Medium depth peel after IPL?

How long after IPL for facial tgread veins do I need to wait before having a medium depth peel ?

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Peel after IPL

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It is best to wait 4 weeks after IPL before doing a chemical peel. The skin is extra sensitive after IPL and a negative reaction could occur if you do a peel too soon. You want to allow enough time for the skin to rejuvenate before moving on to another treatment.

Facial peel after IPL

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Since the skin is very sensitive after an IPL treatment, it is recommended that you wait at least 24 hours until you apply alpha or beta hydroxyl products, retinols, or Retin A products. Contact your provider for after skin care instructions. You may have to hold off on the peel for about a week.  

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon

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