Eric K

Location: Seattle, WA
Member since 3/5/2007

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  • 57 total posts
  • 4 reviews
  • 130 comments
  • 2 questions

Reviews by Eric K

Results aren't permanent and remaining hair is patchy

I've had laser hair removal on my lower neck (front + back) and on my chest, and am happy with the results, but I still have some light thin hairs after 10 treatments over 7 years. (I had laser hair removal 5 times in 2000, and another 5 times over the last two years for touch ups.) The pain... READ MORE

Accutane Only Cures Deep (Cystic) Acne - Seattle, WA

One of my friends took Accutane as soon as he got his first pimple, because his lawyer father wanted his son on the strongest treatment available.  It certainly seemed to work for my friend. My parents are both doctors, so they felt it was best to start with less powerful acne... READ MORE

Double Chin Lipo for 30 Year Old Male

My family has a hereditary double chin that is truly the last place where diet and exercise will get rid of the fat. I've had the double chin since when I was a baby, and it was only minimized when I was rowing obsessively as a teenager. Even then, at 4% body fat and with six pack abs, I... READ MORE

Treat Dermatitis first, then V beam reduces rosacea flares

Rosacea is only apparent on my left cheek and a tiny bit on my nose. Both appear to be caused by sun damage because I've had bad sunburns in those locations because I didn't reapply sunscreen enough. I also slept on my left side for 7 years.  Once the rosacea started flaring up... READ MORE

Questions from Eric K

Juvederm vs Restylane

From what i can tell juvederm is maybe better than restylane because it lasts longer. Is this true? Are there other things i should take in to account before choosing juvederm... READ MORE

Does VISS At-Home Hair Removal Work?

How does VISS IPL compare to professional results? READ MORE

Recent comments from Eric K

Without a platysmaplasty, there is nothing to support the skin and other tissue directly under the front of the chin or to prevent platysmal bands from showing. By sewing the two sides of the platysma muscle together like a corset, a... READ COMMENT

Fat is removed during a platysmaplasty by direct scraping as that provides the surgeon with great visibility and accuracy. Since the fat can be scraped off the skin and muscle there is no need for external suction. So you definitely... READ COMMENT

I don't have scars around the ears -- those are only used when skin is removed. You can have a platysmaplasty with only a scar under the chin. The scar will be longer than the tiny lipo scar, but the results fron the playsmaplasty will... READ COMMENT

A decent over-the-counter anti-fungal cream is Lotramin Ultra (Butenafine Hydrochloride). My rosacea outbreaks started after I switched to only using natural skin care products made from food grade oils. I've always had minor dandruff... READ COMMENT

It would be better to get an Rx for Ketoconazole cream (2%) since the shampoo has some foaming agents that can irritate sensitive skin. In retrospect, the redness on my face was exacerbated by a face cleanser that was marketed for... READ COMMENT