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How well does the IPL laser work for getting rid

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Posted on Sat, 9 Mar 2019
Question: How well does the IPL laser work for getting rid of sun damage and brown spots? And are the results permanent? Do the brown spots re appear after while? Since they are years and years in the making, I don't think new ones could appear in say a year or two. So do the same ones resurface? Is it worthwhile?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
IPL is effective in treating brown spots & sun damage

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to ask a doctor service
I have gone through your query.
IPL is effective in treating brown spots and sun damage.
Multiple sittings are required to produce significant results.
The results obtained are permanent and upto 70 percent improvement can be expected.
The brown spots don’t reappear immediately but as the ageing process is continuing they will slowly and gradually develop.
The same ones won’t resurface and it is a worthwhile procedure.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Regards
Dr Asmeet

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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (6 hours later)
Thank you for the good news, usually one hears disappointing answers about such things. One more clarification. what do you consider "multiple" sittings? Three? Five ? Ten?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Usually 4-5 sittings will be required every 4 weeks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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How well does the IPL laser work for getting rid

Brief Answer: IPL is effective in treating brown spots & sun damage Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to ask a doctor service I have gone through your query. IPL is effective in treating brown spots and sun damage. Multiple sittings are required to produce significant results. The results obtained are permanent and upto 70 percent improvement can be expected. The brown spots don’t reappear immediately but as the ageing process is continuing they will slowly and gradually develop. The same ones won’t resurface and it is a worthwhile procedure. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries. Regards Dr Asmeet