Can I Get an IPL Before a Very Light Chemical Peel? How Would the Waiting Period Be in Between?
- Asked by Marie in Canada
- 1 year ago
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 :)
Peels and IPLs....
I would wait at least 7-10 days before scheduling your IPL after a chemical peel and/or vice versa.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Web reference: http://marinaplasticsurgery.com/
IPLs and Chemical Peels together do help Red Acne marks.
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,
Web reference: http://www.drdavidhansen.com
Good question for your treating physician.
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.
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