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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 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

I had my first IPL in March 2011, second in April 2012 and last in May 2014. I am shocked at how aged and haggard looking I have become. I can think of no other reason for the fat loss in my face - which steadily progresses until my face became haggard and old looking. New dents appear every... READ MORE

I am 20 years old and have pale skin with a ton of freckles, I bought a membership of 24 sessions so I could have the ipl done on multiple parts of my body. I did both my arms on Friday. I had gotten a test patch done a week before so I knew how it felt, it was bearable and only burned for an... READ MORE

Having very fair skin, I burn very easily. As I've gotten older (currently 28), I started to notice little brown spots developing under my eyes and realized this was likely due to my sun exposure over the years, and decided I should do something about it now before it gets worse. I got my... READ MORE

IPL has worked great for me in the past. I had a red mark and broken capillary that I got IPL on a few years ago and it removed all of the redness. I have now gone back to my nurse to treat another broken capillary with IPL under the eye and I have had very little downtime, with only 2/3 days of... READ MORE

I have received IPL treatments from several places, but the one that has worked the best is at a local plastic surgeon's. Prior to treatment, I have to have the numbing cream on skin face 30-40 mins. I get zapped with the IPL laser and my face looks sun burned for a few hours. The dark spots... READ MORE

I started noticing some brown patches appear on my face as summer was coming to an end as well as broken blood vessels around my nose. I made an appointment with Dr Groff because he had mentioned the IPL before at one of my Botox appointments. Dr. Groff has been doing my Botox for the last 3... READ MORE

I have had two IPL treatments with Dr. Linell, and other IPL treatments elsewhere, and I am always happiest with my results from her. I'm not sure why, but I am always more comfortable during the procedure at her office, and the results are beyond my expectation each time. I literally feel... READ MORE

I have rosacea, acne and very oily skin, with some but not a lot of broken blood vessels, a fair amount of PIH, and several areas of hyperpigmentation that are light brown. I am late 40's but have few lines and have always been complemented on looking a good 10 or so years younger than I am. I... READ MORE

I did this at the same time as Botox. Essentially, I had been thinking of IPL for a while, but the forehead wrinkles which freaked me out spurred me into a bit of a mini-makeover. I'm a redhead with a very fair complexion, and lots of freckles. I opted for face, neck, and decolletage.... READ MORE

Hi Everyone. I really wasn't going to write this review but since Eva (The community Manager) suggested I do to help others, here I am. Now I honestly refuse to add more negative stories to the internet and just leave it like that, so I will explain my story, then what I am doing to help heal..... READ MORE

I kept getting cuts and ingrown hair down there from shaving and trimming and I decided no more! I started my IPL treatment in late December and have so far had six treatment $175 CDN each with taxes. We estimated I only needed one or two more to get complete hair removal. So far the results... READ MORE

I was looking to improve my skin tone and rid my face, neck and chest of the red veins and brown spots. The first procedure was a bit uncomfortable due to my fair skin, I am a natural redhead. Dr Fabi and staff did excellent job of making me comfortable during the procedure and easing my... READ MORE

When I grew up in Southern California we didn't have SPF higher than 4 and we didn't know about how damaging the sun was, especially to fair-skinned blondes like myself. Now that I'm in my 50s I went to a cosmetic dermatologist to fix my brown spots and sun damage. I have received a couple IPL... READ MORE

In August 2013, a month after I turned 28, I was convinced by a medical esthetician with 14 years of experience to try IPL for some mild hormonal acne (which was temporary anyway btw..) and some mild sun damage (mostly freckles). I had very good skin overall and generally started visiting her... READ MORE

I had one IPL treatment when I was 21 years old and experienced the uneven texture, facial fat disappearing over the course of a year, orange peel skin texture, and more. I was told by the doctor that it was impossible for IPL to do this, but you can actually see the line where the laser went,... READ MORE

Dr. Harvey Jay treated my rosacea about 1.5 months ago and I'm very happy with the results. I have suffered from Rosacea since I was about 13 years old. Every time I went to a doctor, they would tell me there was no cure for rosacea and prescribe me something that just ended up irritating my... READ MORE

I have had rosacea since my teens. On and off for about 10 years I've gotten IPL and my skin always reacts well. I'm 32 now. I definitely noticed a reduction in redness and tiny thread veins after doing IPL. Unfortunately they always come back, but only after about 6 months or one year. I... READ MORE

Dr. Harvey Jay treated my rosacea about 1 month ago and I'm very happy with the results. I have suffered from Rosacea since I was about 13 years old. Every time I went to a doctor, they would tell me there was no cure for rosacea and prescribe me something that just ended up irritating my skin... READ MORE

I have read a lot of personal stories about the damage IPL has cause many people. My heart goes out to all everyone of them. The physical and psychological damage is devastating. The damage I notice on my face seems different from all that I have read. I am wondering of there is anyone out... READ MORE

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