Had non ablative fractional laser treatment 8 days ago and have severe breakout on checks/chin and upper lip?
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IPL and fractional laser
Thank you for your question brokerless. I understand your concern. IPL is a great treatment for facial rejuvenation. I routinely perform IPL treatments on the same day as a fractional ablative laser treatment. If the area is completely healed after a fractional ablative laser (which usually takes 1-2 weeks) I treat my patients with IPL. I discuss upcoming events with my patients in advance of treatments so that they have plenty of time for recovery.
Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Major Breakout After Laser, Help!
You can get breakouts especially after Fraxel and its best to be treated for this with antibiotics, LED and peels/facials. Please see your physician. Best, Dr. Emer.
IPL should be ok if redness is gone
Thanks for the great question and I'm sorry your having a breakout. Breakouts are not uncommon after laser treatments. Because IPL targets pigment, it can only be able to be used if you're no longer red from your laser treatment. At 8-9 days after treatment now, most of your redness should be gone. Call your doctors office to see if they are willing to perform the IPL. You need to look your best for your event!
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