Can I Get IPL Done While on Differin .03 Gel for Red Marks

I was on Accutane with beautiful skin then my acne returned. I started differin and have been on it for 3 months. 95 percent of my acne is gone but I have TONS of red marks now. Can I get IPL for my red marks or will I have to stop using Differin?

Doctor Answers 3

Differing Gel

Dear patient, Differing gel (unlike Reti A cream) is not photo-sensitizing. This means that you can safely use IPL and Diolite laser/V Beam on the red scars. I am usually more cautious and start at a lower setting.

Los Angeles Dermatologist
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Ipl acne redness

Yes, as long as one is not red and irritated. The redness may improve over the next 3 or more months.

Robert S. Bader, MD
Boca Raton Dermatologic Surgeon
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Yes, you can be treated with IPL while using Diifferin.

Yes, you can be treated with IPL while using Diifferin.  A short-pulsed IPL can help a lot to get rid of the redness associated with acne scars.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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