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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

Sorry you had a bad experience. I REALLY think doctors need to do a better job of ensuring INFORMED consent, which I think needs actual photos of all stages of healing, and photos of bad outcomes as well. I for one had a horrible... READ COMMENT

I sympathise. I had a similar result from an IPL tx that basically ruined my skin and gave me old lady skin with so many problems I never had before. When will people start realizing these laser/light procedures are NOT as simple and... READ COMMENT

Going to an MD is no guarantee. Read my Review of IPL. I had a plastic surgeon do mine personally, and it was a horror show. My skin has never been the same. One IPL tx seems to have set off some degenerative inflammatory process... READ COMMENT

Wow! Your beauty shines through your face no matter what stage of recovery you are at. Your posts and photos will help give others courage and let people know that it can get better. Thank you for posting. BTW, how did you discover... READ COMMENT

I have gotten the best results from the following: after washing, if skin is dry, 1. apply Cerave cream in the tub wherever needed (sometimes all over), 2. apply sunscreen, and 3. apply Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless thin layer all... READ COMMENT