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WORTH IT RATING 164 reviews over 24 months
Here are the three little words you need to know when it comes to IPL: intense pulsed light. This skincare tool is often used in hair removal and photofacials.

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I'm 26 but I travel to Jamaica a lot and have not taken good care of my skin (I do now!). So I finally broke down and bought a single ipl treatment. I got this done by the PA at my dermatologist who does all of them there. The treatment was not that painful. She did a great job. But here I am... READ MORE

I have a lot of sun damage on my face, kind of a combo of light freckles and brown spots. Just got my first IPL treatment yesterday, it wasn't so bad. I was a little nervous about the pain but compared to laser tattoo removal (10 pain), it was nothing, maybe a 2 pain level. I'm anxious to see... READ MORE

I'd like to start posting these here so people can see the process if it worsens or improves. I will fill in the details of the story later. Currently trying different moisturizers and routines. Getting big pores towards the centre of the forehead. Almost time to consider bangs I think, though I... READ MORE

It has been 1.5 yrs since my one and only session of extremely aggressive IPL which left me burnt. I was told it would help me with the dark spots near my ear and overall skin health. Don forget improve wrinkles. LOL I know my case is hopeless but I post this for others so they can see this... READ MORE

I have been focused on a skin care routine for 3-4 years now and virtually eliminated my acne problems while having the best skin I've had ever. Due to marathon training, it requires me to be outside in the sun. I have noticable skin damage with darker freckles. Being half caucasian and half... READ MORE

Let me put this out there, I made it to 3 out of 4 ipl sessions. It was a very comfortable experience, no stinging, no burns, no rubber band snapping sensations, the office was great. Explained worse case scenario it may not work, best case scenario skin will look great. I browned on my sun... READ MORE

I'm 24 years old and suffer from mild rosacea on primarily my cheeks. My Derm recommended I try IPL as a possible solution to my mild redness and flushing. Well, I wish I could turn back time and NEVER show up for that appointment. After making an appointment with another doctor, a supposed "IPL... READ MORE

Great I have some before and after photos to share. I had really bad cystic acne and this procedure worked for 10 months with perfect skin. I had this done after I was scammed into getting a Thermage treatment that cost 3600 for nothing. Great person to work with. Gives you the correct treatment... READ MORE

I have posted a few encouraging comments to other victims from time to time but I have never posted my story or posted any photos of the damage. I am not ready to post any photos of my face but I will once I am all healed (2 years post damage and finally seeing healing). I am not ready to... READ MORE

Pictures are 22 hours post procedure. Doctor did a test patch on face before having assistant continue with the procedure. Eye patch tapes placed over both eyes. Whole face only took about 5 minutes. Feels like a hot rubber band snap and also see lightening like flashes of light with each... READ MORE

I visited Dr. Nayak's office for the IPL treatment of my sun spots and acne scars. As a child, I spent way too much time in the sun without sunscreen and by the age of 28 I had some serious sun damage. Not only was the skin on my face damaged, but my shoulders and chest had very dark "moles" or... READ MORE

I would say there is slight improvement making my chest skin tone look more even but the red path that's right in the center is still visible. I might try it one more time and see if the redness is diminished but otherwise the answer might be to use some sort of rosacea treatment, maybe a... READ MORE

I got three treatments of IPL Photofacial with a light peeling before. I like the results! There were some sun spots around my face that are gone. Too bad I only took one photo of the before! But at least you can see here how a few freckles are gone and other are faint. The girl described it as... READ MORE

I now have larger darker skin pigmentation. I actually started in August, the first of five treatments. The first was as described -going to look worse before better, it hurt but tolerated procedure for dream of getting rid of the dark pigmentation. The intensity increased for second treatment... READ MORE

My certified dermatologist performed this on me 2 days ago. It was difficult to research leading up to the procedure because he kept calling it IPL. However, based on some of the reviews, this can't be the same process, but I could not find anything called BBL (broadband light). I don't... READ MORE

I am Asian and have age spots on my cheeks. Fortunately, the aesthetician at Athena Wellness was honest and in a phone consult, told me: 1) IPL is not permanent - the spots will return, not just new ones, but the ones you already have, so you'll need regular maintenance 2) IPL is... READ MORE

I have some permanent freckles from sun exposure. Even once you start taking care of your skin the sun damage that has been done is done and might take years to show up. I don't have much, but a few spots on my face were bothering me. I want to stay on top of my skincare. I called four places... READ MORE

I have always had unwanted sun spots and freckles on my face, but never knew what I could do to get rid of them. I client had given me a few products from her skin care line to try. I liked it but sadly I had over used the exfoliant on my cheeks causing rosacea. Seriously depressing, I am not... READ MORE

This was first laser treatment. I am 41 years old and have never had even microdermabrasions. My skin had some freckling started and I thought this would help me stay on top of it. Also I have minor wrinkling and slightly larger pores from aging. Dr Huang and her staff are amazing. She has very... READ MORE

I had a Cellulaze procedure 4 months ago which left me with three dark spots on my legs where the incisions were made. Today the doctor used IPL to zap the three spots and it hurt like hell. I still feel the spots burning a couple of hours later. Supposedly the spot is supposed to scab over and... READ MORE

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