Had IPL Today for Three Small Spots - West Springfield, MA

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I had a Cellulaze procedure 4 months ago which...

I had a Cellulaze procedure 4 months ago which left me with three dark spots on my legs where the incisions were made. Today the doctor used IPL to zap the three spots and it hurt like hell. I still feel the spots burning a couple of hours later. Supposedly the spot is supposed to scab over and peel off in about a week reveling new pretty skin. I will keep you guys updated.

Day 2

The whole area where the doctor placed the laser is scanning over so I'm not happy. The setting he used was way too high.

Glad I didn't do this to my face

So now I got giant scabs from where the laser was applied. Not happy. Putting lotion on it every day hoping it will heal soon.

Almost two weeks

Scab has fallen off and now I have pink skin. This is looking ugly.

16 Days

Not much happy so far. The scabs fell off but I still see red spots. Hopefully, they will fade soon.

Two months later

So basically I got burned by the laser and I still got marks from scabs. Not worth it, especially if you're doing it on your face. Unless your doctor is extremely experienced and expensive, the risk of messing up your face is way too high. Now I have to use hydroquinone cream to try to fade the burn marks.

Still Some Scarring

Once again, ladies. Leave ur incision marks from Cellulaze alone. Burn marks from IPL are slowly fading.

Slowly brown/red mark/scar is going away

So about a year later my burn mark is starting to fade away. I'm putting hydroquinone 4% on the spot twice a day. Hopefully by summer I'll be scar free. Once again, my advice on IPL is DONT do it.

Doing better with the burn marks

I've been putting hydroquinone 4% twice a day and doing very low level IPL (I use Tria laser) about once every two weeks to get rid of the scars left from an IPL burn. I still put make up over the spot but I'm happy to see it fading.

Burn Marks Still Not Gone

I've been using Hydroquinone religiously but spots still show where I got the burn. I will b talking to a cosmetic surgeon about some ways to kill the spots w/laser.
Dr. Roberto Salva-Otero

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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