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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: $550

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I went to receive a follow up laser genesis treatment, one of 6, but what I received instead was an IPL laser treatment. Since I expected the laser genesis, I was not ready for the evasive laser treatment I received. I remember thinking this is not what they told me to expect from the laser... READ MORE

I am blonde/blue eyed and used sunscreen daily since high school. When I was pregnant at age 24 my cheeks darkened and my freckles got much darker. After my child was born the freckles stayed dark as well as some darker acne scars remained. I had IPL to remove these dark spots. The first... READ MORE

Am currently nearing the end of IPL treatment with a reputable dermatologist. Cost of the treatment is $800 per session. The first session resulted in very little, if any change. Perhaps a dozen tiny "coffee grounds" resulted. Dark spots, which were gone over twice each, darkened but... READ MORE

I had this done in combination with a q switched laser to remove brown spots on face, chest, and hands. I also had a pulse dye laser for veins on the face. The veins disappeared miraculously! I have lots of dark brown spots on my hands and chest. I have to say that out of the three lasers, the... READ MORE

Hi KikiLisa, I also had a very bad experience with IPL. I went for 5 sessions, I started in February of 2011 and had a session overy 3 weeks. First of all the pain was really bad, I had tears coming down my eyes constantly because of the pain, I was afraid the lady that did the treament was... READ MORE

I had a big blood vessel on my cheek looking like a big spot and also brown spots near my eyes and above my lip. I had one/ first treatment with Palomar few weeks ago- in December. It is painful, your face is burning for few hours, than it's puffy and bruised for few days. But definitelly... READ MORE

I saw an add for half price IPL , main reason was to fade freckles and sun spots. The most painful experience ever, mayjor burning and stinging like carpet burn on my face,never again. READ MORE

I had IPL at the end of Sept. 2011. I am 30yrs old and prior to the IPL I only had a couple of sun spots and a little redness on my cheeks. My skin is fair and I always had nice skin, my only complaint was that it tended to be dry, which was causing the first signs of fine lines around my eyes.... READ MORE

I read the reviews and was a bit nervous but I had the IPL done at my dermatologists office and felt it would be worth the nerves. The overall process hurt a little like I expected. Definite rubber band snaps. Afterward the brown spots got darker and again as expected the 'coffee... READ MORE

This is just a response to previous reviews. I had the IPL 2 times so far. I will be honest and say that some of the IPL reviews made me very scared. I really hope that you have your information 100% accurate before posting these things. I have not had any negative side effects that I can see... READ MORE

I have always had a reddish skin tone (I'm a fair-skinned Irish woman) with acne prone skin. I had this done maybe 3 or 4 times over a 2 year period and loved it. I found that while it did hurt a bit, it wasn't bad at all....plus, my pores appeared smaller and the ruddiness was almost... READ MORE

I just had LimeLight IPL 2 days ago and my face looks like I laid down on a hot grill. My friends told me I look like I got in a fight. Please tell me is this normal and how long this will last. READ MORE

The reason that I wanted to get this treatment is that the skin on my face was very red in some areas. I had heard that a laser treatment can be effective for improving the red appearence of the skin. I was nervous about the procedure at first because it was my first time having any kind of... READ MORE

I can not fault the provider, she really wanted me to have amazing results & thought it was possible. She did 3 test patches 2 weeks before to make sure she gave me the correct settings & to see how the result was before we went ahead & did the whole chest & neck. She followed me... READ MORE

I am 33 years old. I originally had one session of IPL to correct very dark freckles/sun damage on my chest. The procedure was somewhat painful - like a snapping rubberband that is on fire. I had dark coffee ground-like spots on my chest for about 10 days after the procedure (they were VERY... READ MORE

Let me start by saying I am 41, have fair skin and am originally from South Florida where we went to the beach every weekend and used little more than baby oil with iodine and nothing on our faces. I have had more than my fair share of sunburns. I started noticing sunspots earlier this year. I... READ MORE

I had IPL hair removal done to my underarms and I am so glad that I did! I had very course hair with quick growth and was sick of shaving as I would often develop ingrown hairs. After my first session (which did sting) I was red for a couple of hours but it went away. The results after a... READ MORE

I wanted to share this story in hopes it might help someone. For my 30th bday, which was in 2008, I purchased a TCA 35% online. I just wanted to look a little younger, being a smoker and all. I now know I never needed anything that strong! I got a bit of a burn (my words) over my cheek... READ MORE

I was very nervous about getting it. I didn't know what to expect with the "peppering". The peppering was not not bad at all. It looked just fine under makeup. The first one only looked so-so and she turned up the intensity a little on the second because I didn't get enough... READ MORE

I had IPL to deal with a lot of sun damage and discoloration I had. I had a pretty extreme response - lots of swelling and the amount of pigmentation that came to the surface made it impossible for me to leave the house! It took about 10 days before I was healed enough that I could cover... READ MORE

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