Member since 11/23/2011


  • 23 total posts
  • 5 reviews
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

Almost 53 and Getting a Facelift and Browlift. Very Excited and Nervous Too - La Jolla, CA

Hello All, I have been wanting a FL for some time, but my bad habits were holding me back. Quit smoking in January and I am good to go. Getting a Face lift and Brow lift. PS says I am a perfect candidate for a Brow lift. I had an upper bleph and submental liposuction done by same DR in June 2012 and he didn't recommend any eye work at this time. Of course, everyone says I look great and I... READ MORE

52 Years Old---Who is That I See in the Mirror? - San Diego

I am an average looking lady. My usual focus is skin, but my last year at 51 my face seemed to take a nose dive. Oops, I mean a face dive! Everything looked weird, and not quite right. I go to a reputable med spa and decided to try Sculptra. My RN stated that it helps do do the temples, so it is more well rounded, and not a peanut face. That made sense to me. I hadn't realized that... READ MORE

Latisse is Amazing. - San Diego, CA

This may be a premature post because I have only been using this for 2 weeks. I always had decent eyelashes, but with age....ugh, less of them and thinner. Eyelash extensions were costly and time consuming. Who has time to get these done every month? I noticed results after just 2 days. My eyelashes are MUCH longer and thicker in 2 weeks. With mascara, it is really makes my eyes pop.... READ MORE

So Far, So Good! - San Diego, CA

I am 48 years old and in the past 18 months I developed a pooch underneath my chin. I was horrified. The dreaded double chin! Wasn't ready yet for a facelift, but wanted a better profile. Dr. assessed my skin with good elasticity and he used the Smart Lipo. I was very swollen for the first week, and I am still numb in places, with some minor bumps at 6 weeks post op. Dr. says this is normal,... READ MORE

No Results - San Diego, CA

Reduce wrinkles, reduce acne scarring I had this procedure done to reduce wrinkles and old acne scars. Improve skin tone and texture. There was an anaesthelogist and I had IV sedation. When the procedure was completed I had minimal redness and swelling. There was some slight burning following the procedure, but that faded in about an hour. I didn't need any of the pain medication... READ MORE

Questions from Ricechex

Why Don't I see Results of CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing After 2 Months?

I recently paid $3100 for a Full Ablative CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing from a PS. I was put on sedation with an anaethesiologist, and the procedure was done in 30 minutes. I had... READ MORE

What is the Correct Settings for a Full CO2 Ablative Skin Resurfacing?

I received my medical record and this was the settings: First pass done with 30 watts, 400 dwell time and 500 microseconds of spacing. The face was then feathered with a drop... READ MORE

Recent comments from Ricechex

Yes, I removed the pics. Got nervous about them posting to everyone. If you private message me with your email address, I can send you pics. I dont know if realself will let me attach pics to a private message. READ COMMENT

It is not really painful, but today it is very tight and more swollen. READ COMMENT

That was taken from above my head. It is like a crown of staples, a headband of staples from one ear to the next ear. READ COMMENT