IPLissues

Member since 4/16/2014

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  • 2 reviews
  • 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

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

Thank you for your reply. As I suspected - the risks were misleadingly downplayed, or barely mentioned! Even if the risk of losing teeth is rare, I bet it happens more often than we know, because how often does that get reported... READ COMMENT

And PS, when I say fails to educate about the risks, honestly, I think they should be showing people graphic photos of what can go wrong before deciding to undergo a procedure. It's one thing to read a vague written reference on a... READ COMMENT

I just want to applaud your courage and thank you for posting this. You are doing so much to educate people. Reading this should be required in med school. Your whole experience reinforces my belief that the current malpractice... READ COMMENT

Sadly, even being Caucasion and fair is no guarantee of a good result. I'm both and had a bad outcome from one IPL, done by the surgeon herself. In my opinion, these devices are all defective. They need to have built-in safety... READ COMMENT

Yup, now if they just had truth in advertising, the ads would say: If you want to add years to your face and look like you spent the last 10 years drunk on a beach, get IPL! READ COMMENT