Is there any way to reduce the swelling after an IPL laser treatment?

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Hi I just had a treatment for brown spots using IPL laser and had very severe swelling any tips to reduce the swelling, thanks.
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Here are some things to try for swelling after an IPL treatmemt:

 

  • Ice, ice and more ice right after the treatment.  They should give you several ice/cold packs so you can sit for 20-30 minutes, even if it’s just in the waiting room, with the ice on your face.
  • Try taking an antihistamine like the non prescription Claritin (ask your doctor if it’s safe for you), for 2-3 days prior to the treatment.
  • Ask your dermatologist if you can take anti-inflammatories right afterwards.  Some doctors don’t like you to use them right after the treatment.
  • Keep your salt intake low, drink lots of water and sleep with your head a little higher the first few nights afterwards.

 

 Good luck!  Dr. I