IPLissues

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

That's why I don't like to "blame the victim" I feel the doctors, the medical device industry, and the regulatory authorities are FAR MORE culpable in so many ways: violating the oath to first, do no harm, failing to spend as much... READ COMMENT

Anyone who attacks anyone for posting honestly about how they feel about their experiences needs to have their heads examined. While many issues can exacerbate a depressive reaction to a bad procedure, it doesn't mean that it's all the... READ COMMENT

Glad you had a great outcome. My skin is now permanently rough, dry and wrinkly looking after my IPL. I wish I could've gotten the same outcome as you. READ COMMENT

Agree. I had one derm tell me there was nothing that could really be done for my post-acne pigmentation and broken blood vessels. I then went to the Dr. who did the IPL, and they acted like the other derm was terrible and badly... READ COMMENT

Pants how are you doing now? Did the place that did the IPL ever give you any help? The dr. I got my IPL from never gave me any real help. She just saw me for some f/u appts to look at my skin, took some photos, and when I asked for... READ COMMENT