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WORTH IT RATING based on 399 reviews

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59%
WORTH IT RATING based on 399 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

The Medi Spa I go to for treatments recommended I try IPL 6 months ago for rosacea redness and visible blood vessels. For 6 months, I read negative reviews online and looked at the photos or zebra stripe burns and wanted to get IPL but was very anxious about bad results. Then yesterday I... READ MORE

Worth It

I had developed melanoma after being on the pill, so I tried the IPL laser treatments. It definitely worked for getting rid of the brown spots(took several treatments), but did leave me more sun sensitive so I had to use sunscreen and wear a hat. READ MORE

Worth It

(That's $450 per session, I will probably need 3.) I had one session of Fraxel: restore at $2750 (at my derm), had a very bad reaction to it and saw no results, decided to try IPL for hyper-pigmentation and rosacea-induced redness. I am 36, very pale (red hair, blue eyes), have always... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I had three sessions for rosacea treatment $300 each, cheeks only. No tangible improvement due to IPL. READ MORE

Not Worth It

I just went to a consultation to remove brown spots from my face. I am Latin decent so she said it would be perfect... I actually felt very confident. She was a good spoke person. She actually offer to do a small test on my neck......HUGE MISTAKE...!! It hurt so much and I had asked her to... READ MORE

Not Worth It

Had the same horrible experience. I've been 3 times and my face is ruined. I have dark spots that will not go way after months and my face is still super sensitive to the sun. I had it done to diminish freckles and fear I can never be in the sun again. A few pimples that were almost healed... READ MORE

Worth It

AGAIN I had a wonderful experience. I truly believe the result has a lot to do with the care and experience of the person performing the procedure. Darlene's cost was MUCH lower than in NYC AND she also gives you a MICRODERMABRASION two weeks later included in your price of the IPL.. She... READ MORE

Worth It

I've had 7 IPL photofacials in the past 5 years and I couldn't be happier with the results. My first experiences were pretty typical of those described elsewhere on this site. My 4th experience was traumatic. I had so much melasma from my pregnancies, that the laser lifted up TONS of... READ MORE

Worth It

I have had two IPL sessions done over the last couple months for my rosacea. I am 20 years old with very fair, very sensitive skin. The IPL has helped a good deal. Skin still has a ruddy appearance but overall, redness has decreased and there are less papules/pustules. Also noticed my face isnt... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I live in a nothern state, so I decided to have IPL in the winter ( late December 2010 )so my skin would have time to heal before the summer. I was adament about staying out of the sun or tanning bed. It worked terrific at first. I had three treatments. I used sunscreen everyday even though it... READ MORE

Worth It

Ok, let me begin this by saying that some of the reviews on here are absolutely terrifying. So much so that I almost backed out an hour before my appointment! In the end, I decided to go and at least discuss some of my concerns with the laser nurse. After doing so, I decided to go ahead with it... READ MORE

Not Worth It

My brown spots from sunbathing were either gone or lightened after healing from the 2nd IPL treatment and I was very satisfied with the results. But after 1 year,the brown spots have returned despite using the doctor recommended sunscreens and extremely limited sun exposure. Additionally I... READ MORE

Worth It

I had three treatments covering my entire face, neck, and chest. I'm 32 with type 1 (super fair redhead) skin, some sun damage but not a ton, no acne. I decided to get it because I wanted to see some improvement in my large pores, freckles, fine lines, and some generalized redness (I... READ MORE

Worth It

I have mild adult acne and hyperpigmentation. After 1 treatment I could see a reduction in my hyperpigmentation and my existing breakouts begin to heal. I have very fair skin, which is the best for IPL. Also, my results have been good, since I started IPL treatments after 4 months of chemical... READ MORE

Worth It

I have been doing IPL hair removal for the past year. The first 4 sessions did work, hairs falling and really thin and growing slowly. But after 8 months, the 5th session onward, it started getting thicker and growing pretty fast. I asked my salon and the said this will go back to normal and... READ MORE

Worth It

I had the IPL Photofacial(1 treatment) almost two weeks ago, and I am very pleased. I had dark spots on my forhead and cheeks. I've always been prone to freckles, but these spots were getting bigger. All of the brown spots got dark, and as promised have fallen off. My skin is smoother,... READ MORE

Not Sure

I had my first limelight IPL treatment 2 weeks ago to try to get my brown spots away. I noticed couple light dark patches started to show and still some redness on my face. I am worried now after read some bad reviews after limelight. Will those patches go away? Also, I got a little confused... READ MORE

Worth It

I had this done a few years ago and found it was well worth it. I had 2 treatments done and my sun spots completely disappeared. After looking at my before and after shots, I couldn't believe I lived with them for so long. I just had it done recently and I will continue doing it each year... READ MORE

Not Worth It

Hey all, I decided to try IPL after a friend of mine got a series of 5 treatments and looked incredible. Her sunspots cleared up, and her skin tone became even and fresh looking. Although I'm only 31 years old, my skin has prematurely aged due to sun overexposure. (Now use SPF 30 daliy, as... READ MORE

Worth It

I have done IPL on my face 3 times now. Once in Mexico City for $30, once at a spa chain for $200+, and once at a doctor's office for $150. I have had good results with IPL. The $30 experience was a little too quick and I didn't notice any difference afterwards. My second... READ MORE

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