Member since 4/16/2014


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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

Google it I'm sure you can find it easily enough I'm in MA and I just type in physician licensing just be sure you have the gov't website. Some states keep it in their Dept of Public Health some in a semi-autonomous body like a medical... READ COMMENT

Amberbmore: Tretinoin MAY help you, but it depends on whether the tretinoin agrees w/ you skin or not. Some people have great results from it, others don't. Be forewarned, though, most people go thru an initial "ugly" phase w/ it... READ COMMENT

Ambermore: Have you made a report to the FDA? If not, PLEASE DO. If nobody reports the adverse effects, no one is going to pay attention to this or work on developing ways to avoid it or treat it. PLEASE make a report to the FDA. ... READ COMMENT

May I also ask, what device and settings were used? Were they the same as last time? What Fitzpatrick skintype are you? And what were you trying to treat? In my case, I had a very bad reaction to IPL (see my review on this site) w/... READ COMMENT

That looks like a burn to me, athough not a horrible one. I agree w/ the poster who recommended not doing any more IPL or any peels or any procedures, for that matter, for at least 3 months, let your skin be your guide. Aquaphor... READ COMMENT