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Ipl Hair Removal
Intense Pulsed Light: Ipl uses a a very bright light applied to the skin which heats up the hair follicle. This causes damage to the follicle so it will no longer produce hair. The process is fairly painless and works well in fair skinned patients. It cannot be used in darker patients (such as mediterranean or darker skin types). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more
How much time will it take to heal from ipl hair removal by philips lumea burn ? I had it for 4 weaks now after my second session ..
Probably: It will probably take months for the discoloration to go away. ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris and was wondering if it could potentially be harmful to my skin to proceed with an ipl hair removal treatment?
Does laser or ipl hair removal cause sunken skin marks, if the treatment was done many times? If it does and i stop the treatment will they dissapear?
Im having ipl hair removal treatment and i have come out with spots on my cheeks and chin. The doctor prescribed me epeduo, is this ok to use ?
OK to use if U have: acne. Be aware that it can cause contact dermatitis, skin sensitivity, and is basically a benzoyl peroxide, retinoid gel. So this can cause dryness and irritation too. When using the product, you can't go out in the sun for long periods of time, must wear SPF 30 block, and not overuse it. So follow your doctor's advice on how frequently you should use and what to watch out for. You should be safe. ...Read more
Not even close: Medical grade vs over the counter grade are always different with the former being more potent and effective even if you are comparing the same product. Your question is comparing light therapy with laser and these are two totally different modalities. See your local plastic surgeon for the most efficacious treatment for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer