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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.

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I have posted a few encouraging comments to other victims from time to time but I have never posted my story or posted any photos of the damage. I am not ready to post any photos of my face but I will once I am all healed (2 years post damage and finally seeing healing). I am not ready to... READ MORE

Pictures are 22 hours post procedure. Doctor did a test patch on face before having assistant continue with the procedure. Eye patch tapes placed over both eyes. Whole face only took about 5 minutes. Feels like a hot rubber band snap and also see lightening like flashes of light with each... READ MORE

I visited Dr. Nayak's office for the IPL treatment of my sun spots and acne scars. As a child, I spent way too much time in the sun without sunscreen and by the age of 28 I had some serious sun damage. Not only was the skin on my face damaged, but my shoulders and chest had very dark "moles" or... READ MORE

I would say there is slight improvement making my chest skin tone look more even but the red path that's right in the center is still visible. I might try it one more time and see if the redness is diminished but otherwise the answer might be to use some sort of rosacea treatment, maybe a... READ MORE

I got three treatments of IPL Photofacial with a light peeling before. I like the results! There were some sun spots around my face that are gone. Too bad I only took one photo of the before! But at least you can see here how a few freckles are gone and other are faint. The girl described it as... READ MORE

I now have larger darker skin pigmentation. I actually started in August, the first of five treatments. The first was as described -going to look worse before better, it hurt but tolerated procedure for dream of getting rid of the dark pigmentation. The intensity increased for second treatment... READ MORE

My certified dermatologist performed this on me 2 days ago. It was difficult to research leading up to the procedure because he kept calling it IPL. However, based on some of the reviews, this can't be the same process, but I could not find anything called BBL (broadband light). I don't... READ MORE

I am Asian and have age spots on my cheeks. Fortunately, the aesthetician at Athena Wellness was honest and in a phone consult, told me: 1) IPL is not permanent - the spots will return, not just new ones, but the ones you already have, so you'll need regular maintenance 2) IPL is... READ MORE

I have some permanent freckles from sun exposure. Even once you start taking care of your skin the sun damage that has been done is done and might take years to show up. I don't have much, but a few spots on my face were bothering me. I want to stay on top of my skincare. I called four places... READ MORE

I have always had unwanted sun spots and freckles on my face, but never knew what I could do to get rid of them. I client had given me a few products from her skin care line to try. I liked it but sadly I had over used the exfoliant on my cheeks causing rosacea. Seriously depressing, I am not... READ MORE

This was first laser treatment. I am 41 years old and have never had even microdermabrasions. My skin had some freckling started and I thought this would help me stay on top of it. Also I have minor wrinkling and slightly larger pores from aging. Dr Huang and her staff are amazing. She has very... READ MORE

I want to write this review to show what can happen when IPL is done right. I had my first IPL treatment in September 2013 with Dr. Bao Phan. After reading horror stories and the pictures that went with them, I avoided going anywhere where the laser wasn't operated by an MD. I have gotten aprx 6... READ MORE

I naturally have brown to tan skin. I recently had my first IPL procedure done and here is what I experienced:The procedure itself: It was extremely painful. Heat traveled to the tips of my fingertips and toes. It felt like rubber bands snaps on my face from a far distance. Although my eyes... READ MORE

Sitting down at the computer to write this out because today was a total surprise. It's been 3 hours since my first IPL treatment and my face feels a little tight. The sunburn feeling has subsided. A little background - On the FItzpatrick scale, which runs from 0 (albino) to VI (6-black)... READ MORE

Here is my nightmare... I had 3 IPL treatments on my face without incident and 2 on my chest with great results. The last IPL done in Sept. by the Doctor as the nurse got another job was horrific. 2 appointments were changed as I was told the machine was broken,,,,then after being "fixed" I... READ MORE

1st session- some spots went with no skin irritations. 2nd session- What happened skin itchy and rashy on sides of faces (ok, i am also getting side burns done with photo laser) but come on now. So they gave me to jelly ice packs and some hydrocortisone to stop the itchy sensation. I found... READ MORE

Got 2 spots on my cheeks done for 5 times , and it's not going away but made it worse and bigger ! Very regretting it! Bough some obagi brand retin A and bleaching cream and been using them for 3 months, nothing lighten up either.,I should just be happy with the two light spot in my face instead... READ MORE

I have always had horrible skin. I met with dr torgerson about my skin issues. He went over exactly what I would need to make my skin more beautiful. I was explained all the side effects and what to expect. I have always been very scared to try anything on my face and have had very horrible... READ MORE

I didy photo rejuv laser on sat, today is Monday here in Australia.it did hurt a lot for me for an hour my face was hot and burning. The pain left after couple of hours.my freckles darkened quickly. The only question I have is that I have tiny pimples or bumbs where I did the laser. Is that... READ MORE

So....I always had great skin, but lately (espically after my second child) my pores were more noticable, I had more brown spots then I like and I wanted to wake up and have beautiful skin and go, without the use of makup. I have been to Dr. Seaver before for other produces as well as just IPL.... READ MORE

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