Eh...why Not! -Beverly Hills, CA

So I was in a semi conscious state as my...

So I was in a semi conscious state as my liposuction surgery was coming to an end and somebody said chemical peel. I think I would have done anything anyone said at that stage but I have been wanting a chemical peel for some time now so I'm glad I got it done when I was semi sedated because it did sting and I look pretty frightening right now. Judging from the price I got a 35% tca peel.
When I first came to the states I got into tanning and was doing it everyday and now I'm paying for it. Discoloration, age spots and skin cancer....not nice

Tips and pics

80% of the skin has now peeled off and I'm feeling somewhat human again. Ahh to be able to move my mouth and eyes again is a real treat.
I wish someone had given me these tips when I had my TCA peel done so here u go:
- use the ointment given by your dermatologist religiously
- use aquaphor ointment ALL over your face and slather it on. It's the only thing I've found to provide instant relief.
- if it's been a few days with no peeling you can speed it up by applying palmers cocoa butter extra strength with vitamin e around the most uncomfortable areas (I.e nose and mouth) and it works! Turns the leather skin to mush and it smudges off.
- if you sleep on your side sleep with paper towels on your pillow. Prevents ointment and skin getting everywhere.
And try not to itch or stress out!
Here are a few progress pics. Will update in a few days when peeling and redness have stopped. I will say my skin is baby soft smooth though! Mmmm

Aftermath

As requested here are some after photos. 1 with make up and one without. Not much of a difference visually but the texture of my skin has definitely improved.
I'm still relatively young so I won't be doing this again for another 5-8 years but I'm glad I did it.

2 months post treatment

the redness and tenderness is gone and i now have a new confident face to show the world.
very happy!
Dr David Hansen

I guess u all know by now that I'm in love with dr hansen's magic hands!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I am so torn about getting this. A doctor told me that I have some sun damage on my face. They are darker pigmentations spots. She told me that the peel will take them away but if I tan I will damage my skin again and they will come back or others will appear. What did you doctor say about this? I really love my time in the sun and I really love to tan. She told me to use the tans that come in a jar/can. Thanks!
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its because of tanning that i had originally got skin cancer to start with. i didnt see a great change in sun spots and discoloration, the only real difference the peel made was removing my acne scarring and it got rid of all of it. Don't believe everything your dr says because everyone's results will be different. its a personal decision you will have to make yourself.
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It will cost me $1300 and I wonder if it is worth it. So you don't spend any time in the sun anymore. What do you use on your skin to protect it?
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thats a lot of money. i use baby formula 50+ sunscreen and to give it a glow i use Alpha Beta daily glow moisturizer: http://www.sephora.com/alpha-beta-daily-glow-moisture-P378607?om_mmc=esv103203-GG&om_kwpur=341895108&ppc_crid=24281089937&site=us_search&esvcid=S1384740210_ADOGOe_AGI1092039_CRE24281089937_TID341895108_DVCc_RFDd3d3Lmdvb2dsZS5jb20%3d_RAWYWxwaGElMjBiZXRhJTIwZGFpbHklMjBnbG93JTIwbW9pc3R1cmU%3d
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i thought it was expensive, too. i think i will see a dermatologist and get his/her pespective on treatment for sun damage. i read somewhere that IPL is better... thanks so much for the beauty tips!! you look lovely!
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no problem and you look lovely also, what a journey you have been on. im glad you are well and looking fabulous! xx
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Hi SaragSorge, I agree about 'not believing everything your doctor says because everyone's results will be different". I've seen an active liposuction thread you have going, and I was wondering if you feel this common sense also applies to liposuction as well?
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That's why it is so important that communities like this and others exist, so that patients can communicate with each other an share their experiences.
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Hi SarahSorge, I agree with what you said in a post (above) about 'not believing everything your doctor says because everyone's results will be different". I've seen a liposuction thread you have going that was very active (in which you heavily encouraged people to get liposuction) and I was wondering if you feel the common sense about not believing everything your doctor says also applies to liposuction as well? I asked this question months ago, but I didn't see an answer from you, so I wanted to ask again.
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You look marvelous!
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thank you Louisa!! xx
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Beautiful! Thanks for the update!
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welcome sweetie! did you go in for your treatment yet?
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In a month I am having Jessner + TCA with him, as I have time then. I'm counting down the days! :) I'll be posting a review after too.
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i cant wait to read it! i went and saw him today for my post lipo check up. everything is perfect and im 1-2 months ahead of recovery then the average with all liposuction so that's great. haha hes also being extra extra nice to me, all cuddles and smiles, i guess thats because everyone has seen my face and lipo reviews and booked treatments with him. im really happy about that because he really is a special and kind dr. lol we can all be Hansens angels now :) xx
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Hi lef0f, I am dealing with texture issues as well after Fraxel and I am very interested in hearing if you will find improvement with this peel. Good luck and all the best!
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Hi Mandy, sorry to hear I know how frustrating it can be!!! I will certainly keep you updated with how it goes! Thanks:)
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Hey Sarah! When are you all doing healing for your lipo? Hope all is well. I went for my treatment yesterday and it went very well. Even the weather cooperated with me and I look forward to peeling like a snake! lol
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hi sweetie! im so glad everything went well. keep that aquaphore/Vaseline slathered on there and take it easy for a few days.xx
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Thank you for the kind words, will do!
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Thank you so much for the update, you look great! I hope to improve texture too. Does he normally do it under sedation? Did you have any acne scarring prior? Thanks again, all the best.
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no he just does it normally. it only started stinging a few minutes later and its tolerable so fine to be awake, it just feels like sunburn. i had acne scarring on my cheeks and its gone now so it was great for that, but didnt minimize proes around my nose or fine lines around my eyes. so yes for the scarring and skin smoothness/texture, no for everything else.
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Ok great, thanks again for the update! I am excited for my consult with him.
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oh dr Hansen is wonderful! i look forward to getting treated by him every time, i wish he did more plastic surgery procedures! lol. will be going in for another round of lipo prolly next year, this time on the back and chin.x
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I read what you wrote and I couldn't believe it: "So I was in a semi conscious state as my liposuction surgery was coming to an end and somebody said chemical peel. I think I would have done anything anyone said at that stage". Oh, my gosh, Sarah! That sounds so violating to me. Informed consent is supposed to be attained when the patient in a conscious, competent state of mind, not on the heels of another surgery. Wow. How's your face feeling now? Will you post updates?
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