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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 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

Would NOT Recomment IPL for Freckles and Sun Spots

Went to dermatologist for consult about having some freckles & sun spots removed. After a quick look at my face, the doctor said he could remove everything with 1 session of IPL for $600. I'd become increasingly self-conscious of minor blemishes and dark spots left behind by sun damage... READ MORE

Be Very Careful with IPL Lasers! - Scarborough, ON

I saw an ad for 75% off for laser skin tightening and as a fool I fell for it. It said Grand Opening at a laser Spa so for a limited time skin tightening was $60 for the tummy with an IPL laser. I thought "WOW, what a good deal!" It was too good to be true. I called the number in the... READ MORE

Left with Scars After Ipl Treatment and Has Been over 3 Months :( - Sydney, Australia

Hi im 16 and have fair ish skin and underwent ipl hair laser removal more than 3 months ago( was 15 at the time) on my arms, full legs, underarm, bikini and lip. I walked out of there feeling like i was on fire and had red skin and some areas were blistering. i scabbed up EVERYWHERE except my... READ MORE

6 Treatments and Still Not Happy - Montgomery, AL

I had 4 IPL treatments back-to-back in 2006 primarily for treatment of a brown spot on my cheek that is a little larger than a quarter -- but had my whole face done each session. I was 36 years old at that time. The overall texture and clarity of my skin was greatly improved, but I experienced a... READ MORE

IPL is AMAZING!! Better Even Than a Variable Pulse Laser! - Zurich, Switzerland

Hi All, I hope you make it this far down the comments!! I had IPL yesterday on my face, yes, even after reading the horror stories on here... I am a male, 39, blond and blue eyes. Fitz 2 skin. I have had two previous goes with a VPL (Variable) laser with great success. I have got... READ MORE

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

IPL Laser for Red Raised Blood Vessel and Botox - Englewood, NJ

I had a raised blood vessel on my arm, and have been avoiding going to the doctor for it. Dr. Ana Cristina is a pleasure to go to. She is knowledgeable, has incredible bed side manor, and takes the time to go over every aspect of your concerns. She put my fears at ease, and allowed me to... READ MORE

IPL Fades Hyperpigmentation and Decreases Face Redness Seattle, WA

To improve the texture and tone of my skin after years of bad acne and sun exposure, nothing works quite like IPL with no downtime. I've had about 6-10 IPLs over the last 6 years at various facilities around the country. Each IPL fades sunspots (after making them much darker) and decreases... READ MORE

Male, Mid Thirties, Looking a Little Tired - Dallas, TX

I've been in skincare for over 10 years, so I take really good care of my skin. I just turned 36 and I'm really starting to see signs of aging and fine lines on my face. I decided I need something a little more aggressive than professional skincare, but I don't want to do anything invasive. I... READ MORE

Would Not Recommend

I wanted to wait a year before writing my review of my IPL experience. I'm two weeks out to that date. There are many negative reviews on this site that will scare you into not getting this procedure. I can honestly say that I would not recommend it myself. My experience was similar to some of... READ MORE

Rosacea and Sun Spots

This is my second IPL treatment at Dr. Finder's office and I've been loving the results...you can absolutely tell the before and after just one treatment!! (I will post pics after my next treatment) Mari did my treatments and she is wonderful! she is into detail and makes sure you're feeling... READ MORE

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