Can IPL Cause Bruising?

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of skin.

It is often used to treat sun damage, age spots, and rosacea. Some people may be concerned that IPL can cause bruising.

Bruising can be a common side effect of IPL treatments.

Before undergoing IPL, a patient or user at home needs to understand the possible side effects associated with IPL procedures.

Why does IPL cause bruises?

Bruising following IPL treatment is the result of inflammation and damaged blood vessels in the skin.

This condition can be treated with home care techniques, such as applying ice to the affected area and or applying aloe vera gel/cream to the area.

In most cases, bruising from an IPL procedure will go away within a week or two after treatment. In some cases, bruising may last a little longer.

Overall, bruising is a common side effect of IPL treatments and most cases can be treated with home care techniques.


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