Location: San Diego, CA
Member since 4/6/2011


  • 119 total posts
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

Latisse After Upper Bleph - Southern California

Hi ladies, I had an upper bleph (along with a faclift) 4 months ago. The lashes got a little thin after the surgery so I decided to try latisse after scars healed. Just finished week one and my eyelids are pink! Is this normal? I apply the latisse one drop per eye with a very fine eyeliner brush. Eyes get pretty itchy right after but by morning are OK. Just wondering if this is normal and does... READ MORE

Hard Recovery, but Finally Worth It - Southern California

Had SMAS lower face and neck, plus upper eyes done. had a very hard recovery do to complications-- bad bruising, multiple hematomas and pain. Finally I am LOOKING GREAT! It has changed my life. My doctor was great and supportive and reassured me that though some people do get complications it doesn't affect the outcome. He was right. I had many regrets at first but the last couple weeks... READ MORE

10 Years Younger! - San Diego, CA

I had three syringes of juvederm 2 weeks ago. I did this because I had hollows under my eyes, NL folds and marionettes. Recently I had 2 fraxels and my skin was looking good but couldn't deal with deep wrinkles. We did the eyes first. Just a little ice under the eye and then the injections. Painless! I had a couple little dots where the needle went in but no bruising. My hollows... READ MORE

Canceled 2 treatments - San Diego, CA

I had my first fraxel yesterday. I showed up early for the numbing cream, The hour went by fast because I was nervous! The procedure itself didn't take too long but WOW it DOES hurt. It is doable if you keep telling yourself why you are doing it. The RN was super sweet and talked me through it. Tears came out, couldn't help it but the pain passes fast. I had 4 passes and honestly... READ MORE

Questions from kaytee1

Why Don't Multiple Fraxel Treatments Destroy New Collagen?

I am having a series of 4 Fraxel treatments. I understand Fraxel Restore treats 20% of the skin, then there is aprox 1 month healing time between treatments. Why doesn't... READ MORE

Still Having Pain 5 Weeks Post Op, Possible Causes?

I had a smas lower face and neck lift 5 weeks ago. Unfortunatly I had complications-- multiple hematomas, severe swelling and bruising. In fact I am still bruised. My lift is... READ MORE

Discussions started by kaytee1

extreme pain post op, no answers

Hi everyone, I am 8 days post op on smas lower face and neck lift. I also had my upper lids done. Though my surgery went well, I had some complications-- a hematoma in the neck... READ MORE

Recent comments from kaytee1

The nerve damage is permanent. I've learned to live with it. Overall I look much better than if I hadn't had the surgery but I wish I had been better educated before my surgery. I still have numbness, tingling and sometimes pain on the... READ COMMENT

Congrats Fixmyface! Was wondering about your outcome. Happy for you! READ COMMENT

Zeke why not create your own thread if you aren't happy with the direction this is going? You can say "stay on topic" or something. Not trying to be a smart a$$ or anything but I think it was a bit selfish of you to say that. Many of... READ COMMENT

Good luck with your surgery! I'm sure you will heal fast. Will be thinking of you :) READ COMMENT

I can't believe they have never heard of arnica. It's been around a long time. It's a natural way of healing. READ COMMENT