I was at a local medspa for a microdermabrasion and the nurse recommended IPL for the red spot on my nose. I had had it for three years after an acne breakout and was surprised it hadn't faded. She pressed on it to see if the redness would fade to skin color if she did and determining that it did fade that it wold be a good candidate for IPL. She zapped it and it disappeared. Very happy with the results.
It's been 3 years and I had another breakout there and now have a smaller red spot and will go back to have it removed! I have medium olive skin and am American Indian, so the procedures work on people of color, too.