I had a photofacial 1 day ago. Dr told me my pigmentation area will turn darker but I don't see that. Is that normal? (Photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
Give it time
Normal Skin Reactions post Photofacial
As a patient, make sure you observe and remember exactly how your skin reacted the first two weeks after your treatment. That way, the provider will know if a setting adjustment is needed. It takes at least 3, usually 4 treatments to see the best results from IPL/BBL treatments. Be patient and consistent and ask your provider to take photos each visit so that you can see skin improvement over time.
How does pigment look 2 days after photo facial or IPL treatment
The day after IPL we do not see a very dark black appearance of the pigment. Usually it simply has a grayish or bluish hue and is not terribly darker.
You should begin to see the pigment come to the surface and look much darker most likely between 4 and 6 weeks. Typically 3 treatments are needed a month apart for maximum effect.
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