Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 12/23/2011


  • 126 total posts
  • 10 reviews
  • 45 questions

Reviews & Stories

Thank Goodness - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I am no stranger to fillers. I have had good experiences with them, as well as complete life-altering nightmares. I recently decided to try filler again,and chose a Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon to inject my temples. He did (3 vials of Restylane total). While I was there, he convinced me to get my marionette and jawline (I take responsibility for being convinced). I did not need filler in... READ MORE

300cc Saline, 5'6", 118 Lbs, 40 Y/o, 3 Breastfed Children - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I had grade 1 ptosis and though I would need a lift w/implants, but surgeon said he could provide some lift w/implants only. I decided that the lack of scars would be a trade-off for slightly higher breasts, plus I would be saving a few 1,000 and additional recovery time, so went w/the implants only. My biggest concern going into this was gaining weight, looking heavier (linebacker-look),... READ MORE

No Drama -Culver City, CA

After having bad experiences with filler, I was hesitant to get more Juvederm; but, my face needed a pick-me-up. I saw Dr. Hughes who injected my cheeks, 1 syringe total. There was no bruising at all. I kept waiting for something bad to happen, but it has been 5 1/2 days and it looks good. I hope writing this review doesn't jinx it. READ MORE

Depends Where You Put It and How Much - Los Angeles, CA

I have been having Botox I ejections for years- mainly for furrows, but I occasionally get it other places. I have had pretty good results with the Botox brow lift. The crows feet area is hit or miss. This last time I had too much injected and I hate it. Eyes don't open laterally so they seem to scrunch inward instead. Eyes feel so heavy. I think I got 20 units total, but not sure. Luckily, it... READ MORE

Too Yellow and Puffy - Beverly Hills, CA

I had Belotero I injected in tear trough and at the side of one mouth. Had to have it dissolved under eyes. By the mouth, it seemed to have have solved my problem,must in return the skin there is yellow/brownish and slightly puffy- just enough to bother the heck out of me, but not grossly noticeable to others. I think this is due to the superficial nature of the injection. I will not be using... READ MORE

Sclerotherapy Under Eye - Los Angeles, CA

I had a hideous bulging blue vein uder my eye near the tear trough. It was cause after restylane was injected under eyes, then subsequently dissolved. The vein remained. I tried to have it camouflaged with restylane, but I could still see it and it botehred me. FOur days ago I had sclerotherapy performed on it. The doc injected foam into it. My eye is still slightly swollen and bruised... READ MORE

So Far, So Good, Day 13 - Redlands, CA

I had the Smartskin CO2 (fractional) laser performed under my eyes 13 days ago. My eyes are still pinkish, but not bad. I can see some overall tightening and smoothness. Paid $1500. Pain wasn't too bad. Eyes swelled up badly for 3 days. I ahd it done on a mdeium setting and had about 9 days of downtime. I may do this again in a few months fo reven more tightening. READ MORE

Ulthera- Next Day - Los Angeles, CA

I had Ulthera done yesterday on cheek area after have Restylane dissolved there and wanting to build collagen (cheek deflated after hyaluronidase). I know it has been only one day out, but I can definitely see a difference there. The doctor did several passes over the problem area. It did hurt. I took half a Vicodin, and managed through. The doctor talked to me the entire time, which helped... READ MORE

Your Only Hope to Dissolve Restylane - Irvine, CA

I had Restylane injected under my eyes 4 1/2 weeks ago (not very much, either) and this has been the WORST month of my life. I have had 4 injections of hyaluronidase since, and each time it does get better. I will still need more to get back to normal. Please do not ever inject fillers under eyes unless you have nothing to lose. When you go back to your doctor he may say things like, "We put... READ MORE

Restylane Under Eyes- Don't Do It! - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I had Restylane injected under my eyes 4 weeks ago and this has been the worst month of my entire life since!! My eyes looked hideous and it aged me 5-10 years. I went back to get it dissolved 3 times and my eyes are in the process of healing now, but are not back to normal. Have consulted several dermatologists and oculoplastic surgeons who say I now have to play the waiting game to see how... READ MORE

Questions from Clare3343

How Long After Getting Restylane Dissolved Can I Get Ulthera?

I got Restylane injected under my eyes 6.5 weeks ago and have since had it removed (5 hyaluronidase sessions). I would like to get Ulthera for eyes to help them to start... READ MORE

How Long After Receiving Hyaluronidase Under Eyes to Remove Restylane Before my Eyes Return to Normal?

I had restylane injected under my eyes 6.5 weeks ago. I have had 5 rounds of hyaluronidase to remove product (spaced 5-7 days apart). How long before my eyes return to normal?... READ MORE

How Long for Swollen Eye Bags to Go Down After Hyaluronidase?

I have had several rounds of hyaluronidase to dissolve Restylane under eyes. My last round of injections was 5 days ago and I still have mushy bags on the inner corners of my... READ MORE

Still Have Swelling 15 Days After Hyaluronidase?

I had my last round of hyaluronidase to dissolve Restylane under eyes 15 days ago, and still have some swelling. How long can I expect to be swollen? I am desperate, thanks! READ MORE

Will Vein Recede After Restylane and Hyaluronidase?

I had restylane injected under eyes which resulted in a bulging vein under one eye and lumps. I then had multiple rounds of hyaluronidase to dissolve restylane. My vein still... READ MORE

Can Herniated Fat Pad After Restylane and Hyaluronidase Recede?

I had Restylane injected under eyes 3 months ago and had subsequent hyaluronidase to dissolve. I am still left with a herniated fat pad and slightly bulging vein under the... READ MORE

Laser Resurfacing to Fix Damage?

Hello, 4 months ago I had Restylane injected under eyes. It was horrid so I have several rounds of hyaluronidase to dissolve it. I was left with a visible vein and a lifted fat... READ MORE

Should I Get a Lower Bleph? (photo)

I had restylane injected under eyes 4 months ago by a novice nurse injector. That resulted in large lumps, a protruding vein, and bulging fat pad. I had 5 sessions of... READ MORE

Bruise After Fractional Co2 Laser- Worried?

I had fractional CO2 laser done under eyes 11 days ago. I fell on my bedpost yesterday and have a big bruise under one eye. Will this affect the results of my laser treatment.... READ MORE

Repeat Fractional CO2 Laser?

I had a fractional CO2 laser treatment under eyes two weeks ago. I like the results, but am thinking I will need a bit more tightening. How long must I wait before repeating... READ MORE

Surgery for One Eye?

Hello, i have a slightly herniated fat pad under one eye only. Is it possible to have a lower bleph to correct this under one eye only? I am 37, thanks! READ MORE

Dissolve Restylane Before Bleph?

Should I have TE restylane in my tear troughs dissolved before having a lower bleph? Thanks! READ MORE

Lower Bleph for Minor Herniation? (photo)

Hello, I would like to have lower bleph (possible minor correction on upper left lid, as well). My main concerns are minor fat herniation on right side with minimal excess... READ MORE

How Soon After Smartskin Fractional CO2 Laser Can I Get ViPeel?

I had a Smart Skin CO2 laser procedure performed under eyes 4 weeks ago. Is it safe o have a ViPeel now? Thanks! READ MORE

Lower Bleph or Fat Transfer? (photo)

Hello, I have a nightmare experience with restylane under my eyes 5 months ago. I had it dissolved, but was left with a bulging vein (since removed), a herniated fat pad, and... READ MORE

Ulthera After Peel?

Hello, how long after having a TCA peel must I wait before having Ulthera. I am just a bit pink. Thanks. READ MORE

Q-switched Laser After Peel?

Hello, I had a TCA peel (medium) on my face two weeks ago. It is healed, just some pinkness. I have melisma and was hoping the peel would help, but didn't. Can I get a... READ MORE

Will Q-switched YAG Laser Melt Belotero Filler?

Hello, could a Q-switched laser melt Belotero filler placed more superficially in the cheek area? Thanks. READ MORE

How Long Should I Wait After Peel Before Getting Laser Treatment?

I had a medium TCA peel 3 weeks ago and would like to do a Q-switched YAG laser treatment for melasma next. How long should I wait after the peel? Thanks. READ MORE

Is It Normal to Be Puffy 9 Days After Belotero?

Hello, I had Belotero injected in smile lines 9 days ago. I didn't bruise. It looks a bit puffy and unnatural, not terrible, but it bothers me. Do you think this will settle... READ MORE

Will Massaging Belotero Help It Dissolve Faster/smooths It Out?

I had belotero injected around corner of mouth 2 weeks ago. It looks OK, just a bit puffy. I do not want to inject vitrase, as the results have been unpredictable for me and I... READ MORE

Belotero Puffy and Yellow After 2 Weeks- Chances It Will Subside?

Hello, I had belotero injected into corner of mouth/lower cheek area 16 days ago. It is still a bit puffy and yellowish (did not have bruising). Is there a chance that this... READ MORE

Dissolve Filler or Wait?

Hello, almost three months ago I had Juvederm injected around mouth and smile lines. It looked bumpy and uneven so I had some of it dissolved. It still looked bad, so I had... READ MORE

How to Stay Looking Youthful at 38?

I am 38 (Caucasian and 1/4 Asian, brunette with freckles-on the slim side)- what is the best way to stay looking youthful at this age and beyond? Willing to consider anything... READ MORE

How Often Should I Repeat TCA Peel Under Eyes?

Hello, I had two medium strength TCA peels performed under my eyes about 9-10 months ago. The results were excellent. How often should I get a TCA peel around eyes to maintain... READ MORE

Can a Heavy Botox Forehead Be Fixed?

I had botox injected in upper forehead and upper glabella. I had asked for an overall lift. This had had the opposite effect- heavy forehead, lowered brows. Can this be fixed... READ MORE

Hooding after Botox?

Hello, I had Botox injected 3 weeks ago for brow lift. It was actually injected in upper frontalis, which I now realize is the reason my brows actually dropped, exacerbating... READ MORE

Eyelid tape safe?

Hello, I am using eyelid tape on one eye as a temporary solution to a forehead botox problem. Can usage if the tape cause a loss of elasticity of the eyelid skin? Thanks. READ MORE

Wait until Botox wears off before surgery consultation?

I have one slightly hooded upper lid, and had botox 3 weeks ago in an attempt to lift brow/forehead. Well, he injected botox in my forehead, which made the hooding slightly... READ MORE

Will brows start to regain movement after Botox after 3 months or does it slowly happen beginning at 2 weeks?

Hello, three weeks ago I had Botox in my forehead causing my brows to drop and hooding to worsen. I hate it and am wondering if my forehead/brows will begin to rise slowly now... READ MORE

Recovery from upper eyelid surgery?

Hello, I am considering a minor skin excision on one upper eyelid. How long can I expect the healing process to take (until I can be confident to go out and socialize)? I am 38... READ MORE

Cost of Thermigen?

Hello, what is the cost range of Thermigen? Thanks. READ MORE

What can be done to smooth out mouth area? Mini Lift, filler in cheeks? (photo)

Hello, I am bothered by the slight pouching around my mouth, especially my left side. I have tried fillers here, and I think they actually made the area worse (last filler... READ MORE

How can I heal ice burn under eyes after Botox?

Hello, I had Botox today in crow's feet and the assistant used an ice roller device under my eyes afterward. It burned while she was doing it and now my under eyes are reddish,... READ MORE

Dent in daughter's forehead. Will the scar improve? It's 20 months old, and she had stitches (Photo)

Hello, 20 months ago my nine year old daughter ran into a corner which resulted in stitches and a dent. We used kelacote for the first few months. Will this scar/dent improve?... READ MORE

How long will Botox last in crows' feet?

Hello, I had 3 units (one shot each side) of botox injected for each crows' feet area. I noticed that the injector injector a bit closer to my eye than usual, and now my eyes... READ MORE

Do I need a lift, as well? (Photo)

39, breastfed 3 children, 5'6" 118 lbs- I like being small, but need to replace volume- can I just get small implants or do I need a lift, as well? Thanks! READ MORE

Does Belotero work for wrist creases?

The wrinkles around wrist creases bother me most (I am almost 40). Does Belotero help with this area? READ MORE

Do implants look normal for 3 1/2 weeks? (Photo)

Had augmentation 3 1/2 weeks ago (300 cc saline mod plus under muscle). Does my healing look normal? When can I expect them to drop- I hate how full they look up top- like I... READ MORE

Botox in procerus?

If I get Botox in my procerus only, can I expect a subtle lifting effect? As I age, boyox in the corrugated drops my brow and gives me a "hard" look. Thanks! READ MORE

How long for swelling in temples to subside after Restylane?

I had approx. 1.5 mls of Restylane in each temple 15 days ago. It doesn't look completely smooth and he veins seem more prominent. How long for temple filller to fully settle?... READ MORE

Will my face recover? My lower face is saggy and sore

I allowed a Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon to inject 3 mls Resty in my temples and 3 mls in my chin/jawline. The temples are OK, but I had the chin/jawline filler dissolved... READ MORE

How long does Restylane in jawline last?

I had 3 syringes of Restylane objected along jawline/marrionette (didn't need it, but surgeon suggested it and I conceded). Looked terrible, so I had it dissolved (a few... READ MORE

How many sessions to get rid of Restylane along jawline/chin/marionette? (photos)

4 weeks ago I let a surgeon inject 3 mls of Restylane along jawline/marionette. (I didn't feel this was a problem ares, but trusted his advise and him.) Because I don't trust... READ MORE

How long to wait between laser treatments?

I just had a Laser Genesis treatment. How long do I need to wait before I do Spectra toning for melasma? Thanks! READ MORE

Recent comments from Clare3343

I had Restylane and had 10 rounds of hyaluronidase. Still there wreaking havoc on my face READ COMMENT

I went through this exact nightmare four years ago. I spent thousands of dollars trying to get my eyes back to normal and saw many BH surgeons. I had many rounds of hylauronidase, lasers, more filler, etc. Ultimately, I saw Dr.... READ COMMENT

1 week. Yes, TCA cleared wrinkling, etc. on my eyes. Needs to be medium/deep TCA. READ COMMENT

I'm sorry. I have been burned by high profile plastic surgeons. They like to pump up your face in one sitting to maximize profits> I have been through a filler nightmare and come out on the bright side. Unfortunately, I am going... READ COMMENT

You were beautiful before, and I honestly think you look even more beautiful after. READ COMMENT