Location: newport beach, california
Member since 4/26/2009


  • 12 total posts
  • 8 reviews

Reviews & Stories

6 Months Later - Worth It - Irvine, CA

I had Cosmelan 6 months ago for premature pigmentation due to lots of sun exposure and taking birth control for years. I tried IPL and microderm and nothing seemed to work so my dermatologist recommended Cosmelan. When I had it done i told the doctor I have work the following day (Saturday) and he said there is "no down time". Right! I was instructed to leave the mask on for 12... READ MORE

The Best Preventative Maintenance!

I tried everything before giving in to Botox and now I wonder why I waited so long! It is such a simple and cost-effective procedure that gives amazing results! I was the first one out of my girlfriends to have it done because we were all pretty skeptical and didn't want to be "fake". But after seeing the magic it worked on me, they all went to get Botox too! If you are not sure,... READ MORE

No Way!

I purchased a package of 5 IPL's a couple years ago during fall/winter. The nurse recommended I get one IPL followed by micordermabrasion two weeks later and then another IPL two weeks after that (so one per month with micro in between). I am 26 and have sun spots as well as premature pigmentation from using birth control for many years.I did all of the treatments as well as all the... READ MORE

I Like the New "Wet" Microderm - Newport Beach, CA

I have had micordermabrasion monthly for the past 5-6 years and absolutely love it! But I recently tried the new "Silk Peel" which is the same as wet microdermabrasion at the dermatologist's office. This is where they infuse either salisylic acid, lightening cream, or hydrating cream into the skin simultaneously while performing the microderm. The procedure only lasts a half hour... READ MORE

Worth It if You Take Part in Maintenance - Newport Beach

I had my teeth whitened a few years ago and they are still pretty white. I don't drink coffee, tea, or any other beverages that can stain the teeth and if I do have something I always have a piece of the gum with Xylitol in it since it is supposed to clean your teeth right afterwards. The procedure made my teeth extremely sensitive afterwards and I didn't really eat for a couple of... READ MORE

Only Works if You Go Consistently

I paid to have my whole body (legs, arms, underarms, and bikini) done up front but wasn't happy with the results so I got a partial refund.I am fair skinned and have very dark, thick hair, which is supposed to get the highest results from the laser but unfortunately that wasn't the case. That was 3 years ago and pretty much all the hair has grown back.I had 5 treatments done on bikini and it... READ MORE

Love Latisse! - Irvine, CA

I used Jan Marini before Latisse and liked that as well but was waiting for Allergan's FDA-approved version to come out. I have used Latisse since it came out and LOVE it! My lashes were thinning/falling out before for some reason and now they are thick and healthy! It does take a couple months for results so be patient and you will love your lashes too :)  So after using... READ MORE

Not if You Are Under 50!! - Newport Beach, CA

In September of 2007 I had my first permanent makeup experience when I decided to get the lash enhancement done. This procedure is not so bad since they just place tiny black dots in between your lashes to give them a fuller look. In fact, I was so happy with the results that I decided to get my eyebrows and full lips done as well - HUGE mistake! As far as the eyebrows go, I think I look... READ MORE

Recent comments from scgali

I'm sorry to hear that! They will look pretty puffy for a while. What color did you get? Mine are just starting to look natural and it has been around 3 years but I did take very good care of them at first... always applied the... READ COMMENT

Sorry to hear that! When I first started using Jan Marini (like Latisse), it took about three months for anything to happen. I would give it another month - it tends to happen overnight. READ COMMENT

I keep hoping my lips WILL fade soon. What color did you get? READ COMMENT

I asked my esthetician to do light microdermabrasion on my eyebrows to lighten them and it did lighten them a little - more so on the right brow but I am happy with any lightening possible! READ COMMENT