Hello... I am doing IPL to treat my rosacea, high pigmentation, sun and pregnancy spots. I also want to get microdermabrasion to achieve better results. My question is: how do I accommodate the 2 of them? Can I do IPL, wait 2 weeks, do microdermabrasion, wait 2 weeks and so forth? What do you recommend? Thank you Irina
Timing Between IPL and Microdermabrasion
Doctor Answers 2
IPl and microdermabrasion
In my office I often do microdermabrasion directly before an IPL, especially on people with stubborn areas of browns. It's fine to do the treatments the same day (as long as a peel isn't applied), or you can stagger them a few weeks apart like you're suggesting.
IPL and microdermabrasion
At Toronto Dermatology Centre (torontodermatologycentre.com), staggering IPL and microdermabrasion by 2 weeks as you describe is often done and patients are typically quite happy with results. Sun protection is important while undergoing these treatments
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.