Plasma Portrait Procedure

Well its only day 4 for me but thought I would...

Well its only day 4 for me but thought I would write hows its been so far. The actual procedure wasn't that bad at all, a little painful in spots but it was quick. The worse part was the sedation, hate that feeling. Immediately after they put a thick layer of vaseline on your face and send you home, It fetf like a bad sunburn not very painful at all. Days 2 and 3 i was very swollen and red but not in pain. Today is day 4 and i am peeling and flaking quites a bit and still a little swollen and still very red. Probably the hardest part has been putting all the vaseline on and feeling goopy all the time and trying to sleep at night. You have to sleep on your back which is very hard for me. The jury is still out on if it was worth it or not. I will update more later


Well its day 7 today last time i wrote it was day 4 after my plasma procedure. Tomorrow i can return to work and a normal life, i have been in this house for 7 days, that was very hard. All my peeling and flaking is done and my skin still has that pink look to it. I still a few spots that are reddish. So was it worth the 1,000 dollars, I'm going to have to say NO! My skin doesn't really look any better, i still have all the same wrinkles and spots that I had before. I still have the atenic keratosis lesions that I had before and that was one of the reasons i did this. They say it takes a few months to see the results but right now I'm very disapointed. It was not worth all the down time, the money , some pain and the nights of no sleep. I've seen some amazing before and after pictures so it might be great for some people but for me it didn't happen.

Dr Donald Lee

He has better prices than most doctors in area

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I was just reading my post from Dec 2008. At that time i was not happy with the results, over time I was more happy with it but never got what I wanted. I think my expectations were to high. My skin did cont to look better over time,
I just had it redone this last friday more for pre-canerous lesions than anything else. This time hurt so bad I almost couldn't take it. I skipped the pain injection, big mistske!!!! I am swollen, red, bronze and weepy just like last time. I am a bit worried as I have a big pure white spot on my right cheek. Im afraid it will be a hypo pigmentation spot and I know they are usually permanent. I will be SO upset cuz it looks bad!! But only day 2 really so gonna be patient. Will update on this again. I went to the same dooctor as last time he is currently offering a VERY good deal, much cheaper than last time.

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Thank you so much for updating us on your thoughts. It is so helpful to hear what people experience & think of a procedure in the long run.

Looking forward to hearing how you are doing, and hope your healing process is moving along as quick as possible for you!

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update: LOVED how my face looked after it was all healed. I didnt have to wear face make up at all. After having it done twice I can honestly say, it does work, it does make your skin look better. I know now that my expectations were set to high and I was looking for a miracle to undo all the sun damage I myself had created. I am looking forward to my third time coming up. Cons are still pain and i week of down time, but well worth it. I go to Dr Lee in Temecula, he knows what he is doing and has reasonable pricing.
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I had Plasma done just to my eyes almost 2 yrs ago....will be by yr's end, anyway. Dr Capri at Dermatology Assoc suggested and performed the procedure. At the time, I was 43,and am caucasian, and have fair skin with alot of sun during the yrs of my youth. My problem was very tired looking eyes looked hooded and wrinkled. With great confidence, Dr Capri full heartedly recommended the Portrait plasma....and I am very conservative with these matters....and I was bothered enough with my appearance that I had it done. The procedure was painless...dr numbed my skin topically and injected anesthesia in the areas treated. Since it was my was the MOST challenging....for nearly a whole week I had to apply vaseline and burn cream to the affected area...which constantly seeped into my eyes and made them burn and water. But ah, the things we do for When the skin started to come off after a few days...I was in awe of how beautiful the skin was beneath the discarded layers. I have been extremely pleased with this procedure. was expensive....2000 dollars just for my eye area. To do the whole face would be like 4500. The results were amazing and my do not look tired anymore. Sure would like to know where "Kim" got hers done, what a bargain compared to what I paid...but the results were great so I cant complain too much.
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I loved the results. I had a full face at psr 3 and 3 1/2 around my mouth in October 08. The anesthesia cream wouldn't have been enough so I was glad for the affect of the shots; just hated watching them. Yes I was red and hated the vaseline, then tried A& D ointment and finally my sister brought me Elta MD melting moisturer, recommended by her Dremalogist who also does Portrait. It was just the answer. The peeling was hardly noticeable but after the swelling started to go away, I could immediately see improvement in the deep creases around and below my mouth, from the sun damage. Light wrinkles disappeared and face started to plump up...too bad Rhytec went belly up.No loans available due to the recession and not enough good results being posted.I never saw any bad comments posted until I started researching after hearing of their bankruptcy. Bad results are probably due to the experience level of the applier who did the work. and I was careful to follow the written instructions from Rhytec to the letter. Vinegar water in a spray bottle;I didn't go out into the sun for 2 weeks and then not without sunscreen and minerak makeup and complete cover of face and a hat for the first month. I still put on a 50 sunblock with mineral makeup, a hat and keep the moisture level high in my skin. I'm going back for another treatment since the Dr. has enough points for her equipment.First treatment was $3500 and took 90 minutes. The next on will be 2500 and full face again.
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I had portait done a year ago and I CAN tell a difference. It cost $1800 for a full face. I went back today and had my eyes don again. It only cost $375. I am off for the next week, but don't anticipate any problems since I didn't have any before. If you look up before and after pics, you can see that it works.
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Hi Bren01, your experience seems to be the best compare to the 5 other reviewers. I'm horrified after reading the other reviews. Would you be able to give another update as to how your skin is doing? I'd really appreciate it!
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