Brown Cow’s Pre, During and post IPL Treatment Guidelines
Laser Hair Removal for Men and Women
Pre Treatment Requirements
Do not bleach or use depilatory cream for at least 2-3 weeks prior to your 1st treatment and stop using for the duration of the IPL treatments.
No waxing, plucking, or threading at least 1 month prior to your treatment and stop these methods of hair removal for the duration of your laser treatments.
Shaving or cutting the hair is the only method of hair removal recommended.
For best results you must shave the area to be treated at least 24hours before your treatment.
Body or facial scrubs are recommended 1 week prior to or after your laser treatment only. Do not have an exfoliation treatment 2-3 days either side of your laser treatment.
Laser treatments cannot be done if the client has false tan or a natural tan on the area on the day of treatment.
You must use an SPF 25-30 on the area of treatment during sun exposure and summer months.
Please shave 24 hours prior to your treatment. Shaving the same day as treatment leaves the skin more irritated and prone to reaction.
Brown Cow cannot be responsible for shaving; this is up to the client. We cannot do the treatment on the day if the area is not prepared.
Always insure your laser therapist of any change of medication since your last visit as per your informed consultation consent form.
Please make sure fake tan is not present on day of appointment.
Once the treatment has been carried out the area which has been treated may be red and swollen and this can last from 2-3 hours up to 2-3 days.
Avoid itching or tight fitted clothing on the area that has been treated to avoid any further irritation.
To reduce any discomfort Aloe Vera should be applied to the area that has been treated.
For the next 24-48 hours after the treatment the following activities should NOT be done.
No hot showers or baths – tepid water only.
No heat treatments such as sauna, Jacuzzi or steam rooms should be used.
No excessive sweating or workouts.
No deodorants, perfumed or scented body lotions to be applied.
No swimming in chlorinated water after.
Nothing that will bring heat to the area.