Location: Chicago Heights, IL
Member since 12/13/2008


  • 21 total posts
  • 4 reviews
  • 13 questions

Reviews & Stories

Latisse is a Miracle - Does Exactly What It Says - Cleveland, OH

There is not much to say about latisse - it does exactly what it says! I wish I took before pictures to compare, but my lashes went from short little stubby hairs to long, thick and full. I started to see results in about 3 days, full results at 1.5-2 months. The brushes that come with it are junk and waste a lot of product, get an eyeliner brush from sephora instead. It works on eyebrows... READ MORE

Microderm Keeps my Skin Healthy and Glowing

I get microdermabrasion every 4-6 weeks performed by a dermatology nurse at the cleveland clinic, and also get occasional peels. They use a diamond tipped machine, first a courser tip and then a finer one. I'm young and have some mild acne scaring/discoloration, enlarged/clogged pores and overall uneven skin. I dont get very much acne anymore but microdermabrasion helped further reduce it, and... READ MORE

Wasnt Pleased with Results, but Just Because Dr. Was Overly Conservative

3-4 months ago I went to a dermatologist to get my lips and nasolabial folds filled in. The dr didnt tell me about juvederm or radiesse and went with restylane. I'm young and I think she wanted to save me money. I paid $500 for one syringe, $90 consult fee and she threw in a free peel. She also gave me a form to fill out and send in with the hologram to get $10 back although I forgot and... READ MORE

Love the Result - Hope It Lasts! - Cleveland, OH

 About 3 months prior to getting juvederm I saw a dermatologist that injected 1 syringe of Restylane in my lips and n/l folds. She used a numbing creme and did the dental block and I could just feel little pinches but it wasnt bad at all. An hour later I went back to class looking  just a tiny bit swollen but not enough that anyone would know I had anything done. I'm young so I think... READ MORE

Questions from gg96

Amount of Dermal Filler in a Syringe?

What is the physical size of Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse syringes? Also, how much actual HA can each syringe contain as opposed to anesthetic or other substances? Thank you! READ MORE

Can Cortisone, Peels, or Microdermabrasion Affect Juvederm?

Can cortisone injections, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion move Juvederm around or speed up its break down? Are there are other common cosmetic procedures I should avoid? READ MORE

Botox As a Preventive Measure - Antiaging

I'm young and am very concerned about aging. I've read that Botox can be used as a preventive measure, but couldn't find a lot of information about it. Can botox really prevent... READ MORE

Is Juvederm Only Sold by Two Vials?

I went to see my plastic surgeon to have Juvederm added to my Rhinoplasty surgery in two weeks. I have already gotten Juvederm about a month and a half ago and its holding up... READ MORE

What Should I Avoid During Rhinoplasty Recovery to Maintain the Result?

I just had rhinoplasty 5 fays ago, and from what I can see it already looks great. I dont want to ruin the doctors beautiful work, what should I avoid? The nurse said no... READ MORE

Does Juvederm Last Longer on Younger Patients?

The nurse that does my Microdermabrasion told me that HA fillers tend to last longer on younger patients. I know it varies quite a bit from person to person, but in general is... READ MORE

Nostrils Look Pinched After Rhinoplasty

I had open Rhinoplasty 9 days ago and had my splint taken off today. I would really love an unbiased, professional opinion about my result. My nostrils are asymmetrical and you... READ MORE

Facial Swelling or Too Much Juvederm Nasolabial Folds and Lips?

I had open Rhinoplasty and Juvederm on the nasolabial folds and lips. I have thick skin and have had little bruising, and am recovering well 2 weeks post op. However, my top... READ MORE

Juvederm for the Jaw?

Can juvederm be used in the jaw to add definition like a jaw implant? READ MORE

Fraxel or Pixel for Slightly Sagging Jowls?

I'm 20 with overall good skin except for some minor hyperpigmentation from old acne. However, I do have some sagging from my rapid weight loss. I have thick skin which probably... READ MORE

Is a Facelift an Option for a Young Patient After Weight Loss?

I've lost 25-30 lbs which has left me with asymmetrically sagging skin and fat, puffy look. I've become very insecure about it and no longer feel pretty. I have a consultation... READ MORE

How Much Difference Will 100cc Make for Someone Small?

I recently had a benelli lift and am considering adding 100cc implants to correct mild asymmetry. I discussed this with my dr, he said b/c Im small (5'2, b cup) 100cc would be... READ MORE

Can the position of the crease be changed with upper bleph?

I had bilateral upper bleph since one of my eyes had slightly more holding than the other (other eye had a tiny amount of excess skin too). Both my eyes look better now, but... READ MORE

Recent comments from gg96

Did you really only pay $150 for a syringe? Thats really really low so I'd make sure you got the real thing. Juvederm is usually around $500-$600 a syringe, sometimes a little less or a little more. READ COMMENT

While it may be the radiesse that is causing the problem, I dont think you can really know if two different people inject it. It may be just that it was injected poorly and not at all the substance. If it does end up lasting longer, I... READ COMMENT

Very sorry this happend to you! When I got restylane a little bit moved right above my upper lip but it was barley visible and smoothed out within about two months. You should ask your doctor about hyaluronidase to break it up. READ COMMENT

I'm confused - why would this doctor be offering it if he says it doesn't work? I think so few doctors are offering it is because based on the reviews from juvederm, radiesse, etc, not many of them know how to properly inject. It's... READ COMMENT