Location: Long Beach, CA
Member since 4/6/2011


  • 232 total posts
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 9 questions

Reviews by kathi5981

Good Starter Procedure - Long Beach, California

This is a three step procedure beginning with a solution called Levelan which is applied and stays on the skin for two hours. The next step is intense pulse light (IPL), which acts to stimulate collagen. The final step is to lay under a blue light for seventeen minutes. This phase can be a bit... READ MORE

No Improvement, and I Had Vertigo. Someone Should Check This Out - Brea, CA

I've done Accent and Exilis, they are so similar in their delivery that there is no way I would know the difference other than the name on the machine. Accent will firm the skin a little (on the body)...temporarily, maybe for three months. Exilis, I did not notice any improvement. I had 4... READ MORE

It's Working! - Long Beach, CA

I have had the DPL device for about 2 months, and incredibly only took it out of the box 2 weeks ago! I think I was intimidated by the instructions to put it together. It was very easy, by the way. It is tedious to sit with your face in this thing for 17 minutes, but after doing it about five... READ MORE

Arms, Doesn't Work. - Torrance, CA

It was suggested that this procedure could work on thin, loose skin on upper arms. I was cautioned that it may be several months before I would see results. There were no results, whatsoever, and it IS very painful. It's probably best left to face, only, as the arm is a very large piece of... READ MORE

Trying It Again - Newport Beach, CA

VelaShape DOES work, but it works better on some than others. It should also be known that VelaShape is on it's third machine, currently the VelaShape III. The earlier machines are probably still in use in some locations, however they do not have the same features, nor do they give the same... READ MORE

Questions from kathi5981

Can Exilis Cause Severe Dizziness?

I have had several Exilis treatment on my neck and lower face/jaw area. I have also been having some serious dizziness, which I correlated to seasonal allergies, which is not... READ MORE

Would Like to Know if Erbium Yag Laser Resurfacing Can Result in Loss of Facial Volume?

I have been recommended a series, six weeks apart, as I am in my sixties. A friend of mine had a single, very effective laser treatment, and although she is wrinkle free, she... READ MORE

Treatment for Lip Wrinkles?

I read a description of a treatment for lip wrinkles that sounded like it would be very effective, and I had not heard of it before. Dr. Aaron Stone posted that he used a... READ MORE

Can Permanent Existing Crowns Be Matched?

I have had crowns on my two front teeth since I was quite young. They have been redone several times over the years. I had several adjacent teeth bonded, as I was having gum... READ MORE

Erbium or CO2, Fraxel or Ablative?

I am sixty, fair, and my skin is not too bad. All of the above have been recommended, all for different reasons. I know I do not want white, waxy looking skin as many of my... READ MORE

I have now been told that another tooth is cracked. My front tooth already shattered! Can lasers cause damage to your teeth?

I bit into something a few months ago and split my front porcelain crown right in two. My dentist could give me no reason for this happening. I now have been told that a... READ MORE

Discussions started by kathi5981

Thermage vs Ultherapy

I am trying to educate myself on the two procedures, Thermage and Ultherapy. I found the many physician comments to be very informative, however, since the comments are not... READ MORE

Recent comments from kathi5981

It is possible that you have lost some fat, but your skin is not contracting. Everyone's skin is different, and if you are 25, it will tighten. Skin resiliency slows with age. I have had mesotherapy on my leg for some lumpiness. The... READ COMMENT

Hi, I've never heard of this procedure. Is it like mesotherapy? Do the fat cells die off? And, what will it do for your arms? Curious about this!! READ COMMENT

This website has become such a wealth of information to so many. Thank you for taking us all on your journey, and thank you for telling us about Dr. Watson. The ability to be able to share experiences with others, whether for beauty... READ COMMENT

I'm watching, too! Soooo interested in your journey. I, too am a candidate for this surgery, and even though I have not seen a PS, I'm pretty sure I would be advised to have the "long scar", which I definitely do not want. I am in my... READ COMMENT

I am so glad to be reading about the the conservative arm lift. I have had flabby underarm skin my whole life, and I am 5'8", 138 lbs. I appear to be a slender woman but I gather fat in upper arms and upper thighs, just as my mom did... READ COMMENT