I had Fraxel 9 years ago and got hyperpigmentation immediately after it - Sun spots appeared in several places on my face and got worse over time. Heard IPL helped but was leery for fear of making it worse. Bought a Groupon for 3 sessions from a reputable salon in Brentwood (Kalologie 360) fully prepared to try once and not go back. Awesome result surprised me. The procedure itself is fast... 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 laser treatment. To my surprise the treatment was very tolerable, and I recovered from the effects of... more
I've had the best experience with IPL.
I'm fair skinned, with reddish undertones. I developed the 'mask of pregnancy' during both my pregnancies and the dark patches never went away. After just one IPL, they were all but gone. After the second, there is NO trace of them. I did my first treatment when I was around 35 and now that I'm 40, I go in for an IPL twice a year... more
Not sure if it works or makes it worse. I am waiting for results, but my face looks worse now. I am hoping this goes away.I had my face done three days ago and my face look more blochy than before. I have more brown spots. is that normal? more
I am 43 years old, and am a landscaper. Until I was about 37 I almost never wore sunscreen, or a hat. My face, neck and chest had quite a bit of sun damage- dark patches, and broken capillaries. My chest had a permanent ruddy area that was shaped like most of my scoop-neck tees!I have had 3 IPL treatments on my faceand neck, and 4 on my chest. U more
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