Location: Chicago, IL
Member since 11/22/2011


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Reviews & Stories

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 few new blood vessels surface that were previously unnoticeable. I now have dime sized areas under... READ MORE

Questions from ajapel

Bumpy, Rough Texture from IPL Done 7 Weeks Ago, is This Permanent?

I had an IPL fotofacial on my face for broken blood vessels. I was very swollen for about 7 days mostly on the upper cheeks. I now have rough skin and bumps all over my cheeks... READ MORE

eMax SRA Common Settings- I've Been Left With Bad Skin Texture,

Dear Doctors: I had Emax with the SRA head and my face has been wrinkling ever since with hyperpigmentation and texture changes (orange peel like texture). I had after the... READ MORE

A PA Performed IPL + Radiofrequency Fotofacial with Syneron's EMAX SRA Head. Now I Have Eye Pain and Fat Atrophy, Options?

Settings were optical fluence of 25 and RF of 25. I was treated right up to eyeball (literally) and now have daily right eye pain that worsens with movement and use. Eye docs... READ MORE

Recent comments from ajapel

I had a similar experience with a treatment from Syneron's Emax machine. It used IPL and radiofrequency. It's a terrible combo. It's been over 4 years and no improvement. READ COMMENT

I had IPL, same effect. Terrible technology! READ COMMENT

I had ipl with radiofrequency. Similar results. It's terrible. READ COMMENT

I had a treatment that combined IPL and radiofrequency. Same turnout with wrinkles coarse texture, and holes, but I also have nerve pain. These treatments are not safe. I'm 4 years out with no improvement. READ COMMENT

I had an IPL+ Radiofrequency treatment. The radiofrequency did about the same thing to me except I also have nerve damage and eye pain. I'm nearly 4 years out with no improvements. Same bumpy older looking skin you are referencing. READ COMMENT