IPL and Sunprotection -- A + D Ointment
First off, A+D ointment is not the best post laser skin care. I suggest speaking to your physician about the best options after IPL. A little sun will not harm you, although protection is essential. All of my patients start heliocare oral supplementation as well. Best, Dr. Emer.
First use an adequate sunscreen to protect your face. Heliocare ,an over the counter supplement decreases damage to the skin form sunlight. Finally the two to three minutes will probably do no damage.
Sun protection is important but 3, 5 or 10 minutes in the sun is not going to make any difference in outcomes.