For sun damage and many other skin conditions, our team at Skin Dermatology offers intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials with our Cynosure® Icon™ MaxG® or MaxYs® lasers.
After an IPL treatment, you can expect a sunburn-like warmth and redness, as well as minor swelling for a few days. These effects should only last a couple of hours or up to one day, and Dr. Lamoureux can help you manage these potential normal effects of the treatment.
Although you can resume normal activities immediately, it’s very important to keep the treated area(s) out of the sunlight for the best healing and recovery. If you must be outdoors, be sure to use a strong sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat to cast a shadow over the treated area.
If you’re being treated for brown spots, be aware that they will look darker for several days after the treatment as they undergo a natural exfoliation. This is normal.