Can you receive permanent eye damage from IPL lasers without eye protection?
Thanks for your query. No once exposure to laser will not make any difference. It does not cause any permanent damage. It might cause darkening for a while and then it gets back to normal. Hope it helps.
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Thank you for your question Ms.MMB. I am sorry to hear
about your situation. IPL is a light-based treatment to address various
concerns for rejuvenation of the face and other areas. Really the only way one can get damage to the eye is if the IPL is directly over the eye without eye protection. Some physicians actually use the IPL without wearing eye protection themselves while within a foot of the light source. This allows them to visualize the skin better and I have not heard of eye damage in such cases. Please consult with a
doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Thanks for submitting your question. The "laser" used for hair removal is actually visible light and not a true laser. The light can be absorbed by the pigment in your iris which could be an issue, but if you haven't noted a problem at this point, you should be ok! Hope this helps! Dr. L
Hello, and thanks for your question. You would probably be noticing problems if your eyes were injured by the incident. You are much less likely to have sustained an eye injury from IPL than you might have been from an actual laser. Either way, this is why it is important to leave any device on stand-by until everyone in the room has eye protection. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
IPL is a photofacial -- get Fraxel with Microneedling or combine with IPL and microneedling/PRP
Eye burns will be noticeable immediately most likely if there truly was a problem. I suggest getting an eye exam if you are concerned. Best, Dr. Emer.
This is a very good question. It is not likely to cause any harm from that distance, but there are reports of eye reactions and/ or damage after IPL. Discuss with your treating physician or an eye specialist if you are concerned.