Location: San Jose, CA
Member since 1/30/2012


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  • 8 discussions
  • 13 questions

Reviews & Stories

Microneedling with PRP Injections - San Jose, CA

I am documenting my journey with Microneedling with PRP Injections that I am about to do today. My main motivation for Microneedling with PRP injections is to fix the damage to my skin caused by Fraxel Laser. Exactly 4 months ago I got Fraxel done on my face to fix acne scars. Instead it left me with hyper, hypo pigmentation, laser holes, bad texture and crepey skin. I suffered through and... READ MORE

At Home Microneedling and Micro Stamping Hypertrophic Scar

In Jan 2016, I had an emergency gallbladder removal surgery via laparoscopic incision near my belly button. The careless doctor made a slightly large cut and my scar didn't heal well and became hypertrophic. I tried several scar gels, creams and pads including lightening creams, vitamin c serum, etc . You name it, I have tried it. One year later my scar hadn't changed at all. Finally I... READ MORE

Fraxel for Acne Scars Ruined my Skin/life

Its been a month since I got my Fraxel to help with mild acne scars on my face and I hope this is the only worst decision of my life. I am Indian Asian female with olive skin tone and I went with a very reputed doctor who actually was one of the pioneers of Fraxel Dual laser. We did 2 test treatments and my skin responded beautifully. With the actual treatment with higher setting, my skin... READ MORE

Questions from maya_zoye

One Month Post Mini Tummy Tuck, Upper Abdomen is Huge? (photo)

I had my mini tummy tuck with lipo and muscle repair done exactly one month ago and my results dont look good. My upper abdomen looks bloated, not like swelling but actually... READ MORE

Fix Smart Lipo Bumps and Banana Rolls? Ruined Appearance :( Please Help!

Hi - I am very petite 4'10" weighing 95lbs but had a weird lower body appearance with fat thighs. I got smart lip done on legs (outer thighs and above knees) almost 1 1/2 years... READ MORE

Mini Tummy Tuck 1 Year Post, Needs Fixing? (photo)

Hello - I am 4' 11"/96 lbs. After two c-sections and a 10 lb baby, I wanted to fix the loose skin on my stomach. I was never overweight, worked out healthy and doctor claimed I... READ MORE

Mini Breast Lift with no implants; What really happens in this procedure and what visible benefits can be achieved?

Hi - After breast feeding both my kids for more than a year, my breasts have taken an impact. I am very uncomfortable with the idea of breast implants but would like to improve... READ MORE

3 weeks post op Full Tummy Tuck, I have a slight hard bulge above belly button. Is this normal? (photos)

I am exactly 3 weeks post full tummy tuck with muscle repair. One week postop, I picked up my laptop to walk to my car(regretting). Also I had coughs that same day. Now there... READ MORE

Disproportionate Thighs (photos)

I am very petite 4' 10 weighing 95 lbs with a 22 inch waist but my thighs look ridiculously huge. after 3 liposuction procedures the back of my thighs look pathetic. I love... READ MORE

What's the best treatment for scarring on my face? (Photo)

I have a lot of scars on my face and I have desperately tried every product to help diminish them with no improvement. What is the type of scar I have? Can anything be done? READ MORE

Unable to find acne scar treatment in Bay Area. Can you help?

I have been searching non stop for a doctor in the San Jose, California area that treats Acne scars using CO2 laser. I have found many of them in the nearby Danville area or... READ MORE

Gall bladder incision scar after tummy tuck (Photo)

I had an amazing tummy tuck with great results but within year had an emergency gall bladder removal laparoscopically. The Incision near my belly button is very prominent with... READ MORE

Is this hypopigmentation after Fraxel? (Photo)

This is my day 15 picture after fraxel to treat superficial acne scarring. This is my 3 fraxel. The first 2 were tests to see how skin responded. The 3rd time the doctor went... READ MORE

Melarase AM/PM vs Zen Obagi Melamix/Melamin?

Hello Docs - In your practice, Melerase AM/PM vs. Zen Obagi Melamix/Melamin is better for treating post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation texture issues? Which have you seen most... READ MORE

4 months post fraxel, how can laser induced texture changes be improved/fixed? (photos)

Despite going to a top board certified professional, I am 100% certain that the fraxel laser caused this to my skin. These are the micro columns drilled by the laser that did... READ MORE

Discussions started by maya_zoye

Tummy Tuck Cost in San Jose, CA?

Hi - I am 33 and in athletic shape and I weigh 97 lbs. I have loose skin on my lower abdomen after 2 c-sections (made 2 big babies). I am wondering how much does it cost to do... READ MORE

Mini Tummy Tuck 3/27/12

Hello ! I am getting my mini tuck next week. My doctor indicated that repairing the abdominal muscles, removing any excess fat is all part of the procedure, so I am excited !... READ MORE

Journey to Fraxel Healing and Recovery

Fraxel damaged my smooth glowing skin. I am now left with orange peel skin with holes, patchy sand like texture hyper and hypo pigmentation, crepey skin. I only went... READ MORE

PLEASE SHARE: Recovery from Laser using Dermarolling

Hello All - There are not many reviews/information regarding  results of dermarolling to recover from laser/IPL/fraxel damage. This is my attempt to encourage... READ MORE

Deramaroller Quick Start CheatSheat

Please add any tips to this threadDermarolling Must ReadPREP & SANITARY1. Make sure your dermaroller is only yours and not used by anyone else2. Make sure your dermaroller is... READ MORE

Best Makeup Products to hide Fraxel Damage/Orange Peel Skin/Pigmentation/Texture

Has anybody found a good primer/foundation that applies well on the orange peel and texturized skin? Please share your recommendation.I currently use Estee Lauder double wear... READ MORE

List of Supplements to heal from Laser Damage?

Moderator - if you see this, please help promote this. There are so many of us hurt and suffering from different kinds of laser. Supplements have known to help rebuild the skin... READ MORE

Microneedling with PRP Injections and Fat Transfer Injections

PLS HELP ME FIND A DOCTOR -- I am looking for a good doctor who can do Microneedling with PRP and fat transfer to fix some laser damage to my face. I am looking... READ MORE

Recent comments from maya_zoye

Thank you!!! I am so glad for you that your skin is improving. I too hope microneedling will fix this damage. I will be getting hydra-facial in 2 weeks and in 30 days I will decide if I will do my next PRP. In the meantime I will be... READ COMMENT

Yup I am not giving up!! I have a few more things to try hoping something will be the turning point. I am fully not throwing the towel on PRP as skin needs 30 days for a full skin cycle, so I am hoping my improvements will happen !... READ COMMENT

Fraxel has been the biggest regret for me! Worst decision of my life. With mixroneedling my recovery was a breeze because my skin was primed. READ COMMENT

Yes I started the biosil READ COMMENT

I have read several posts where use of cortisone in any form after laser or mixroneedling triggers this skin response by suppressing natural skin recovery. I used cortisone after my fraxel laser and my instincts tell me that's what... READ COMMENT