Location: Chicago, IL
Member since 11/22/2011


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Reviews by ajapel

Fat Atrophy, Wrinkling and Eye Pain after IPL and RF from EMAX fotofacial - Palm Harbor, FL

I went to an mdspa in the Palm Harbor to receive IPL to get rid of my visible blood vessels on my cheeks in Mid November. I'm 37. Unfortunately, the PA did the area near my eyes as well though I didn't request it. I had swelling for about 7 days total, mostly around my eyes. I had a... READ MORE

Questions from ajapel

Bumpy, Rough Texture from IPL Done 7 Weeks Ago, is This Permanent?

I had an IPL fotofacial on my face for broken blood vessels. I was very swollen for about 7 days mostly on the upper cheeks. I now have rough skin and bumps all over my cheeks... READ MORE

eMax SRA Common Settings- I've Been Left With Bad Skin Texture,

Dear Doctors: I had Emax with the SRA head and my face has been wrinkling ever since with hyperpigmentation and texture changes (orange peel like texture). I had after the... READ MORE

A PA Performed IPL + Radiofrequency Fotofacial with Syneron's EMAX SRA Head. Now I Have Eye Pain and Fat Atrophy, Options?

Settings were optical fluence of 25 and RF of 25. I was treated right up to eyeball (literally) and now have daily right eye pain that worsens with movement and use. Eye docs... READ MORE

Recent comments from ajapel

Radiofrequency should be banned. It's effects are like a wild card. READ COMMENT

My doc gave me renova...a mild retin a. It didn't make anything worse. Helped with wrinkling a little. Nothing was really helpful. Texture stayed the same. READ COMMENT

Burns are visible obvious red marks. other symptoms are not considered burns. READ COMMENT

A lawyer may feel differently. Seriously. Complications due to improper settings are not covered under the waver etc. READ COMMENT

I will qualify that the wavers mention burns, not premature aging, fat loss or skin atrophy. I can't say every waver was like mine, but mine was mostly saying burns could happen at worst. READ COMMENT