you can apply a white kohl pencil to the mole to protect it during treatment.

Freckles, on the other hand, are generally safe to treat with IPL. However, it's important to note that they may appear lighter in color after treatment.


At KetchBeauty, we understand the concerns of our customers when it comes to using IPL on areas with moles or freckles.

That's why we recommend taking extra precautions to ensure safe and effective treatment.

Our IPL hair removal handsethair removal cream, and hair growth inhibitor spray, are designed to provide high-quality results while keeping your safety in mind.


If you're looking for a better way to get rid of unwanted hair, our IPL hair removal handset is a great choice.

It's easy to use and provides long-lasting results, making it a convenient and cost-effective alternative to traditional hair removal methods.

Our hair removal cream and hair growth inhibitor spray are also great options for those looking for an effective and painless way to remove hair and inhibit regrowth.


In conclusion, while it's generally safe to use IPL for hair removal, it's important to take precautions when treating areas with moles or freckles.

At KetchBeauty, we're committed to providing safe and effective hair removal solutions for all of our customers.


This article was written by practitioner and skincare specialist Faiy. 


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