I had IPL done about 3 times after my first pregnancy. I had it done for brown and red spots (sun damage) and for melasma. I was very happy with the results at first. My skin looked great and then over a period of about 4 months, I started loosing more and more fat from my cheek area which left me with saggy skin and fine lines all over, especially when smiling. The sagging got better with time, but no where near what it was before and the lines were there to stay. I tried chemical peels (mild to deep TCA) with no change, microderm with no change.
A few years after the IPL's, I decided to have the Active FX resurfacing done. This was fine, but did nothing for the fine lines. I did get rid of red marks left over from acne marks, but left me with a whole new set of problems. I have the same kind of holes on my face that Jaylyn posted plus enlarged pores and scarred pores. All over! Plus, I now have about 50 shallow ice pick scars over my cheek area. I know this because I am now taking a toothpick to apply a high concentration of copper peptides into the ice pick scars. It is a blue color so I was able to count them.
The texture, tone of my face has been destroyed by lasers. I am sure that a lot of people have good results, but it is definitely not for everyone! Wish I would have seen these pictures and postings before hand. Maybe I wouldn't be where I am now. I am praying that these copper peptides will help to fix some of the damage I have. Thanks and I will post this to everyone with pictures and keep you updated if I find something that helps.