I have some permanent freckles from sun exposure. Even once you start taking care of your skin the sun damage that has been done is done and might take years to show up. I don't have much, but a few spots on my face were bothering me. I want to stay on top of my skincare.
I called four places and had physical appointments at two. Three of the places wanted to sell me right away on big... more
I received my first IPL nearly 18 months ago, and did it right before summer. I didn't know to get numbing cream, and I plowed ahead despite the seasons heading into high sun. Big mistake. My spots faded off, but came right back because of sun exposure (even with SPF).
This time, I did it right: October time period and I got numbing cream before. I'm that much older now, too, and can see... more
I have had two IPL treatments with Dr. Linell, and other IPL treatments elsewhere, and I am always happiest with my results from her. I'm not sure why, but I am always more comfortable during the procedure at her office, and the results are beyond my expectation each time. I literally feel that the more I see her, the healthier my skin looks. She is conservative but effectve with all of her... more
I had a series of IPL treatments (and of course, was promised amazing results). I can only give this a so-so rating. The pulses will start to hurt after 30 minutes of treatment. For the cost, I don't think IPL was worth it based on the "promise the moon" spiel I was given by the physician's rep where I had the treatment. I think it costs less to use great sunscreen (which I... more
I had developed melanoma after being on the pill, so I tried the IPL laser treatments. It definitely worked for getting rid of the brown spots(took several treatments), but did leave me more sun sensitive so I had to use sunscreen and wear a hat. more
I'm 40 and I have had a lot of sun damage and skin imperfections intesified by three pregnancies.
My Doctor made me like "like new" with botox and IPL treatments. She is extremely professional and a very caring doctor. The results are fantastic! more
I had an IPL a week ago.The dr said a little redness a little peeling.that wasn't true, It was major bruising swelling and peeling, My face looked like I had been dragged down a gravel road on my face.It was nothing like I expected.The good news, it has been a week and it has all peeled and my face looks awesome.If they would tell you what to expect it wouldn't be so frightening. I was going... more
My skin showed a lot of sun damage, including several large dark sun spots that made me look much older than my 34 years and about which I was very self-conscious. I spent years trying to approach it conservatively, ultimately spending money on fade creams that did nothing, before feeling ready to try IPL.
Oh my god! I wish I'd done it years ago. It was so simple, and so effective. In one... more
My friend and I had read that IPL's were great for skin for redness, light wrinkles, etc. We were both excited to get our face cleared up and 'beautiful'.
We should have known because the clinic we both went to didn't even explain any side effects other than it may hurt like a snapping rubber band, there may be a little redness, etc. The procedure was painful, and after 6... more
When I went for my botox I asked for something more aggressive to keep the aging to the minimum--do it gracefully. My derm recommended IPL.
I spent probably $800 on IPL and I don't think it did anything for my little wrinkles and crows feet around my eyes and mannequine mouth. My dermatologist recommended this, not thermage because my face is too thin. I have lots of lines, but my face... more