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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 Photofacial - San Diego

I had a total of 5 IPL photofacials 3 with one lady and at the first place I went and 1 with another lady there. I didn't get any results with the first 3 treatments but with the last one I finally saw some results. It all depends on the esthetician that you use. The last one at the first... READ MORE

5 Sessions of IPL for Freckles and Photoaging - Busan, South Korea

I got IPL in Busan, South Korea fall 2008. I wanted to fade my freckles and correct photoaging. My freckles totally disappeared, but the doctor didn't do my eyelids so I still had freckles there. Was a little red for about an hour and after that felt fine. My skin looked much clearer and... READ MORE

IPL Great results - IPL with Rose at the Adams Center Boston - Boston, MA

You can see from the picture how my skin was really discolored! Partly this was from some acne that I had picked at (I started getting acne at 28! mostly from stress I think) and also you can see a lot of freckles (this photo was taken in August 2009 and I had been out in the sun a lot that... READ MORE

Just Had IPL for Broken Capillaries/redness on Face. So Far, So Good.

I just had IPL form a derm to reduce broken capillaries and redness from sun damage/rosacea. It did hurt a bit. It felt like a tiny needle prick each time. The nose are was very sensitive. Might be worth the anesthesia if you are sensitive to pain.It burned afterward for about 3 hours and looked... READ MORE

BEWARE! IPL Can Cause Serious Burns!

Had first (and last) treatment 2 weeks ago. Face covered in welts and black zebra-like stripes immediately afer treatment, second degree burns on chin and jaw line. Now have pink and tan stripes on face. MD doesn't know what to do. (Actually won't acknowledge anything is wrong). Any... READ MORE

2 Days Since IPL on Cheeks, Nose, and Chin...

I had some tiny veins on my face, and a bit of Rosacea. The treatment completely eliminated one larger vein I hated in particular that was on my cheek, and it appears that most of the small veins are gone.I did get a couple of tiny blisters around my nose that are almost healed now, and a... READ MORE

DO NOT Get an IPL - Evansville, IN

It was really free, yah, because I originally had a micro laser peel in early December 2008. After the procedure (several weeks), I looked like I was ran over by a tire leaving a pattern on my face from the tools used. To make it worse, I am a model and now I am completely insecure about my face... READ MORE

IPL Can Seriously Burn You.

I started developing two tiny light brown freckle type spots on my cheeks and doctor recommended Fotofacial. I received IPL treatment on my face, during which I was in agonizing pain. It felt like I was being burned by a hot Iron. The technician kept saying it is painful but that is how it... READ MORE

Jury is Still out - Day 19

Well, day 19 and and I can say without a doubt that for me, it was not worth it. there are two areas that look like scarring from the process.... ughhh....    Most importantly, if you are planning on having this process done know going into it that you will need more than one treatment... READ MORE

Great Results - Complexion Brighter

I had one IPL treatment on my face to reduce sun spots and minor redness. For a couple of hours after the treatment, my face felt like it had a bad sunburn, but this went away. The spots were darker after the treatment. I stayed home from work the day after. Then on the second and third day... READ MORE

IPL Procedurec - Greenwich, CT

I have done ipl procedures and i love it. i could notice the difference right away. my dark spots were visibly improved right after my first treatment. the procedure to me was not painful ans my skin didnt look red after. i am planning on keep doing the ipl treatment to prevent my skin from... READ MORE

Rosacea Treatment with IPL/YAG

Lauren is an absolute master at treating rosacea/redness with IPL and YAG laser. I have experienced tremendous improvement over the past few years with both diffuse redness and visible blood vessels thanks to her skill and expertise with the most current equipment. If you have not had success... READ MORE

IPL, Syringoma Removal, & Botox

I drive 3 1/2 hours from Oklahoma, because Dr. Brobst is an excellent Dr. He answers all my questions, makes sure I'm comfortable throughout the procedure, & explains everything before he does anything. He wants the best possible outcome for his patients. The IPL treatment was a breeze &... READ MORE

IPL Works

I had an IPL Laser Treatment done by Dr. Lanchoney and am extremely pleased with the results. It really helped diminish some scarring and brown spots from sun damage. Dr. Lanchoney was very thorough and made sure I understood the aftercare. I decided to purchase a series and am looking forward... READ MORE

Dr. Kusuma and His Staff Were So Kind

I was referred to Suria Plastic Surgery by my dermatologist office for treatment of a spot on the tip of my nose. I was nervous and unsure about the laser treatment. Dr. Kusuma explained the process to me as well as what to expect in between the next to two treatments. He was thorough and... READ MORE

NOT Worth It - Beverly Hills, CA

Pros: FIRST SESSION did seem to lighten some of the brown spots and sun damaged areas of my skin. i was encouraged. they said this process of lightening would continue as the "laser brought the pigment to the surface and it was exfoliated or flaked off" they recommended using... READ MORE

IPL Facial Fat Loss and Enlarged Inflamed Pores

Let me first of all say that I was already experiencing fat loss under eyes and in upper cheeks. My aim with ipl was to improve skin in cheek area which had become crepey. The beautician recommended that this would improve the appearance including the production of new collagen which I was very... READ MORE

Great Experience at CLD!

I had a great experience at CLD. I went in for a consultation on how to reduce the appearance of sun damage on my face. Dr. Wu has great expertise and made me feel at ease right away. He had great recommendations on treatments and was able to get me in for an IPL procedure immediately! It was... READ MORE

66 Year Old IPL and Wrinkle Reduction Laser Combination Treatment

I am so pleased with results of my second visit with Dr. Lanchoney. Brow lines, smile lines around mouth, and crow feet have been noticeably softened. Age spots on cheeks are disappearing and overall skin appears much younger. I would recommend the center for this procedure and their other... READ MORE

Freckles Galore and Need a Cleaner Surface to Work With - Huntington Beach, CA

This is my first cosmetic review and I couldn't find a better business to start with. I am absolutely thrilled with my experience at Luxury. I had IPL (laser treatment) on my face to treat my freckles. I didn't know that my skin could look so good! After just one treatment, all of my freckles... READ MORE

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