IPL photo rejuvenation session. Is this normal and does this look like Melasma or sun damage? (Photo)

Hi I got a ipl photo rejuvenation done 24 hours ago. My forehead instantly went dark brown , does this look like melasma instead of sun damage over the years and is it normal to go like this.

Doctor Answers 1

IPL results

Hi billglen2003,

Thanks for the question and picture.  Pigment changes after IPL are expected.  There can be a darkening of the skin that lasts long called Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation (PIH).  This doesn't look like that, but it would be worth seeing your doctor to see if they can help minimize the effect.  

Hope that helps.

Best,

Dr. B

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