Member since 10/29/2013


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  • 3 reviews

Reviews & Stories

First Experience with Fillers - Walnut Creek, CA

At age 43 I felt my face was starting to sag! I received Juvederm XC for tear troughs and lips, and Juvederm XC Ultra for marionnette and naso-labial folds. My dermatologist feels that Juvederm is a good choice for a first experience with fillers since the gel is 'softer' under the skin compared to Restylane/Perlane, so we went with that. OMG the pain and the tenderness. I can hardly touch... READ MORE

My Retin-A Journey - Walnut Creek, CA

I am 43 years old and starting to notice fine lines around my eyes. I have received my first prescription for Retin A trenitoin cream in 0.025% strength, for a generic cream version. I will document the evolution of my treatment here to pay it forward :) thank you to all who have posted their reviews so far. 5 years ago I first tried retin a for overall brightening... except that instead of... READ MORE

My Invisalign Experience - Dublin, CA

This is the first time I've had a non-trivial cosmetic procedure done and am pretty excited to get on my way. I have mildly crooked teeth, nothing disfiguring but an annoying snaggletooth in front usually keeps me from smiling a lot and I hate the way it looks in pictures. My dentist has been pushing for an Invisalign treatment after I had to have fillings for 6 cavities that were in between... READ MORE

Recent comments from moonchild13

Thanks mlb! I will do a whitening treatment based on your advice :) last time I did one I really burned my gums; the aligners tended to push the gel right into my gums vs. my old whitening trays. I plan on using less gel this time... READ COMMENT

Hi twoplusone, it was a combination of things - the saliva and air bubbling around the aligners when they get looser during the second week of wear, the embarrassing bad breath, the lisp when I talk (also really embarrassing), the... READ COMMENT

Hi mfrench I am not sure it's my injector since I have no prior experience. I had no bruising the second time she injected me which leads me to believe it was something I was taking that made me bruise (I'm suspecting the green tea... READ COMMENT

Hi Emmie I'm glad my experience could help you :) Looking back I wish I would have done it earlier so I say go for it :) and don't hesitate to write me if you have any questions! Good luck! xo READ COMMENT

Hi deener, her assistant covered me with lidocaine cream for 15 minutes, then I had ice packs applied for 10 minutes before the Dr came but I think I will focus on making sure the lip area is really frozen next time... thanks for the... READ COMMENT