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Laser/IPL Pre Procedure Advice

Laser/IPL procedures will normally require multiple treatment sessions.  For the best results, clients may be required to return for a course of treatments, usually between 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure.

Advice for all IPL procedures:

  • Aspirin, Alcohol, Coumadin and Ibuprofen must be avoided for at least 48 hours prior to treatment
  • Since delicate sensitive areas or skin may be red or swollen, it is advised not to make any social plans for the same day
  • Please do not discontinue any medication before consulting with your doctor
  • The treatment will only go ahead with the outcome of a negative patch test
  • Please wear your normal make-up to the salon on the day of procedure unless undergoing treatment on the face
  • Please note that we do not permit any family or friends in the treatment room with you

Upper/lower lip and chin

  • If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex), then we advise you to apply a topical treatment such as Zovirax, which can be purchased from any Chemist.  Please apply for 7 days before and 7 days after treatment, as this can help minimise an outbreak.
  • IPL procedures do not cause cold sores, however, if you carry the virus in your body, which lies dormant in your body, this can be stimulated by the procedure

Eyebrow Procedure:

  • Any eyebrow waxing should be carried out at least 48 hours prior to treatment.
  • Electrolysis/Epilation should be carried out at least 5 days before treatment