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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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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

First Time IPL, Cheeks/Nose. for Sun Damage - Mount Vernon, WA

I am 46 years old, fair complexion, and am really starting to see the effects of sun exposure. I've been doing peels but decided to give IPL a try. Although it's painful, I am happy with the results and have scheduled two additional sessions. My side effects: redness that calmed after the... READ MORE

IPLs Are Great! - Washington, DC

Its only midly uncomfortable (and not bad at all if you get numbing cream). I've received numerous facial and chest IPLs over the years. I have only gotten 1 on my chest in the past (I have freckles/brown spots, cherry angiomas, broken capillaries, etc.) - basically I have a lot of sun damage,... READ MORE

8 IPL treatments over 3 years, an excellent procedure for sun damaged fair skin

Pros: good for clearing sun pigmentation on light skin people. Can be performed by well trained non-medical staff (so no extra fees). No down time (skin looks a bit dirty for a week but not really noticeable). Tends to even out skin texture as a side benefit. Safe and relatively painless. Cons:... READ MORE

32 Years Old Great Clear Skin Ruined by Ipl - Glasgow, GB

I had IPL done in Glasgow just over 18 months ago and the results have been devastating. I have suffered with dark circles after having my first child 8 years ago but apart from that I've never worn make up in my life and always got complimented on my skin. Having been successfully treated by... READ MORE

First IPL Photofacial - Burlington, WI

So this was my first ipl photofacial. To briefly update you all since January first I have had two microderma pen treatments (with microdermabrasian a few days prior each pen treatment) I love my results so far and plan on more dermapen in the future. One other area of concern are my freckles... READ MORE

Defeding Against Early Age Spots - Gilbert, AZ

I am 34 years old and have fair skin and have had three IPL treatments. While the results are by no means 'dramatic' I can tell my skin has fewer dark patches. I've attached pictures of post treaments #2 and #3. The treatment itself is kind of intense but not painful. The pulse of the laser... READ MORE

Absolutely not worth it - New York, NY

Had a few sunspots zapped. (Cost $500) Way more expensive than any other med spa, but I figured this was done by the doctor himself so maybe that's better. (To be determined.) Staff was super nice, doctor was professional, but not very forthcoming with a lot of things, that I felt I was... READ MORE

I Love Lasers - Portland, OR

IPL and Pulse Dye Laser for Rosaceae- Dr. Gasch's office provides general dermatology care ( I have had skin cancer) maintenance for Rosaceae and occasional vanity treatment for my over 60 year old face. Everyone one these is professional, upbeat, welcoming and ON TIME!!!!. They have earned my... READ MORE

IPL and Pixel - Costa Mesa, CA

I had my 1st IPL and Pixel combo done a month ago. I was very swollen and had CRAZY coffee grounds face and chest for a week.. BUT, after 10-14 days my face and chest was BEAUTIFUL.... I lost 10 yrs just by losing all the sun damage spots. I still have 4 more planned ( spaced out one each... READ MORE

Not For Me - Falls Church, VA

I just finished 2nd treatment. My skin experienced same bad reaction at 1 & 2nd treatment. It was so itchy for 3 days straight, red rush all over my skin. It reminds me when I got tick bite from woods. Doctor gace me an ointment to heal, but it doesn't work! I am still battling violent itchness... READ MORE

IPL: Bad Idea. Really Bad - Pointe-Claire, QC

Who invented this "advanced technology"? If you want to look years older, have acne-prone skin and discover new wrinkles on your face everyday, then go right ahead and have this treatment. But seriously...save your skin and opt out. Everyone is clammoring for this thing and it's a... READ MORE

IPL Did Wonders on Me! - Arcadia, CA

I am 34 years old and already had sun spots. I had read in a fashion magazine that the IPL Photofacial laser was having great results. I had tried every bleaching cream known to man and nothing worked so although I was very skeptical I decided to research it. I found a really great deal... READ MORE

IPL Burn! - Houston, TX

I bought a groupon for 1 IPL photo facial. I expressed to the assistant and dr. Siegel my concern about being burned as I had in the past. Both assured me this positively would not happen. Guess what! At least it wasn't on my face! Too soon to tell if the treatment is a success. He said I may... READ MORE

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