Can I Get an IPL Before a Very Light Chemical Peel? How Would the Waiting Period Be in Between?

I am getting my first IPL treatment in 5 days for acne scarring. I am wondering if it is ok to book a very light chemical peel 3 days before IPL treatment? Thank you :)


Doctor Answers 3

Peels and IPLs....

I would wait at least 7-10 days before scheduling your IPL after a chemical peel and/or vice versa. 

Good luck.

Dr. Grant Stevens 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

IPLs and Chemical Peels together do help Red Acne marks.

We usually do the IPLs and the light chemical peels together on the same day but there should be no problem doing them a few days apart.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Good question for your treating physician.

In my office, we often do both treatments at the same time.  First the IPL is performed and then the light chemical peel is done.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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