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Which IPL machine is the best? (3 answers)
I had IPL done about 7 years ago (approximately 6 treatments were performed). I need at least one more to touch things up. I used to know the best kind of machine, but don't remember now. I was told they are not all equal and that there is a better kind of machine. Do you know which IPL machine is the best?
What is the most effective way to get rid of dark circles? (2 answers)
I use Teamine twice a day and make up to cover my dark circles, but I would love to get rid of them or lessen them a whole lot more. If I am going to spend a lot of money to fix them I just want it to be the most successful! What is the most effective way to get rid of dark circles? Thanks!
Can IPL affect a baby's eyes if they are in the room? (2 answers)
I had an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment done on my face to clear up some freckles. The treatment was performed on Friday afternoon and my baby who was in the room now has watery eyes, has been really irritable day and night, and won't sleep. Could the light have affected her eyes?
Can IPL treatments damage your eyes? (5 answers)
Immediately after an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, my eyes were sore, heavy and watery. The ophthalmologist prescribed medication, which took months to repair my eyes. They still aren't 100 percent. The Dermapod IPL provider said there's no way the treatment was responsible. Is this true or false?
What can be done if spots spread and darken after an IPL treatment? (1 answer)
I recently had an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment done on my face. After the peeling stage, the spots spread and became darker. The doctor is unsure why this happened and gave me a chemical peel. I am now scheduled for chemical peels every two weeks and was prescribed tretinoin and Hydroquinone. What is wrong? What should I do?
Can I get an IPL photofacial if I am on coumadin? (4 answers)
I am on coumadin due to damaged vein during a previous back surgery. I have a stent in my left iliac vein and am factor 5 lieden. I have very good health otherwise. Can I have a IPL photofacial?
IPL for red acne scars? (1 answer)
I have 2-month-old red acne scars all over both cheeks. The acne is gone now, can I get IPL to help the redness go away? Or is it better to let it repair on its own?
IPL vs IPL RF for Rosacea (0 answers)
Can IPL w/RF help Rosacea redness, not affect it due to the RF, or can it make it worse?
Roseacea flares, need advice. (0 answers)
I know IPL is terrific for roseacea. Is using topical vitamin A, a good or bad idea? I use Trentinoin 0.5 and I see skin improvement but the roseacea flares. I always discontinue use of vitamin A before and after IPL. When I recommence the problems flare.
IPL or chemical peel for facial brown spots? (0 answers)
My dermatologist recommended IPL to remove some brown spots, acne marks, etc. on my face. Would a chemical peel do the same thing? Is the IPL permanent, or will the spots come back? I had frozen nitro used on the spots, & they came back 2 years later.
Can IPL treatment worsen rosacea? (2 answers)
Had my first ipl with lumenis M22 6 weeks ago. On day 3 I developed increased redness, blotchiness, larger pores and "orange peel" look to my cheeks. It has not improved. Wondering if there are any treatments for this adverse effect.
How to prevent scarring? (1 answer)
I had ipl 5 days ago. On that day, 1 of the brownspots wiped off while washing my face. It never had a chance to crust. Its now infected. I'm on oral antibiotics & using bacitracin. Was this a blister? More import-what can I do to prevent scarring?
When can I have IPL after a breakout? (3 answers)
Is there a certain amount of time I need to wait after pimples go away before I can have IPL? Will IPL make the breakout worse if it's done too soon?
Are FotoFacial/IPL Treatment results long lasting? (4 answers)
I had IPL about a month ago and love the results. However, I've heard that the results with IPL are not permanent, that they fade over time. Is this true? How can I make my results last longer?
Can FotoFacial/IPL Treatments work on the scalp? (3 answers)
I'm a balding man in my 50s, and I have a lot of sun damage and age spots on the top of my head. Is FotoFacial a good choice to treat this, or are other options better? Is the skin on the scalp more sensitive than other areas?
Will FotoFacial/IPL treatments cause my face to peel? (3 answers)
I'd like to get something before the holidays to freshen up my skin, but I don't want a long recovery or peeling. Would Fotofacial/IPL be a good choice? Are there any side effects that would be visible towards the end of the month?
How can I treat naso labial lines? (4 answers)
What is the best treatment or combination treatments for nasolabial facial folds? If you suggest facial fillers as one of the treatments, what one or combination of different fillers is best?
Can the IPL treatment cause damage to your skin? (2 answers)
I had my first IPL treatment and have many red marks that still hurt some along my jaw line. I also had a few areas that swelled up, then the skin peeled leaving a scab. I have one that looks like a long scratch, and some say a scar.
What are some freckle therapy treatment options for Asians? (1 answer)
I am an Asian. There is a piece of yellow and light brown spots on the left side of my face. I am not sure that is freckle or something else. Currently I am looking for a treatment to cure it, please assist me with more relevant info.