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WORTH IT RATING based on 398 reviews

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59%
WORTH IT RATING based on 398 reviews
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IPL, or intense pulsed light, is used to reduce wrinkles and other skin issues and in laser hair removal. You may also have heard it called photorejuvenation or photofacial.
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Average Price: $525

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Worth It

I am 46 years old, fair complexion, and am really starting to see the effects of sun exposure. I've been doing peels but decided to give IPL a try. Although it's painful, I am happy with the results and have scheduled two additional sessions. My side effects: redness that calmed after the... READ MORE

Not Sure

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

Worth It

Its only midly uncomfortable (and not bad at all if you get numbing cream). I've received numerous facial and chest IPLs over the years. I have only gotten 1 on my chest in the past (I have freckles/brown spots, cherry angiomas, broken capillaries, etc.) - basically I have a lot of sun damage,... READ MORE

Worth It

Pros: good for clearing sun pigmentation on light skin people. Can be performed by well trained non-medical staff (so no extra fees). No down time (skin looks a bit dirty for a week but not really noticeable). Tends to even out skin texture as a side benefit. Safe and relatively painless. Cons:... READ MORE

Not Worth It

In August 2013, a month after I turned 28, I was convinced by a medical esthetician with 14 years of experience to try IPL for some mild hormonal acne (which was temporary anyway btw..) and some mild sun damage (mostly freckles). I had very good skin overall and generally started visiting her... READ MORE

Not Sure

It was not painful at all, I went for redness on my nose from an old rhinoplasty 8 years ago. veins grow bigger after that procedure and it causes swelling! So far so good except for that bad headache next day! I have 3 scheduled. Doctor was great! clean office and nice receptionist. I bought a... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I had IPL done in Glasgow just over 18 months ago and the results have been devastating. I have suffered with dark circles after having my first child 8 years ago but apart from that I've never worn make up in my life and always got complimented on my skin. Having been successfully treated by... READ MORE

Not Sure

So this was my first ipl photofacial. To briefly update you all since January first I have had two microderma pen treatments (with microdermabrasian a few days prior each pen treatment) I love my results so far and plan on more dermapen in the future. One other area of concern are my freckles... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I went to a place I was very satisfied with for a broken capillary on the end of my nose. VOILA!! Poof be gone. It was a miracle! I was looking like Rudolph and at 29 didn't like that very much. So a couple more zaps here and there for small red "tiny" red dots was cheap..$75. No biggie. I had... READ MORE

Worth It

I am 34 years old and have fair skin and have had three IPL treatments. While the results are by no means 'dramatic' I can tell my skin has fewer dark patches. I've attached pictures of post treaments #2 and #3. The treatment itself is kind of intense but not painful. The pulse of the laser... READ MORE

Not Worth It

Had a few sunspots zapped. (Cost $500) Way more expensive than any other med spa, but I figured this was done by the doctor himself so maybe that's better. (To be determined.) Staff was super nice, doctor was professional, but not very forthcoming with a lot of things, that I felt I was... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I had Ipl and I was burned so badly. I was in a lot of pain during the procedure and had told the technician multiple times during the procedure that it was painful and burning. Immediately after finishing it became clear that I was burned. multiple people came in and tried to assure me that I... READ MORE

Worth It

I had my 1st IPL and Pixel combo done a month ago. I was very swollen and had CRAZY coffee grounds face and chest for a week.. BUT, after 10-14 days my face and chest was BEAUTIFUL.... I lost 10 yrs just by losing all the sun damage spots. I still have 4 more planned ( spaced out one each... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I just finished 2nd treatment. My skin experienced same bad reaction at 1 & 2nd treatment. It was so itchy for 3 days straight, red rush all over my skin. It reminds me when I got tick bite from woods. Doctor gace me an ointment to heal, but it doesn't work! I am still battling violent itchness... READ MORE

Not Worth It

Who invented this "advanced technology"? If you want to look years older, have acne-prone skin and discover new wrinkles on your face everyday, then go right ahead and have this treatment. But seriously...save your skin and opt out. Everyone is clammoring for this thing and it's a... READ MORE

Worth It

I am 34 years old and already had sun spots. I had read in a fashion magazine that the IPL Photofacial laser was having great results. I had tried every bleaching cream known to man and nothing worked so although I was very skeptical I decided to research it. I found a really great deal... READ MORE

Not Sure

I bought a groupon for 1 IPL photo facial. I expressed to the assistant and dr. Siegel my concern about being burned as I had in the past. Both assured me this positively would not happen. Guess what! At least it wasn't on my face! Too soon to tell if the treatment is a success. He said I may... READ MORE

Worth It

I went to Esana Medspa in New Haven Ct and had my first treatment of IPL done. Im all Irish and have pale skin with some sun damage. Im 29 and after my pregnancy I found that my skin became hyper pigmented and my sunspots became sooooo much worse. I can no longer cover them up and I just hate my... READ MORE

Worth It

I have been wanting to have something done for my sun spots and damage for a long time and heard about IPL. I have also been reading these reviews, which for the most part, scared the hell out of me with a couple of exceptions. It's very scary having something like this done to your face! I... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I decided to have a foto facial done to correct some sun damage I had. I just turned 40 and it was suggested I do the Triniti 3 in 1 series. (1) color correct) (2) firm face (3) matrix. The first treatment was horrible. I felt like I had hot curling iron burns on my face and forehead and had... READ MORE

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