Tawny Monroe

Member since 10/26/2008

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Works for Cellulite

I had just ONE Juva Shape treatment for my outer hip area. It eliminated my cellulite and smoothed out the skin and it still looks good months later. But, it was so painfully hot I could barely stand it and I've had TruSculpt and Thermage treatments. Meaning I know what to expect from these treatments that use heat. I don't see how this is used for the face. READ MORE

Pelleve MAY Be Worth It - I Will Update - Texas

I just completed my 2nd Pelleve treatment for face and neck ($400 each). I'm supposed to have at least 4 to get the results I want. I have slightly sagging jowls, large pores, and the beginnings of a turkey neck. I've done other similar treatments like Accent XL and Sheerwave, non-ablative treatments, where the idea is to heat up the skin underneath to stimulate collagen. These two treatments... READ MORE

Expensive and Very Little Results - Texas

I went in to have my outer hips treated because I had fat pads covering them in what is called "saddle britches". Mine weren't that big or dramatic, but there was a small noticeable bump. The treatments were a whopping $1000 a piece. I had about 6 treatments (3 without charge) because the technician felt bad and wanted to see if she could get rid of them. I had these treatments about a month... READ MORE

Hydrafacial Works for Temperorarily Making You Look Good - Wichita Falls, TX

I wanted to look good for a reunion I was having with people I went to college with. I had two days to accomplish. I chose to do a Hydrafacial (one hour session.) You can get a cheaper (half hour) and more expensive version at the MediSpa I go to. The Hydrafacial will make your skin look smoother, fresher and the pores smaller. It does clean out all the blackheads. I have slight jowls and... READ MORE

For Face It Does Nothing - For Cellulite It Works - Wichita Falls, TX

Accent XL for skin tightening treatments on the face do NOTHING. And I have mild sagging, so if it couldn't tighten me up, it can't tighen anyone. Accent XL for cellulite does work beautifully, especially when used in confunction with another method, like endermologie afterwards. BUT you have to keep up with the super expensive treatments or it comes right back just the same. I think it... READ MORE

Extremely Painful, Expensive and Just Not Worth It - Dallas, TX

I had this procedure done to my lower face. Immediately after I had it done, I looked great. This must have been due to swelling. After a few weeks, I looked the same. It never improved. I had both the shallow and deep transducers used, and injections of lidocaine to numb my face. When the machine hit areas where the lidocaine wasn't reaching, the pain was beyond indescribable. READ MORE

Only Real Cure for Acne Out There

I had very oily skin and scalp. I used Accutane for almost a year and it helped dry up the oil and completely cleared up my skin. Today, I have never get blemishes. Pros: It's been years since I was on it and I didn't have any side effects. The results were permanent. The cons: My eyes were left permanently dry. I had very oily skin and scalp with moderate adult acne in my... READ MORE

Got zero results. - Waste of Time and Money - Las Vegas, NV

I had eight treatments, drank all the water recommended and got zero results. This is a bogus anti-cellulite treatment. READ MORE

Like a Milder Version of Thermage

I had Thermage done years ago and started IPL with the Radiance machine. They are similar in sensation. The IPL is hot but not as intensely painful. The results are not as as dramatic, either. I had IPL done to freshen my skin and hopefully tighten slight sagging. I just had two treatments, two weeks apart and am pleased with the results. My pores looks tighter, my... READ MORE

You'll Look Like A Freak But It's Worth It - Las Vegas

I had CO2 laser resurfacing years ago. It didn't change the surface of my skin one bit, but it really tightened up the collagen underneath (better than Thermage). When I was in my late 30s, I looked like I was in my early 20s. I would get carded at casinos. The results lasted for years. The huge downside was that my face scabbed and swelled so badly I looked like a freak. i could not... READ MORE

TCA Did Nothing For Me

I think it depends on what chemical is used for the peel what results you get. I had a few treatments with TCA. They did nothing except turn my skin brown in some areas, and then peel. My skin didn't look fresher, brown spots weren't removed, my acne wasn't improved. I got zero results. I don't know who these peels are good for. They are too weak to make a difference. READ MORE

Worthless

Microdermabrasion did absolutely nothing for me. Didn't remove wrinkles, didn't tighten or freshen and I went weekly for a couple months. My skin looked exactly the same when I finished my 10 sessions as it did when I started. Maybe it works on someone who has skin that is criss-crossed with wrinkles and is dried up looking. If you are looking for tighter, fresher skin, spend your money... READ MORE

Works but Hurts - Las Vegas, NV

I had two treatments done a year apart of each other. I got excellent results, a younger, fresher, firmer skin immediately. But I barely had sagging skin to begin with. I think this is what Thermage is best for, someone who is just starting to show aging signs. Any more than just a hint of sag and Thermage isn't powerful enough to change it. It was extremely painful. I... READ MORE

Recent comments from Tawny Monroe

I don't ever tip for these treatments, but I go to a center, I don't go to a private esthetician. I might tip if she were private. READ COMMENT

Some of these RF treatments, like Pelleve, can melt fat, but beam is directed to a different area, deeper. The treatment to tighten collagen is more superficial. Pelleve done properly for collagen stimulation will NOT ruin your looks.... READ COMMENT

I don't have any pictures. :( I didn't even think to take any. Next time I will. The Hydrafacial uses a machine with a wand that both sucks out the pores while flushing them with a hydrating liquid. There's a slight acid peel she... READ COMMENT

I agree. I had it done. It was super pricey at $1000 per treatment! It barely did anything to the fat pads on my outer hips. One side is slightly better, the other one looks exactly the same after 6 treatments. READ COMMENT

TruSculpt is a supposed treatment to reduce fat by using radio frequency to heat the area to 41 degrees. It's supposed to destroy fat cells and then your body absorbs them. It did not work for me after many treatments and it's painful. READ COMMENT