My experience with this IPL was really a freaking out one! Went through a VERY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE! I am A very busy professional..experiencing some mild adult acne and past scarring problems.. I visited a famous laser clinic in Sydney called ResultsLaser. Went for my consultation first and the lady said IPL would work with my skin tone(type IV)..I went on 18th Dec 10..asked plenty of questions before hand (but didnt go through this review unfortunately)..she said I can go back to my daily routine straight after the treatment, only need to apply SPF 30+ bla bla..
The treatment was v v painful! after the treatment I felt like my face was going to melt down..they put some icepack straight away then aloe vera gel...told me to wash my face continuously to get it cool down..that night was a sleepless night for me! When I woke up in the next day morning me and my hubby really freaked out!! My face was like I had a very bad chicken pox spots on my face...I rang the center and they said it is normal and will come off in day 2..but they second day(Monday) it was like chock cookies sticked on all over my face and I started crying..visited the centre..they also seemed to be freaked out! It was my last week of my work before Chrsitmas and I had to take days off from work..needed to cancel my important work meetings..my christmas shoppings and chritmas parties.. everything ruined out!! I was totally under stress emotionality and mentally! I contacted the health commission and they told me to wait few days and send a complaint form to take any actions against the clinic due to the act of an unexperienced staff. I had to hide from my family and friends during the chrismas so stayed in a hotel room during my important days!! In the 8th day the flakes alomost came off...but there was a pink marks left out for few days..almost 25 days now after ipl..I got more break outs in my skin..the pink marks became brown spots all over my face, like 2nd degree burn scars! my face full of new pimples..looks very ugly..no makeups cant hide those! the clinic sacked that staff member and offered me a free chemical peel to get rid of my scars.. I am really scarred now! I cant afford to take any more days off from work..I already read few reviews about the chemical peel and its side effects..it says i need at least 5 days to flake out the skin..but i have to do something to get rid of these bad conditions on my face! anyone got more info?
My suggestion is that if you have a olive skin(may be other type too), this IPL is not a good idea..not worthy...you need to research a lot..use a good clinic and experienced staff
I will post my before and after photos..