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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 - Sciton BroadBand Light - Denver, CO

My certified dermatologist performed this on me 2 days ago. It was difficult to research leading up to the procedure because he kept calling it IPL. However, based on some of the reviews, this can't be the same process, but I could not find anything called BBL (broadband light). I don't... READ MORE

IPL is Contraindicated if You Have Keloid Scarring - Spring, TX

I am Asian and have age spots on my cheeks. Fortunately, the aesthetician at Athena Wellness was honest and in a phone consult, told me: 1) IPL is not permanent - the spots will return, not just new ones, but the ones you already have, so you'll need regular maintenance 2) IPL is... READ MORE

Before and After Great Exerience With IPL 20s Bellevue, WA

I have some permanent freckles from sun exposure. Even once you start taking care of your skin the sun damage that has been done is done and might take years to show up. I don't have much, but a few spots on my face were bothering me. I want to stay on top of my skincare. I called four places... READ MORE

28 Male Love the IPL - Walnut Creek, CA

I have always had unwanted sun spots and freckles on my face, but never knew what I could do to get rid of them. I client had given me a few products from her skin care line to try. I liked it but sadly I had over used the exfoliant on my cheeks causing rosacea. Seriously depressing, I am not... READ MORE

41 Asian Medium Skin Tone - Denver, CO

This was first laser treatment. I am 41 years old and have never had even microdermabrasions. My skin had some freckling started and I thought this would help me stay on top of it. Also I have minor wrinkling and slightly larger pores from aging. Dr Huang and her staff are amazing. She has very... READ MORE

IPL Works Wonder when Done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - Lihue, HI

I want to write this review to show what can happen when IPL is done right. I had my first IPL treatment in September 2013 with Dr. Bao Phan. After reading horror stories and the pictures that went with them, I avoided going anywhere where the laser wasn't operated by an MD. I have gotten aprx 6... READ MORE

Female who underwent IPL procedure

I naturally have brown to tan skin. I recently had my first IPL procedure done and here is what I experienced:The procedure itself: It was extremely painful. Heat traveled to the tips of my fingertips and toes. It felt like rubber bands snaps on my face from a far distance. Although my eyes... READ MORE

Deep 2nd Degree Burn on Chest After 3rd IPL- Severe Hypopigmentaion. Westlake Village, CA

Here is my nightmare... I had 3 IPL treatments on my face without incident and 2 on my chest with great results. The last IPL done in Sept. by the Doctor as the nurse got another job was horrific. 2 appointments were changed as I was told the machine was broken,,,,then after being "fixed" I... READ MORE

40 with Sun Freckles, Still Have 2 Sessions to Determine Outcome - Markham, ON

1st session- some spots went with no skin irritations. 2nd session- What happened skin itchy and rashy on sides of faces (ok, i am also getting side burns done with photo laser) but come on now. So they gave me to jelly ice packs and some hydrocortisone to stop the itchy sensation. I found... READ MORE

Made my Brown Spot Worst ! - Northport, AL

Got 2 spots on my cheeks done for 5 times , and it's not going away but made it worse and bigger ! Very regretting it! Bough some obagi brand retin A and bleaching cream and been using them for 3 months, nothing lighten up either.,I should just be happy with the two light spot in my face instead... READ MORE

A mommy in need of some pampering. Toronto, ON

I have always had horrible skin. I met with dr torgerson about my skin issues. He went over exactly what I would need to make my skin more beautiful. I was explained all the side effects and what to expect. I have always been very scared to try anything on my face and have had very horrible... READ MORE

30 Year Old Female - Melbourne, AU

I didy photo rejuv laser on sat, today is Monday here in Australia.it did hurt a lot for me for an hour my face was hot and burning. The pain left after couple of hours.my freckles darkened quickly. The only question I have is that I have tiny pimples or bumbs where I did the laser. Is that... READ MORE

IPL/BBL Combo Visit Totally Worth It - Florham Park, NJ

So....I always had great skin, but lately (espically after my second child) my pores were more noticable, I had more brown spots then I like and I wanted to wake up and have beautiful skin and go, without the use of makup. I have been to Dr. Seaver before for other produces as well as just IPL.... READ MORE

3rd Tattoo Removal Treatment - Greenville, SC

I work in the IT field at a hospital and had a tattoo on my left arm, down by my wrist that I wanted removed. I went to Advanced Cosmetic Surgery to have the procedure done. I am very happy with the results so far. I will not lie to you it does hurt more to have it removed than to have the... READ MORE

Face is Scared and Severe Hyper-pigmentation Due to Laser Treatment. Woodbury, MN

I had the worse laser treatment experience at Dr. David Thao's office (Woodbury Plastic Surgery). After spending over $1200 my face is permanently scared and I have severe hyper-pigmentation due to the laser treatments I endured at Woodbury Plastic Surgery. The lack of customer service I... READ MORE

IPL Photofacial. Is This Normal Results or Burn? - Anchorage, AK

I've had IPL photofacials done in the past and never had this type of reaction. I saw this esthetician last year for an IPL and micoderm and results were good. I had an appointment with this individual on Tuesday and was shocked at the results! My face felt like it was on fire after IPL was over... READ MORE

Fair, Freckled Skin on 44 Year Old: Age Spots Treated Very Well with IPL - Konz, Germany

I have been doing glycolic acid treatments (30%) on my face and neck for about five years (once a month during the winter) and using Neostrata facial wash and lotion irregularly during the winter months as well. I did do it occasionally on my hands and chest, but clearly I should have done it... READ MORE

IPL Was Not Painful but I Got a Bad Headache - Hoboken, NJ

It was not painful at all, I went for redness on my nose from an old rhinoplasty 8 years ago. veins grow bigger after that procedure and it causes swelling! So far so good except for that bad headache next day! I have 3 scheduled. Doctor was great! clean office and nice receptionist. I bought a... READ MORE

37 Yr Old with Brown Spots on Face...BBL Was Fantastic - Greenville, SC

I have laid in the tanning bed and sun a lot in my 20's and 30's. Unfortunately, last year I laid in a tanning bed with a facial tanner and when I got home after the second time of tanning I had a very dark spot on one of my checks and across the top of my lip. I went to Dr. McFadden's office... READ MORE

45YRS Yrs 4 Children Had IPL for a Clear Face - Australia, AU

I wanted clearer skin to hide my freckles and blemishes, I had paid for a special buy 3 get the 4th free. I completed 3 sessions, they went good got rid of a lot of blemishes. I just had my last one yesterday this is the result of it, never happened with any of the others and im freaking out and... READ MORE

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