Is hypo-pigmentation a common side effect of IPL treatments?

I have fair skin with a lot of freckles.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (3)


Answered by Pierre Skin Care Institute

Fair skin with a lot of freckles makes you the perfect candidate for IPL treatments. Hypopigmentation is not a common side effect, but it can occur and, fortunately, it is usually temporary. It is VERY important to select a board-certified dermatologist to do your treatments and to ensure you're in the best hands. After all, it's your face. Don't trust it to just anyone.

Published on Feb 24, 2016

Answered by Pierre Skin Care Institute (View Profile)

Fair skin with a lot of freckles makes you the perfect candidate for IPL treatments. Hypopigmentation is not a common side effect, but it can occur and, fortunately, it is usually temporary. It is VERY important to select a board-certified dermatologist to do your treatments and to ensure you're in the best hands. After all, it's your face. Don't trust it to just anyone.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

It can be; however, that is usually not the case with fair skin. If you are concerned, you can always have them do a test spot to make sure. Always find a provider that has years of experience when dealing with laser treatments!

Published on Feb 24, 2016

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

It can be; however, that is usually not the case with fair skin. If you are concerned, you can always have them do a test spot to make sure. Always find a provider that has years of experience when dealing with laser treatments!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Rejuve

Hypopigmentation is a possible side effect but extremely rare, especially in fair skin patients. The reason for this is when too much energy is used, causing permanent destruction of the pigment-producing component of the melanocyte. When IPL is used correctly, hypopigmentation should never happen in fair skin patients.

Published on Feb 24, 2016

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Answered by Rejuve

Hypopigmentation is a possible side effect but extremely rare, especially in fair skin patients. The reason for this is when too much energy is used, causing permanent destruction of the pigment-producing component of the melanocyte. When IPL is used correctly, hypopigmentation should never happen in fair skin patients.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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