I had an IPL patch test done today and I see that I have formed really dark brown/ blackish spots on my underarm skin? I take it that those would be burns? So does that mean IPL isnt suitable for me, and so should I go for laser?
Which Hair Removal/reduction Treatment is Better for Brown Asian Skin - IPL or Laser?
Doctor Answers 2
IPL does not work for laser hair removal
Avoid IPL for hair removal for your skin type
Since you have a darker complexion, you should avoid IPL for hair removal. A long-pulsed Yag laser would be better suited for your skin type and a patch test should be done first to see how your skin reacts. You must not be tanned before your treatment and must avoid sun after your treatment.