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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.

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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 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

I recently turned 30 and although I've worn SPF religiously since I was 18 my once beautiful skin became very blotchy. I researched IPL and finally decided to have it done. So far I've had three treatments and I'm finally seeing results that made the cost worth it! I still have two more... READ MORE

I've always had freckles but the older I got it seems they joined forces. I had a lot of sun damage, freckling. My age spots drove me crazy. I had a lot of swelling. Also while they say this is a no downtime procedure I went straight home. My face was swollen & there is no way I could wear... READ MORE

Before my IPL procedure, I didn't feel comfortable taking photos with friends, leaving the house without makeup or looking in the mirror-- I had dark spots, sun spots, large spots- you name it, ALL over my face! What had I done? Sun damage! I went for a visit at Skin Raleigh & was more than... READ MORE

I had Ipl and I was burned so badly. I was in a lot of pain during the procedure and had told the technician multiple times during the procedure that it was painful and burning. Immediately after finishing it became clear that I was burned. multiple people came in and tried to assure me that I... READ MORE

During the consultation, I was told IPL Photofacial treatment should be able to get rid of the age spots on my hands. So, I bought an IPL package treatment package that includes three times of treatments. After the whole series of the treatments (they even added one more treatment for free) but... READ MORE

I have been focused on a skin care routine for 3-4 years now and virtually eliminated my acne problems while having the best skin I've had ever. Due to marathon training, it requires me to be outside in the sun. I have noticable skin damage with darker freckles. Being half caucasian and half... READ MORE

I had a Cellulaze procedure 4 months ago which left me with three dark spots on my legs where the incisions were made. Today the doctor used IPL to zap the three spots and it hurt like hell. I still feel the spots burning a couple of hours later. Supposedly the spot is supposed to scab over and... READ MORE

My IPL photofacial is scheduled for 11/4/15. The machine being used is the Medley by Ellman. I'm very excited! Being a California native my skin is very damaged. (I never wore SPF..now i do!) my skin conditions are uneven tone & complexion, dull, dark sports, hyperpigmentation, scars, large... READ MORE

The person who did this was from a Laser Center AND a nurse The burns did not cause scarring as soon as it calmed down from feeling like a SEVER sunburn and once it sloughed off / peeled of and the pick under went away I was left with BRICKING yes the BRICK pattern you see is WHAT I was left... READ MORE

I feel like my skin started to freak out a couple years ago! Redness , flushing , some brown spots ! I was frustrated I've always worn sunscreen since I was 17, my derm diagnosed me with Rosacea , I changed my skin regimine to gentle skin friendly products and received ipl at my dermatologists... READ MORE

I was the "model" for a demonstration procedure at a Medical Spa that was considering laser services. Prior to performing the procedure, the sales representative said to me "I assume this is a tan?" referring to the color of my skin. I responded that it was tan, that I tan easily, and that I had... READ MORE

I saw Dr. Wong to have 2 very small brown spots removed. She assured me IPL was the only way to remove the brown spots. She also assured me that no one would be able to tell I had a treatment on my face. Not only did she give me 2nd & 3rd degree burns, she tried to cover it up and said the... READ MORE

I have started to notice that my complexion has gotten terrible over the past two years or so. I have started to get lots of brown spots, as well as red patches. My dermatologist prescribed me a cream which didn't make a difference. I decided to take the plunge with IPL to see if I can reverse... READ MORE

I bought this because I want to even my pigment and maybe fade a few light acne scars. I read the dangers of doing IPL WITH DARK SKIN and didn't really see any reviews showing how it works on darker skin (I am IV-V) on this site. The research I found mentioned that lowering the settings was... READ MORE

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