IPL for hyperpigmentation

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Aug 27, 2012

Tiffani W.

Has anyone here tried IPL (photofacials) for hyperpigmentation and dark spots?? I've tried lemon juice, vitamin C serums, Obagi skin line, and Ambi but its just not cutting it... I think between my freckles and now the additional dark shading and spots are aging me. I'm not big on wearing a lot of concealers and makeup since I live in a HOT environment and sweat a lot... just wondering if anyone has tried it and what thier experience was. Thanks!

Aug 27, 2012

Nidah M.

Hi Tiffani, my friend does this regularly every 3 months bc she has a lot of acne spots...I've noticed that it works but I think its just something that you'll have to commit to doing regularly. hope that helps :)

Aug 27, 2012

Kat L.

It really depends on the type of hyperpigmentation and skin type that you have. Some people have wonderful results from photo facials and others have terrible results. It's best to find a truly honest and upstanding plastic surgeon or dermatologist and consult them on your hyperpigmentation problems. Don't trust Groupons or skin clinics no matter how great their websites are- research, ask questions and know who's about to do what on your skin! 

Aug 30, 2012

Kathleen T.

Hey Tiffany, i had brown spots too!! I had the IPl and almost died, it hurt so bad, even with the numbing cream and it was really pricey! And the spots came back!! I had a friend that did it too and it made her have more hyper pigmentation then before because she was 1/4 American Indian. Rodan and Fields makes a regiment called Reverse that is amazing!!! It is from the doctors who created ProActiv and it works great! You will find all the info you need at my website http://www.kht.myrandf.com. I love these products so much I rep them now. Good luck, I know it can be frustrating to find something that's going to work that people can afford !! 

Nov 26, 2012

Tiffani W.

Thanks for all the advice, I've decided the IPL may not be for me as I do tend to have sensitive skin. I'm going to look into the Reverse you recommended Kathleen, Thanks again!

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