There is a technology that has the ability to treat all of these problems; safely, effectively and at a relatively low cost with little or no downtime for the vast majority of people. So what is the catch? How does it work? Is it safe? The goal of this educational piece is to conduct a complete and in-depth review of IPL, otherwise known as Intense Pulsed Light treatment for the skin. I will include everything from my opinion and experience to what has been demonstrated scientifically. The goal of this editorial is to try and provide an honest, up to date and scientifically sound discussion of IPL treatments.