Had my second IPL yesterday. Brown stripes on left side. (photo)
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Striping After IPL
Striping after IPL can occur. Typically this occurs when the settings are too strong, the skin is tan, or the IPL being used is not targeted. Cryogen lamps (older IPL systems) tend to stripe patients more often based on our practice experience. Newer IPLs tend to be more focused and powerful in their delivery and are less likely to cause striping.
Brown stripes occurring after IPL is temporary
IPL and Hyperpigmentation - Combination approach with Fraxel and/or microneedling/PRP
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Striping after IPL
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the great question and the photo. What you see are some burns from having too much energy delivered from the IPL to your skin. They should improve in time with no long term sequelae. Treat them like any other burn. Keep you skin clean, well moisturized, and make sure to always have on a physical sun block if going into the sun. Best of luck!
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