I have brown spots getting darker with IPL.
Okay, so there are several things to think about here:
- Where do you live and how much light are you getting every day? If you live in Arizona, for example, and like to be outdoors, IPL may not be a great choice for you unless you are triple sunscreening and super compulsive.
- What skin type are you? The darker your skin the more difficult (especially in sunny climates) the IPL is to adjust the settings perfectly.
- Are your brown spots from sun damage or could they be melasma (see your doctor) and, are you using oral birth control? If the brown spots are more hormonal, IPL is known to sometimes make these worse.
- And lastly, be sure you are showing your dermatologist the problem and going to a physician for these treatments. A spa technician won’t have a clue how to help you.
Hope this helps,