WORTH IT RATING* 177 ratings over 24 months
*Does not include "Not sure"

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.

Reviews from the Community

Narrow 697 reviews by:

Sort by:
  • Best match
  • Recent
  • Nearby
  • Comments

IPL Treatment - Solana Beach, CA

I had my IPL performed at Dr. Palm's office. I am extremely happy with the results that I am seeing. The procedure went really well. I was given a numbing cream before hand, and had no discomfort. My face was slightly warm for a few hours afterwards. The entire treatment took maybe 15-20... READ MORE

IPL Treatment - Charlotte, NC

Colleen performed an IPL treatment on me to remove sun damage and redness. I LOVE the results! I am going to get 2 more treatments to fully remove all of my sun damage. Dr. Peleaux also does botox which I plan on getting from him soon! The office is very clean and inviting, and creates an... READ MORE

IPL is Dangerous and Life Altering Toronto, ON

Did not do my research. Do NOT let anyone go near you with this device. Radiation burns from the radio frequencies in this device. My eyes have sunken in with my entire face changing shape. Go to laser damage support forum. This is real and doctors refuse to acknowledge the severe reactions... READ MORE

Waste of Money - Saint Charles, IL

Had 4 treatments to remove spider veins on my cheeks; did absolutely nothing! Cost of procedure was for 2 treatments $435 and the following 2 were done at no charge because there was no improvement. Was told after the 4th treatment 'we have already tried 4 times so we are done, after all you... READ MORE

IPL Damage to Skin - Doc Blamed It on Sudden Aging - Danville, CA

I had two IPL treatments at Elite and deeply regret trusting them with my skin. I developed fine wrinkles all over my face from the laser treatment and the doctor came up with every excuse in the world about why the damage had nothing to do with the IPL. She claims it is sudden aging which... READ MORE

age spots are gone - South Miami, FL

Nothing better than Dr G. Age/sun spots on my hands mainly from driving in sunny Miami. He zapped them gently and a week later they are GONE. this was a PAIN FREE procedure and Dr G calmed my nerves. I also got a nice pair of cotton gloves I keep in my Cadillac to wear and prevent them from... READ MORE

MedSPA - Burnsville, MN

I have done four services at The Spa at Gryskiewicz Cosmetic Surgery--Coolsculpting, Hydrafacial, Micro Needling and IPL. All services have been very effective and I am extremely pleased with the results. Dr. Joe's staff creates a very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere from making the... READ MORE


I wanted to share this story in hopes it might help someone. For my 30th bday, which was in 2008, I purchased a TCA 35% online. I just wanted to look a little younger, being a smoker and all. I now know I never needed anything that strong! I got a bit of a burn (my words) over my cheek... READ MORE

20 Years Old Struggles with Redness and Acne Scars - Newport Beach, CA

I got two IPL treatments with Dr. Bunkis and they helped my scarring tremendously. The procedure if very quick, however if you have a low tolerance for pain I recommend the numbing creme. After the first IPL treatment I definitely saw improvements after about a week. Definitely recommend if you... READ MORE

ipl - La Jolla, CA

I have been coming to Dr Goldman for the past 6 months and so far I couldn't be happier. Rosacea has run in my family for years and the IPL treatments he has recommended has truly made a difference. His team and staff have treated me better than any other dermatology office. I highly recommend... READ MORE

IPL Photofacial - Austin, TX

I had two sessions of IPL with Micah. She was great! She listened to my needs and made sure I was comfortable throughout the treatment. I've got great results. I reccommend Micah to anybody that wants beauty treatmenrts! Mercedes M. Austin, TX READ MORE

35 Year Old with Facial Sun Damage. Tucson, AZ

Years of being exposed to the Arizona sun has taken its toll on my skin. I recently received my fourth IPL (intensed pulsed light) treatment on my face and have seen a tremendous improvement. I'm so happy my dark spots are disappearing. Dr. Moenster and her staff are wonderful. Thank you for... READ MORE

One of the Best IPL's I've Ever Had - Huntington Beach, CA

Dr. Vu performed an IPL on my back, shoulders, arms, and hands and he was very thorough and produced a wonderful result. I've had several IPL's over the years and the two that I received from Dr. Vu were some of the best ones I've ever had. He is aggressive, but uses safe settings. I would... READ MORE

Skin Tone and Sun Spots - La Jolla, CA

Dr. Larsen is a brilliant Dermatologist and a kind-hearted one at that. My skin troubles were cystic acne, sunspots and blotchy skin tone. I work in the fashion industry and there is no room for poor skin. After she listened to my skin concerns and goals, she went over the options clearly. I... READ MORE

Removal of Sun Damage - San Diego, CA

I learned of Carmel Valley Plastic surgery thru a travel friend who uses Scion laser in her office in Idaho. I was delighted to see this office carried it and even more thrilled to have a skilled, experience and compassionate provider- Jade Prevost deliver the service. I have done my face and... READ MORE

Melissa, 44 - Seattle, WA

I have struggled with a red face for over 20 years. Having a red face has caused me anxiety, embarrassment, social phobia and some emotional distress. People have insinuated that my red face must be caused from heavy drinking but I rarely drink. People are constantly asking me, "Where did... READ MORE


I got an IPL done for my dry eyes which was supposed to help with MGD and inflammed eyelids. The procedure [IPL] took 5 mins and after the doctor squeezed my lower eye lids to open up the glands producing oils. That all went well on the day but I got a lot of head aches or migraines after about... READ MORE

Had IPL for Stubborn Redness (Roseacea) - San Diego, CA

Doctor Fabi is really awesome. She has helped me alleviate my rosacea significantly just after two IPL treatments! I was amazed at the before and after photos. I like the fact she goes aggressive with the treatment to help you maximize your time and pain during the IPL session (instead of... READ MORE

Sun Damage Reversal - Newtown Square, PA

Ruth is amazing! She goes out of her way to make sure everything is ok and I couldn't have asked for better results. The whole office staff is very kind and welcoming, I would highly recommend their practice for any procedures. The difference from my first treatment to the last is much better... READ MORE

44 Year Old Who Needed Corrective IPL Treatments from Burns Received from a 'Cosmetic Spa' - Kitchener, ON

I have been seeing Dr. D for quite some time now. He has been treating me for IPL scaring I received at a 'cosmetic spa' (you know the ones I'm talking about). I have been under his care now for over a year and he is one of the most honest, kindest and compassionate plastic surgeons I have ever... READ MORE

No matching results