Location: NC
Member since 12/11/2011


  • 15 total posts
  • 3 reviews

Reviews & Stories

LASIK - Best Money Ever Spent! - Columbus, GA

I received LASIK for my 40th birthday from my husband. He is in the military and had undergone PRK a few years before with amazing results. He kept saying, "It will change your life" and it has! I had worn contacts and occasionally glasses for 27 years. My vision was pretty bad, 20/400, I think, with astigmatism. I also had a pinguecula (callous) on one cornea caused from years of... READ MORE

Chemical Peel to Undue Unwanted Laser Side-effects - Clayton, NC

I had a chemical peel one month after undergoing fractional laser treatment with a Palomar laser. I originally had the laser treatment for mild acne scarring and melasma. While the laser broke up some of the melasma on my jawline, it created hyperpigmentation on my temples, and even a few spots on my cheeks and forehead. The medium depth peel I received was a combination of Salicylic 30%,... READ MORE

5 months post-treatment in North Carolina

I had fraxel done on a Monday 2 weeks ago, mainly for hyperpigmentation due to years of sun exposure while on birth control and also for mild acne scarring. An RN did the procedure and honestly, it was pretty painful. Just like others described, It felt like a very HOT rubber band was being snapped repeatedly over (and into) my face. It was especially painful in the upper lip area. During... READ MORE

Recent comments from 42YearsYoung

So sorry to hear this Kelly. I don't know about deep peels. I have had positive results with medium peels, though nothing drastic or life changing. I'm scared to go deeper, I'm scared to do anything aggressive now. READ COMMENT

Natalia - a year later and I know how you feel! Wish I could do it over again but I'm stuck with this skin now. I think there may be some procedures that might help but no more aggressive treatments or "miracles" for me. I still have... READ COMMENT

Sent you a personal email and a Facebook friend request. Go ahead and remove your email address from this site :) READ COMMENT

Natalia, I have noticed a small improvement in skin texture and new scarring from the tca peels. I think I would see more drastic results using a medium to deep peel but I'm scared to do anything agressive with my skin right now. The... READ COMMENT

Natalia, I am so sorry to hear how unhappy you've been. It sounds like your laser effects were much worse than mine. I never slipped into severe depression or contemplated the value of my life. Don't give up! I can't tell you what... READ COMMENT