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WORTH IT RATING 163 reviews over 24 months
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 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

Hi! I chose Dr. Chernoff & Associates, in Santa Rosa after doing some local research. I have wanted to do an IPL for a while after reading some of the reviews on this site, so I scheduled my appointment. It was a beautiful building located in Downtown Santa Rosa near a wonderful neighborhood I... 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

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

I had ipl for some minor spider veins and mild rosacea on my nose and cheeks. My skin is now covered with orange peel texture that continues to spread daily. I am also developing many small wrinkles despite the fact that i have to constantly keep moisturizer on my face. I would love to cry about... 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

Staff is professional and polite and thorough. MD Bunkis spends a great deal of time ensuring that he understands your concerns. He is friendly, professional and courteous. The actual procedure was worth it. I do recommended that you get the numbing done beforehand as the IPL laser can be... 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 have a number of freckles from sun exposure and simple genetics and I've had IPL treatments in the past that were effective but not quite at a "wow" experience level. Dr. Emer's method and technology outdid all three of the previous treatments combined in results. Within a week, I estimate... 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 have been going to Dr Bowes for over 10 years. I have rosacea, and wanted to work on small wrinkes around my eyes. I now get IPL, Juviderm and Botox. She is an excellent doctor. I always ask for minimal and natural looking results, and I get them!! I have seen her practice grown over... 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

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

Jeannel is wonderful! She takes her time and is very patient. I have always had freckles and rosacea and after only one treatment, noticed a difference! Although I will need one or two more IPL sessions, I know it will turn out great with Jeannel!! Another great thing about Jeannel is that never... READ MORE

I purchased an online deal for 3 IPL treatments, only because I was unsure if they would work for me. The first treatment definitely did a lot of the work. My face had dark spots and splotches for a week, which means the IPL worked.. then they just disappeared! I just got the third and it's... READ MORE

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