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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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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

first time ipl before and after - New Haven, CT

I went to Esana Medspa in New Haven Ct and had my first treatment of IPL done. Im all Irish and have pale skin with some sun damage. Im 29 and after my pregnancy I found that my skin became hyper pigmented and my sunspots became sooooo much worse. I can no longer cover them up and I just hate my... READ MORE

Enough is Enough...brown Spots Be Gone! - Deer Park, IL

I have been wanting to have something done for my sun spots and damage for a long time and heard about IPL. I have also been reading these reviews, which for the most part, scared the hell out of me with a couple of exceptions. It's very scary having something like this done to your face! I... READ MORE

IPL Burns - Matachewan, ON

I decided to have a foto facial done to correct some sun damage I had. I just turned 40 and it was suggested I do the Triniti 3 in 1 series. (1) color correct) (2) firm face (3) matrix. The first treatment was horrible. I felt like I had hot curling iron burns on my face and forehead and had... READ MORE

Its Mt 1st Time - Manchester

Ive many thread viens on my cheeks and very lager pores which in some light look even bigger. i get really down when people look at my face.. i think there really looking to close .. i hate it so ive decided to give it a try. i just hope it works has its a lot of money for me to pay out. i hope... READ MORE

IPL Pigmentation Review - Adelaide, AU

I had ruined my skin with too much sun and solariums. I was covered in messy pigmentation/freckles completely. I went in for one session of IPL resurfacing on arms/back-shoulders/chest and while it was very painful, and recovery a few weeks, it was worth it! Unbelievable results and all... READ MORE

Scars and Burns After IPL -Tampa, FL

Two years ago I went to a doctor to have some brown spots removed. She suggested IPL and said I would need five sessions, thirty days apart. That not only would it get rid of brown spots but make my skin look 10 years younger. My sister had it done and she said it helped rid her of brown spots... READ MORE

First IPL Treatment! - Plainfield, IN

I just got home a little while ago from having my first ipl treatment done. It cost $600 for a 3 treatment package at my dermatologist. I have fair skin with many freckles as well as dark spots on my cheeks and im only 21. I have read plenty of reviews on here and was nervous about the procedure... READ MORE

IPL Laser on Arms for Freckles

I got IPL laser on my arms yesterday in Canada. During the procedure it didn't really hurt a whole lot, kind of like a hot elastic band. With the arms there is alot of area and it is thin skin so close to the end I just wanted it to be over with. About 10 minutes after she was done it started to... READ MORE

26 Year Old Rosacea - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

I have rosacea on my face, I found a groupon about this IPL treatment so i figured id try it... I went in not really knowing what it all entailed.... But i did it... walking out of the office The Sun hit my face and i just felt as though i was down at the beach all day... i had a 20 min drive... READ MORE

Do Not Use a Numbing Spray - Florida

I have had IPL several times. I looked online at videos and read several articles, and people always talked about how they had to have damage in order to get results. I had some on my face, and honestly, I did not see much in the way of results. I had some reduction in redness, but no sloughing... READ MORE

Fat Atrophy, Wrinkling and Eye Pain after IPL and RF from EMAX fotofacial - Palm Harbor, FL

I went to an mdspa in the Palm Harbor to receive IPL to get rid of my visible blood vessels on my cheeks in Mid November. I'm 37. Unfortunately, the PA did the area near my eyes as well though I didn't request it. I had swelling for about 7 days total, mostly around my eyes. I had a... READ MORE

I Trust Esana MedSpa - New Haven, CT

I went in for my first IPL treatment today. I paid 1/3 of the cost of a set of three, because that's how they do it. The RN (Stephanie) explained that it will hurt, that I'll see my sun damage get darker and then about 7 days after the skin will fall off revealing perfect skin underneath. I... READ MORE

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