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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 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

IPL and Active FX Resurfacing - Chandler, AZ

I had IPL done about 3 times after my first pregnancy. I had it done for brown and red spots (sun damage) and for melasma. I was very happy with the results at first. My skin looked great and then over a period of about 4 months, I started loosing more and more fat from my cheek area which left... READ MORE

IPL for Acne - Las Vegas, NV

I have adult acne and can't tolerate strong acne creams combined with the extremely dry Las Vegas climate. My dermatologist suggested accutane but I didn't want to make the drying worse, so I started researching laser. I did research online and decided to see a cosmetic dermatologist. I went in... READ MORE

3 IPL Spot Treatments with No Result - Stockholm, Sweden

I am a 32 year-old Caucasian female. I decided to try IPL on a spot between my upper lip and nose following a large, white bump that had appeared there when I caught a cold in May 2011. I was told by a pharmacist that it was a case of the herpes I virus and gave me some antiseptic for it, which... READ MORE

Eh-not Convinced - New Jersey

I'm very concerned with damaging my face so this decision was not taken lightly, it was after much reading, research and continuous rosacea outbreaks that i even thought about doing this. i called them few times and they were actually rude on the phone believe it or not but i went on 2 seperate... READ MORE

IPL Burns Darker Skin - California

In 2009, I went to this Dr. for treatment for melasma. Long story short, they recommended IPL. We conducted a test spot and it went well. The next appointment, I got cold feet and wanted just the melasma spots treated. She insisted I would be happier with the whole face. The pain was awful and I... READ MORE

Nervous What I May Wake Up to After my 1st IPL Today - Centennial, CO

It went ok. A few weeks ago the technician there put on 3 layers of chemical peel instead of the ONE that I was supposed to have gotten and as a result, I was housebound for days with redness/dryness/surface sores. It healed ok but I DID raise a bit of hell about being treated improperly and... READ MORE

Severe Burns from IPL Laser! - Port Charlotte, FL

2 years ago (8/08) I had IPL laser treatment to remove freckling on my chest at a "Medical Spa". The tech. apparently did NOT know what she was doing and I was severly burned. I now have (2 years later) underwent a Melanage peel, a TCA peel and some micro dermabrassion etc all in attempts to... READ MORE

Try IPL at Your Own Risk: It's Hit or Miss - London, ON

Pros: ended up with good results at a good price Cons: the treatment caused 1st degree burns. I'm a 35 year old who has long been self-conscious about the redness and age spots on my chest/décolleté area. After years of contemplating IPL therapy to correct this, I finally decided to t... READ MORE

IPL Photofacial Treatment Burned My Face/Neck - Texas

Had IPL treatment 11/18/11 (purchased thru Groupon). Terrible burns about 1 inch long all over face and neck. One month later 95% gone on face, but the ones on neck are still there. Be very careful when considering this treatment. READ MORE

IPL and MicroLaser Peel 40 Microns on Face - Dallas, TX

Horrible. Ill never do the micro laser peel again. You'll need a few days to stay inside away from folks if u dont like stares. you'll look like a smoked tureky. PAin ! PAin Pain!!! I was even numbed b4hand! The actual treatment is not bad- but the 1st 2 hours after were so bad-... READ MORE

IPL for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma - Southfield, MI

Purchased a Groupon for micro-fractional treatment at FACE in the Franklin Athletic Club in Michigan. Holly, the owner explained that the Groupon wouldn't work for my problem and let me use it for IPL. I had it done 5 days ago and immediately noticed coffee grind-like freckles. They are... READ MORE

Happy Patient - Santa Monica, CA

Years of accumulated dark sunspots. Not only did the IPL remove the sunspot, it smoothed my skin and shrunk the pores. READ MORE

Not Worth It - Pittsburgh, PA

I got an IPL 10 days ago to remove a few brown spots on my face, using a Groupon. I ended up with painful burns and blisters. They've since healed, but I'm left with stripes on my face that are impossible to hide with makeup. The doctor who owns the plastic surgery where I had the... READ MORE

2 Days After IPL - Boston, MA

Hi Everyone. I decided to write this review after reading numerous reviews on realself that others have written that have really helped me in my decision- making process and that have also provided me with a lot of useful information! I decided to write my own review to hopefully help... READ MORE

IPL for Acne - VERY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE! - Sydney, Australia

My experience with this IPL was really a freaking out one! Went through a VERY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE! I am A very busy professional..experiencing some mild adult acne and past scarring problems.. I visited a famous laser clinic in Sydney called ResultsLaser. Went for my consultation first and the... READ MORE

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