IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s a type of light therapy used to treat wrinkles, spots, and unwanted hair.
You can use IPL to minimise or remove:
broken blood vessels on your face
hair on your face, neck, back, chest, legs, underarms, or bikini line
How to prepare
Before your IPL procedure, your skin care specialist will examine your skin and let you know what to expect. Let them know if you have any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment, such as inflammatory acne or eczema.
Your skin care specialist may recommend that you avoid certain activities, medications, and other products for two weeks prior your procedure.
You should avoid
drugs that increase your bleeding risk, such as aspirin (Ecotrin) and ibuprofen(Advil)
creams or other products that contain vitamin A, such as RetinA, or glycolic acid