There are two questions we get asked a lot…

No+Vello Nottingham web (25 of 64)Firstly, how long will it take to see results after an IPL treatment. Unfortunately the answer is that results differ from one person to the next depending on skin type and hair colour, but we answer that question more thoroughly here

The other one is what you can do to maximise the results and ensure you get the best possible value for money. So we thought we’d answer that here.


Before your IPL treatment

Hydrate and protect your skin

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day
  • Use moisturising creams morning and night
  • Apply creams with SPF 15 or higher if the zone being treated is normally exposed to the sun

Deep clean your skin

  • Remove dead skin cells and impurities by exfoliating your skin 2-3 times per week

Around your treatment, avoid:

  • Sun exposure, tanning beds and tanning creams for at least 15 days prior to treatment
  • Wrinkle creams
  • Photosensitising medications
  • Creams with vitamin A or retinoic acid
  • Any form of injectibles

In the area to be treated, leave hair 1 to 3 millimetres long

  • Do not shave for two days before your visit
  • Do not wax, epilate or use any method that removes hair at the root for at least 20 days prior to treatment

On the day of your treatment

  • Attend your session free of deodorant, perfume and makeup
  • Avoid doing vigorous physical exercise


After IPL Treatment

Keep your skin hydrated inside and out

For 48 hours after your treatment, avoid:

  • Exfoliating or anything that could aggravate your skin
  • Exercise
  • Sun exposure – use SPF30 on treated areas
  • Heat sources and humidity (e.g. saunas, jacuzzis, pools and hot-tubs)

Apply No+Vello Revitalising Facial Fluid and Moisturising Emulsion regularly for three to four days, then continue daily use prior to your next IPL appointment.

Use the recommended No+Vello after care cream to improve your results and skin appearance.


Your clinic professional will provide you with a list of tips and advice for before, during and after treatments. If you’d like to book a free, no obligation consultation and patch test, click here