What other conditions can Intense Pulse Light Therapy treat?
I know IPL can treat small veins and broken blood vessels. I've also heard it can be helpful for a variety of other skin conditions, like acne scars and age spots. Is this true? What can IPL treat, and what are it's limitations?
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Replied on 3/22/2010
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