Location: Arlington, VA
Member since 1/16/2016


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Reviews & Stories

Microneedling for IPL Damage

*Please note: Original fat cells that have succumbed to necrosis/lipoatrophy because of laser, RF, and/or IPL treatments CANNOT regenerate or replace themselves. They have been destroyed permanently.* I have not (yet?) evidenced fat or volume loss from a botched IPL treatment done 9/21/15 (please read my IPL review, which I will update 3/21/16 when I hit the 6-month mark), but I have... READ MORE

IPL Aged Me 10+ Years - Dunn Loring, VA

Like an idiot, I did not do my research before I bought a package of 3 IPL treatments off Groupon because I have visible capillaries and redness on my chin and on and next to my nose that I thought was getting worse with time (I turned 47 a few days after the procedure). She -- a PA -- used a Cutera Something on the right side of my face that felt like she was stubbing tiny cigarettes out on... READ MORE

Questions from Peyton2012

What are the pros and cons of transconjunctival deep-plane mid face lift?

I am 47 and am considering having a facelift in the next few years. I saw a video of a renowned British PS performing a TDML and securing the lifted layers with titanium screws... READ MORE

Laser-Savvy Doctor Needed for Worsening Facial Rosacea (Non-Pustular)

Hello! I am looking for the names of doctors in my area who would be willing to take the necessary precautions against "laser splash" when treating the rosacea on my face,... READ MORE

Recent comments from Peyton2012

Well, the needling does not seem to be working, but the wrinkles are so shallow that a series of strong peels may work. On the bright side, a 36-year-old just mistook me for being the same age as him, he didn't know I'll be 49 in just... READ COMMENT

The VI Peel for starters. I have an appointment with my dermatologist to discuss the VI Peel and what it may or may not be able to do for my skin. READ COMMENT

Hi Maya -- I dm'd you per your request. READ COMMENT

I am considering a deep peel. READ COMMENT

I am sorry to report that the fine, crepey wrinkles are not responding to microneedling. These wrinkles are really weird. It's like the IPL zapped all the elastin out of the upper layers of my epidermis. I'm going to try a peel. READ COMMENT