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Here are the three little words you need to know when it comes to IPL: intense pulsed light. This skincare tool is often used in hair removal and photofacials.

  • Average Price: $475

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The treatment was quick and not painful. Had a couple strange areas with swelling but was happy to see some of the dark spots already starting to flake off the next day! Will see if the areas I'm most concerned with improve over the next couple of weeks. I've got some pretty large areas of... READ MORE

I was recommended to Angel Aesthetics and went in for my consultation. I explained the main reason for my visit was to address the small red veins on my upper cheeks, chin and around my nose. The IPL was recommended for me, and we moved from consultation to treatment. It was explained what... READ MORE

I had an IPL laser treatment 4 days ago and I think I was burnt. I don't think these are normal and I'm trying not to panic because what good it's that gonna do but hoping I didn't just create a problem that wasn't there. If you have any feedback I'd appreciate it. Some of the "coffee grounds"... READ MORE

I'm 24 years old and suffer from mild rosacea on primarily my cheeks. My Derm recommended I try IPL as a possible solution to my mild redness and flushing. Well, I wish I could turn back time and NEVER show up for that appointment. After making an appointment with another doctor, a supposed "IPL... READ MORE

Decided to try IPL to see if it gets rid of the sun damage on my face. First treatment today. Pictures are tonight freshly washed with night cream. I was told I will need probable 3 treatments but reading on here what others have written I have decided to see what happens after this one before I... READ MORE

I had read tons of positive information on this site for weeks while contimplating finally getting my freckles/brown spots treated. I decided to go to a personally recommended medi spa, that has been successful for 6 years (RN for 20 years with advanced training in sciton) . I had my first... READ MORE

I had IPl treatment for facial rejuvenation in Feb this year unfortunately I was badly burnt and am left currently with worse pigmentation marks stripes and a painful scar on my jaw. I went to the hospital and was treated with anti biotic cream. The salon has apologised and is giving me dermalux... READ MORE

Only good thing about pregnancy was my hair growing. Bad thing about being two weeks late was the starburst of stretch marks around my belly button. THANK GOD for River Place Dermatology's cosmetic spa. April is amazing at the IPL laser treatments and I am definitely seeing a reduction in these... READ MORE

Before pictures, 2 hours before procedure. I'm in my late 20s, have had multiple sunburns from elementary through high school. I tan 2-3x a month in a "no burn" tanning bed that uses only UVB rays. I never burn from the bed, it's expensive, but I don't get new freckles from it (like I used to... READ MORE

I have posted a few encouraging comments to other victims from time to time but I have never posted my story or posted any photos of the damage. I am not ready to post any photos of my face but I will once I am all healed (2 years post damage and finally seeing healing). I am not ready to... READ MORE

I've had an IPL but it had been about 7 years ...I saw they were having a special for the Twelve Days of Christmas and I bought the package of three IPLs for $900. Wow after the first my sling w like a baby..and the second only enhanced the first! It was awesome ..I had Dr Jill Lesaic do the... READ MORE

Like an idiot, I did not do my research before I bought a package of 3 IPL treatments off Groupon because I have visible capillaries and redness on my chin and on and next to my nose that I thought was getting worse with time (I turned 47 a few days after the procedure). She -- a PA -- used a... READ MORE

I had a really big sun spot on the side of my face. I've tried to get rid of it with hydroquinone and peels but nothing worked. I finally decided to give IPL a go. I was given numbing cream to put on my face before I went for the treatment. I numbed up 45 minutes before. The actual treatment... READ MORE

I have dark spots (hyperpigmentation) caused by years of sun damage and now that I'm getting up in years, age spots, as well. I read about IPL and decided to get it. Asia, the nice lady, who performed the procedure was very informative and explained each step. The laser felt like rubber band... READ MORE

I thought IPL was pretty fool-proof, but the RN who performed it obviously had the settings too high. My face has a dark and light pattern on it three weeks after and I am now going to a real dermatologist to try to even it out. I wish I never would've trusted my face to her and I am paying for... READ MORE

I had a combination on IPL and Vbeam to help even out my skin tone on my face. Dr. Groff was very nice and I trusted him when I was told my concerns of slight redness and very subtle uneven skin tone could be improved with the combination of lasers used at the same apt. Well, it's only been 2... READ MORE

I have done my second IPL professional weekly session, in upper lip. I choose very very carefully the place where I am doing my IPL treatment, after a 2 hour long, first consultation, where I could ask almost everything and get careful answers from the physician I decided to choose that place... READ MORE

I love the sun way too much to stay out of it. I have alot of sun damage, freckles and a few large sun spots on my face that was driving me nuts so I went for my first IPL 4 days ago. The pics that I am posting are from today, 4 days after the procedure. As you can see the sun spots, freckles... READ MORE

I was super scared after reading so many conflicting views about IPL. Well, I am not scared anymore, I am stoked!! As a side note, I am an esthetician, but I have not practiced in several years. Info on me: 32 year old female, Sicilian and N. Italian descent, dark auburn hair and hazel eyes.... READ MORE

Was told to do IPL when said I want to clear up creping skin on neck mainly and some in checks. The estitician said do IPL will take care of freckles and tighten. I had 1st procedure and that estitician sad I shud have done Fraxel for crepe it goes deeper but would wud not take care of freckles... READ MORE

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How much does IPL cost?

The typical cost for IPL ranges from $99-$1,600 with an average cost of $475. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 548 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more