IPL Aftercare | Allure Medical

IPL Aftercare

IPL – Intense Pulse Light



  • Avoid any prolonged sun or tanning exposure (This also includes Airbrush tanning or stains) 2 weeks before treatment.

  • On the day of treatment keep your face or treatment area clean & do not apply make-up or products.


  • Your skin may feel warm or sunburned for a couple of hours after treatment.

  • Your skin may get redder, hotter, and dark spots may get darker within couple hours of treatment. It is both temporary and normal.


  • CLEAN: Use a soothing cleanser with no abrasives & tepid water. Make sure your hands are clean & pat dry with a towel. Do not rub skin!! 

  • HEAL: Apply a cold compress for comfort. In some cases, a prescription may be recommended & given if there is a history of cold sores. Please let the provider know if this is needed.  

  • HYDRATE: Use post-laser creams such as Green Tea Hydration Lotion, or Gentle Recovery Complex should as required for comfort.

  • PROTECT: Apply sunscreen immediately following treatment ad continue to use daily. Allure offers chemical free SPF, protection without irritation.  


  • Avoid sunlight for a minimum of 48 hours

  • Exercise or other strenuous activity for 24 hours. Sweating and gym environment can be harmful due to bacteria and may cause an adverse reaction. It also encourages the swelling process.


  • Put your Post Laser Lotion in a refrigerator, so it’s comforting upon applications.

  • Apply Post Laser Lotion liberally to keep skin from becoming dry and tight. The lotion will prevent the skin from becoming itchy & painful.

  • Consider purchasing a gel mask for an additional cost. (It has a built-in recovery complex!)

  • Your Aesthetician can provide product education for your best result. 

Should you have any questions or concern regarding your procedure feel free to contact our office (586) 992-8300.