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

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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