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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

I had it done almost 5 years ago. The damage still continues. I have proof and pictures. Please email me if you want to see what it did. I've posted all over the forum and internet the dangers of IPL and what it can do to you. It left zig zag marks, lines and scratches, very enlarged... READ MORE

I've had sun damage and wanted it corrected. I've done ipl in the past and was very happy with it. I'm worried I am permanently scarred with pink squares all over my chest.I have had ipl several times in the past with great results on both my face and chest for sun damage. I just had my... READ MORE

I went to a laser clinic in Vancouver and intended to have my melasma. My melasma was not very serious as to compare to some of my friends. I was assured by my doctor that after five sessions of IPL, my melasma would be removed. Sadly, it did not happen. After my fifth IPL treatment, my... READ MORE

Pro: It is said not suitable for Asiatic with Indian/Srilankan genetic, so I am South-East Asian, I bought it and it works ok for me. The manual told me to use power setting 3 at maximum for my brown skin color, but I use power setting 3 and sometimes 4 around bikini line. It has been 3... READ MORE

Thank you for all the responses.. 6 days after the treatment my skin looks beautiful. I can't believe the difference. I have to do two more treatments but I'm very scare because of the long recovery timeand also it was not the greatest experience. READ MORE

I'm now 67 years old. Had IPL from shoulders to fingertips to remove a sea of age spots in 2006. Pain was minimal (like a rubber band snap against the skin). 5 years later and VERY few of these ugly things have re-appeared. In 2009, had the triple laser treatment (IPL, Microlaser Peel, and... READ MORE

I had IPL treatment in Thailand for sun damage on my face and hair removal on my chest and back. I had a total of 5 treatments. The face treatment included gluthathione injections too. I am satisfied with the results on my face as my skin is a more more even tone all over. The hair removal was... READ MORE

I had a large blotch of pigmentation on one side of my face that looked like an extended side burn. I forgot to use numbing cream prior to my appointment. I would estimate that each pulse of the laser hurt about 1/2 as much as getting an ear pierced, which was not insubstantial. I got about 10... READ MORE

Do yourself a favor,don't do it!!! Just a waste of money. I have freckles and is conscious about it.I read about IPL and supposedly as promised will remove it.The provider asked for the payment for 3 sessions upfront, I guess they do that so there is no turning back.They say it is more... READ MORE

2-weeks ago I had IPL; V-Beam and 5 minutes of Blu-Light laser all in one appointment. This was to get rid of "precancerous" spots BUT I was also told I would SEE improvement in age spots, red marks, and general redness. I am still waiting to see ANYTHING, how long does it take to see... READ MORE

I have redness and tried five ipls. I did not see the results I had hoped for. I have some redness on each side of my cheeks. The redness did not go away where I wanted it to. I did these in six to eight week intervals. I read where some do this in three week intervals. Maybe that is why.... READ MORE

Hi there, I have very pale skin and I have red angry after acne marks all along my cheeks. My dermatologist suggested IPL to get lessen those marks and to treat the remainder of my acne. We started at a 22 and were supposed to go up to a 24 but I ended up having to decrease to an 18 because... READ MORE

Firsty - if you're thinking about IPL, DON'T DO IT!!! My first treatment was for a few thread veins 4 weeks ago and it went fine, the second was 2 weeks agao and was for general rejuvinaton across the nose and cheeks. I was a different tech from the first. As soon as the tech... READ MORE

I had very dark spots/melasma all over my face. My doctor said she would start slow to see how I would tolerate the laser. She iced my face prior, and although it is uncomfortable, it's hardly unbearable. We chatted throughout the procedure. The spots do turn darker, then flake off. And, yes... READ MORE

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