Ckiesch

Location: Buffalo, MN
Member since 9/16/2013

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  • 57 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 discussions
  • 38 comments
  • 15 questions

Reviews by Ckiesch

Where to Begin...big Decision - Minneapolis, MN

I went in for a free consultation as I was thinking maybe facial resurfacing would help my 'signs of aging'. When the Dr. met with me he said I needed 'much more' than that if I wanted to see any great improvement. His suggestion was a full facelift, eyes, and forehead, followed by the deep CO2... READ MORE

Laser Resurfacing After a Facelift 10 Months Ago - Minneapolis, MN

Very deep wrinkles ariund my mouth that required more than a fraxel laser treatment. I had a co2/ erbium laser that has the most downtime, but best results. I did not want to go through this and only get minimal results. I consulted with several people who had this procedure done and were very... READ MORE

Questions from Ckiesch

Is it recommended to have a full facelift if only the bottom half concerns you? Would fat transfers be beneficial? (photo)

I am 63 years old and am confused exactly what procedures would be most beneficial. Every PS I consult with has a different idea while I'm trying to keep my cost around $10,000... READ MORE

PS consultations all offer different advice. What do you think would be my best option? (photo)

Confused on Litelift vs. SMAS. Also, is it necessary to have upper part of face done if most wrinkles are on lower portion? Consultations with several PS in Mpls and all give... READ MORE

What are most beneficial (and cost effective) procedures to have done to improve my wrinkled Irish skin? (photo)

I am 63 and have heard that fat grafting only 'takes' about 35% of the time in older people. I don't want to pay thousands of dollars for something that is not permanent. Will... READ MORE

Fat grafting - is it worth it? In a facelift is it possible to move the fat that has 'fallen' back to its original location?

I've seen it mentioned several times on realself.com that fat grafting is unpredictable and is not always permanent. $4000 seems like a significant amount to pay for a... READ MORE

How often are composite facelifts done versus traditional. Is deep plane another type? (photo)

The doctor on realself who promoted it made it sound much better than the traditional facelift, so I'm curious what method you guys use. It's the first time I've heard of it... READ MORE

I've had a couple of doctors tell me I'm not a good candidate. I am 63. Does my age have anything to do with it?

Does my age have anything to do with it? I don't want to go to the expense of having it done if it might not work. One of the doctors that told me he wouldn't do it was Dr.... READ MORE

How worthwhile are chemical peels by a plastic surgeon for deep wrinkles? (photo)

I'm 63 and have deep wrinkles around my lips and mouth and have been told fractionated lasers will not be beneficial. Any ideas? READ MORE

Would you have fat grafting used on your face to restore volume? (photo)

I am 63, and most of you who responded to my previous photo said I definitely need a facelift...so that's a given. But I get varying responses as far as fat grafting to help... READ MORE

Using a CO2 fractionated laser, could more 'passes' be made over the deep wrinkles to give better results? (photo)

I am hesitant to have the traditional CO2 laser used on my face even though I have been told that it is required for the wrinkles around my mouth. Seems if you go over the area... READ MORE

I have severe wrinkles around my mouth area. What's the best treatment? (Photo)

I was wondering what would be the best procedure to deal with the severe wrinkles around my mouth areas. I was considering facial resurfacing but know a couple people who have... READ MORE

My PS has a third generation combination CO2/Erbium YAG laser. Are my concerns about hyperpigmentation valid? (Photo)

I had a facelift 8 months ago. Now I need to have the resurfacing to help with the deep lines around my mouth, which is what bothered me in the first place. My PS has a third... READ MORE

What is Ultherapy? What other treatments is it similar to?

Is Ultherapy worth the money and what other treatment is it similar to...facelift? Resurfacing? Themage? I've had a facelift and skin resurfacing this year, but see this... READ MORE

Discussions started by Ckiesch

Has anyone had just a facelift on the lower portion of face without brow lift, eyes or forehead?

Does it look odd to not have the facelift on the entire face? My doctor suggested the entire face but I'm thinking that seems very extreme. I am 63. READ MORE

Recent comments from Ckiesch

It's been nice traveling this journey with you Teddyjo. So are your wrinkles any better? I don't think mine are, but I know not to expect it right away. It is really, really dry and scabby in the wrinkles area, which doesn't help it... READ COMMENT

Seriously, you are 95% healed!? I am not even close. I've got bloody spots in various areas, my chin is scaly and peeling, my forehead and nose are white and red. Every area is different. I went out for lunch and shopping with my... READ COMMENT

Do you have any pictures of you lately? I just finished Day 5 and go for a check up tomorrow. I keep waiting for the peeling and itching to start, but so far I only have a bit of peeling on my chin? You had the traditional CO2 laser... READ COMMENT

Did I see you paid $5000? I thought I paid a lot but obviously prices are higher in CA. I had anesthesia ( don't think I would be brave enough to do it without) so that added like $1200. It is usually $6000, but since I had a facelift... READ COMMENT

So the only difference in our 2 procedures is that I also had the erbium laser used along with the co2. So we should be looking about the same. Are you getting any white blotches on areas of your face? When do you go in for your... READ COMMENT