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Using Tazorac Before and After IPL Photofacial?

How long before an IPL Photofacial should I stop using Tazorac? How long after can I resume? Thank you

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Hold off retinoid 4-5 days prior to IPL photofacial laser treatment

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Tazorac is probably one of the most efficacious but also potentially irritating retinoid available. You should hold off Tazorac for at least 4-5 days prior to IPL photofacial laser treatment to minimize excessive post-op irritation. You probably can resume in 2-3 days afterwards.

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