thatCAgirl

Location: San Diego, CA
Member since 1/18/2009

Activity

  • 28 total posts
  • 5 reviews
  • 22 comments
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Lower Face Lift with Neck Lipo and Lift (Platysmaplasty)

I had a face and neck lipo with platysmaplasty to tighten up my face that started drooping. Basically I felt like my face didn't match my personality or energy and I figured if I can make it better, then why not? So I chose to do my procedure before the Thanksgiving holiday to give me time to recover without missing too much work. The holidays are pretty slow, so this was ideal for me. The... READ MORE

VI Peel - Effective for Reducing Sun Damage - San Diego, CA

NOTE: I am not recommending that you try this at home - especially if you have not had peels before. I have had mild (glycolic) to mid-level (salicylic) peels done professionally and now I do them myself at home. The result I was looking for was clearer, smoother skin. My goal is to not have to wear makeup - or at least minimal makeup. VI PEEL: This is a peel that is cocktail of... READ MORE

Permanent Makeup Results - San Diego, CA

I thought a lot about getting permanent makeup. As I got older my natural lip color began to fade and it made my face look all pasty so I was always reaching for the lipstick. As an outdoorsy kind of girl this doesn’t really jive with my lifestyle. I love the color – it actually brightens up my face. An ex-lipstick junky, I've not even reached to put any on - I don't need... READ MORE

Fraxel II: Before and After

Had one procedure and not sure yet if its worth it yet but my pores are smaller and the swelling has subsided... That said, here is the progression so far. I had the procedure done in Rancho Bernardo ($600) The procedure was administered by a nurse and they recommened a series of 3 treatments but there was NO pressure to buy a package up front which was great. The procedure was Thursday... READ MORE

Biomedic Peels: Micropeel Vs. LHA - San Diego, CA

NOTE: I am not recommending that you try this at home. I have had mild (glycolic) to mid-level (salicylic) peels done professionally and now I do them myself at home. The result I was looking for was clearer, smoother skin. SALICYLIC: BioMedic MicroPeel Plus stimulates cell turnover through the application of salicylic acid. Skin begins to slough in 3-5 days and completes the... READ MORE

Questions from thatCAgirl

How Can I Prevent Post-Fraxel Breakouts?

I have my second Fraxel treatment tomorrow. Last time I broke out 2 days after. Is there a way to prevent or minimize this? READ MORE

Recent comments from thatCAgirl

Yeah! I didn't even notice it until like a week later! But even the incisions around my ears were barely noticeable! He really did an amazing job... I was shocked that a week later I had a visitor and they didn't even notice. :D READ COMMENT

I would say plan on hanging in San Diego for at least 5 days until the bandages are removed. About a week later you will probably not feel up for visitors, but can easily get around the house. I was back to work in 10 days. Follow up... READ COMMENT

I don't know the details, but even right after the surgery it was barely noticeable. READ COMMENT

Lower face and neck. I was under general anesthesia. READ COMMENT

Yes - I was getting my hair colored and I was waiting for her to say something. And when she started going around the area, I was said a little sheepishly, "oh are you looking at the incisions?" And she was like, "what incisions?" READ COMMENT