WORTH IT RATING 118 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.
Average Price: $500

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My skin color is olive color. I look hispanic though I am not. I have melasma on the sides of my face due to years of being in the sun. I had 3 IPLs done. The doctor said it would zap the brown spots right off. Wrong! It did nothing at all. So the doctor thank God felt bad about this so I then... READ MORE

These treatments are torture. I have had electrolysis and other procedures done. By far IPL is the most painful. Results were fair at best. I switched to a plastic surgeon's office who prescribed a skin regimen (facial washes plus some creams to slough off dead skin) called Obagi. The Obagi... READ MORE

I had a lot of sun damage from years in the sun plus a 2 year tour to Hawaii. I had been told that IPL would have AMAZING results on my skin. I had kind of. Amass. It almost looked like I had blush on all the time. During the summer, my complexion was kind of "lacey". I had my... READ MORE

So let me start off by saying this isn't cheap by any stretch of the imagination. However my red cheeks and huge pores have decreased after one treatment by at least 30 percent. My mom is a brit and I have that extremely fair skin. Most of those little red veins are gone. I didn't even... READ MORE

I'm ten days post-IPL, and here's my report: Generally I have really good skin without a lot of wrinkles. I'm 44 and did my fair share of 'roasting' when I was younger (baby oil, sun etc.). While I've been lucky that I didn't get brown patches or wrinkles as a... READ MORE

I had a full face IPL treatment with the Palomar MaxG system 10 days ago. Really pleased with the results. I had very dark freckle like marks afterwards where I had some noticeable sun spots. The dark marks faded after 10 days and luckily they were around the bridge of my nose so looked like... READ MORE

I have done IPL 5 times in 3 different offices. Some were very powerful and others not. One time it hurt so much but soon after all my freckles turned to coffee grinds and fell off. READ MORE

Went for a consultation and was told that because my damage was slight and new one treatment should fix what I was concerned about. Had my treatment two weeks ago and everything pretty much still looks exactly the same or slightly worse. I've had more success with Clinique's Dark Spot... READ MORE

I just had IPL done 4 days ago. The treatment lasted about 20 minutes. It did hurt ...felt like a bad sunburn and stinging pains. However, within 15 to 20 minutes after the IPL, I was already feeling better. I did take Advil to curb the discomfort. I had my face and neck done for freckles and... READ MORE

I went to receive a follow up laser genesis treatment, one of 6, but what I received instead was an IPL laser treatment. Since I expected the laser genesis, I was not ready for the evasive laser treatment I received. I remember thinking this is not what they told me to expect from the laser... READ MORE

I am blonde/blue eyed and used sunscreen daily since high school. When I was pregnant at age 24 my cheeks darkened and my freckles got much darker. After my child was born the freckles stayed dark as well as some darker acne scars remained. I had IPL to remove these dark spots. The first... READ MORE

Am currently nearing the end of IPL treatment with a reputable dermatologist. Cost of the treatment is $800 per session. The first session resulted in very little, if any change. Perhaps a dozen tiny "coffee grounds" resulted. Dark spots, which were gone over twice each, darkened but... READ MORE

I had this done in combination with a q switched laser to remove brown spots on face, chest, and hands. I also had a pulse dye laser for veins on the face. The veins disappeared miraculously! I have lots of dark brown spots on my hands and chest. I have to say that out of the three lasers, the... READ MORE

Hi KikiLisa, I also had a very bad experience with IPL. I went for 5 sessions, I started in February of 2011 and had a session overy 3 weeks. First of all the pain was really bad, I had tears coming down my eyes constantly because of the pain, I was afraid the lady that did the treament was... READ MORE

I had a big blood vessel on my cheek looking like a big spot and also brown spots near my eyes and above my lip. I had one/ first treatment with Palomar few weeks ago- in December. It is painful, your face is burning for few hours, than it's puffy and bruised for few days. But definitelly... READ MORE

I saw an add for half price IPL , main reason was to fade freckles and sun spots. The most painful experience ever, mayjor burning and stinging like carpet burn on my face,never again. READ MORE

I had IPL at the end of Sept. 2011. I am 30yrs old and prior to the IPL I only had a couple of sun spots and a little redness on my cheeks. My skin is fair and I always had nice skin, my only complaint was that it tended to be dry, which was causing the first signs of fine lines around my eyes.... READ MORE

I read the reviews and was a bit nervous but I had the IPL done at my dermatologists office and felt it would be worth the nerves. The overall process hurt a little like I expected. Definite rubber band snaps. Afterward the brown spots got darker and again as expected the 'coffee... READ MORE

This is just a response to previous reviews. I had the IPL 2 times so far. I will be honest and say that some of the IPL reviews made me very scared. I really hope that you have your information 100% accurate before posting these things. I have not had any negative side effects that I can see... READ MORE

I have always had a reddish skin tone (I'm a fair-skinned Irish woman) with acne prone skin. I had this done maybe 3 or 4 times over a 2 year period and loved it. I found that while it did hurt a bit, it wasn't bad at all....plus, my pores appeared smaller and the ruddiness was almost... READ MORE

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