This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on fractionated, non-ablative, and ablative laser and non-laser skin treatment methods for facial conditions other than acne scarring (See Acne/Acne Scarring Forum).
IPL is apparently used to improve many conditions, from skin ageing issues to hair removal... and also for the treatment of spider veins... ? I read about it, but I wonder if IPL is really effective for spider veins / telangiectasia (assuming there are not underlying problems linked to varicose veins).
Is it wort the money or is the "old" sclerotherapy" best?
sclerotherapy is for deeper body veins. IPL can be effective if the right setting is used with the right filters to hit red and blue veins for the face. For red veins, I prefer the KTP which targets red the best. For overall color issues, IPL is very good if you have the right machine. IPL is not great for deeper wrinkles or texture,etc. It is entirely focused on color and the right filters must be used.
Just one thing I did not clarify... I was thinking of varicose veins in legs/thighs... would IPL work for the superficial veins there too? (assuming the IPL is properly used, in terms of color targeted, settings, etc.) Hugsss