Contraindications include acute skin disease, diabetes, acute heart disease, epilepsy and cancer.
Procedure and results with intense pulsed light treatments
The skin must not be tanned and it is necessary to avoid sunbeds and tanning lotions 4 weeks in advance. IPL treatment incurs minimal pain, but anaesthetic cream is applied to sensitive areas such as the neck or face. The procedure takes 20 to 45 minutes and leaves the skin red and swollen - cold compresses are appropriate. The reaction disappears within 2 days. It is necessary to protect yourself from the sun for 6 weeks.