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Reviews by IPLissues

IPL: An Expensive Way to Age Your Face at Least 10 Years - New England

I have rosacea, acne and very oily skin, with some but not a lot of broken blood vessels, a fair amount of PIH, and several areas of hyperpigmentation that are light brown. I am late 40's but have few lines and have always been complemented on looking a good 10 or so years younger than I am. I... READ MORE

Dysport: Easy, Quick and Effective - N. Dartmouth, MA

I tried this at 48 yrs after having tried Botox once several years before with another doctor. The botox years ago had so unimpressed me that I didn't even consider a botulinum injection for my scowl for another good 6 years or so. That injection was quite painful and had me leaving the office... READ MORE

Questions from IPLissues

Any good doctors in New England treating IPL complications? I am worried about unexplained delayed pinpoint bleeding.

Had IPL abt. a month ago (2 passes, 1 for vascular 1 for pigment 515 and 560 filters I think). Got one big burst blood vessel (large dark red, mostly faded now) and bad rosacea... READ MORE

What should I do about bleeding a month after IPL? (photos)

32 Days after IPL superficial bleeds. IPL doc thinks it may be bleeding from blood vessels on surface 1 IPL tx (Sciton BBL, 2 passes, 515 and 560 filter), got red mark... READ MORE

Why does IPL sometimes result in more burst blood vessels?

My IPL (Fitz Type II almost III, Sciton Profile, 560 filter, 18j w/adapter, cool 25, no pw noted, and 515 filter for pigment, 14j, no adapter, Pw20, cool 20) resulted in a big... READ MORE

Does long-term topical tretinoin use thin the skin and make IPL more likely to result in complications?

I've used topical tretinoin for acne for bout 15 years (on and off) and have been told it may have thinned my skin thereby contributing to some IPL complications (broken blood... READ MORE

Discussions started by IPLissues

I've been told my bad IPL result may've been from longterm Retin-A use. Anyone else use Retin-A at least 10 years?

I've used topical tretinoin for acne for bout 15 years (on and off) and have been told it may have thinned my skin thereby contributing to some IPL complications (broken blood... READ MORE

GRR two doctors erroneously told a patient w/ Q about darker blood vessels after IPL that IPL can't worsen vessels+

Of course it can!  1. Commonsense:  heat and trauma can cause broken blood vessels.  IPL can provide both.  Machine malfunction, wrong settings, etc. and... READ MORE

Recent comments from IPLissues

Holy crap I have the same "shrivel" problem from IPL (I did a review of the IPL on this site). It's weird, like after IPL my skin is still super oily but EXTREMELY dehydrated all the time. Like it cannot hold water at all. I also... READ COMMENT

Agree. Total BS. Give us your $$, it's great, no risk, oh, oops, - go away, it's all in your head. They are counting on the fact that most people who are injured will hide their faces after and be too embarrassed to talk about it. READ COMMENT

Do you know what device was used? I had IPL using a Sciton Profile BBL (see my review) and I had several areas that looked like your 1st pci after the procedure. I too ended up w/ MORE broken caps /spider veins than I had before the... READ COMMENT

I just saw this today. I hope your face is healing and much better now. That Lindsay Miller and her supervising physician need to be sued and disciplined by their licensing authorities! I hope that after you concentrated on healing... READ COMMENT

PS from my reading, it seems that the pulse width is an important setting due to the relationship between vessel relaxation time and the pulse width. I noticed from my records that the dr. in my case did not record the pulse width used... READ COMMENT