IPL Pre & Post-Care Instructions

IPL Pre & Post-Care Instructions

Pre-Care Instructions:
The following conditions which are CONTRAINDICATIONS to treatment: history of melanoma, raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, healing problems, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic lesions, cold sores, tattoos or permanent make-up in area of treatment, recent use of Accutane, tetracycline, or St. John’s wort in the last year, autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Scleroderma, Vitiligo, pregnancy, trying to get pregnant, or nursing.

Do not tan or use self tanner in areas to be treated for 4 weeks prior.

Avoid any irritant chemical, soaps, lotions to area for the week prior.

Wear long hair in a ponytail, away from face and neck. Come without makeup.

Post-Care Instructions:
Use the Avene SOS Kit (instructions in the kit) or Avene cicalfate and products as instructed. Some redness and swelling is normal and may feel similar to a sunburn. This should resolve in a few days to a week. Some people may react more and have redness up to a month or longer. Notify Dr. Seiler if it persists longer than a few days.

During the next week, you may develop a fine crust/rugburned look. DO NOT PICK AT THEM. This may last for several days to weeks. Keep area moist and clean. Vinegar/water soaks will help with the itching, skin sloughing, and cleansing. Mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 cup of cold water. Soak a washcloth in the solution and cover your face for 10-20 minutes. You can do vinegar soaks as often as desired.

For spider veins: bruising is very common. This is a good sign, this does not mean it is worse! However, the lack of bruising does not mean that the vessel was missed!

Small blisters may occur. Keep area clean. Notify Dr. Seiler if this happens.

You may apply cool compresses/ice for comfort.

Gently clean the area twice daily with mild cleanser.

Avoid irritants (glycolics, acid, retinoids, etc.) until all redness/swelling resolves.

Moisturizers may be used if they do not sting when applied.

Apply Sunblock (with zinc) for at least six weeks if not for your lifetime!

Shaving should be avoided until comfortable. Begin with light shaving.

Avoid strenuous exercise for the day as sweating may sting.

Make-up may be used as long as skin is not broken or irritated.

Resuming normal products:
TNS Recovery Complex, Essential Serum, Eye Serums and moisturizers can be used the same day of procedure

Skin Bleaching Cream can be restarted 3-7 days after, to be determined by Dr. Seiler

Retinol: wait 1 week before resuming, this will also be determined by Dr. Seiler

Notify Dr. Seiler if you have any questions, concerns, problems. 205-870-0204 or 205-873-2340.

Before & After Photos