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A 56-year-old female asked:

I had an ipl laser facial done and the technician did 5 swipes with the lazer and overnight i aged significantly with many new wrinkles, any help?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
IPL and wrinkles: Ipl can cause some swelling, redness, pigment changes & in the hands of inexperienced/untrained person, even burns. It doesn't cause wrinkles. It actually can help improve wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. It is possible that there was swelling & when swelling calmed down, skin looks a little wrinkly. Try a fragrance-free moisturizer for sensitive skin. If not, see your dermatologist.
Dr. Mark Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 9 years experience
May Resolve Quickly: The most common mishaps are burns, blisters and pigmentation issues. Other than following up with the treating facility, my best advice would be to use a gentle moisturizer and wait a few days. This may all resolve quite quickly.

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