Would regular sunscreens do the same thing better, though?
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Antioxidants may reduce side effects from light-based procedures, says study
By Katie Bird , 09-Jun-2009


Applying antioxidant-rich formulations before and during a course of pulsed light therapy can help cut down negative side effects, according to a recent study.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, along with other less invasive cosmetics procedures, is becoming increasingly popular as consumers attempt to fight the signs of aging.


However, the therapy can cause erythema (skin reddening) and oxidative stress along with blistering, and inflammation in some patients.

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