Is there a limit for IPL/VBeam treatments?
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V-Beam treatments for skin maintenance
Both the V-Beam and the IPL help improve skin discoloration. The V-Beam and the IPL laser help with redness. Most of my patients will get treated with these lasers until the desired results are achieved. With all skin treatments, there may be a maintenance program. I have many patients do the V-Beam a few times a year to maintain the beautiful results.
How many IPL treatments
There is no limit on the amount of IPL treatments that you can have. When I treat my patients for Rosacea or Melasma I let them know that they will have to come for serial and maintenance treatments for the rest of their lives. So there is no limit of treatments that a patient can receive when this IPL treatments are done properly. The risks of hypopigmentation should be minimal to none when proper IPL treatments are performed. Melanocyte cells should be unaffected.
Hypopigmentation risks are more when true resurfacing of the face is performed by laser, chemical peel, or dermabrasion. I have not seen this in my 12 years experience with IPL.
Hopoe this helps,
Dr. Gus Diaz