What are the risks associated with IPL?

Are there a lot of risks associated with IPL? I have rosacea and am looking for a way to get rid of it. But I do not want invest in a procedure that has a larger amount of risks that come with it. I cannot stand my rosacea but I would be devastated if it just got worse.

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Any medical procedure comes with risks.  IPL can cause transient pain, bruising and a small risk of scarring or areas of lightened or darkened skin.  Most treatments give good results without long-term adverse events.

But if a patient would be devastated if any long-term adverse events were to occur - I tell them to pass on any cosmetic treatment, such as, IPL.

Ken Oleszek, MD

La Fontaine Aethetucs

Denver, Colorado