I am a light-skinned Asian female. I had very nice experience with my IPL provider. After inital consultation, she understood my concerns of the long-term, permanent side effects from IPL gone-wrong. She gave me 2 times of "test spot" with 7 day of interval. I just had my first IPL done yesterday. Thanks to 2 test spots, my provider would be able to find the right settings for me.
The moment when I walked out the medical spa, I saw a "coffee-ground" like substance form where the sun spots once were. It seems like it's working. I am Still waiting for hyperpigment to flake off, and would highly recommend my provider to anyone who is looking for IPL treatment.