Can you undergo IPL treatment if you have Keratosis Pilaris?

Can you undergo IPL treatment if you have Keratosis Pilaris?

Ever noticed your skin feeling dry and rough? Perhaps you’ve felt tiny sandpaper-like bumps appear in patches? It’s likely to be a harmless skin condition known as Keratosis Pilaris. Sometimes called “chicken skin” due to how it looks, it’s what happens when dead skin cells and keratin (a hard protein that protects skin from harmful substances and infection) in follicles build up.

Most common on the arms and thighs of teenagers and young adults, it won’t hurt or itch. Don’t worry, it’s not infectious either. And you’re more likely to notice it on yourself than others would on you.

We get that some of you might be unsure whether you can undergo IPL treatment if you have Keratosis Pilaris. The short answer is: yes, you can!

If you’re afraid that IPL can cause skin to become drier, resulting in an itch and worsening the bumps, rest assured that this can easily be avoided by applying moisturisers to soothe the bumpy and red areas. Use rich and not lightweight moisturisers! We know it can be hard to resist but try to avoid scratching too because that irritates the skin. Instead, gently exfoliate using a loofah during bath time to remove dead skin cells. TL;DR: IPL does not cause Keratosis Pilaris.

On the contrary, IPL can have long-lasting hair removal results and by reducing the hair follicles, you may be able to cut down on the amount of dead skin cells built up. By coming in for consistent sessions (once every 4 weeks), you’ll notice progressive hair removal results and skin possibly becoming smoother.

We want you to look good and feel good. Give yourself the confidence boost you deserve! You’re in luck if you’re new to Japan IPL Express because we give every new customer 20 free Shots™ upon walking into any of our 14 outlets islandwide. New customers are also entitled to our New Customer Promo — $65 for 100 Shots (U.P. $198).

If you’d like more information about our practice, come on into any one of our Japan IPL Express outlets or reach us at @japaniplexpress on Instagram or Facebook.

Posted on 3 December, 2021

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