Can IPL on my Face for the Removal of Sun Spots and Freckles Cause Keloids?

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IPL Treatment Information

Usually people who have IPLs to their face are lighter skin types and are very unlikely to have a keloid scar.  Remember, keloids are different from what is known as a hypertrophic scar and are more like a firm, rubbery lesion, sometimes in families.  Hypertrophic scars are only "raised" at the injury site.

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IPLs and Keloids...

I have never had an incident, nor heard of one, where an IPL has caused a Keloid on the face.  I would recommend going to a provider who has experience with lasers and in treating all types of skin with IPLs.


Hope this helps.


Dr. Grant Stevens        Marina PlasticSurgery Associates          Marina del Rey, CA         The Institute



Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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