• Ice immediately after your treatment for approximately 30 minutes. After that you will need to ice 10 to 15 mins of every hour for the first 3 hours.

  • The night of your treatment, sleep with an extra pillow under your head to prevent swelling.

  • You can begin washing your face the evening of your treatment. Wash the treated area with a gentle cleanser and warm water (not hot water) twice a day, and pat dry. 

  • Make sure you only apply make up after all the redness has subsided from your treatment.

  • Avoid exfoliation for one week post-treatment. IPL causes the brown spots/sun damage to darken, and they will become crusty and flake off on their own. If you pick or exfoliate these darkened areas before they are ready to come off, you run the risk of hypopigmentation. The darkened areas on the face will typically shed in about seven to ten days, but the body does take much longer to purge these dark spots–as long as four to six weeks.

  • Do not scratch or pick the darkened areas

  • Do not take super-hot showers or baths for 48-hours after treatment.

  • Avoid sun exposure without protection for at least 4-6 weeks. We do recommend always protecting yourself from sun exposure to ensure the brown spots do not return.

CHARLESTON AESTHETICS   I   ​843-762-9014 

125 Wappoo Creek Dr. Bldg. C,  Suite 1, Charleston, SC  29412


Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm*

*Late and weekend appointments available upon request