I’m back with another post! Today we would be talking about side effects of IPL hair removal. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is a form of light therapy which is used for removing hair from the follicles. It can be used on large body parts or anywhere around the body where you want to get rid of the excess unwanted body hair. Although IPL hair removal is said to be one of the safest and easiest methods to opt for, we should also consider the side effects of the same. The side effects of IPL hair removal may differ from person to person depending on the skin type and colour. Slight inflammation or redness on the skin can be expected after the hair removal process.
Well, talking about the serious side effects of IPL hair removal to consider before the treatment, here we mention you some among them.
1. Slight Redness and Inflammation On Skin:
You might notice slight redness and/or inflammation on the skin. Sometimes, you may also get a feeling of soreness where you feel like your skin is sunburned or tanned. Generally, redness or inflammation on the skin can be treated with ice cubes or else it fades away after 2-3 days of the procedure.
2. Pigment Change:
Sometimes there are some chances of pigmentation change on the skin. In most cases, your skin can become lighter than the original shade while in some cases, your skin can become much darker than expected. Most people also see dark spots on the face or on the treated area. These small patches look like your skin has absorbed too much light. If you have seen pigmentation change after IPL hair removal, no matter if it is dark or light, your skin should come back to normal after a few days.
3. Skin Blistering:
In some of the worst cases, IPL hair removal can lead to blisters on the skin. If your skin is tender or more sensitive, than you may notice blisters on the skin. If left untreated, this skin blistering can lead to infection on the skin. You should consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Suffering from itching is one of the most common side effects of IPL hair removal. There are many creams and lotions available in the market which can help to treat itching skin.
5. Formation of Scabs:
IPL hair removal can lead to the formation of scabs or crust around the area which is treated. Scabbing is a common problem which people suffer from after laser hair removal. You can also suffer from mild bruising on the skin. For people with sensitive skin generally, suffer from severe bruising on the skin which may disappear after some days.
Another common side effect of IPL hair removal is numbness. Your skin might become numb for a few days and will get back to normal after some time. In some worst cases, you should consult the doctor in order to check with the same. Generally, your skin comes back to normal after 2-3 days or in a week.
How To Avoid Complications With IPL Hair Removal:
There are a number of steps which can help to avoid the side effects and complications after the hair removal. You should speak to the expert about the same and also opt for a patch test before starting the procedure. Also, you should do an ice massage after the hair removal to soothe your skin. You should know your skin type first and also check with the doctor for the same before opting for any such procedures.