Repeat IPL procedure?

Had 1st face IPL about a month ago. I'm Asian & have sunspots around lower eyes and upper cheeks. I have 4 areas of concern: 1 area showed improvement. Sunspots in other 3 areas barely changed in color (just as dark as pre-IPL). I understand several treatments may be required, but if 3 areas on my face showed little improvement after my 1st procedure, should I still do another one? Or was my post-treatment care to blame for the lack of improvement? (applied ointment to “coffee ground” areas).

Doctor Answers 1

IPL Patience--takes a series of treatments, add microneedling/prp

It can take a series of treatments to get improvement with IPL. I usually recommend a combination of treatments with IPL for best results. I suggest adding microneedling/prp and skin care to improve skin quality and tone. I recommend a formal evaluation with a cosmetic dermatologist. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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