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Can I Get an IPL Before a Very Light Chemical Peel? How Would the Waiting Period Be in Between?

I am getting my first IPL treatment in 5 days for acne scarring. I am wondering if it is ok to book a very light chemical peel 3 days before IPL treatment? Thank you :)

 

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Peels and IPLs....

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I would wait at least 7-10 days before scheduling your IPL after a chemical peel and/or vice versa. 

Good luck.

Dr. Grant Stevens 

Web reference: http://marinaplasticsurgery.com/

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

IPLs and Chemical Peels together do help Red Acne marks.

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We usually do the IPLs and the light chemical peels together on the same day but there should be no problem doing them a few days apart.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

Web reference: http://www.drdavidhansen.com

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Good question for your treating physician.

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In my office, we often do both treatments at the same time.  First the IPL is performed and then the light chemical peel is done.

Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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