I just had IPL for freckles & sunspots done. My aftercare instruction was bacitracin and no sun, nothing on the specifics. Can you tell me exactly what I should do and for how long? The pigments have lifted, some scabbed off, and skin feels slightly sunburned. Can I wash my face, soap, makeup, etc?
What Should I Do for IPL Aftercare?
Doctor Answers 1
Use all of your normal products but don't forget sunscreen
You can use all of your normal products: facewash, soap, makeup all like normal. Apply a sunscreen containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide every day for the rest of your life to preserve the results. Really, every day!! And a hat if you will be out in the sun for more than a half hour or son. If you don't, the the spots will come back. If you do, they will stay gone.