Can IPL Be Used for Freckles on Lips?

can IPL treat freckles on lips

Doctor Answers 3


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IPL, erbium, CO2, Fraxel, Q Switch and PIcosure can all be used safely on the lips. Freckling on the lips can very rarely be associated with internal problems ( I said rarely, so don't panic). You should see a Dermatologist to exclude any causes, and discuss treatment options. 

All the best

Dr Davin Lim 

IPL For Upper Lip...

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Yes! It works very well.  Make sure you use a Kojic Acid or Hydroquinone cream in conjunction for optimal results and for maintenance.

Hope this helps.  Good luck

Dr. Grant Stevens     

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Yes, IPL can be used on the lip freckles.

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Yes, I often treat lip freckles with IPL.  This works very well in skin types III thru IV.  This should be done with caution in darker skin types V and should not be used in type VI skin. 

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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