I had 3 rounds of IPL for rosacea when I was 30. The results were amazing. I have always been ruddy faced with sensitive skin when exercising, overheated, or embarrassed. This made a HUGE difference. Broken capillaries do come back with sun exposure, but the overall effect is very much in tact. I had it redone later for melasma, results were minimal and only lasted until the next vacation in... more
A previous doctor told me I wasn't a candidate for any laser Rosacea treatments until the flare ups were under control. But, they never seemed to be under control, so I moved on to another doctor who was able to get my Rosacea to go into remission. While we were treating the rosacea, I asked her about IPL and she said I was definitely a candidate to do it. Her position was that my flare ups... 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
Just wanted to prepare/warn people about how painful IPL really is. I am a 33 year old man with a pretty decent pain threshold. I just had the procedure done on my cheeks and nose. I read that it feels like a rubber band snapping on your face. I felt like it was a bit worse than that. More like being stung by a bee with a stinger made of fire 200 times. I am not trying to influence anyone,... more
About 2 weeks ago I went to get a IPL treatment to treat what was pointed out to me Rosacea from a Dr who has in the past done facial fillers for me. During that visit he noticed I had slight rosacea on my cheeks and around the the nose area and forhead area. He suggested the IPl and said I would more