Member since 7/2/2012


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Reviews & Stories

Acne Cured Five Years Ago. - Hooksett, NH

As a child I've always had stubborn acne covering my cheeks, forehead, and chin. My acne would leave horrible embarrassing red-marks and I would always hide. There were no treatments that would relieve my breaks out. I would use many brands of benzoyl peroxide but my condition continued to worsen months while treating it. I even tried natural remedies including witch hazel and tea tree oil... READ MORE

Vascular Compromise - Boston, MA

About eight months ago I had Juvederm injected into my nose to fix some asymmetry caused by a fracture. It was a minor problem so I thought a simple procedure could help increase my self-confidence a bit. With a little bit of research I found a doctor in Boston who provided such a procedure. I contacted him and scheduled an appointment a few weeks later. During the day of the procedure I... READ MORE

Fraxel Destroyed my Skin...surprised? Fraxel Dual 1927 Wavelength - Boston, MA

Just another Fraxel horror story for all of you considering it. I had Fraxel done 1.5 months ago to treat hyper-pigmentation and scarring caused by a Juvederm filler complication (vascular compromise). Basically I had a filler injection and experienced a 1 in 100,000 rare complication causing ulceration and long-term redness. I had Fraxel to treat this problem 3 months later. Now I'm left with... READ MORE

Questions from Isotretinoin

Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Redness Nightmare! Allergic Reaction?

About a week ago I received a juvederm injection on the left side of my nose to diminish a dip and the results were ok, caused some nostril asymmetry but what really worries me... READ MORE

If I'm Allergic to Juvederm, What Should I Do?

I've been suffering from pretty severe skin issues since getting a juvederm, severe enough that my primary doctor believes I'm experiencing both an allergic reaction and an... READ MORE

Are There Long Term Problems Associated with Vascular Compression?

What type of damage could result from this phenomenon? I am currently experiencing vascular compression due to a non-surgical rhinoplasty injection. My entire nose is red and... READ MORE

Vascular Compression to Vascular Scarring After Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

I'm suffering from pretty severe facial redness after a non-surgical rhinoplasty vascular compression complication. My doctor instructed me to apply nitroglycerin ointment to... READ MORE

Vascular Occlusion Question. Looks Like my Face is Aging Faster? (photo)

A month ago I received an injection above my nose to straighten the bridge and on the same day I noticed my entire nose became red with a reticular pattern. My entire nose is... READ MORE

Microdermabrasion for Vascular Compression Hyperpigmentation? (photo)

About a month and a half ago I suffered from a non-surgical rhinoplasty complication that caused dramatic hyperpigmentation covering my entire nose and a skin ulcer on my... READ MORE

How Long After Fraxel Re:Store Dual 1927nm Can I Use 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide?

I had Fraxel Dual 1927nm wavelength five days ago and I'm eager to resume my topical acne regimen but considering the current condition of my skin, I'm hesitant. My skin is... READ MORE

Orange Peel Forehead After Single Fraxel Dual 1927? (photo)

It has been a month and a half and my condition is getting worse. I had a single Fraxel to treat hyperpigmentation caused by a filler complication (vascular compromise) just to... READ MORE

1.5 Months Post Fraxel Dual and Have Crepey, Bumpy Skin? (photo)

I need second opinions because I'm super stressed about my Fraxel Dual 1927 results. I just really need opinions. I'm 1.5 months out and my skin looks horrible. It's crepey and... READ MORE

Does Fraxel Re:Fine Use the 1927 Wavelength?

I keep encountering articles claiming that Fraxel Re:Fine uses that "new" wavelength. Is that true? The 1927nm wavelength (Also available as a stand-alone system called Fraxel... READ MORE

Rubbing Alcohol or Acetone Before Fraxel?

Over 3 months ago I had a full face Fraxel Dual 1927 and have been left with distorted skin texture. The esthetician who performed the procedure dabbed my face with either... READ MORE

Why Can IPL Burns Happen?

Why is it that IPL can cause burns to the skin? Isn't there a maximum setting that is tolerable for skin? It's pretty incredible that IPL settings can be configured high enough... READ MORE

Red/Infrared Light Therapy for Fraxel Damage While on Accutane?

Hello, I've experienced surface texture damage caused by Fraxel 11 months ago, and two months ago I started a second course of Accutane. So far I've been on it for 2.5 months... READ MORE

Recent comments from Isotretinoin

Sorry I've been away for so long, Answering more questions: Question: why make a post of an experience from when you were a child regarding Accutane while you're currently taking it anyway Answer: I wasn't currently taking Accutane... READ COMMENT

The title of the post is "Acne Cured Five Years Ago", I didn't start Accutane in 2013... READ COMMENT

Wow! You look amazing. =) READ COMMENT

I think it would great if this site provided its user's enough freedom and control to delete some of their pictures from their review or something as simple as comments. Great service, but it's unfortunate everything a user decides to... READ COMMENT

That's great! I hope everything's perfect when the swelling is down. I've been hearing a lot of positive things about that procedure lately. =-D READ COMMENT