Location: Arlington, VA
Member since 3/12/2011


  • 10 total posts
  • 3 reviews

Reviews & Stories

Had It Done This Morning, We'll See ... - Washington, DC

I've been thinking about Uthera for a while. At around 39, I started to notice that I was getting really jowly and my face was looking like someone let the air out if it (mouth corners sagging, chin dimpling, etc.). Then I turned 40 a few months ago and it was like someone pressed a fast forward button on the aging process. I'd been using fillers with great success, but the sagging was... READ MORE

First Session Today - Washington, DC

(That's $450 per session, I will probably need 3.) I had one session of Fraxel: restore at $2750 (at my derm), had a very bad reaction to it and saw no results, decided to try IPL for hyper-pigmentation and rosacea-induced redness. I am 36, very pale (red hair, blue eyes), have always had freckles but have started to get larger blotchy brown spots and redness/broken capillaries on my... READ MORE

Fraxel Re:store in Washington, DC

First, I was shocked by the price, I was expecting it to be half that much! But I have been going to my derm for 5 years now and wouldn't see anyone else. I am 36, had the full face and the chest in the hopes of getting rid of brown spots on the chest, and brown splotches, freckles, and fine lines on the face. I am very fair and have, as an adult, been very religious about sunblock so... READ MORE

Recent comments from ECArlington

I actually think what was going on was residual swelling - that is, the severe swelling was gone, but I was still swollen not enough to think I was swollen, but just enough to make me think there was some tightening. Now, 2.5 months... READ COMMENT

No new photos. It's only been a week and there's been no change. READ COMMENT

I agree, I highly recommend filler, it works wonders. But I swell very badly after filler (a good 7-10 days of a face blown up b like a beach ball), so hoping to avoid that and hoping for something that lasts longer. We shall see! I'm... READ COMMENT

Not sure yet. Im still pretty swollen so it's difficult to tell if theres a difference or not. I've also read that the results are better for younger people, but that's a good question for your doctor! READ COMMENT

They told me some people don't swell at all, so you may be one of those lucky ones! Good luck, I hope it goes well for you. READ COMMENT