Swollen itchy burns on my legs after my first IPL treatment? (photos)
Doctor Answers 4
IPL burns are common. Please see your treating physician for wound care to prevent skin color changes and scarring. Best of Luck!
Always see an Expert for IPL--See an Cosmetic Dermatologist for Aftercare
This can be a common problem. I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologist who is an expert in lasers who can give you the right wound and skin care to prevent long term skin color changes and scarring. Best, Dr. Emer
IPL burns are more common than they should be
Unfortunately, burns from IPL are fairly common. Ideally, the treatment starts with a test in an area that is less visible, and with settings that are on the conservative side and then increased to tolerance. Even then, sometimes complications like burns can occur. Ask your doc about wound care to help these heal. It is so important that you trust your physician and that she/he responds with caring and concern about any complications. If she doesn't, find one who does.