After 5 day IPL, brown spots fell off and turned to pink. A few days later pink area turn brown. Did I get burn from ILP.Should I continue with next second IPL? Office said it supposed to happen. But I am very concerned with my skin. After IPL I have more darker patched around my nose and mouth.
I Got my IPL Done for Brown Spots and After 3week I Look Worse?
Doctor Answers 2
It is important to avoid sun exposure after treatment. I would encourage you to use a good sunscreen and to start hydroquinone 4% cream. It is common to also have multiple treatments of IPL one month apart from one another. I would consult with your physician.
You should be on some skin brightening product like Hydroquinone 4% or Kojic Acid and broad spectrum sunscreen daily. Patients typically need multiple treatments of IPL, 2-4 weeks apart for optimal results. It is very difficult to tell you exactly what you need without seeing a photo.
Good luck. Hope this helps.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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