Is IPL, Botox or filler okay with these medical problems?

Dear Dr. Irwin, If one has RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)and/or fibromyalgia, are there any additional risks to having IPL? What about Botox or the filler injectables? Thank you for your time. Carrie

All three of these treatments are generally so safe that they are compatible with most medical problems.  It is important though to check with your doctor – in your case probably your neurologist or rheumatologist for clearance on any procedures or medications, even cosmetic.  Occasionally, some medications can make you more light sensitive which could affect the IPL settings.   Bottom line is clear anything new with your doctor first!   Dr. I

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