I have been having IPL treatments at Dr. Gidon’s office for many years. I have some rosacea so it removes any red veins that I develop and stimulates collagen so my skin stays rejuvenated. I sometimes have some brown sun spots on my hands and the IPL fades them also. Dr. Gidon always reminds me to stay out of the sun to help prevent more brown spots. Initially, I had a series of 5 treatments... more
Hi KikiLisa, I also had a very bad experience with IPL. I went for 5 sessions, I started in February of 2011 and had a session overy 3 weeks. First of all the pain was really bad, I had tears coming down my eyes constantly because of the pain, I was afraid the lady that did the treament was using too much intensity and I mentioned it to her several times during the course of my sessions but... more
I'm currently on my third IPL treatment for facial redness/veins and hyper pigmentation, I'm expecting to have 4 treatments. I'm very pleased with the results so far and would recommend IPL when done with the right machinery, strength and practitioner.
For my first appointment I opted not to use numbing cream as I heard it can make IPL slightly less effective on red areas...... more
I had my first IPL treatment on my face. I have a question on what we can and can not do with my face after treatment. Can I wash my face with soap (liquid or otherwise), can I use makeup and/or moisturizer. What about regular maintenance such as scrub or facial mask?Can I wash my face with soap (liquid or otherwise), can I use makeup and/or moisturizer. What about regular maintenance such as... more