59%
WORTH IT RATING based on 399 reviews

IPL WORTH IT RATING DETAILS

59%
WORTH IT RATING based on 399 reviews
Worth it ()
Not worth it ()
Not sure ()
%
based on reviews in the last 24 months
%
based on reviews in the last 12 months
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.
READ MORE
Average Price: $525

Reviews from the Community

Narrow 399 reviews by:

Sort by:
  • Best match
  • Recent
  • Nearby
  • Comments
Not Worth It

I paid $500 for one session and had my whole face done - about 45 minutes. It felt like someone was systematically burning my face with cigarettes! I expected my face to be a terrible red mess afterwards, but it was not too bad and the redness completely subsided within the hour.Although my... READ MORE

Worth It

I'm 40 and I have had a lot of sun damage and skin imperfections intesified by three pregnancies. My Doctor made me like "like new" with botox and IPL treatments. She is extremely professional and a very caring doctor. The results are fantastic! READ MORE

Worth It

I am 43 years old, and am a landscaper. Until I was about 37 I almost never wore sunscreen, or a hat. My face, neck and chest had quite a bit of sun damage- dark patches, and broken capillaries. My chest had a permanent ruddy area that was shaped like most of my scoop-neck tees!I have had 3 IPL... READ MORE

Not Worth It

My regular redness subsided, but i now have rosacea inflammation that i have never experienced before, i originally had it done to remove redness from kprf.My first treatment i did both an ipl and v beam back to back. The second treatment I did only a v beam. I was doing the treatments to... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I have had 2 IPL treatments in a reputable dermatologist practice. I had some very minor burning sensation that lasted about 1 hour followed by some minor darkening of my spots, but no visible change. I had my second treatment one month later and had NO side effects, no darkening of the spots... READ MORE

Not Sure

I had no problem with the first 3 IPL treatments in fact my skin felt lovely. It was only after the last one that i had a problem with the eye area and my eyes looked sunk which accentuated the puffy area or maybe its the other way round. I had the treatment for some very slight broken... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I IPL twice for freckles on my face. The first treatment worked like a text book case where the freckles went dark and then went away.The second time, the operator increased the energy (telling me after the treatment) in which I developed lots of scabs. Now the scabs are gone, I am left with... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I have been having monthly IPL treatments for 6 months on my forehead for sundamage. My first 5 treatments went well, but on my 6th treatment the laser was turned too high and my forehead got burnt. I had blistering and quite bad burns. After treating with Aloe Vera Gel (from my own plant)... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I had IPL for broken blood vessels under my eyes 10 days ago. I had severe swelling right after and the next morning my left eye was almost swollen shut. Like I stated it has been 10 days and I still have edema under my eyes (right is worse than left at the moment) in the shape of a... READ MORE

Not Sure

I had my IPL treatment performed today. I am very happy so far.The pain during treatment was minimal, but I have a high pain threshold. My doctor was very concerned about any pain I was experiencing and asked me several times during the procedure what level of pain I was experiencing. It felt... READ MORE

Worth It

I am a light-skinned Asian female. I had very nice experience with my IPL provider. After inital consultation, she understood my concerns of the long-term, permanent side effects from IPL gone-wrong. She gave me 2 times of "test spot" with 7 day of interval. I just had my first IPL... READ MORE

Not Worth It

Had a pulsed light treatment today for hair removal. Overall, it was my 10th. I had 4 treatments on the chin area 9 years ago with good results. Then last year I had 4 more (2 of which included the cheeks and sideburn area). Results were so so. Last month, I decided to do the whole face... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I had the procedure done over a time period. I had atleast 3 to 4 different esthescians? do it each time. I thought I was getting a good deal @ 95.00 a session. However, the last treatment I had they raised the price on me to 125.00. That was after I had the treatment and was getting ready... READ MORE

Not Sure

I have had two IPL treatments on my face for sun damage (pigmentation).The first gave great results (I have pale skin and dark hair) but a few marks were left so I went back for a second treatment. The second has left me with what look like tram lines on my cheeks.Will this fade or will I need... READ MORE

Not Worth It

In Jan 2008, I had surgery on my jaw (orthognathic surgery). Approximately 3 months after, I had an IPL Photofacial - there were three sessions over 3 months. Now I have extreme fat loss in my face, I look about 10 years older.What are the long term effects of IPL Photofacials? I have been... READ MORE

Not Sure

Not sure if it works or makes it worse. I am waiting for results, but my face looks worse now. I am hoping this goes away.I had my face done three days ago and my face look more blochy than before. I have more brown spots. is that normal? READ MORE

Not Worth It

I have melasma on my forehead, cheeks and chin. I paid $1,000.00 for a package of four IPL treatments. I've had three peels spaced over 4-6 weeks between each one.The peels are painful with major burning afterwards lasting a few hours after treatment. After three IPL peels my melasma is... READ MORE

Worth It

Pros:cheap,pain freecons:weekly? very short sessions i believebeen having redness on my cheeks that look like im blushing but in reality these are caused by very tiny vessels or capillaries that are showing through my thin facial skin because of prolonged steroid use for psoriasis.also because... READ MORE

Not Worth It

Pros: n/aCons: possible side effects, long term risk?I had a full face IPL treatment 5 days ago. I am 36, and I hoped it will improve my skine texture, I have oily skin, some enlarged pores and a few fine superficial lines.Unfortunatelly I didn't do a good research before I went for this... READ MORE

Worth It

I wanted to let the people suffering from melasma know how well a series of IPL's worked on my melasma mustache. Note, however, the series of treatments requires patience as the melasma does not start to break up and really disappear until after about six treatments. My melasma mustache is... READ MORE

No matching results