Our expert says:
Hi Kim, thank you for the question.
IPL is a great tool in improving and getting rid of pigmentation and ‘redness’ in one’s skin; IPL should be used with extreme caution or not at all with Melasma pigmentation.
The results that one can expect are dependent on two broad and important factors:
The type of machine or technology used: not all machines are equal
The settings chosen: the operator of the machine needs to choose the correct settings to achieve the best results
Downtime is typically minimal and includes: redness (disappears within a few hours), increased darkening of pigmentation that lasts between 5 to 10 days, and scabbing or flaking of the pigmentation which also disappears within 10 days.
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