Is eye injury a risk with IPL photorejuvenation treatments?

What is the risk of eye injury with IPL Photorejuvenation therapy?

The risk is virtually zero as long as your eyes are covered with proper laser eye protection.  These can range from sticky pads that cover the eyes and hold them closed to metal eye cups placed over the eye and held firmly in place with an elastic band.  These types of shields should be used for any IPL treatments on the face.  

If the IPL treatment is on the neck, chest or other body sites, then it is fine if you are given IPL glasses that are approved for those wavelengths.  They look kind of like weird sunglasses that aren’t dark.  They generally have the wavelengths inscribed in tiny letters on the lenses themselves.   Dr. I

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