Question: A client asked me if there is any risk to the lymph nodes when using IPL
Asked by PaolaEnergya
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There is no problem with IPL treatments reaching the depth of lymph nodes - so it is perfectly safe for your client. The light only penetrates to the depth of the hair that it is treating - in the case of underarms about 4mm. The lymph glands are at least 1cm below. Also the light will only go where there is pigment - no pigment in the glands. Hope this helps.
Very helpful indeed, thank you Jenny
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I developed swollen lymph nodes in my neck after IPL treatment! Very large, very painful