Last week I reported on a friend's IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment (with, it must be admitted, a smidge of schadenfreude). Happily for her (and my conscience), she has started to notice some positive results.

The dark spots that, initially, got darker have now lightened, but they haven't yet faded entirely. The fine lines around her eyes have diminished somewhat and the broken capillaries around her nose are completely gone.

She is now thinking that IPL did more for her skin than she realized and may give it a second go at the end of the summer.