IPL is definitely a little uncomfortable but I had a freckle that was changing texture and I thought I'd have it zapped before it became an actual problem. Had a series of five sessions and all the freckles either disappeared or were greatly reduced. Unexpected was the reduction in lines and wrinkles and general improvement in skin texture. It's been a couple of years and I would definitely... more
Pros: Excellent results, completely removed age spots
Cons: Horrible recovery, lasts 7-8 days.
I have relatively fair semi-freckled skin (blonde hair, blue eyes). I've spent my life skiing and biking and being out in the sun--now, at 37, I have a ton of sun damage. The big sun spots and hyperpigmentation bother me the most. I've done IPL twice with a really good doctor. Both times by face... 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. My dermatologist encouraged me to give IPL a try because I was getting married. After ONE IPL my... more
I had three treatments covering my entire face, neck, and chest. I'm 32 with type 1 (super fair redhead) skin, some sun damage but not a ton, no acne. I decided to get it because I wanted to see some improvement in my large pores, freckles, fine lines, and some generalized redness (I don't have rosacea but I have very thin,delicate skin that is extremely prone to flushing).
I think... 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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