I like yellow laser, excel v or pulsed dye/vbeam laser to treat this over IPL. See an expert for options. Best, Dr. Emer.
Which IPL laser is most effective in treating poikiloderma?
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Poikiloderma / Redness on Neck, Chest, Face
Poikiloderma is best treated with lower wavelength intense pulsed light. Most IPL systems have a handpiece or filter for skin rejuvenation/vascular/pigment. The Cynosure maxG system is very effective, but many other systems will be effective as well.
IPL and poikiloderma
What an excellent question! IPL (intense pulsed light) is a great treatment for this issue. The Cynosure MaxG is my preferred choice of laser to treat poikiloderma. I find that people need fewer treatments, while still obtaining exceptional results.
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IPL vs laser - most effective in treating poikiloderma?
Thank you for your question. To help you understand, there is a big difference between IPL - Intense Pulsed Light therapy and a Laser therapy. IPL devices put out light energy with many wavelengths while lasers usually provide only one wavelength. Typically, IPL recover periods are less than laser treatments. Patients often require a series IPL treatments.
In my experience, most patients prefer IPL treatments for your condition. IPL does a great job at simultaneously improving unwanted redness and brown. It can also improve skin contour.
While technology is always improving, I have had excellent results using IPL devices made by many manufactures - Syneron, Lumenis, ESC, InMode, etc. So it is more about the operator vs. the device.
The attached reference can show you the results with IPL.
Thanks for your question. We use KTP if there is a lot of redness, or my favorite, pulsed dye. IPL is not as long lasting but can be ok for mild sun damage. Best of luck!
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