Location: Long Beach, CA
Member since 4/6/2011


  • 269 total posts
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 10 questions

Reviews & Stories

Trying It Again - Newport Beach, CA

VelaShape DOES work, but it works better on some than others. It should also be known that VelaShape is on it's third machine, currently the VelaShape III. The earlier machines are probably still in use in some locations, however they do not have the same features, nor do they give the same results. So, if you are reading a review from 2009-2014, you are reading about the original... READ MORE

Arms, Doesn't Work. - Torrance, CA

It was suggested that this procedure could work on thin, loose skin on upper arms. I was cautioned that it may be several months before I would see results. There were no results, whatsoever, and it IS very painful. It's probably best left to face, only, as the arm is a very large piece of skin! I would definitely try it on the face if you are just beginning to sag. READ MORE

It's Working! - Long Beach, CA

I have had the DPL device for about 2 months, and incredibly only took it out of the box 2 weeks ago! I think I was intimidated by the instructions to put it together. It was very easy, by the way. It is tedious to sit with your face in this thing for 17 minutes, but after doing it about five times now, and actually noticing my two brown spots fade, I am pretty sold on this device. These brown... READ MORE

No Improvement, and I Had Vertigo. Someone Should Check This Out - Brea, CA

I've done Accent and Exilis, they are so similar in their delivery that there is no way I would know the difference other than the name on the machine. Accent will firm the skin a little (on the body)...temporarily, maybe for three months. Exilis, I did not notice any improvement. I had 4 treatments on neck and jowl area, upper arms, and a couple of treatments on upper, front thighs. It's been... READ MORE

Good Starter Procedure - Long Beach, California

This is a three step procedure beginning with a solution called Levelan which is applied and stays on the skin for two hours. The next step is intense pulse light (IPL), which acts to stimulate collagen. The final step is to lay under a blue light for seventeen minutes. This phase can be a bit uncomfortable, your skin gets hot, but you are sprayed with cold water. That's it, you're... READ MORE

Questions from kathi5981

Can Exilis Cause Severe Dizziness?

I have had several Exilis treatment on my neck and lower face/jaw area. I have also been having some serious dizziness, which I correlated to seasonal allergies, which is not... READ MORE

Would Like to Know if Erbium Yag Laser Resurfacing Can Result in Loss of Facial Volume?

I have been recommended a series, six weeks apart, as I am in my sixties. A friend of mine had a single, very effective laser treatment, and although she is wrinkle free, she... READ MORE

Treatment for Lip Wrinkles?

I read a description of a treatment for lip wrinkles that sounded like it would be very effective, and I had not heard of it before. Dr. Aaron Stone posted that he used a... READ MORE

Can Permanent Existing Crowns Be Matched?

I have had crowns on my two front teeth since I was quite young. They have been redone several times over the years. I had several adjacent teeth bonded, as I was having gum... READ MORE

Erbium or CO2, Fraxel or Ablative?

I am sixty, fair, and my skin is not too bad. All of the above have been recommended, all for different reasons. I know I do not want white, waxy looking skin as many of my... READ MORE

I have now been told that another tooth is cracked. My front tooth already shattered! Can lasers cause damage to your teeth?

I bit into something a few months ago and split my front porcelain crown right in two. My dentist could give me no reason for this happening. I now have been told that a... READ MORE

Can Kybella be used in other areas of the body? For example, fat that gathers just above the elbow?

I had mesotherapy several years ago, in the upper arm area. It worked extremely well, but the doctor stopped offering mesotherapy for some reason. I was left with an area above... READ MORE

Discussions started by kathi5981

Thermage vs Ultherapy

I am trying to educate myself on the two procedures, Thermage and Ultherapy. I found the many physician comments to be very informative, however, since the comments are not... READ MORE

Recent comments from kathi5981

I doubt that it is necessary for you to caution anyone about how they react to the comments made here by a person who wanted to share her experience, which is the point of this website. The doctors use this website to draw new patients... READ COMMENT

HI, I had the Obagi at a PS's office in SoCal, by the an esthetician there. She has many "older ladies" who like her peels and she extends to arms and hands, as well. But, currently I am seeing a medical esthetician who charges a lot... READ COMMENT

Hi, I had a 35 percent TCA (Obagi) last year and she did full neck, shoulders and chest. That area turns out really well, actually better than the face. I did not lose my vertical lines around the mouth, either. I will begin doing... READ COMMENT

How weak? I'm curious because I had an Obagi and I still have vertical lip lines. What strength would you say for a series of weaker peels? Thanks! READ COMMENT

I'm really happy for you...so good to finally have it behind you. I am watching your journey with great interest as I want to learn everything I can, the good, the bad, and the ugly!! Please post! Thanks and congratulations! READ COMMENT