Location: San Clemente, CA
Member since 11/13/2010


  • 144 total posts
  • 6 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 9 questions

Reviews by selfimposedhermit

Depressed and Disappointed - Orange County, CA

Had a mini lift to try and repair some past damage inflicted by a PA with improperly placed juvederm. This has ruined my face, no lie. I regret the decisions I have made over the last 6 months to try and improve this. tried hyaluronidase, think it deflated my skin, still had noticeable bumps... READ MORE

Depressed and Now Have Awful Lines - La Jolla, CA

I have had juvederm before with good results in marionette lines. I opted to have someone 'new' do it as she was doing belotero, which I have had done by her before. After she was done, you could see white bumps and more pronounced lines than before. She also put dysport in my lower face and... READ MORE

Prolonged Healing from Active Fx - Los Angeles, CA

Overall, at this point (almost 5 weeks post active fx on face, neck, chest), my face looks horrible. It looked better two weeks after, but progressively got redder and darker red areas around eyes. Also have a small rash under each eye, not sure from what? Have been diligent about sunblock,... READ MORE

Two Times with Vi - NO PEEL. Dana Point, CA

This is the second time I've done this peel with no peeling! I followed the instructions to a 't' so I really don't want any doctors or anyone else to say, oh, you must have missed a step. I am a RN and I followed those instructions meticulously. I took a week off work, using up my PTO time... READ MORE

Never Again and Why Would Anyone Subject Themselves to This?? - Newport Beach, CA

I had this done to my upper abdomen yesterday. Obviously it's too soon for results, but I don't care. I would NEVER have put myself through this discomfort had I known. Unreal. Nothing could be worth this. Not only the discomfort of the machine grabbing your skin and not being able to move,... READ MORE

Too Early to Tell- Quite Painful - San Diego, CA

I had this done in combination with a q switched laser to remove brown spots on face, chest, and hands. I also had a pulse dye laser for veins on the face. The veins disappeared miraculously! I have lots of dark brown spots on my hands and chest. I have to say that out of the three lasers, the... READ MORE

Questions from selfimposedhermit

PIH Post-Active FX

8-9 weeks post active fx, with no pre-treatment, have developed PIH on both cheeks. I am light skinned, a touch of olive. Compounded 8% hydroquinone/tretinoin is way too... READ MORE

Can't Figure out Cause of Milia

I have only recently begun to get several tiny milia under eyes and on eyelids. Can't see why? Using hypoallergenic cream on eye area, not new. Can they be removed by a... READ MORE

How Long Are Your Eyes Red After Milia Extraction?

I am going for milia extraction in a few days on a Friday. How long will my eyes be red after this? Many small ones on upper eyelids and below eyes. I have to go on a business... READ MORE

Will 10 days be enough time to recover and go back to work after Fraxel Laser for upper lip lines and wrinkles?

I would like to have fraxel done on my upper lip area only. The rest of my skin is probably OK. Would ten days be sufficient to be able to cover any redness so I could go back... READ MORE

My juvederm was placed poorly. what can I do?

Now I have a definite line in the marionette area. The injector placed the juvederm in an area that has accentuated the lines. I can actually see a white area under the skin.... READ MORE

Effects of Dysport to DAO- supposedly to help marionette lines (Photo)

I had dysport injected on both sides of my chin, apparently, 'dao' to 'help' with marionette lines, which were barely noticeable before. Now I have very pronounced lines,... READ MORE

Juvederm still in face after 6 months? (Photo)

I had hyaluronidase to try and remove this, but it is still there, looking nasty. what can I do? thanks READ MORE

What is the best laser to remove discoloration from removal of juvederm with hyaluronidase?

The skin around the area appears to be brownish in color. Have tried retin a with hydroquinone. Thinking it might be a q switch laser? READ MORE

Discussions started by selfimposedhermit

Removal of syringomas

Just had some milia removed by a dermatologist. Went really well, but I have about 5 syringomas total. Left eye has 4. Has anyone had any luck removing them? If so, what was... READ MORE

Recent comments from selfimposedhermit

Hi, thanks.. I have had a lower facelift. Will put off anything higher as long as possible. Lower made huge difference. Recovery super easy and fast. I researched into mid but just not sure.. apparently the higher you go, the longer... READ COMMENT

I'm glad you got it removed. I also had a bad experience with juvederm 6 months ago and I'm still dealing with a mess. I honest to God wish I had just skipped that. It only takes one bad experience to scare you off fillers for life!! READ COMMENT

I know this is a late response, but I had a similar experience, still researching and researching how to fix this mess that has become my face. Not ultherapy, but had a physician recommend it yesterday and I sure won't be doing it! I... READ COMMENT

Thank you. I think I'm going to get it. had a horrible experience with my face and a doctor suggested voluma to try and lift my cheeks. think I'll go for it. READ COMMENT

I will as soon as I can find a shot that doesn't show my face. I am trying to say optimistic and hopeful, but honestly, it looks worse than before right now. thanks, READ COMMENT