IPLissues

Member since 4/16/2014

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  • 48 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 2 discussions
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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

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

Thank you for posting your experience and pix. I had one IPL and ended up w/ the SAME as what I see in your pix - huge pores, what looks like dehydrated and much older looking skin than what I went in w/. This is an outrage. The... READ COMMENT

Rladlstj: Has anyone you know had good luck w/ any particular website for ordering accutane online? READ COMMENT

I think you can get azelaic acid cream much cheaper than $300 a tube online. READ COMMENT

Sorry to hear. Have you tried filing a report or complaint w/ the appropriate authorities? Here in the US you make a report to the FDA re: the device and to the dr.'s licensing board re: the doctor's care. A lot of people, like me,... READ COMMENT

I had a bad result from one IPL tx and am just totally disgusted by the whole experience. Especially the doctors' cluelessness. If you can't dx/ tx /fix the complications that can result from this tx, why the hell are you performing... READ COMMENT