Location: San Francisco, CA
Member since 1/13/2011


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Reviews & Stories

Retin-A - Damaged my Face! - San Ramon, CA

What I used: Atralin .05% How often I used it: A pea size amount once a week.  Took a couple of breaks when the adverse effects were too intense and unbearable. How I used it: Toner first, followed by moisturizer, 4% hydroquinone, then Atralin, and sunblock SPF30 (19% zinc oxide) last. Why I used it: To get rid of brown spots on my cheeks. How long I used it: 3 ½... READ MORE

Questions from Scar4Life

Can Laser Remove a Raised Age Spot? If So, How Much Will It Cost Me?

I have a raised age spot on my cheek. It is about the size of a pencil top. Can laser remove the spot and make it flat so that it is even with the rest of my face? Or do I do... READ MORE

Microdermabrasion to Treat Seborrhoeic Keratosis on Asian Skin

I have a Seborrhoeic keratosis on my cheek. I got retin-a .1% from my dermatologist. My keratosis is almost flat now but not quite flush with the rest of my face. The keratosis... READ MORE

Can Microdermabrasion Fix Damage Caused by Retin-a?

Retin-a caused my skin to peel. My face is full of uneven skin layers. Also, the skin near my cheek bone looks dented and thin. My derm think I can continue using retin-a or... READ MORE

More Laser Treatment or Microdermabrasion to Treat Seborrheic Keratosis

My derm used a Iridex Diolite 532 to remove a wart-like seborrheic keratosis, size of a pencil top from my cheek. After 3 months only the middle part is completely gone. The... READ MORE

Brown Spots and Broken Capillaries - How to Get Rid of Them?

I am a 53 year old Asian female. I was using .05% Atralin, a pea-size amount once a week for 3 ½ months to remove some light brown spots on my face. I stopped using it... READ MORE

Recent comments from Scar4Life

Thanks for your well wishes. I’m not backtracking. I was trying to be brief and concise in my original posting. I could see how my usage statement could be misinterpreted but the fact of the matter is I used Retin-A at night only. R... READ COMMENT

SPF15 is not enough! Unless you avoid the sun like the plague or live like a vampire, please use sunblock (not sunscreen) of SPF30 or higher. Otherwise, you’ll get sun damage and dark spots. Also, wear a wide brim hat. It’s hard to ... READ COMMENT

Thank you!!! Now I know another awful derm to avoid. Just last week Dr. Lee had a Groupon sale for $149 MicroLaser Peel (a $300 value) -- not that I wanted to do it but it was interesting to note. I hope you're doing better and found... READ COMMENT

Thank you Content! I hope to get rid of my ugly brown spots! READ COMMENT

I'm so sorry you've been hurt. I have the same vein problem and would like to try the vitamin K serum. I can't find it on Amazon. Also, tried googling it but still can't find it. Can you send me a link? Thank you! READ COMMENT