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WORTH IT RATING based on 399 reviews

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59%
WORTH IT RATING based on 399 reviews
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IPL, or intense pulsed light, is used to reduce wrinkles and other skin issues and in laser hair removal. You may also have heard it called photorejuvenation or photofacial.
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Average Price: $525

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Not Worth It

I went to get IPL to get rid of a couple of brown spots and overall to get a more youthful look. Im 35 and after having my 3rd child I thought I would treat myself to something that would make me look and feel better. I spoke to my friend who had it done several times and she loved it. She had... READ MORE

Not Worth It

My daughter talked me into trying IPL for my face, which had numerous very large and very dark spots from sun damage. I didn't really think that it would work, but after a couple of weeks post treatment, the majority of visible damage is GONE! Shirley administered a numbing cream, then we... READ MORE

Worth It

Pros: Excellent results, completely removed age spots Cons: Horrible recovery, lasts 7-8 days. I have relatively fair semi-freckled skin (blonde hair, blue eyes). I've spent my life skiing and biking and being out in the sun--now, at 37, I have a ton of sun damage. The big sun spots and... READ MORE

Worth It

I had 6 IPL treatments followed by 6 dermabrasion treatments for my hyper pigmentation after pregnancy. Wow my skin looks great. Yes the IPL can be painful as the intensity goes up but the results are fabulous and I am very pleased. IPL may not be for everyone, but between the... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I've had 6 treatments of IPL with a lot of pain and with no change with the roseacea. We also tried 2 of a stronger laser, but can't remember what it was called. Each treatment she went up in intensity of the laser but still had no effect on me. I also tried Metrogel with no effect. I guess... READ MORE

Worth It

I have very fair skin and problems with broken capillaries around my nose. I initially went to a medspa and had IPL done around my nose only, to address the capillaries. The cost was $70. It hurt! Like the type of shock that makes you jump every time the laser went off. I did not use numbing gel... READ MORE

Not Worth It

The doctor promised it would not affect my fillers but after one treatment I lost all the volume in my face and the doctor would not refund my money or help me to fix the problems. I have been so depressed about how I look especially during the Christmas holidays. I feel deceived and mislead... READ MORE

Worth It

I am Asian. I had a few scars on my face from an accident 15+ years ago. I played a lot of tennis and loved to travel and being outdoors, and I rarely wore sunscreen. My skin paid for it. Even though the scars healed very nicely, they browned over the years. On top of that, I had age spots and... READ MORE

Worth It

I have had 5 or 6 IPL treatments. I've gotten it on my face with GREAT results every time. I feel much more confident without makeup and have a pretty nice complexion now. I also had some treatments on my chest, and on my second chest treatment, the gal said she treated me very aggressively... READ MORE

Worth It

I just had my 2nd IPL treatment today and it was just as positive as the 1st treatment 4 months ago. My background: Caucasian-looking (fair with yellow undertones), with Native American, French and German in my heritage. My aesthetician told me today that the IPL machine she uses has no... READ MORE

Not Worth It

On Nov. 13 I went into Oleigh Medspa for an IPL treatment for a few brown spots on my arms. The registered nurse who performed the treatment assured me that she had done it before and knew what she was doing. During the treatment I felt discomfort, which she said was normal. A day after my... READ MORE

Worth It

I went to Dr. Laurie Casas' office in Highland Park for my procedure. Maureen Spahr RN performed my procedure. Maureen was extremely thorough and carefully explained the procedure before she began. I have had 4 treatments have noticed a significant difference in the quality of my skin( sun... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I would NEVER recommend IPL EVER. I had it once on a very low setting. It left very visable squares, deep rooted lines, zig zag lines all over face and chin. The more years pass, the more the damage comes to surface of face. I'm surprised so many doctors are not more ethical and can speak... READ MORE

Not Sure

I am a middle Eastern, I've done IPL on my legs and it worked well with the hair, then I got back to laser hair removal because its more effective but the worst issue associated with IPL and Laser hair removal is Pigmentation. Always make sure that the temperature is suitable and never handle... READ MORE

Worth It

I have very fair skin. Years of sun exposure left me with old-lady freckles and spots on arms and hands. You could see repeated exposure--some spots visibly in different layers of skin. I was self-conscious about wearing short sleeves. I wore self-tanner to make the lighter ones less obvious.... READ MORE

Worth It

I am 42 years old and although I feel and look much younger, I felt that my skin's youthful glow and brightness had dissappeared and was hidden behind a mask of darkness that clearly came from too much sun exposure. After having the IPL treatment done (only 1 time), I see much brighter skin... READ MORE

Worth It

Bought a deal for 3 ipl facials from a reputable med spa. I was very nervous, especially after reading some of the horror stories on here. I'm 36 and fairly pale. I had freckles as a child which have turned into sun spots as I've gotten older. I also have a few broken capillaries on my cheeks... READ MORE

Worth It

A previous doctor told me I wasn't a candidate for any laser Rosacea treatments until the flare ups were under control. But, they never seemed to be under control, so I moved on to another doctor who was able to get my Rosacea to go into remission. While we were treating the rosacea, I asked her... READ MORE

Not Worth It

First I have to say I have very pale skin, and my spots are light brown, not dark - which apparently are harder to remove I now know. I really don't know if they are sun spots or age spots or hormone spots or what kind. They began appearing in my late twenties and I'm now in my early thirties. I... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I had crepiness around my eyes and lips; overall my skin had few wrinkles. I used to have people tell me I looked five years younger than my real age and felt that I had aged rapidly in the last few years. I spen $375 for an IPL photofacial. Afterwards, my eyes were dry, my skin was dry and I... READ MORE

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