Can IPL cause hair growth in face?!
Doctor Answers 3
Thank you for your question kimali. IPL is a great treatment to correct sun damage and it can be used for hair removal. A phenomenon sometimes seen is paradoxical hypertrichosis, which is getting more hair in an area that is being treated for hair removal (or any laser for that matter). In such cases one must adjust the settings of the laser by increasing the fluence and decreasing the pulse width. Such an adjustment would correct the paradoxical hypertrichosis. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
IPl should not cause hair growth, it is actually used for hair reduction in some cases. You may follow up with a skin care specialist for dermaplane treatments to help the appearance of the "peach fuzz".