If you’re considering the IPL hair removal process, you’re probably tired of constantly waxing and shaving to cut out unnecessary hair. We get it. The IPL process is a high rising semi-permanent hair removal method, that eases you of the earlier mentioned problemh. These IPL hair removal treatments do not only remove the hair in the area you need to be cut, but get its semi-permanent feature by destroying the hair down to its follicles.
To properly prepare for an IPL treatment, we bring you a versed article on all you need for your session.
1. No Fake Tans
During the process of IPL hair removal, the dark pigments of the area is targeted. Due to your tan, the “fake” pigments are targeted, causing you harm and reducing the products effectivity. With fake tans, there is an increased risk of burns.
For your safety and to maximize the success rates of the process, cut the tan four weeks before your session. If you arrive with fake tans, you might be sent back and a fee may be issued.
2. Reduce Sun Exposure
Quite similar to fake tan, a sun-tanned skin can not undergo an IPL hair removal treatment and stands a risk of discoloration if the session is done.
Due to sun exposure, your skin will become more sensitive to heat than normal, and you run a risk of being seriously scared if you go ahead with the treatment. If you can’t avoid going out, please ensure that whenever you do, you regularly cover the area with a cream of SpD 50 and above.
You should avoid the sun 4-3 weeks before your session.
3. Shave The Area
We advise you to shave the area a day or two before you go for your treatment. When IPL hair removal is performed, all hair follicles should be visible and if a longer hair is seen, it will be slightly painful.
For places you may not reach, the aestheticians in the clinic could help you with it for a small fee.
Before and after your treatment, you should make exfoliating a habit. Dry skin forms a barrier between the skin and light, but with exfoliating, you can increase the amount of light able to enter your skin.
All this is important for a perfect result.
5. Leave Your Roots
Say no to waxing, plucking, or electrolysis of bleaching of the area a month before your IPL hair removal. All those are necessary to give time for your hair follicle to arrive at a growth length suitable enough for the best results with less pain.
For each already mentioned guide, you should always inform the technician if you haven’t followed any, before the start of your treatment.
Always ensure that the area is neat and free from makeup, skincare products, etc. On the day of your treatment. To get the best results, we advise that you follow all the above mentioned guides.
To be sure there are no other conditions, you could ask the aestheticians in the establishment you decide on having your IPL hair removal treatment.