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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 went in for my first IPL treatment today. I paid 1/3 of the cost of a set of three, because that's how they do it. The RN (Stephanie) explained that it will hurt, that I'll see my sun damage get darker and then about 7 days after the skin will fall off revealing perfect skin underneath. I... READ MORE

I had IPL done about 3 times after my first pregnancy. I had it done for brown and red spots (sun damage) and for melasma. I was very happy with the results at first. My skin looked great and then over a period of about 4 months, I started loosing more and more fat from my cheek area which left... READ MORE

I have adult acne and can't tolerate strong acne creams combined with the extremely dry Las Vegas climate. My dermatologist suggested accutane but I didn't want to make the drying worse, so I started researching laser. I did research online and decided to see a cosmetic dermatologist. I went in... READ MORE

I am a 32 year-old Caucasian female. I decided to try IPL on a spot between my upper lip and nose following a large, white bump that had appeared there when I caught a cold in May 2011. I was told by a pharmacist that it was a case of the herpes I virus and gave me some antiseptic for it, which... READ MORE

I'm very concerned with damaging my face so this decision was not taken lightly, it was after much reading, research and continuous rosacea outbreaks that i even thought about doing this. i called them few times and they were actually rude on the phone believe it or not but i went on 2 seperate... READ MORE

In 2009, I went to this Dr. for treatment for melasma. Long story short, they recommended IPL. We conducted a test spot and it went well. The next appointment, I got cold feet and wanted just the melasma spots treated. She insisted I would be happier with the whole face. The pain was awful and I... READ MORE

It went ok. A few weeks ago the technician there put on 3 layers of chemical peel instead of the ONE that I was supposed to have gotten and as a result, I was housebound for days with redness/dryness/surface sores. It healed ok but I DID raise a bit of hell about being treated improperly and... 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

2 years ago (8/08) I had IPL laser treatment to remove freckling on my chest at a "Medical Spa". The tech. apparently did NOT know what she was doing and I was severly burned. I now have (2 years later) underwent a Melanage peel, a TCA peel and some micro dermabrassion etc all in attempts to... READ MORE

Pros: ended up with good results at a good price Cons: the treatment caused 1st degree burns. I'm a 35 year old who has long been self-conscious about the redness and age spots on my chest/décolleté area. After years of contemplating IPL therapy to correct this, I finally decided to... READ MORE

Had IPL treatment 11/18/11 (purchased thru Groupon). Terrible burns about 1 inch long all over face and neck. One month later 95% gone on face, but the ones on neck are still there. Be very careful when considering this treatment. READ MORE

Horrible. Ill never do the micro laser peel again. You'll need a few days to stay inside away from folks if u dont like stares. you'll look like a smoked tureky. PAin ! PAin Pain!!! I was even numbed b4hand! The actual treatment is not bad- but the 1st 2 hours after were so bad-... READ MORE

Purchased a Groupon for micro-fractional treatment at FACE in the Franklin Athletic Club in Michigan. Holly, the owner explained that the Groupon wouldn't work for my problem and let me use it for IPL. I had it done 5 days ago and immediately noticed coffee grind-like freckles. They are... READ MORE

Years of accumulated dark sunspots. Not only did the IPL remove the sunspot, it smoothed my skin and shrunk the pores. READ MORE

I got an IPL 10 days ago to remove a few brown spots on my face, using a Groupon. I ended up with painful burns and blisters. They've since healed, but I'm left with stripes on my face that are impossible to hide with makeup. The doctor who owns the plastic surgery where I had the... READ MORE

Hi Everyone. I decided to write this review after reading numerous reviews on realself that others have written that have really helped me in my decision- making process and that have also provided me with a lot of useful information! I decided to write my own review to hopefully help... READ MORE

My experience with this IPL was really a freaking out one! Went through a VERY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE! I am A very busy professional..experiencing some mild adult acne and past scarring problems.. I visited a famous laser clinic in Sydney called ResultsLaser. Went for my consultation first and the... READ MORE

Went to dermatologist for consult about having some freckles & sun spots removed. After a quick look at my face, the doctor said he could remove everything with 1 session of IPL for $600. I'd become increasingly self-conscious of minor blemishes and dark spots left behind by sun damage... READ MORE

I saw an ad for 75% off for laser skin tightening and as a fool I fell for it. It said Grand Opening at a laser Spa so for a limited time skin tightening was $60 for the tummy with an IPL laser. I thought "WOW, what a good deal!" It was too good to be true. I called the number in the... READ MORE

Hi im 16 and have fair ish skin and underwent ipl hair laser removal more than 3 months ago( was 15 at the time) on my arms, full legs, underarm, bikini and lip. I walked out of there feeling like i was on fire and had red skin and some areas were blistering. i scabbed up EVERYWHERE except my... READ MORE

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