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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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I am 33 years old. I originally had one session of IPL to correct very dark freckles/sun damage on my chest. The procedure was somewhat painful - like a snapping rubberband that is on fire. I had dark coffee ground-like spots on my chest for about 10 days after the procedure (they were VERY... READ MORE

Let me start by saying I am 41, have fair skin and am originally from South Florida where we went to the beach every weekend and used little more than baby oil with iodine and nothing on our faces. I have had more than my fair share of sunburns. I started noticing sunspots earlier this year. I... READ MORE

I had IPL hair removal done to my underarms and I am so glad that I did! I had very course hair with quick growth and was sick of shaving as I would often develop ingrown hairs. After my first session (which did sting) I was red for a couple of hours but it went away. The results after a... READ MORE

I wanted to share this story in hopes it might help someone. For my 30th bday, which was in 2008, I purchased a TCA 35% online. I just wanted to look a little younger, being a smoker and all. I now know I never needed anything that strong! I got a bit of a burn (my words) over my cheek... READ MORE

I was very nervous about getting it. I didn't know what to expect with the "peppering". The peppering was not not bad at all. It looked just fine under makeup. The first one only looked so-so and she turned up the intensity a little on the second because I didn't get enough... READ MORE

I had IPL to deal with a lot of sun damage and discoloration I had. I had a pretty extreme response - lots of swelling and the amount of pigmentation that came to the surface made it impossible for me to leave the house! It took about 10 days before I was healed enough that I could cover... READ MORE

I just had my first IPL for brown spots. I am half Italian-half Irish. Dark hair, light complexion. I had two test patches done within the two weeks prior. I asked for this, as I was nervous about having anything done to my face. I can tell you without hesitation: DO NOT do this procedure... READ MORE

I have had IPL hair removal done on my face and the results have been great so far. I have already noticed about a 50% improvement with just a few treatments. I am going to soon be doing my whole body! The cost is about $40/visit for a small area like the face and if you ask them to make you... READ MORE

I had booked four sessions as recommended. Was very excited about clearing up some sun spots on my face. Clinic staff all very nice. Everyone has a different reaction/pain level. My face was swollen and looked scalded for three days. Then it began to peel and looked worst. I was house bound for... READ MORE

After 5 IPL session I have had very little improvement at $295 per session. I have skin type III medium complexion & was advised that my skin would require lower settings on the IPL & may take longer to get results. Well, after 5 treatments I say its not worth it. Unless you have light... READ MORE

About 18 months ago I started to break out in pimples everywhere. I was put on birth control pills to make my face clearer. I noticed many broken capillaries on my face after taken birth control pills for only three months. So I stoped taking them and my face broke out more. The dermatologist... READ MORE

Awesome, loved it. Getting the treatment isn't fun, but the results are amazing. Lightening, less redness and substantial tightening. Would like to have 2 more treatments. READ MORE

I just had my fourth IPL treatment today and I must say that it is totally worth the money invested. I am 30 years old and have suffered with moderate adult acne for the past 10 years that has left my face ( particularly my cheeks) an uncover able shade of red that is totally depressing. My... READ MORE

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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