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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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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

IPL Damage at Clearskincare Clinic Perth

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

Too Much of That Gorgeous Florida Sun - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

IPL Got Rid of my Dark Spot

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

Sun damaged skin in need of help

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

IPL and Vbeam - Made my Uneven Skin Tone Look Much Worse - San Diego, CA

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

Salon IPL and Home IPL - Brazil

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

52 Yr Old. Ontario, CA

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

Amazing Results and Only 1 Session in to a Series - Denver, CO

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

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