Location: Phoenix, AZ
Member since 11/10/2012


  • 14 total posts
  • 4 reviews

Reviews & Stories

Tattoo Vanish Left Me with Permanent Skin Damage

I have a large, upper armband with mutli-colored ink (lots of greens & blues) which has remained vibrant for 20+ years that I have lived with this tattoo. I decided to try Tattoo Vanish as a last-ditch option before excision, which is now the route that I will be going in the next few weeks. Tattoo Vanish DID remove the ink from this area (approx 85% of it) but it also permanently scarred... READ MORE

Lumecca IPL, 1st Treatment for Sun Damage and Rosacea. Portland, OR

I am 45 yrs old and have moderate sun damage from my youth. I also have thick, ruddy Irish skin that is prone to acne, large pores, the whole bit. I decided to get the IPL package with my aesthetician, whom I really trust. For $400, I can have multiple treatments. This way she feels like she can be conservative in her approach and do spot treatments over a period of time. My treatment... READ MORE

1st Procedure - Phoenix, AZ

I went to the SWIHEA school in Phoenix, AZ for my pixel facial. They offer cheaper services because the students perform them, which honestly made me nervous after I read the many experiences on this forum! But my roommate had one and loved the results, so I decided to give it a try. After the pixel (which was painful but I was prepared for that) I had a very red, swollen face for about 2... READ MORE

1st Time @ Home TCA Peel

I had a pixel facial 3 months ago and had such great results, I knew that peeling was what my skin needed to even out my skin tone from years of sun exposure. I also had slight "orange peel" skin on both sides of my nose and cheeks and wanted to refine my skin's surface. I wanted to try a TCA peel to see if it produced the same results as the pixel and after much research decided I could... READ MORE

Recent comments from SunDevil

Good luck with your procedure. I hope you are thrilled with the outcome! READ COMMENT

I really like the results you have gotten. I'm so glad it's gone well for you. My attempt at removal was a huge fail and now I have to remove the skin. I will be happy to have a scar and not ashamed of wearing sleeveless tops. I'll just... READ COMMENT

Not sure why nobody has offered pics of their success stories, but I am posting pics of my experience, so please explore them before you try this removal method. I have permanent skin damage and will be having an excision to remove both... READ COMMENT

I tried Tattoo Vanish as a first attempt at removal, knowing excision would be my 2nd and final method if that didn't work. It REALLY did not work. I have a painful chemical burn (?) with a keloid scar and blood-redness that has not... READ COMMENT

No, the IPL did not cause a peel. READ COMMENT