Location: Sacramento, CA
Member since 10/21/2008


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  • 6 reviews
  • 1 question

Reviews by ClaireK

IPL Worked Great for Me

I had four IPL treatments over the course of 8 months and my skin looks great. I am 41, very fair with red undertones, had some sundamage and broken capilaries, and fine wrinkles under my eyes. IPL improved everything dramatically except for the fine wrinkles. I look 10 years younger. I... READ MORE

Botox Worked Great for Me - Walnut Creek, CA

I am 41, and got two botox treaments (two different injection sites per treatment) this year, for $300 per tube, two tubes per treatment.  My plastic surgeon is well known and performed the injections- one over each eyebrow and one near the outside of each eye. The results were... READ MORE

Loved It! Can't Believe I Didn't Do It Sooner!

I'm very fair skinned, but pretty much looked like sasquatch from the waist down before my laser hair treatments.  The hair on my upper body is blonde, including the hair on my head, so I don't know which relative to blame for the lower-body travesty.  Anyway, after three... READ MORE

Retin-A is the Only Topical Treatment That Has Worked for Me

I've been using Retin-A on and off for about 15 years.  I'm 41 and used Retin-A for acne when I was younger, but now use it for improved skin appearance.  Insurance pays for part of the cost of the Retin-A, so I was estimating $150/year without a discount. I personally think Retin-A... READ MORE

Microdermabrasion a Waste of Money - Sacramento, CA

I had three $100 treatments before considering IPL and wish I had saved my money. It felt pleasant enough, but I have better results with Retin-A and home microdermabrasion (I've tried a bunch of OTC microdermabrasion skin polishes containing aluminum oxide or other microcrystals... they... READ MORE

Palomar 1440 Starlux Nonablative Fractional Resurfacing - Roseville, CA

This did weird things to my skin- it is a pretty powerful treatment. Heats up pixels of skin down deep, supposedly deeper than the 1540 handpiece. My skin was hot for a few hours, on fire actually, and swollen for maybe three days. My skin color looked a little bronzed and shiny, and felt rough... READ MORE

Questions from ClaireK

How Long Will It Take PIH Caused by IPL to Resolve?

I had IPL on my neck, shoulders and chest with an Alma Hamony device. I experienced good results with my first treatment, but the energy level was increased for my second... READ MORE