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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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The procedure was not painfull and there was no down time. I wanted to try IPL for Melasma I am very unhappy with the results it made the Melasma darker and left some light marks that are square, some are round and dents in my skin that look a little bit like chickenpox scars. I feel worse then... READ MORE

IPL for sunspots on my chest has been a nightmare. I am left with big white, rectangular white marks on my neck and chest. I am 3 wks out and have consulted with 2 plastic surgeons and a dermatologist. Dermatologist said this should never have been done on my skin since I was tan. He also took... READ MORE

I am 50 and was a total sun bunny until my mid late 30s so lots of damage. I've been getting IPL treatments on my face for 10 years (whole package the first time, then once or twice a year moving forward). Gets rid of brown spots, improves rosacea. I've had a great experience. Having... READ MORE

Got IPL on my bikini line and underarms. 2 weeks after my first session I could count the hairs in both areas. Still awaiting the rest of the treatments but even after 1 session it was worth it. Not particularly painful at all - about on a par with waxing, less painful if anything. Would highly... READ MORE

I went in for IPL today and it wasn't as bad as I thought. It was a 45 min treatment for the face and neck. She put a cooling gel on my face and split it into 3 sections. Right, Left, Forehead. It is more painful on the face than the neck, like a rubber band snapping over and over. I used a... READ MORE

I have always had red patches on my cheeks and the side of my face, and knew it was time to do something about it when a family member asked me why had a rash on my face. Thanks Mum! The derm told me that I would be a bit red on the day, but all would be well 24 hours later. However, by the... READ MORE

I had damage from using products found on www.skinbiology.com. Loren Pickart is the "promoter" of these products which are copper peptides. His theory is that wrinkles and ageing is actually injury and as copper peptides are used to treat burn victims and post ablative laser he... READ MORE

My advice: Start with a professional that you TRUST, not where you get the best deal. Start with a facial if you go to an esthetician and ask if they have done IPL on themselves or had treatments on their own face. Ask about the different levels of IPL on your face. CONSULT FIRST AND ASK... READ MORE

Just wanted to prepare/warn people about how painful IPL really is. I am a 33 year old man with a pretty decent pain threshold. I just had the procedure done on my cheeks and nose. I read that it feels like a rubber band snapping on your face. I felt like it was a bit worse than that. More like... READ MORE

I have had two IPL treatments and will be getting another in two weeks. The first one was amazing in that about 70% of my sun spots and freckles basically just "fell off" after about two weeks. A few weeks later I noticed a big difference in the way my skin looked in pictures - a lot... READ MORE

When I first had the procedure, I was not quite sure what to expect for recovery over the next few days. The doctor I went to did a phenominal job. First the ALA cream was applied and allowed to incubate for 1 hour. After that, a numbing cream was rubbed on my face which sat for 1/2 hour. The... READ MORE

I'm currently on my third IPL treatment for facial redness/veins and hyper pigmentation, I'm expecting to have 4 treatments. I'm very pleased with the results so far and would recommend IPL when done with the right machinery, strength and practitioner. For my first appointment I... READ MORE

First I went to an MD who did 3 fotofacials on me. I wanted to reduce my pores, fine lines, age spots and a few broken capilaries. It was unsuccessful and showed NO results. Then I went to a Medical Spa. After my first treatment...WOW! A Huge difference! It was definitely more painful (I... READ MORE

I had terrible broken capillaries on my nose and some on cheeks. My nose is large to begin with so it really bothered me. I decided to give it a try. I liked my first tech, she was nice, but I didn't feel anything and didn't notice anything. The next appointment I went to, I had a... READ MORE

I hv hyper pigmentation from sun exposure since my teenage yrs. I am 41, had 2 ipls done in last two months. My first one was with a professional surgeon for $450 - extremely painful felt like someone using a stun gun on your face. He burnt corner of my lip, both sides and forehead. All my... READ MORE

I was at a local medspa for a microdermabrasion and the nurse recommended IPL for the red spot on my nose. I had had it for three years after an acne breakout and was surprised it hadn't faded. She pressed on it to see if the redness would fade to skin color if she did and determining that... READ MORE

About 2 weeks ago I went to get a IPL treatment to treat what was pointed out to me Rosacea from a Dr who has in the past done facial fillers for me. During that visit he noticed I had slight rosacea on my cheeks and around the the nose area and forhead area. He suggested the IPl and said I would READ MORE

I was paranoid to get IPL done. But I did a lot of research online and found a top-notch dermatologist who is board certified AND is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine. And she did a great job.This is only the first of 5 treatments. However, I feel much better now that I've... READ MORE

I have always had freckles on my face and I decided to get rid of them. Also I had a broken blood vessel on the bridge of my nose from falling asleep with my glasses on. The first treatment significantly lightened the red mark as well as my freckles. I used a numbing cream and the pain was... READ MORE

About two years ago an anesthesiologist friend of mine decided to open a MedSpa in Miami Beach, close to my house. Only because he was offering me a good deal did I decide to go in and do something about the amount of hyperpigmentations and fine lines that were slowly invading my face.... plus... READ MORE

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