After IPL, the skin will be hypersensitive, especially to heat. A hot shower should be tolerable, but make sure that the water does not directly hit the skin. Wash only treated areas with cold or warm water for the first two to three days. The ideal would be 24 hours, but if you must take a shower wait at least 6-8 hours after your session.
Use warm water and avoid using harsh products, scrubs, exfoliating mitts, sponges or sponges in the treatment area. Use a fragrance-free body wash and dry the treatment area with a towel to avoid damaging the skin. You will need to avoid taking a hot shower for up to 48 hours to receive treatment. In addition to not taking hot showers, you should also avoid using hot tubs or saunas.
It is also important to avoid using heating pads, as this can cause redness and irritation of the skin. Yes, you can take a cold shower immediately after laser hair removal. To limit skin irritation after laser hair removal, you should not take a hot shower or a hot bath for 48 hours. If you want to take a bath or shower, keep the water at a warm temperature.
This is because you want to avoid excess heat in the target areas of your laser treatment. For this reason, do not spend time in a sauna or hot tub for two days after laser hair removal. Too much heat is also bad for the skin, as it tries to heal and regenerate. This means that you should avoid hot baths or showers for several days after each treatment.
You should also avoid strenuous exercise during this time, since excessive sweating increases the chances of infection and, at the same time, delays the healing process. The reason why IPL devices require more treatment in advance is that they are not as powerful as lasers. Treatments using IPL technology cause changes in the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the growth of new collagen and create smoother skin on top. The benefits of IPL photofacial treatments begin to become apparent within 24 hours of each procedure and continue to evolve over the following days and weeks.
You should avoid hot water, rubbing, exfoliating, or applying other topical skin care products (this includes deodorant) for at least half a day for IPL and a full 24 hours for laser treatment.