How long will it take to heal, what can I do to speed up the process, best creams to use and when to start this? (Photo)
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Wound care after IPL
Thank you for your question IHearWhos. IPL works well to treat redness associated with scars. If the settings are incorrect, a wound can form. This can be evident if the wound matches the shape of the IPL handpiece. For wound care I recommend to my patients to apply an occlusive moisturizer such as Vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day. It goes on best when the skin is best. This speeds up the recovery. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is sometimes seen in this area and can be treated with skin brighteners, IPL treatments (at appropriate settings), and fractional lasers. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
IPL burn and improvement
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