Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 8/29/2011


  • 87 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 6 questions

Reviews by mfan17

Granulomatous Reaction to Radiesse - Los Angeles, CA

Approximately one year ago, I received Radiesse injections in an attempt to level some acne scars on my cheeks. Instead of filling the scars like I had asked, the nurse injector (mistake #1) decided that my cheeks needed filling. Within a day after the injections, my face swelled and looked... READ MORE

Botox in Masseter Muscle for Jaw Contouring -Los Angeles, CA

I've had this done multiple times over the past couple of years to contour the jawline. I have a pretty significant case of TMJ, and over the years it had taken a toll on my teeth (being worn down) and my face. My face always looked swollen and puffy regardless of what I weighed. ... READ MORE

Questions from mfan17

What is the ideal? I've been getting Botox injections to slim the masseter muscles consistently for 2 years.

Overall, I really like the effect. My question is, at what point does the face become too tapered and appear abnormal and not in harmony with other facial features, especially... READ MORE

Does dermabrasion destroy the adnexal structures that are necessary to heal after a resurfacing procedure?

Does Dermabrasion (ablative, not microdermabrasion) preclude future laser procedures (co2, erbium)? If one does focal, spot dermabrasion to contour deep acne scars, does that... READ MORE

Is ear cartilage adequate for typical Asian Rhinoplasty patient?

In the typical Asian rhinoplasty patient, is there enough ear cartilage to augment the bridge AND to increase projection and length of the nose? Are there any particular... READ MORE

3 months post-op. How soon after the operation can Dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) be repeated?

I recently had a spot dermabrasion procedure localized to just the left cheek area. At this point, it has been 3 months since the dermabrasion, which was done to soften acne... READ MORE

Are I-shaped silastic implants a good option? Do they reduce the complications associated with traditional L-shaped implants?

Do I-shaped silastic implants used only on the bridge greatly reduce the complications associated with traditional L-shaped implants? From my research, it seems most of of the... READ MORE

Puffy nipples : Does this require only glandular excision or can this be treated by liposuction alone? (photos)

I have always had puffy nipples regardless of my weight. Currently at 16% body fat (could be in better shape). 1. Will this require glandular excision or can this be treated by... READ MORE

Recent comments from mfan17

Doesn't look like cystic acne, and looks more like red marks than actual indented scarring. Low dose accutane should be able to significantly improve the acne, perhaps even put it into remission. READ COMMENT

Thank you for being generous and sharing your experience. This is one of only a handful of ACTUAL real world accounts of dermabrasion with detailed pictures I've seen online. READ COMMENT

I think having the goal of perfectly smooth skin is not realistic. Acne scarring is very hard to treat, and improvement is the goal. Good luck on your healing though. READ COMMENT

Anyone trying to sell you microdermabrasions for acne scarring is more interested in your money than in treating you. Microdermabrasions are worthless for acne scarring. I suggest you seek a more serious doctor. READ COMMENT

That risk is totally overblown. It can happen but is exceedingly rare. On balance, the risk of fillers vs surgery is very small. Personally I'd exhaust every nonsurgical avenue before subjecting myself to another surgery. And plus... READ COMMENT