I'm a 56 y/o male who had benign skin cancer removed on my cheek 7 months ago. It resulted in some broken capilaries. I also had a small degree of sun damage. My PS recommended an IPL Photofacial. I had the procedure done on December 30. It was recommended that I forego numbing cream for a better result. I did, and the procedure was so painful I was gripping the side of the bed. I have... more
I've had 6 treatments of IPL with a lot of pain and with no change with the roseacea. We also tried 2 of a stronger laser, but can't remember what it was called. Each treatment she went up in intensity of the laser but still had no effect on me. I also tried Metrogel with no effect. I guess nothing is going to work on my rosecea which is only on my nose. more
I read the reviews and was a bit nervous but I had the IPL done at my dermatologists office and felt it would be worth the nerves. The overall process hurt a little like I expected. Definite rubber band snaps. Afterward the brown spots got darker and again as expected the 'coffee grounds' just fell off. I had NO downtime like I saw on other reviews. I washed regularly and kept my skin... more
The Medi Spa I go to for treatments recommended I try IPL 6 months ago for rosacea redness and visible blood vessels. For 6 months, I read negative reviews online and looked at the photos or zebra stripe burns and wanted to get IPL but was very anxious about bad results.
Then yesterday I got an email from the spa about a discounted price for IPL (from $425 to $125 for one session) so I... more
Horrible. Ill never do the micro laser peel again.
You'll need a few days to stay inside away from folks if u dont like stares. you'll look like a smoked tureky.
PAin ! PAin Pain!!! I was even numbed b4hand!
The actual treatment is not bad- but the 1st 2 hours after were so bad- ill never do again unless im sedated.
Results were great- but then I felt subsided.
Help, I had an IPL Friday in a dermatologist's office with years of experience. I have type II skin. I now have stripes on my cheek on one side and red/purple under my chin. I saw the Dr today, and was told that I had burns which is very unusual with this IPL and a blonde haired green eyed lady with minimal discomfort during the procedure. I was given Biafine, Protopic, Aquafor, and told... more
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