Can IPL Leave Marks?
There is a lot of concern about whether or not IPL can leave marks on your skin.
The short answer is yes, it can.
But the good news is that these marks are usually temporary and should fade within a few days.
IPL is a type of light therapy that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
During the procedure, a device emitting an intense pulsed light is held against the skin.
The heated rays of light are then absorbed by the pigment in your skin and hair follicles. This heat is what can cause an IPL to leave marks or cause swelling.
Unfortunately, in some cases, there is little to no control over where these marks will appear after treatment if they do.
If you have sensitive skin and are prone to getting sunburned then you will likely experience short-term swelling and redness after using an IPL.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent marks from forming in the first place. Here's what not to do after IPL treatments.
If you already have marks, you can use a cooling gel, ice, or apply aloe vera to the area to subside swelling, redness, and pain if any.