Member since 7/31/2007


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Reviews by jennyct

No Anesthetic Cream, Skilled DR

I am one of those really cautious people... worried about every little thing. I almost cancelled my appointment today, but went through with it after being reassured. My DR (DERM) pointed out that she'd never had a disappointed customer - and also agreed to use ice rather than the anesthetic... READ MORE

Long Lasting - New Haven, CT

I do not receive injections with local anesthetic, so first off, let me say that due to the larger size of the needle required, it was much more painful than restylane (no pain in my opinion). I had the first two injections done for free as part of a training session for my plastic surgeon... READ MORE

Ulthera for Neck, Lower Face - New Haven, CT

I had ultherapy for neck about 6 weeks ago, along with sculptra on my cheeks. The neck looked great immediately, and when the swelling went down, it looked better, but not great. I am OK with that. I had the lower face done yesterday. Because I had Sculptra done in both cheeks, I asked if it... READ MORE

Questions from jennyct

Injecting Radiesse Under the Muscle for Tear Troughs

I had Restylane injected in the tear troughs, under the muscle, but it did not last long (3 months). I am guessing it was because it was under the muscle rather than in the... READ MORE

Are Granulomas a Common Side Effect of Sculptra?

I was amazed at the prospect of permanent disfiguration from granulomas due to Sculptra. I assume that technique (dilution, placement, etc) play an important role in their... READ MORE

Should I Do Ulthera the Day Before a College Exam?

I am concerned that any residual pain or soreness might be distracting. READ MORE

Ultherapy After Sculptra

I read that it probably isn't good to do ultherapy after Sculptra or over Sculptra. My plastic surgeon thinks otherwise. What is the consensus? READ MORE

Can Botox Injections Leave Residue on Skin? Is This Risky?

Can Botox injections leave residue on skin, and can this be ingested accidentally (ie hands or showering)? How many units of Botox ingested are toxic? READ MORE

Should I Still Be Able to Squint and Form the "11"s on Day 8 After Botox?

It's been eight days, and although I see a 20% improvement, I can still squint, forming those 11s between my brows. She did two shots in that area, then one each over the... READ MORE

How Does Sculptra Build Collagen if It's Injected into Muscle (Temple)?

I did not think you can stimulate collagen of the skin by injecting into the muscle. I would think it would just dissipate without leaving any semi-permanent improvement. Does... READ MORE

Recovery Time for Immediate Temporization Type Dental Implant

How much recovery time for extraction, implant, bone graft (cadaver) and a few stitches? No flap made. I am on day 3 and still have headache and dizziness above implant (#6)... READ MORE

Average Amount of Lidocaine Per Sculptra Vial?

In the past I received sculptra without any anesthetic (no, I'm not kidding). I moved and the new dermatologist refuses to administer the injections unless she adds 4cc of 2%... READ MORE

Vein Above Eye Inflamed Immediately After Sculptra?

The vein above my eye is literally "popping" out after sculptra injections. I have read that it can cause occlusions, embolism, etc. in rare instances. Do I have to worry about... READ MORE

When Should I Start to Worry? One Week Post Injection Sculptra? (photo)

Due to relocation, I decided to try a local well-known dermatologist for the first time (my 5th treatment). The vein above the eye bulged immediately, and within a day I could... READ MORE

Recent comments from jennyct

There are many variables.... injector, health of patient, etc. That's why you need another opinion. People die from stomach bleeding due to motrin and they won't take that off the market! READ COMMENT

That's true, they are supposed to go away after a year. How long has it been? If it's gone, massage won't help. That's why your whole situation is very rare. Could it still be there? Maybe within 1.5 years. But the doc would know more... READ COMMENT

Wow, she's really insensitive. No matter what, she should have offered you a solution. Yes, it's a good idea to talk to your Rheumatologist but I doubt he'll have any expertise in cosmetic applications, he could advise or recommend your... READ COMMENT

No, I think it really is rare. But I also think they used to tell people with autoimmune diseases that these injections are not advised. Not so much I think anymore. READ COMMENT

I only had "festoons" for a very short while that went away on their own, and was probably due to trauma of injection. For you, this is not the case obviously. As you already know, you have an abnormal immune response because of the... READ COMMENT