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IPL After Accutane

I went on accutane for a total of 4 months. (stopped due to side effects) I have been off accutane for 2 months, and my skin looks horrible. I still get acne, broken blood vessels, and about 80% of the day my skin is quite red. Even when its not as red, it just has a ruddy appearance.

What I was wondering is how long do you have to wait to get IPL done after accutane? (My skin is still quite dry..even though it always is in winter).

Doctor Answers (1)

Get a test spot 6 months from the last dose

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IPL is not ablative, so you usually do not need to wait one year, but to be on the safe side, I'd recommend a test pulse or two to verify that your skin responds normally. I also recommedn pre and post treating with the Clinique Medical Kit. You can purchase the system from your doctor.

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