Location: San Francisco, CA
Member since 9/18/2010


  • 26 total posts
  • 2 reviews

Reviews by CatherineSF

Great for Hyperpigmentation if a Bit Pricey - San Francisco

I'm rather shocked to see so many negative experiences with Fraxel described here. I wonder if the problem is with the practitioners, not with the technology. I have had several Fraxel treatments over the past 2 years and the results have been very good. I also haven't expected any... READ MORE

Bio-Alcamid Causes Dangerous Infections, Do NOT Consider Using It!

I had bio-alcamid injected in my cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds and edges of my lips while living in Europe. This was hands-down the stupidest thing I've ever done. Not only did it not improve my looks (it did NOT look natural) but, years later, I developed a horrible infection as a... READ MORE

Recent comments from CatherineSF

Hi Seana, I would be careful with removing it if it is not infected. The infection which led to my having ER surgery (see beginning of this thread) was a result of my attempting to have it removed. The doctor did manage to remove quite... READ COMMENT

Definitely see the Ear Nose and Throat specialist. They are also trained in surgery. (See my post above re my ER surgery.) At this point your issue is medical, not cosmetic. READ COMMENT

Thanks a lot, Tom! The rest of the article is case studies and shows with text and photos how the treatment is done. The clinic is in Israel. "Multiple attempts at aspiration are not only distressing for the patient but they may also... READ COMMENT

I just tried the link that I posted above and it works but I think you have to have a google account. Suchin and others who are interested in this article, why don't you click on the link and join google, then you should be able to read... READ COMMENT

One more thing: Suchin when I had the ER surgery I was told to ask for either a plastic surgeon or an ear, nose and throat specialist. As luck would have it I got the latter and he was great. Even though he had never encountered this... READ COMMENT