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IPL laser (photofacial)

IPL lasers shoot pulsed (not continuous) light at the skin to destroy unwanted cells.

IPL Laser (Photofacial) Side Effects

"Striping" is a side effect of IPL, which looks like a bumpy patch of skin. Striping is most common on the chest and legs, and can be reduced with more IPL. Your skin may appear red or feel sore after IPL therapy, resembling a mild sunburn.

About 10 percent of individuals experience bruising and blisters as a result overabsorption of the light energy. IPL can also cause hyper- or hypopigmentation in patients with darker skin.

Who shouldn't use it: A test patch should be done prior to any IPL procedure, since some skin types will react negatively to this type of treatment. IPL is not ideal for people with dark or tanned skin because it may cause uneven pigmentation.

Insulin-dependent diabetics should not undergo IPL treatment due to the increased danger of infection.

Pregnant women should not get IPL, as hormonal changes make it more likely for skin to become discolored from the procedure.

Drawbacks: IPL can cause hypopigmentation on dark or freshly tanned skin.

Recovery Time For IPL Laser (Photofacial)

There is hardly any downtime associated with IPL, if any at all.

After care for IPL laser (photofacial): Sunscreen is crucial after treatment with IPL.

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