Why aren’t my IPL treatments working better for my brown spots?
I hear this question/problem A LOT! IPL systems are numerous and not all created equally. Some IPL systems are almost worthless in my opinion because they are underpowered and not easy to customize. Please go to my chapter in my last book (and we may have this section on SkinTour too) about finding a good laser center. You didn’t mention whether this was a dermatologist’s office, who was doing the treatment or what system they used. Two systems that are excellent (if used correctly) are the Lume One IPL or the Palomar system.
It is, however, common to have treatments 2-5 sometimes seem less dramatic because the first treatment has the most pigment to work upon, with less pigment to target each subsequent time. Hope that makes sense. Not sure I said that well! Dr. I