LA woman

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 6/6/2009


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  • 1 review
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Painful Effects of the Veneer Procedure

My dentist failed to explain to me the life-altering affect of getting veneers. Right before the procedure, he told me he needed to shave off the bottom of my 4 teeth so that the veneers cement-on stronger. I didn't realize the painful after-effects. Difficulty chewing. Pain day and night. A temporary plastic film over them, difficulty talking. A huge change in eating habits: no chips,... READ MORE

Questions from LA woman

IPL for Severe Hyperpigmentation on Brown Skin?

My grandparents are white, but I'm brown with severe freckling of white, tan and dark brown spots, plus larger brown spots all over, more than any of my doctors have ever... READ MORE

Recent comments from LA woman

I'd guess yours was done on a light setting. The first one should be a light setting to see how your skin responds. Do you have very dark spots that you wanted to fade before the treatment? Those should become darker before they peel... READ COMMENT

Megan, I did not know about asking for pictures between the lab and the dentist. Thanks. I hope I do not have to get this done again. Though I am not sure how long veneers will actually last. READ COMMENT

It's been a year since the permanent veneers have been on. They do feel like real teeth now, however, there IS that awareness and feeling that you shouldn't bite into anything too hard, like an apple. Even hamburgers and sandwiches give... READ COMMENT

Are you sure she is covered in scabs? Or is it thin brown flakes of skin? If it is thin flakes of skin, she should be fine. Just don't pick at them and keep the skin moisturized. They will peel/flake off on their own. This happened... READ COMMENT

I had a patch test done 4 months ago on 4 inches of my cheek. It hurt so badly, I almost told the dermatologist to stop. I cried all evening from the pain, with ice compresses on it. After a week, the brown spots finally fell off and... READ COMMENT