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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 had 4 IPL treatments back-to-back in 2006 primarily for treatment of a brown spot on my cheek that is a little larger than a quarter -- but had my whole face done each session. I was 36 years old at that time. The overall texture and clarity of my skin was greatly improved, but I experienced a... READ MORE

Hi All, I hope you make it this far down the comments!! I had IPL yesterday on my face, yes, even after reading the horror stories on here... I am a male, 39, blond and blue eyes. Fitz 2 skin. I have had two previous goes with a VPL (Variable) laser with great success. I have got... READ MORE

I had a total of 5 IPL photofacials 3 with one lady and at the first place I went and 1 with another lady there. I didn't get any results with the first 3 treatments but with the last one I finally saw some results. It all depends on the esthetician that you use. The last one at the first... READ MORE

I got IPL in Busan, South Korea fall 2008. I wanted to fade my freckles and correct photoaging. My freckles totally disappeared, but the doctor didn't do my eyelids so I still had freckles there. Was a little red for about an hour and after that felt fine. My skin looked much clearer and... READ MORE

You can see from the picture how my skin was really discolored! Partly this was from some acne that I had picked at (I started getting acne at 28! mostly from stress I think) and also you can see a lot of freckles (this photo was taken in August 2009 and I had been out in the sun a lot that... READ MORE

I just had IPL form a derm to reduce broken capillaries and redness from sun damage/rosacea. It did hurt a bit. It felt like a tiny needle prick each time. The nose are was very sensitive. Might be worth the anesthesia if you are sensitive to pain.It burned afterward for about 3 hours and looked... READ MORE

Had first (and last) treatment 2 weeks ago. Face covered in welts and black zebra-like stripes immediately afer treatment, second degree burns on chin and jaw line. Now have pink and tan stripes on face. MD doesn't know what to do. (Actually won't acknowledge anything is wrong). Any... READ MORE

I had some tiny veins on my face, and a bit of Rosacea. The treatment completely eliminated one larger vein I hated in particular that was on my cheek, and it appears that most of the small veins are gone.I did get a couple of tiny blisters around my nose that are almost healed now, and a... READ MORE

It was really free, yah, because I originally had a micro laser peel in early December 2008. After the procedure (several weeks), I looked like I was ran over by a tire leaving a pattern on my face from the tools used. To make it worse, I am a model and now I am completely insecure about my face... READ MORE

I started developing two tiny light brown freckle type spots on my cheeks and doctor recommended Fotofacial. I received IPL treatment on my face, during which I was in agonizing pain. It felt like I was being burned by a hot Iron. The technician kept saying it is painful but that is how it... READ MORE

Well, day 19 and and I can say without a doubt that for me, it was not worth it. there are two areas that look like scarring from the process.... ughhh....    Most importantly, if you are planning on having this process done know going into it that you will need more than one treatment... READ MORE

I had scheduled 5 sessions to get rid of sun and acne marks on my face. I had been told IPL boosts cell production & rejuvenates. The first session cleared skin marks. After the 2nd, I noticed I had a weary look & as the days went by my cheeks sunk in, my skin became saggy, wrinkled & lumpy . Beware READ MORE

She is an eye doctor but does skin lasers on the side to make more money. I would be very careful if you go to this practice. I went in for an IPL laser treatment and it turned out to be bad experience. It was painful and I got a bad burn and now have scars. I never went back. Would not... READ MORE

I went to a place I was very satisfied with for a broken capillary on the end of my nose. VOILA!! Poof be gone. It was a miracle! I was looking like Rudolph and at 29 didn't like that very much. So a couple more zaps here and there for small red "tiny" red dots was cheap..$75. No biggie. I had... READ MORE

I am a white 37years old. I just had a little redness on my cheeks, the technician convinced me that IPL treatment would get rid of that redness and that my skin would be smooth as a baby. It actually did the complete opposite. My skin is blotchy uneven toned and burning still after 1 month now... READ MORE

Like many others, I baked in the sun in my youth. Now at 48, I have the dark spots and lines to prove it. AVOID TANNING! But I digress. I researched my options and local plastic surgeons before deciding on IPL to correct the dark spots and broken capillaries on my face. I cleansed my face... READ MORE

Just like so many others on here my once pretty skin has been ruined by a series of 5 ipl treatments. And just like so many others I found out the hard way that lasers are RISKY to say the very least and can and in fact DO cause damage. Regardless of what these so called doctors say ( or don't... READ MORE

I've noticed some things on my face that I've been covering up with BB or CC cream. I was interested getting remove of them. Things like sunspots, a few freckles, red spots, broken capillaries, a small vein, enlarged pores...No one product takes care of them all but I've been reading about the... READ MORE

I see Ashley for IPL/BBL and have gotten great results. After 3 treatments my skin looks entirely different and I can't wait to finish my last two appts so my skin will look transformed. My sister also sees Ashley for this and only needed 3 appt to achieve her results, because she takes much... READ MORE

I received my first IPL nearly 18 months ago, and did it right before summer. I didn't know to get numbing cream, and I plowed ahead despite the seasons heading into high sun. Big mistake. My spots faded off, but came right back because of sun exposure (even with SPF). This time, I did it... READ MORE

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