Do IPL photofacial treatments cause side effects?

I am excited at the prospect of getting IPL treatments for my rosacea which I have been battling since adolescence. Before I get my hopes up though, I need to know if there are potential side effects associated with the treatment and if so, what can I expect and for how long? Is cancer a potential side effect of IPL?

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Thank you for sharing your question.  There are possible side effects with every laser.  These include burning, scarring, temporary redness, and skin discoloration.  The risks are very low, but are still possible.  If you are being treated by a Doctor who has been performing laser treatments for Rosacea for a while you should be fine.  Risks are lower with a properly trained Doctor with experience.  I hope this was helpful to you. 

Dr. B.

Freehold, NJ