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IPL Sensitive Area

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IPL Sensitive Area

Postby OCRower » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:57 pm

I have had IPL on my face with great results. I have discoloration and darker pigment on my penis and have been very self conscious about it. I'm embarrassed to ask my dermatologist because she is female and even if she said it was safe, would not want to go to her for this procedure. I have tried a bleaching cream that was prescribed by my GP but it was such an irritant and took so long to achieve results that I just gave up. IPL seems like an immediate alternative. I'm posting here because I'm embarrassed and can't find the answer anywhere else.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:36 pm

i can't say that i have tried this on patients, but my nurse does do laser hair removal on this area without much of a problem.
it does hurt, though.
i think it would be effective, assuming that the contrast between the normal skin and the dark areas is strong (i.e. the dark areas are quite a bit darker than normal skin)
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