Location: Cedar Park, TX
Member since 3/12/2013


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Reviews by travellingfool

Melanage Peel Works - Cedar Park, TX

I had melasma on my upper cheeks and nose, & the patches were starting to crawl down my cheeks. After trying numerous treatments and products I finally took my doctor's advice & paid for the melanage peel. I am SO GLAD I did it! All the melasma on my nose went away, as did the melasma on... READ MORE

Vi Peel- won't do it again!

I got a Vi Peel to help me with my melasma. I am on day 5, and the peeling is pretty much all gone which was unexpected but great. However, the skin that has been revealed is not impressive at all. Not only do I not see a noticable difference in my melasma, but I can't help but wonder if it... READ MORE

Jessner's Peel for Melasma - Cedar Park, TX

I have been battling with melasma for years, and my dermatologist recommended a Jessner's Peel. I got my first one in October. My new skin looked awesome, and I was so happy. But the results only lasted one week! I got a second Jessner's peel a month later, and this time the results lasted... READ MORE

Questions from travellingfool

How many layers should one get for a Jessner's Peel?

I had a Jessner's peel that did virtually nothing and caused no peeling, and then I have had Jessner's peels that caused me to to peel a ton of skin for many days! The... READ MORE

What is the most effective anti-oxidant, especially for one who suffers from Melasma?

I heard the essentials to an anti-aging regimen are: sunscreen, retinoid, and an anti-oxidant. I think I have the first two covered pretty well, but I am wondering what is the... READ MORE

Do I need to stop using tretinoin before my hydrafacial treatment?

I have been getting chemical peels (Jessner's and VI peel), and I have discontinued tretinoin two weeks before the peels to play it safe. Do I need to do this before I get a... READ MORE

Jessner's or Glycolic acid peels to reduce melasma?

I have melasma all over my face, especially on my cheeks. Is it better for me to get light glycolic acid peels every two weeks or to get Jessner's peels once every three months? READ MORE

Allergic to hydroquinone. Which is better to treat melasma: frequent glycolic peels or less frequent Jessner's peels?

I have been struggling with melasma for years, especially on my upper cheeks. Is it better to do lighter glycolic peels every 2 weeks with no peeling or is it better to do 2... READ MORE

What type of chemical peel is right for me? I'm allergic to hydroquinone.

I'm 41 and have the butterfly melasma mask. My heritage is half mexican and half italian. I got a melanage peel years ago and loved the results but have since developed an... READ MORE

What is microneedling for melasma?

I have the butterfly melasma mask, and I would love to know ways I can treat it. I am allergic to hydroquinone. I have heard of microneedling and Clear and Brilliant. What... READ MORE

Why don't I peel any more from chemical peels? The first 2 worked great! What's going on? My goal is to lighten my melasma.

I got a Jessner's Peel in Oct & Nov. My ENTIRE face peeled like CRAZY both times. I got the Vi peel in Dec. I peeled around mouth but that's it. I got the Jessner's in March. I... READ MORE

How can I safely assist peeling after a chemical peel? I went in for a Jessner's/10% TCA peel 8 days ago.

I have these 2 dark dry scabby patches under my eyes. It looks really bad, & it doesn't look like they will be gone in 1 1/2 days for work! What can I do to safely assist this... READ MORE

Melasma treatment with chemical peels. How often can I get them done?

I have melasma and am allergic to hydroquinone. I have tried many hydroquione free topical treatments for my conditon, but they aren't effective. I would like to get TCA peels.... READ MORE

How do I buy prescription tretinoin cheap?

My insurance won't cover my tretinoin prescription, and it would cost me $300 for a tube. How can I purchase prescription tretinoin for a LOT less than that? Is there a... READ MORE

Hydroquinone makes skin itchy and red. Does this mean I can't do a melanage peel?

I have melasma and got the melanage peel done a few years ago. I loved the results and would like to do it again. However, I've noticed that when i use hydroquinone cream on mg... READ MORE

Melanage peel vs cosmelan peel. What are the differences between the two and which is better?

I have been struggling with melasma for many years. I got the melanage peel a few years ago. It significantly improved my skin! I'm thinking about getting it again, but I seem... READ MORE

Facial exercises to prevent aging - Do they help or hurt?

I have come across information and videos on facial exercises where people do things like form the mouth into an 'O,' raise eyebrows and hold them, stick the tongue out as far... READ MORE

I started using Fabior (tazarotene) Foam 0.1%. My derm recommended it for some weird white bumps I had on my nose.

I thought I would use the prescription on other parts of my chin because I am prone to acne there. I was clear when I started applying the medicine, and I thought it would help... READ MORE

When I first started using Tri-luma for my melasma, it worked really well. Now it doesn't seem to work at all.

I have been battling with melasma for years. I got a prescription for Tri-luma in June. At first, it worked really well, and I was pleased with the results. I took a two week... READ MORE

Recent comments from travellingfool

What's the verdict? Did the peel help? Would you recommend it? READ COMMENT

I have tried many things and have seen doctors and aestheticians for my melasma. The ONE things that helped A LOT was the melanage peel. My derm recommended it, and his in-office aesthetician applied it. It worked! My melasma almost... READ COMMENT

How long did it take for you to completely peel? I just had a Jessners/TCA peel. I am on day 8, and I still have the thick scabby dark skin on upper cheeks. I have to go back to work in less than 2 days! Wondering what/if I should... READ COMMENT

How is your skin now? Are you still glad you got IPL? READ COMMENT

I took a Benadryl to help with the itchiness. It saved my life, even though it made me lifeless/drowsy as all heck. READ COMMENT