A lot of people are considering IPL hair removal as a way to get rid of unwanted body hair. But before you make that decision, it is important to know what the side effects are so you can be prepared for anything. This blog post will discuss the common side effects associated with this form of hair removal and how they might affect you.
Side Effects of IPL Treatment
IPL hair removal treatment is an effective and a relatively budget friendly way of getting rid of your body hair. The procedure is short and painless however this does not mean that it doesn’t have any side effects. IPL treatments do have some side effects however they are very mild.
It Can Cause Redness and Swelling
IPL hair removal can cause redness, swelling, or tingling on the skin. It is important to keep in mind that these side effects will usually go away within a day and you should not worry about it until then. If any of those symptoms persist longer than 24 hours after your treatment, contact your nurse immediately because this may be an allergy to the chemicals used for hair removal.
This could also lead to more serious reactions such as hives (sometimes called erythema) which are raised areas of reddened skin with welts underneath them that sting when touched–or even worse: swelling around the mouth/lips and difficulty breathing. These types of allergic reactions need medical attention but are very very rare!
You May See a Change in Skin Pigment
Some people have said that they see a change in their skin pigment following an IPL hair removal treatment. This is due to the light being absorbed by melanin, which is the natural protective substance your body uses as protection against UV rays. However this changed skin pigment usually goes away after some weeks.
It Can Cause Acne
A lot of people experience acne after having IPL treatments done on their face. The reason may be because this procedure heats up and tightens pores so sebum (oil) gets trapped inside them causing pimples to appear on your skin later on.
IPL Treatment Is Not For Everyone
The most important thing to remember is that you can’t predict how your body will react so it’s best to be prepared. IPL treatment may respond differently to people with different skin tone and even with different hair colours. IPL treatment may not be the best hair removal treatment for you if your hair colour is white, red, light blonde or grey. The treatment will still remove your hair but it wouldn’t be that effective and it may cause some side effects to appear.
1. IPL treatment is not suitable for the following people;
2. If you want to get hair removed from moles.
3. It is not recommended to get IPL treatment when you are pregnant or breastfeeding
4. If your skin is photosensitive
5. If you have other skin issues
6. If you want to get hair removed from tattooed skin
If you try to get IPL treatment when you have any of the above conditions then it is sure to yield some bad results for you. So before you get an IPL treatment, discuss all the issues with your dermatologist as they can help you make a more informed decision for hair removal.