How Do IPL Photofacials and Laser Hair Removal Effect Your Skin

March 09, 2023

Many people opt for laser hair removal in Toronto to eliminate unwanted hair, but soon realize that the treatment offers many lasting benefits to their skin similar to IPL photofacials. While both laser hair removal and IPL photofacials use light energy to improve skin appearance, texture, and unwanted hair there are some differences in the results when it comes to your skin. At IGBeauty, both of these procedures are safe and effective, it’s important to understand their potential effects on your skin.

Keep reading to learn more about IPL photofacials and laser hair removal in Toronto from IGBeauty.

What is an IPL Photofacial?

ipl photofacialIPL photofacials use intense pulsed light to treat various skin conditions, such as age spots, sun damage, acne scars, and rosacea. IPL photofacials also help stimulate collagen production, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. While there are noticeable differences after the first session, our team at IGBeauty recommends three to five sessions to achieve the best results. Following your required sessions, your skin will look smoother, brighter, and younger. This procedure is non-invasive and has no downtime; you can easily go on with your day following your appointment.

Preparing for IPL Photofacials

When preparing for an IPL photofacial, there are a few things to remember. It’s important to avoid irritants to your skin, like retinol serum, exfoliants, or scented cleansers. In the two weeks leading up to your appointment, using sunscreen daily and avoiding tanning is essential. 

Aftercare Tips

After your appointment, you may experience some redness and sensitivity. Similar to how you prepare your skin for your appointment, you want to avoid retinoids, exfoliants, and direct sun exposure. Use sunscreen daily and continue your use of gentle cleansers.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal in Toronto from IGBeauty uses a targeted laser to destroy hair follicles and prevent hair growth. However, it has many benefits for your skin, such as improving skin texture, reducing hyperpigmentation, and eliminating acne scars. Laser hair removal is an effective, safe, and non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects, such as temporary swelling, redness, and itching. It has many benefits for the skin, such as reducing hyperpigmentation and scarring. 

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

In the weeks leading up to your laser hair removal appointment, avoid direct sun exposure, NSAIDs, like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, and exfoliating cleansers, like retinoids or scrubs.

Aftercare Tips

Following your appointment, you may experience some redness and sensitivity to the affected area, which is entirely normal and should subside within a few hours. To soothe any sensitivity you may have, aloe vera is always good to have on hand; it’s both cooling and moisturizing. To guarantee the best results and stay on schedule with your appointments, continue to avoid direct sun and tanning. Make sure you use sunscreen with at least SPF 25 and a gentle, scent-free cleanser at least twice daily. 

Choosing a Reputable Laser & Skin Clinic in Toronto

When deciding where to go for IPL photofacials or laser hair removal, comfort is paramount. At IGBeauty, when you come for laser hair removal or IPL photofacials, we want to ensure you’re relaxed throughout the entire experience. We provide a safe, healthy environment that guarantees your satisfaction.

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