Am I still suitable for IPL after experiencing a heat rash? (photos)

My 1st session went well and I saw improvement on my skin. Right after my 2nd session, my face was itchy and burning, at night it started appearing red bumps and I realized it was a heat rash. I put some hydrocortisone prescribed by my derm an it healed within a week. I decided to go and do my 3rd session, and again the allergy came back! Is there any way that I can continue my treatment without having this kind of allergy? What if they can turn down the fluence of the IPL like my 1st session?

Doctor Answers 2

Irritation after IPL

Thank you for your question julyluo. I understand your concern. IPL is a great treatment for facial rejuvenation. Sometimes settings are adjusted from one session to the next to improve the results. If my patient has any sort of irritation after changing the settings I go back to the original settings which did not lead to irritation.

Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Irritation after IPL

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Thank you for your question julyluo. I understand your concern. IPL is a great treatment for facial rejuvenation. Sometimes settings are adjusted from one session to the next to improve the results. If my patient has any sort of irritation after changing the settings I go back to the original settings which did not lead to irritation.

Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Red and Itchy after IPL

This should resolve with the right skin care and Hydrocortisone, but I suggest combining with a silicone based growth factor gel. I recommend getting a formal consultation with an expert about best options for next steps. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

Red and Itchy after IPL

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

This should resolve with the right skin care and Hydrocortisone, but I suggest combining with a silicone based growth factor gel. I recommend getting a formal consultation with an expert about best options for next steps. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.