I’m concerned about possible side effects of photorejuvenation – what should I watch out for?
These are all good questions. My concern is that when you saw your local doctor these questions weren’t answered. I would recommend getting a second opinion from another office and asking these questions or going back to the first office for a second consult. Also, I’m assuming you’ve read our IPL/photorejuvenation guide and watched the IPL video demonstration on SkinTour.com. I’m redoing the laser center regional recommendations over the next month. There should be someone in Cleveland posted soon.
So to your questions! All of the answers to this depend on your skin type (I-VI) (see the antiaging tour on this site if you’re not sure what you are). And it also depends on how much you’re outdoors and how good your sun protection is. It’s really impossible to answer without specific knowledge about you!! Typically though, the lighter you’re skin type is and the less sun damage you have, the less likely you are to have a problem with striping.
Hope this helps. Dr. I