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Is IPL Suitable for Use on Asian Skin?

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    "We have a question that I wanted to bring up that related to the treatment using IPL for different skin types. More specifically, the question was asking whether "Asian skin" or other types of olive complexion skin are suitable for use with IPL, and the answer to that question is, of course, yes, and it comes down to treating the skin type with the different variables that are offered by an expert on the equipment. So the equipment itself, depending on the quality of the device that's being used can really be adjusted to any skin type.

    Asian skin type, or any olive skin type can be tuned or adjusted for, on the machine settings. With the right technician, at least in California, it's a physician or a nurse doing the treatment, they can tune it in to target unwanted brown spots that overlay olive skin, or even unwanted vessels in a very safe and effective way.

    In summary we know that IPL is a non-invasive treatment that has virtually no downtime maybe a little pink or sun burn look afterward that goes away within an hour or two, and it's a very effective way of quickly eliminating unwanted pigments. (It is available for) any skin type really, except for the very, very darkest of skin. IPL is a good treatment option to get unwanted pigments, which include vascular or red lesions and brown spots.

    If you have any other questions about IPL or treatment of pigments don't hesitate to contact us As always this is Dr. Corey Maas on Looking Your Best."