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Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be called laser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, or laser resurfacing.

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51 Y.o Female, IPL is One of the Best Treatments for my Facial Skin - Arizona

I love IPL and over the last 5 years I have done many IPL procedures. For me IPL works very well. I am Caucasian with very light skin. I started doing IPLs because I wanted better complexion, "flawless" look of the skin with smaller pores, less pigmental discoloration and redness. That is... READ MORE

Obsessed with IPL - Darien, CT

A few months back, Danielle and I got laser certified and started practicing on one another. Being that I've had many rounds of the fraxel laser in the past the IPL was very easy for me to tolerate. I love that it addresses sun spots, and post acne marks and tightens the pores. It has minimal... READ MORE

IPL Photofacial For My Dark Spots/ Freckles - Philadelphia, PA

I had IPl for dark spots that have bothered me for years now. I have used some lightening creams that I bought over the counter and have tried all sorts of facials from various different spas until I went to The MaxAesthetics Skin spa In Philadelphia and IPL photo facial was recommended to me as... READ MORE

IPL Sun Spots on Hands

My hands are definitely reflecting how much time they've been in the sun these past 48 years. Ugh I have been wishing I could hide them. Fortunately Dr. Anusha has come to the rescue. I have had just one treatment so far, on Wednesday November 9th. They iced the areas where they would be... READ MORE

IPL Burn, Having Holes

Hello, I had IPL done in one of the Krave Medical Aesthetics in Denver, I had no scars on my face but wanted to have nice one tone skin, had some discolorations on check area. After I had procedure done, as soon as I left while driving car to home, I started to have some liquids dripping from... READ MORE

Has Anyone Had Success Reversing Damage Caused by Lasers? Costa Mesa, CA

Just like so many others on here my once pretty skin has been ruined by a series of 5 ipl treatments. And just like so many others I found out the hard way that lasers are RISKY to say the very least and can and in fact DO cause damage. Regardless of what these so called doctors say ( or don't... READ MORE

44 First Time Doing an IPL - Sugar Land, TX

Dr. ALI is amazing! The procedure was painless except one spot in my forehead and just a little by my upper lip ( the mustache area) After the procedure my face felt like I had just gotten a sun burn. But an hour later I didn't have that sunburn feeling at all. I am adding a before , during... READ MORE

33 Year Old Sun Damaged Skin - Lawndale, CA

I love love my results so far! Dr Lolachi explained the procedure in great detail, took her time and made sure I was comfortable. I didn't feel like she was selling me something I didn't need. I felt like I told her my problem and she shave me solutions for my problem. She even gave me a laser... READ MORE

IPL Aged Me 10+ Years - Dunn Loring, VA

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

22 Year Old Kiwi, Treatment for Freckles and Sun Damage

I have worn sunscreen pretty much every day for the past 5 years, but I grew up in New Zealand so the sun damage was already done. My un-sun damaged skin is a fitzpatrick 1, but my face is a fitzpatrick 2 due to sun damage :(. I decided to get ipl on my face to hopefully help repair the sun... READ MORE

IPL to Improve Mild Rosacea/skin Damage and Pigmentation - Vancouver, BC

Hey y'all! I have never had any treatments on my face other than two facials and a couple shots of Restyline in the black circles under my eyes. Recently I have noticed Rosacea looking patches showing up on my cheeks (usually after a night of drinking red wine). My initial plan was to correct... READ MORE

22 Years Old, Needed IPL for Dark Spots and Sun Damage - Beverly Hills, CA

Due to dark spots and sun-inflicted freckles from never wearing sunscreen at a young age, I had discoloration as well as scarring from adolescent acne, I was in need of a treatment to even my skin tone and lessen the appearance of imperfections. IPL worked wonders and Dr. Berger was amazing. The... READ MORE

IPL Cheeks and Nose Blood Vessels Removal - San Diego, CA

Hello I hope this review will be very helpful. I traveled from Killeen Texas to San Diego California to remove small blood vessels from around my nostrils and cheeks. I did a lot of research prior to choosing Dr. Mitchell P. Goldman to do this procedure. My experience from beginning to end was... READ MORE

The BBL/IPL Works Wonders on Rosacea!! - Greenville, SC

I have had the BBL/IPL laser treatment done 3 times at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, and I see amazing results in my skin. Not only did my rosacea become less noticeable, my skin feels so much more smooth now! They numb the area being treated so it is a pretty painless experience. The treatment... READ MORE

Using at Home IPL Hair Removal Device to Remove a Flat Mole

I was able to remove a flat mole from the back of my neck (and a raised one next to it) using a Remington IPL hair removal system that costs less then $200. I placed the head of the unit on each mole and pressed the "zap" button five times. Both spots immediately became inflamed (the flat mole... READ MORE

IPL First Time - 49 Years Old - to Treat Facial Spider Veins/brown Spots

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

Very Comfortable Experience, Now Have Permanent Damage.. - New York, NY

Let me put this out there, I made it to 3 out of 4 ipl sessions. It was a very comfortable experience, no stinging, no burns, no rubber band snapping sensations, the office was great. Explained worse case scenario it may not work, best case scenario skin will look great. I browned on my sun... READ MORE

BEWARE! I May Have Permanent Marks from my IPL- Burned by the Technician. - Thousand Oaks, CA

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

Harmony IPL for Sun Damage and Veins - Baltimore, MD

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

31 Years Old IPL Photo Facial Gone Wrong? - Plantation, FL

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

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