Location: Atlanta
Member since 2/28/2011


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Reviews & Stories

Juvederm Ultra Plus with Dr. Nelson Castillo

Perfect for me! I went back to Dr. Castillo for a second appointment (first appointment he placed Vobella in my tear troughs - still very happy and I uploaded my review under that category) but this time for Juvederm Ultra Plus for the top of my cheeks. I had Juvederm placed under scars that were left from ipls, and although the original provider I went to first did an excellent job, her... READ MORE

Vobella for Tear Troughs with Dr. Nelson Castillo - Atlanta, GA

I had two consultations previous to scheduling with Dr. Castillo through Realself. I wanted to make the bags under my eyes look better (thank you aging process), but was in no rush to make a move. I saw great reviews, which made me a bit nervous, but with a free consult through this website I figured why not. Dr. Nelson contacted me directly (whoa) and he was absolutely pleasant, I scheduled... READ MORE

Juvaderm to Correct Ipl Associated Fat Loss - Atlanta, GA

I just had juvaderm today, it's my first time ever using any type of filler. My doctor injected about 12 injections on the right side, and about 8 on the left. The results were subtle, but immediate, and it corrected an indent on both cheeks under the cheekbones. I was told that I will swell over the next 3 days. It was an incredibly comfortable experience, felt small little pinches, but... READ MORE

Very Comfortable Experience, Now Have Permanent Damage.. - New York, NY

Let me put this out there, I made it to 3 out of 4 ipl sessions. It was a very comfortable experience, no stinging, no burns, no rubber band snapping sensations, the office was great. Explained worse case scenario it may not work, best case scenario skin will look great. I browned on my sun spots, flaked, and they fell off just like I was told. My face looked great...due to microswelling... READ MORE

Questions from cveroleyva

Is IPL with RF Powerful Enough to Melt Fat?

The more research I do on IPL, the more I see doctors that post and promote their practice stating the ipl does melt fat and can tighten skin. I see all doctors here on this... READ MORE

If IPL Causes Collagen to Shrink, is New Collagen Built Around It Always Uniform or Can New Collagen Be Uneven?

If ipl causes collagen to shrink, and allow new collagen to be built around it, isn't shrinking collagen a negative for the skin? How can the recovery be uniform? Is that... READ MORE

IPL, Facial and Extractions in the Same Session?

Or can this cause scarring? Noticing many practitioners at medspas will do both at the same session. READ MORE

Patients w/ Long-Term Effects of Laser Treatments - Your Experience?

How often doctors on this board experience patients coming back to them after one year out from their post laser treatment showing textural changes, fat loss, dry skin? I'm... READ MORE

Chances of Increased IPL Scarring if Not Enough Gel is Used?

I've been reading that if providers do not use enough gel when treating patients with ipl, this can increase etchmark scarring. What does this gel do? Do providers disclose... READ MORE

Do Cosmetic Lasers Penetrate Through the Dermis? Isn't This Where Second Degree Burns Occur?

I'm reading that lasers don't go that deep, yet sebaceous glands, hair follicles, etc...are located in the dermis level. According to burn centers, heat generated that... READ MORE

Recent comments from cveroleyva

Whelp, too late. I was burnt and the darker markings are permanently there, sometimes just light, but for the most part darker. Oh, and I'm not Asian:/. But thanks for sharing your knowledge:) READ COMMENT

I just looked.ay the texture of my skin, and all the new ice pick scars and lumps.i got without having acne in those areas. Of there is a more scientific way, I'm not aware of it. But the change to skin was so obvious for me post laser. READ COMMENT

Just time, nothing in particular. They smoothed out, looked almost non existent, and I went for filler again ultimately in the same area in Nov 2015. Lumps are back, I did go to a med spa here and I don't think it had anything to do... READ COMMENT

No, never heard of them. Is that what you are doing? Please share:) READ COMMENT

Hi! Well, it's been up and down. The chemical peels I've had in the past I think have been the most helpful with evening out skin color. I also learned that filler was okay for me in the non damaged/burnt sections of my skin. Filler can... READ COMMENT