Hello everyone! So far i have had 2 IPL treatments. I am 24 with some initial signs on sundamage. I have a couple sun spots under my eyes. Also, i have some redness from post acne and some active breakouts.
After my first treatment, i broke out pretty bad in deep cyctic type pimples. I went to the derm and got some topical antibiotics(cleocin-T and sulfacetamide).
My skin got really dry from the IPL. My nose and cheeks were flaking pretty heavily in my opinion. 2 months after my first treatment i had another. This time i did not break out nearly as bad. I got some flaking but not as much as the first time. It has been a month since my last treatment and i still have this really dry, flaky, scaly, reddish patch on my right temple area and it dosent seem to be going away.
Also, the flaking all over my skin especially my nose dosent seem to be any better. I made another appointment at the derm to make sure my right temple area is not going to be permanent. I have not seen a change in my breakouts and the brown spots i was targeting are just as dark if not darker than before (iwear sun protection religiously).
I mat do another treatment but i do not think i would do more than three. I will look into other methods to rid myself of those annoying brown spots and help maintain a youful complexion. I would love to hear other opinions!! Thanks and i hope this review was helpful. Sorry i have no pictures if i get some i will post. :)
Updated on Aug 16, 2009
Dried my skin out and caused some sort of reaction on my right temple. It has been almost 6 months since my treatment and the dry flaky patch is still there.
Has anyone here experienced extremely dry skin that is localized?