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


  • 17 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

All natural does not equal safe. I had this method done, kept it dry, provided top-notch aftercare. And I have permanent damage to my skin. READ COMMENT

I agree with your assessment. I can see in my own skin an area that doesn't have the keloid damage. The part that is damaged is where she went over it multiple times. Practitioner choice is critical! READ COMMENT

I'm very sorry to hear that. :( READ COMMENT

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