I just had an IPL treatment today and so far, there is no side-effect. It was a 3rd generation machine (apparently less painful than its predecessors). I felt very mild discomfort during the treatment.
I just had an IPL treatment done today. I'm concerned because I just read that pregnancy hormones can accelerate or precipitate melasma. We are trying to conceive via IVF and I may be pregnant in 4 days. How long does the effect of a IPL last and cause acceleration or precipitation of melasma if my IVF treatment is successful in four days? Should I decline hormonal drugs if I'm afraid of this?