Location: Cottage Grove, WI
Member since 7/22/2014


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Reviews by fjelly

Mole Back of Upper Thigh - Madison, WI

I had basal cell CA lower eye lid, so now in addition to my personal skin monitoring, I have a full body screening every 6 months. I see a NP in dermatology for this. She identified a small "normal" mole high on the back of one thigh. I asked about having it removed since I didn't think I could... READ MORE

Gentlewaves LED treatment for 66 yo, sun-aged skin - New Braunfels, TX

I've purchased unlimited daily treatments with Gentlewaves, a LED light device, for $100/mo. Each treatment lasts less than 1 minute. This is my first time trying this treatment. Eye protection is reportedly not needed, but I've chosen to use goggles. I started out doing a daily treatment,... READ MORE

Questions from fjelly

What is the best way to treat solar brown spots on arms, legs, back, hands, face, lip?

What type of treatment work best for solar brown spots on the arms, legs, shoulders, decolletage, hands, face, and lip? Can the same type of laser be used on these various body... READ MORE

Are brown sun spots easier to treat with BBL (broadband light) or IPL after use of skin lighteners and glycolic?

I've been using non-hydroquinone skin lighteners and glycolic daily for several months and my brown sun spots have faded somewhat. I'm considering BBL or IPL to finish the job... READ MORE

Why am I getting more brown spots despite daily use of high SPF sunscreen?

I understand brown pigment from old sun exposure, but I don't understand why more brown pigment spots develop despite daily use of a sunscreen with high SPF. I apply a... READ MORE

Are light-based skin treatments safe for a person with systemic lupus?

Are light-based skin treatments, such as broadband light (BBL), intense pulse light (IPL), and LED lights (red, blue, or amber) safe for a person with systemic lupus, given... READ MORE

GentleWaves - how many treatments and how often?

Putting cost aside, is there a reason to limit the frequency and total number of GentleWaves LED treatments. Or asked another way: Any reason not to have unlimited, daily... READ MORE

IPL for brown spot and red spot on lip line?

I have a single solar brown spot located right on my lip line and a single red spot just above the lip line. Is there any contraindication to treating these spots with IPL when... READ MORE

Is topical Vit A in it various forms contraindicated prior to IPL?

I've read on this site that oral isotretinoin is contraindicated up to a year prior to IPL because it is photo-sensitizing. Is there a similar contraindication prior to IPL for... READ MORE

Can IPL treat the thickened texture of solar brown spots?

The solar brown spots (lentigos) on my arms have a thickened texture i.e they look like growths. I understand IPL can treat the brown pigment, but what about the thickened... READ MORE

Can Vit C serum contribute to broken capillaries?

I have mild rosacea with redness, but no pustules. My rosacea is in good control, but I do notice that I've developed more broken capillaries around my nose and chin. I've been... READ MORE

Recent comments from fjelly

Thank you for sharing. Your healed results are amazing. Thank God for skilled and caring physicians and nurses. Hopefully the cancer has now been fully eradicated. I had MOHS followed by plastic repair for basal cell under an eye and... READ COMMENT

I'd be interested in an update. Do you know what type of IPL machine was used? Was it InMode Lumecca? Was the power used gentle or strong? Did you experience any swelling after your treatments? Have you experienced any long-term... READ COMMENT

Thank God, you finally got an accurate diagnosis and what seems to be excellent care. I also had a basal cell lesion removed from under an eye, but only after an 8 year delay due to a mishandled pathology report by one dermatologist (I... READ COMMENT

I suggest stopping treatments, following a daily gentle skin care routine, avoiding sun exposure to your face and using daily SPF, and then focusing on a nutritional approach to healing. Bone broth made from chicken and beef contains... READ COMMENT

All these reports on RealSelf by people who've had skin damage following IPL and other similar treatments is so distressing and sad. Have you tried any nutritional approaches to support healing? Bone broths (beef, chicken, fish) are... READ COMMENT