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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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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

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

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

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

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

Single IPL Made Face Look Awful - Colorado, CO

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

56 YO Too Much Sun over the Years. Decided to Take Better Care Before Too Late. - Spain, ES

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

HELP! 2nd BBL Treatment Gone Wrong? - Virginia Beach, VA

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

Any Advice for my IPl Burns ? London, GB

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

28 Yrs Old Needed "Mommy Marks" Removed with IPL Fractional Laser - Austin, TX

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

Late 20s Female - IPL for Redness / Rosacea / Freckles / Sun Damage - Southfield, MI

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

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