IPL photofacial Carolina Cosmetic Institute- Columbia, SC

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My IPL photofacial is scheduled for 11/4/15. The...

My IPL photofacial is scheduled for 11/4/15. The machine being used is the Medley by Ellman. I'm very excited! Being a California native my skin is very damaged. (I never wore SPF..now i do!) my skin conditions are uneven tone & complexion, dull, dark sports, hyperpigmentation, scars, large pores, oily and overall ugliness haha! I'll keep updated with pics

Had IPL today

Im post treatment 6 hours. I have no redness. I felt nothing during my IPL. No "zaps". She is the sweetest nicest lady and I understand she was being conservative to not burn me. Maybe the settings were too low for my skin type. Disappointe

2nd appointment

I talked to Julie of my concerns and she is totally awesome. She wanted to try my first IPL at a low setting. I have another appointment with her on Tuesday to go for the higher setting. I will post photos and keep updated. I will be getting an IPL from her every time I'm in sc which is every few months. I really like her. She makes you feel very comfortable talking with her

Treatment day

This is right after I got my IPL. Everything went great!

Night of treatment

I'm very satisfied with the treatment. I see darkening of sun damage and drying of acne which will soon flake off. It will look worse before it looks good! Effective treatment :)

1 day post

Wow im impressssed!!! Freshly washed face with camera flash! Omg I'm in love with IPL hahq big difference in my skin already

Day 2 post

Freshly washed face & lotion applied! Everyday I am seeing good changes!!!!

Day 3 post

Still flaking :)

1 month post treatment update!

Dec 9 2015 will be 1 month since my IPL. I love the results and will be making IPL maintenance! Between time I'm using retain a and hydroquinone at night and of course SPF during the day! IPL definitely improved my rosacea, pore size, dark spots, scars and acne. I will post an update in 1 month regarding the progress of retain a & hydroquoinone

More photos 1 month post

1 month out :)

Before and after


Julie was the professional who performed the IPL treatment on me and I couldn't be happier with her level of care. she explained exactly what she was going to do along with what to expect after treatment. I will always book with Julie

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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