At what point do IPL Laser Side Effects dissipate?

How long to the side effects from an IPL laser treatment last? I want to make sure that they are all gone before my son’s wedding. The wedding is two months after my procedure. Is that enough time to see everything calm down and look natural? I can always adjust my appointment in order to plan better for the wedding?


F, 61, New York

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Typically a couple of days is what it takes in my experience.

Hi Mabelle,

The advantage to IPL systems is that downtime is usually very minimal – although patients may experience a slight darkening of pigment before it eventually lightens.

You can read more about IPL skin treatments and how they compare with lasers on our blog.