I am a white 37years old. I just had a little redness on my cheeks, the technician convinced me that IPL treatment would get rid of that redness and that my skin would be smooth as a baby. It actually did the complete opposite. My skin is blotchy uneven toned and burning still after 1 month now acne is beginning to erupt in it which I never had before...I look like I have very aged skin just... 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 say rather with their code of silence) it is not mere coincidence that so many of us are... 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 felt on the skin. The dark spots have lightened to ALMOST GONE in one treatment! 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 still zapping away the remaining spots. I had a few IPL's done in the past that didn't do anything... more
I had IPL done by my dermatologist 2-3 weeks ago and the results are amazing. I felt I had to write about it to encourage others to seek this treatment. Post treatment my hands and arms were burning for about 2 hrs. Then the "coffee grinds" look appeared which lasted about 8-10 days. Next thing I know I look down and my hands are smooth as silk and definitely look so much younger without... more
A virgin to any non-necessary medical procedures I was nervous to try IPL. The staff at Dr. Robert Kessler's office made the experience very easy and I am very pleased with the results. The office environment is very quiet and friendly....like a spa. Dr. Robert Kessler is very friendly and made me feel comfortable and calm right away. After just two treatments I am noticing a big difference in... more
I had a patchy area of red with lots of little veins running through the red. It was mostly on my left cheek. I also had some bigger veins on my nose. I had IPL and the redness is about 50% better. They said I would need between 3 and 5 treatments. I am impressed how much better it looks after 1. 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 one of my husbands concerts coming up and wanted to look extra awesome so I decided to ask about a... more
I had Ipl and I was burned so badly. I was in a lot of pain during the procedure and had told the technician multiple times during the procedure that it was painful and burning. Immediately after finishing it became clear that I was burned. multiple people came in and tried to assure me that I was fine and I had the perfect skin and not to worry I would be perfect in a week. The next morning... more
I had my 1st IPL and Pixel combo done a month ago. I was very swollen and had CRAZY coffee grounds face and chest for a week.. BUT, after 10-14 days my face and chest was BEAUTIFUL.... I lost 10 yrs just by losing all the sun damage spots. I still have 4 more planned ( spaced out one each month) and just had my 2nd one this morning. I highly recommend the procedure IF you do not want to... more
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 (several of the larger spots that I had fixated on over the years have dissappeared). I now know... more
I have rosacea on my face, I found a groupon about this IPL treatment so i figured id try it... I went in not really knowing what it all entailed.... But i did it... walking out of the office The Sun hit my face and i just felt as though i was down at the beach all day... i had a 20 min drive home. By the time i got home my face felt back to normal... no burning itching or anything. Although... more
I had IPL done just over 3 years ago. It was at Spa Aethetica in Orange, CA.
At first things went well, then one day I went for treatment and got badly burned on my neck and chest. They said it was normal and everything would be alright. I'm not alright, I have scars all over my chest and three on my neck. It has changed my life. I am no longer comfortable in my own skin. I even dress... more
Just had IPL yesterday afternoon on face and neck (no chest sun damage) and it's now the morning after. Definitely have the coffee ground look with lots of dark freckling. Can't tell what the final result will be, but I think the coffee ground effect is what's expected and will help reduce freckling and sun spots I've developed over my 53 years. A numbing cream was applied before the... more
IPL has helped my face with hyperpigmentation. I have melasma, and dark circles so I was told to try the IPL to help. They also call it a photo facial where I usually go. Although it does hurt( I actually think it is one of the more painful procedures), I do think it helped with my hyperpigmentation and melasma. Your skin looks a little burnt and swollen for a week but it is worth it. I have... more
Completed 3 IPL treatments and am very pleased with the results achieved. The first session is a shock to the system, but the following sessions were much less intense feeling. Results from the first session were noticeable by the third week and the following sessions have further enhanced skin tone and texture. My goal was to eliminate the brown splotches that come with age and IPL works. It... more
I've had 7 IPL photofacials in the past 5 years and I couldn't be happier with the results. My first experiences were pretty typical of those described elsewhere on this site.
My 4th experience was traumatic. I had so much melasma from my pregnancies, that the laser lifted up TONS of pigment, in a scary stripey pattern. YIKES! After that lifted off about a week later, I had stripes... more
My twin sister and I are turning thirty this year. We have struggled for years with very ruddy skin, including red and brown 'sun' spots. I attribute our uneven skin tone to running around without a drop of sunscreen though the better part of our childhoods. Anyone with truly ruddy skin knows how embarassing it is to always have your skin look dirty, no matter how much you cleanse.... more
I had the IPL Photofacial(1 treatment) almost two weeks ago, and I am very pleased. I had dark spots on my forhead and cheeks. I've always been prone to freckles, but these spots were getting bigger.
All of the brown spots got dark, and as promised have fallen off. My skin is smoother, lines minimized, pores minimised, freckles faded. I'm very happy. I would definetely do it... more