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Important to Research Your IPL Provider

I was paranoid to get IPL done. But I did a lot...

I was paranoid to get IPL done. But I did a lot of research online and found a top-notch dermatologist who is board certified AND is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine. And she did a great job.

This is only the first of 5 treatments. However, I feel much better now that I've had my first treatment. My best advise to anyone considering IPL treatment is to NOT cut corners on finding the best-qualified person to do the job... one with a lot of experience working with lasers. This is your face and body we're talking about. Don't cut corners.

Also, generally speaking, if the person doing your laser treatment is board-certified, it won't be cheap- prepare to pay at least $500 per session (for face) at dermatologist's office. You're paying for their training and experience. And I recommend going to a dermatologist's office (not a day spa that uses estheticians).

Final tip: be sure to have them rub a numbing cream on your face 30 minutes before you go in for the IPL treatment. It will really lessen the intense pain of the laser.

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I've had my 2nd IPL treatment on my face and shoulders. Very happy with the results thus far. The place where I go have PAs (Physicians Assistants) doing the proceedures. That means they are one step below being a full MD which is important (you want well trained people doing the job). Also, they are extremely experienced because they do these treatments probably a hundred times a week.
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What is the doctor's name? I really want to go to a good doctor but don't really know where to look? I also am paranoid getting it ....but I need a little help because I've heard of negative side effects.
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Advanced Dermatology in the NW suburbs of Chicago

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