Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Dark spots after IPL, will they go away?
    avatar
    Anon_177415 posted:
    Hi y'all, I had 2 red spots near my eye and a few small spider veins on my legs (too close to the surface for sclerotherapy) that I wanted to get rid of. I been saving up for IPL so last Saturday (May 19) I went to a highly recommended yet inexpensive place to get it done. After the treatment, I noticed that near all the placed the specialist IPL'd me (or however you say it, haha) there are a few very small, very dark spots like freckles.

    I have no idea what these spots are or whether they'll go away. So, is this normal? Will they go away?

    Also, I have of course limited my sun exposure but starting next week I'll be involved in a lot of outdoor activities. I don't plan on laying out, obviously, but I'll be in the sun and even with a high-SPF sunscreen my skin soaks in the sun like a sponge soaks up water and I get darker very easily (I have some Native American heritage, maybe that's why). Is this going to make the brown spots worse even if I'm very careful?

    Thanks for any help!
    Reply


    Featuring Experts

    Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

    Helpful Tips

    Don't shave your legs before a pedicure!Expert
    Shaving the legs before going for a pedicure has been linked to an increase risk of infection from pedicure footbaths. This is because the ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    10 of 13 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Expert Blog

    Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

    Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.