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


  • 166 total posts
  • 6 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 10 questions

Reviews & Stories

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 and lumps beside my mouth. More juvederm to try and balance out, then restylane, which left brown... 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 upper lip, so I can hardly talk, let alone swallow. I feel like a stroke victim. And there are... 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 for NO reason. I think there is something wrong with their formula, really. The nurse who applied... 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, and the discomfort lasted a full hour. Then they massage the skin that is completely painful. No,... 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 IPL was the most painful! I would not schedule another IPL due to the pain. And I have a high... 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, staying out of sun, using moisturizer, hypoallergenic, etc. Makeup does not stay on my face. I went to... 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

Sunken Cheeks but high and defined cheekbones. Any suggestions?

My cheeks are hollow but I have very high and defined cheekbones. It seems there is little support now beside my face and I have a couple of folds right where I smile. I don't... 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

I had it done 4 times total, around the side of the mouth. It went back to normal. I don't think it causes permanent damage, but the fillers are scary. I don't think my face ever went back to how it used to be. Such a tough lesson... READ COMMENT

Sorry for the lateness: the temporary weirdness I noticed was the skin looked discolored and a little wrinkly. This was gone pretty quickly, though. I hope yours has resolved. READ COMMENT

It was 100% better after a month. My face lost elasticity for sure, I do not think the enzyme is the problem. The enzyme is the reason I'd do temporary fillers again. I would never do anything like bellafil or sculptra or even fat... READ COMMENT

Don't EVER get botox around the mouth, way too risky. I had it done and I could not speak correctly, was literally deformed like a stroke victim. READ COMMENT

Have you tried getting more filler, this time, very conservatively, by someone super experienced? You could start slow, then add if you want more? READ COMMENT