I have had a IPL treatment on my back. Just one treatment, and they are not crusting over like they should. They are raised, will I need another procedure. Or is there something better out there to remove these ugly spots on my back?
What is the Best Procudure to Get Rid of Large Amount of Brown Spots, Freckles on my Back?
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Lasers and IPL in skilled hands are the safest.
If the freckles are small and almost confluent, IPL or a long - pulse alexandrite laser works well. If the freckles are larger (3+ mm) and separated by normal skin, prefer to individuallly shoot each freckle with a long pulse alexandrite laser or a Q-switch ruby or alexandrite laser. TCA peels can also be used in skilled hands.,
Treatment of brown spots on the back
IPL is very effective to remove brown patches and freckles. IPL does not remove brown color keratoses.
Dear writer, IPL is very effective to remove brown patches and freckles. IPL does not remove brown color keratoses, such as seborrheic keratoses. Consult your doctor to make sure whether you have this type of growths. They can be brown, scaly and raised. They will not respond so well to IPL, but they may be effectively removed via 'cold therapy' with liquid nitrogen, depending on their size by electrodessication, and also in some cases with chemical peels or even other types of lasers. For your freckles and any flat brown spots, however, the IPL is an excellent choice. You may not be seeing a lot of crusting after your first treatment because the majority of doctors perform the first session typically at low to medium energy levels, to ensure that good results are also accompanied by a safe outcome. This is a very appropriate way to start IPL treatment. I hope this information was helpful. Dr. Bowes.