Lin in MA

Location: Mashpee MA
Member since 4/28/2009


  • 35 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 11 questions

Reviews & Stories

Juvederm in Nasolabial Folds - Do I Need More?

I had juvederm injected in my naso-labial folds last week (1 syringe) I wanted to be conservative since it was my first time.Treatment was great. No pain and no bruising. This week after swelling has gone down I have the fullness near the nose but now a hollowness in checks. I have lines that are funning down when I smile and even when I don't.I think I may not have had enough injected... READ MORE

Limelight Facial Didn't Help Sun Damage Maybe Due to Low Settings Used

I just had my second Limelight facial (IPL). The first time I got some brown areas that flaked off. The second treatment nothing happened.I still have some sun damaged areas, but it did not seem to do anything. Was the setting too low? With the limelight there is no numbing cream. I am concerned about increased strength as I have read some of these horror stories of burns.I am not sure if... READ MORE

Vitalize Peel Very Gentle with Great Results

My first Vitalize Peel by SkinMedica was great. I am scheduled to have four more with a Limelight facial for sundamage between each visit.There was a little stinging when the series of acids were applied. No bad. Next day my skin was fine - tight but no peeling. Second and third day I peeled but could control with creams. Flaking for about 5 days. Today is day 7 and my skin looks great. ... READ MORE

Questions from Lin in MA

Laser Genesis with Limelight Facial?

Can Laser Genesis be done in conjunction with limelight facial? READ MORE

Best Treatments for Female with Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Sun Damage

I am a 58 year old female with fine lines and wrinkles. I also have some sun damage. My doctor is recommending limelight facial for the sun damage and laser genesis to help... READ MORE

Which Between Juvederm and Fraxel Should I Have First?

I am having Juvederm injections soon. The doctor also wants to do Fraxel Laser for the lines around my mouth. Which treatment should be done first? READ MORE

Fraxel Laser or Laser Genesis After Juvederm?

How long after Juvederm injections should I wait before having Fraxel Laser or Laser Genesis? READ MORE

Risk of Drooping Eyelid for Crow's Feet Botox Injection?

I am considering Botox for crow's feet wrinkles. I have no forehead wrinkles to speak of. I am concerned about problems with my eyes and drooping that I keep reading. Is... READ MORE

Will Fraxel Restore on Lip Lines Cause Difference in Texture?

My doctor is suggesting Fraxel Restore for the area around my lips to reduce vertical lip lines. Can Fraxel only be done in selected area like this or will I end up with a... READ MORE

Combine or Separate MACS Facelift and Fraxel Repair Procedures?

I am considering having a MACS facelift and Fraxel Repair. The doctor says that the two procedures can be done at the same time. Doing this would be convenient having to... READ MORE

Preventing PIH After Fraxel Restore or Repair

Have there been any statistics released on the percentage of patients that end up with PIH after Fraxel Restore or Fraxel Repair? Is there anything that can be done either... READ MORE

Self-tanning Lotion Safe After Fraxel Repair?

I am considering having the Fraxel Repair. I understand that staying out of the sun and wearing protective sunscreen will be very important after the treatment. Can I use a... READ MORE

Best Treatment for Scars After Face Lift

I had a face lift 8 months ago and have developed some scar tissue around my ears at the bottom of the earlobe. I have had 4 cortizone shots to try and reduce/flatten this area... READ MORE

Lateral Lower Eye Hollowness After Lower Eyelid Surgery. Next Option?

4 months ago I had lower eye surgery to correct a tear trough deformity (arcus margillis release fat repositioning). Although this surgery helped with the tear trough area I... READ MORE

Recent comments from Lin in MA

My doctor was in Westborough Ma. He has done hundreds of fraxel repair and over a 1000 of fraxel restore. Make sure your doctor is experienced in fraxel laser. Also, ask to speak to some of his past patients. I spoke to three before... READ COMMENT

For wrinkling and skin tightening the fraxel repair is probably a better treatment but you will definately have down time. I am almost 6 months out from my fraxel repair. Results are good once you get past the red skin tone and the... READ COMMENT

I am going for juvederm injections next week to help with those dreaded wrinkles above and below my lips. Did you find it painful? Could the bruising be covered up? READ COMMENT

I had 6 days of aquafor and then the skin started peeling. Very red new skin underneath. I had severe itching for several days. I was out of work for 2 weeks as I have a job "in the public eye" and the redness could not be covered by... READ COMMENT

I am also thinking of doing juvederm in my lips for the same reason. Thin lips and wrinkles. Was this painful? Could your bruising be covered up or was it so bad no amount of coverup would help? Did you try arnica for bruising? READ COMMENT