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 treatments on my face, arms, neck, chest, shoulders and arms and I am so happy with the results. ... 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, and where the healthy skin that was not treated begins. This was so long ago, and it is heartbreaking... more
I decided to try ipl to prove rhe appearance of my skin and reduce the sun damage on my chest and arms. I had two treatments on my chest, the first one didn't appear to dough but after the second treatment I saw excellent results with a combination of ipl and the alex laser! On my arms, I had one treatment of ipl+alex and the results were amazing! After it healed, I swear I was astounded at... 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 IPL was the most painful! I would not schedule another IPL due to the pain. And I have a high... more
Went to a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon fir st two treatments. He had several heimslef. looked so good after 2 was glad I didn't pay for the series of 5. Top of cheeks were rock hear and swollen after the second one cus they turned up the juice since the lazer wasn't hurting. Took a week to get back to normal. Didn't wear sunscreen so 4 years later did a series of 3. Went to a very... 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 with makeup and not get a lot of sideways glances.
14 days post procedure, I am thrilled with the... more
Ok, let me begin this by saying that some of the reviews on here are absolutely terrifying. So much so that I almost backed out an hour before my appointment! In the end, I decided to go and at least discuss some of my concerns with the laser nurse. After doing so, I decided to go ahead with it.
I am 28 and have sun damage with extensive hyperpigmentation and melasma. Remarkably, I have... more
I had a total of 5 IPL photofacials 3 with one lady and at the first place I went and 1 with another lady there. I didn't get any results with the first 3 treatments but with the last one I finally saw some results. It all depends on the esthetician that you use. The last one at the first place was great and did her job well. I have never seen any adverse effects from it. The second place... more
2-weeks ago I had IPL; V-Beam and 5 minutes of Blu-Light laser all in one appointment. This was to get rid of "precancerous" spots BUT I was also told I would SEE improvement in age spots, red marks, and general redness. I am still waiting to see ANYTHING, how long does it take to see cosmetic results reducing redness and age spots? The broken capillaries do not look like they are... more
When I first had the procedure, I was not quite sure what to expect for recovery over the next few days. The doctor I went to did a phenominal job. First the ALA cream was applied and allowed to incubate for 1 hour. After that, a numbing cream was rubbed on my face which sat for 1/2 hour. The doctor then started the procedure. While the procedure was being done, the doctor applied utlrasound... more
At first I was okay with the results, skin seemed a little clearer, although I had a puffy areas underneath both eyes. But over the next number of weeks, it became clear that something had gone terribly wrong. The skin that had been treated became bumpy and dented and I developed nasolabial folds that were never there before and the puffiness under the eyes did not go away. I finally... more
I'm 37 years old and until just recently I never used to put sunblocks, even when vacationing in hawaii or cancun. All the sun damages have snuck up on me and I went in for an IPL treatment. The dermatologist was completely confident that this treatment would work for me, but after 2 session, there were absolutely no treatment effects. If you're considering this procedure, make sure you... more
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