Location: Atlanta
Member since 2/28/2011


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Reviews & Stories

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

Hi! No, I use Dickensons witch hazel. And I use ot only at night before I put some moisturizer on. The peels I have done once a month to and sometimes ever two weeks. I ordered from Muac. I would just say be careful, and venture out... READ COMMENT

My derm says i was scarred and i was not a candidate for this procedure. READ COMMENT

Hi! I wish I did. i can only say i had a bad experience, and wish i would have never done it. it has altered my self esteem significantly, but i keep moving forward because life isnt based on looks. but i miss what i had:/. READ COMMENT

Wanted to update...went back to my derm:). Always a pleasant experience with him. This time I officially went for pure vanity, my skin is so crepey I thought let me just give myself a treat and get botox on my 11 lines. Won't do... READ COMMENT

Great, go get laser and update us. good luck runner. READ COMMENT