Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 8/29/2011


  • 249 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 8 questions

Reviews by mfan17

Granulomatous Reaction to Radiesse - Los Angeles, CA

Approximately one year ago, I received Radiesse injections in an attempt to level some acne scars on my cheeks. Instead of filling the scars like I had asked, the nurse injector (mistake #1) decided that my cheeks needed filling. Within a day after the injections, my face swelled and looked... READ MORE

Botox in Masseter Muscle for Jaw Contouring -Los Angeles, CA

I've had this done multiple times over the past couple of years to contour the jawline. I have a pretty significant case of TMJ, and over the years it had taken a toll on my teeth (being worn down) and my face. My face always looked swollen and puffy regardless of what I weighed. ... READ MORE

Questions from mfan17

What is the ideal? I've been getting Botox injections to slim the masseter muscles consistently for 2 years.

Overall, I really like the effect. My question is, at what point does the face become too tapered and appear abnormal and not in harmony with other facial features, especially... READ MORE

Does dermabrasion destroy the adnexal structures that are necessary to heal after a resurfacing procedure?

Does Dermabrasion (ablative, not microdermabrasion) preclude future laser procedures (co2, erbium)? If one does focal, spot dermabrasion to contour deep acne scars, does that... READ MORE

Is ear cartilage adequate for typical Asian Rhinoplasty patient?

In the typical Asian rhinoplasty patient, is there enough ear cartilage to augment the bridge AND to increase projection and length of the nose? Are there any particular... READ MORE

3 months post-op. How soon after the operation can Dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) be repeated?

I recently had a spot dermabrasion procedure localized to just the left cheek area. At this point, it has been 3 months since the dermabrasion, which was done to soften acne... READ MORE

Are I-shaped silastic implants a good option? Do they reduce the complications associated with traditional L-shaped implants?

Do I-shaped silastic implants used only on the bridge greatly reduce the complications associated with traditional L-shaped implants? From my research, it seems most of of the... READ MORE

Puffy nipples : Does this require only glandular excision or can this be treated by liposuction alone? (photos)

I have always had puffy nipples regardless of my weight. Currently at 16% body fat (could be in better shape). 1. Will this require glandular excision or can this be treated by... READ MORE

What's considered an effective, yet conservative dose for Hyaluronidase to dissolve excess filler?

I have seen considerable variability in terms of the concentration of hyaluronidase to dissolve excess filler. If the goal is to "spot reduce" unwanted lumps of excess filler,... READ MORE

Does Hyaluronidase pose a risk for skin resurfacing?

I recently had Restylane injected in some acne scars, however, the results were subpar and I ended up looking lumpy. Consequently, I had the Restylane dissolved with... READ MORE

Recent comments from mfan17

I really think you should seriously consider Accutane. It effectively cured me of my severe cystic acne. You have to understand that cystic acne does not "go away" like normal acne. It will progressively only get worse over time and... READ COMMENT

You need to get cortisone + 5FU injections. Hypertrophic / raised acne scars need to be flattened with these injections, and you will probably need several sessions to see a noticeable difference. READ COMMENT

Accutane is also known to cause thinning of hair. It's one of the well known side effects. READ COMMENT

Perhaps try vbeam perfecta or ipl? These modalities are meant to help with redness. READ COMMENT

This nurse clearly doesn't know what he's doing or trained well enough to recognize that this was a vascular compromise. READ COMMENT