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

Can't tell if you're asking me or someone else, but i'll bite. no improvement here. it seems i had some improvement around the 8 - 9 month mark, then plateaued, now it's a little worse. READ COMMENT

That's fine, I can find it. Thank you. Training on this should be required! So glad you made such a wonderful recovery. I had a bad outcome from an IPL - not a severe/acute situation like yours, but distressing and probably... READ COMMENT

Don't be afraid to go back to him to ask him what can be done. It's not like he can try to fix it and do another procedure w/o your consent - that would be assault and battery, and you should report that to the police and to your local... READ COMMENT

Sorry about your experience. I have the same issues from one horrible IPL treatment. I think these treatments really damage the skin. I strongly encourage you to submit an adverse event report to the FDA with photos, (see fdable.com)... READ COMMENT

I recommend talk therapy w/ perhaps a grief/trauma/loss counselor over antidepressants. You are grieving the loss of your old skin. You are not crazy, you just have to learn a way to accept and move on. That does not mean you... READ COMMENT