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(203) 637-0662

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(914) 722-6869

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(860) 657-1064

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Pre & Post Care – IPL Photofacial

Conveniently located to serve Connecticut, New York & New Jersey

Pre And Post-Care Treatment Instructions for Optimal Results

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING PATIENTS:

Greenwich Med Spa
✔ Pregnant or breastfeeding women.

✔ Those with active disease states, a hemorrhagic disorder or are on anticoagulant treatments.

✔ Someone experiencing an active or local skin disease that may alter wound healing or someone who has an autoimmune disease

✔ Patients with diabetes, epilepsy or bell’s palsy.

✔ Patients with melasma. IPL can worsen the condition.

✔ Patients with a spray tan or newly tanned skin.

PRE-TREATMENT PREP

2-3 weeks prior to treatment

✔ Refrain from sun exposure.

✔ Refrain from any light or laser treatment, electrolysis, facial waxing or depilatories until healing is completed.

72 hours prior to treatment

✔ Discontinue the use of cleansing devices (e.g. Clarisonic) and any skincare containing tretinoin, retinoids, alphahydroxy acids (AHA), beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), benzoyl peroxide or any exfoliating agents.

24 hours prior to treatment

✔ For patients prone to cold sores, an anti-viral medication
must be taken 24 hours prior to treatment.

AFTERCARE SKINCARE REGIMEN

To enhance and maintain results:

1. Cleanse: Use a gentle, soap-free cleanser for a minimum of 7 days post treatment. We recommend Arieed MD reFresh Cleanser.

2. Moisturize: Apply a moisturizer in the morning and evening, or as often as needed in the first 7 days. We recommend Arieed MD reDew Intensive Hyaluronic Moisturizer.

3. Protect: Apply a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or above in the morning and reapply throughout the day

POST-TREATMENT CARE

What to expect immediately after the treatment:

✔ You may have a mild sunburn-like sensation, which can last from 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild redness or swelling may accompany this but it usually resolves after 2-3 days.

✔ In some cases, blistering may occur.

✔ Treated pigmentation lesions may initially look raised and/or darker with a red perimeter.

What to avoid:
✔ Apply ice or cold packs to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes every hour for 4 hours if needed. An oral pain reliever such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen may be taken.

✔ If blistering occurs, an antibiotic ointment may be applied to the affected area twice a day until healed.

✔ Brown pigment gets darker and will fall off over 2 weeks.

✔ Do not pick, pull or remove any loose or blistering skin.

✔ Avoid aggressive scrubbing or the use of exfoliants, scrub brushes and loofa sponges until skin has returned to its pretreated condition.

✔ Avoid all swimming pools, hot tubs, spas and activities that cause excessive sweating until skin has completely healed.

✔ Avoid any direct sun exposure until skin has completely healed.

✔ If there is to be mild sun exposure after 72 hours, a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or above should be used.
✔ Discontinue the following products until your skin has completely healed:

Tretinoin, retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), bleaching creams and exfoliating devices.

WE RECOMMEND: 3-5 IPL treatments for best results

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office at 203-637-0662.