I had IPL treatment on Thursday, May 19th. I have lots of bright red bruises. When is it safe to resume topical prescriptions?

I use differin gel, metro lotion, vaniqua, & hyaluronic acid. Thanks

Doctor Answers 2

Resuming topicals after IPL

In general, I recommend waiting until all bruising has resolved post-IPL before re-starting these topicals that you listed above.


Sarasota Dermatologic Surgeon

IPL and Bruises

IPL should not leave you with bruises.  I would consult your treating physician to discuss before you use any additional topical products. Perhaps you should consider V-Beam and Clear & Brilliant for your sun damage since it is preferred with no down time. Best, Dr. Green

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.