Member since 2/4/2014


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Reviews & Stories

20% Lactic Acid Peel with Petra

I had a great experience with Petra! I explained to her that my skin has been damaged by previous treatment (IPL - which was done by a different esthetician at a different place - not that I recommend this treatment to anyone *see my story* even if it is done by the best of the best) and that I was extremely nervous about the peel, despite the fact that it is considered to be very gentle. She... READ MORE

Life Ruined As a Result of a Single IPL Treatment.. These Devices Should Be Banned..

In August 2013, a month after I turned 28, I was convinced by a medical esthetician with 14 years of experience to try IPL for some mild hormonal acne (which was temporary anyway btw..) and some mild sun damage (mostly freckles). I had very good skin overall and generally started visiting her for some mild facials and pore cleaning since my skin was breaking out more than usual that summer.... READ MORE

Questions from lookingforsolutions

I am looking at cheek implants or fat grafts to replace lost volume, which is a better procedure? (photo)

I am a female, 25-30 years old. I have recently lost a substantial amount of volume in my face due to IPL/laser damage. I have some facial fat remaining, but it doesn't look... READ MORE

I have an indent on the right side in the lower lateral cartilage inside my nose, How can this be corrected? (photo)

I'm looking for a rhinoplasty surgeon. My nose is crooked to the right side partially due to a deviated septum, but I also believe that this 'kink' contributes to the... READ MORE

Is it ok to have Genioplasty after having Rhinoplasty? Will having it after Rhinoplasty change the look of my new nose? (photo)

I am having rhinoplasty surgery this summer and decided not to go for a chin implant, but instead to rely on a mild to moderate chin advancement using genioplasty. I may not... READ MORE

Is it possible for any fat grafting specialist to nearly guarantee that there will be no complications?

I'm interested in getting fat injections (on my face), but am very scared after reading countless horror stories from people that had it done. I know that there are... READ MORE

Recent comments from lookingforsolutions

I had painfully dry skin and also had a hard time making facial expressions. It was horrible. You have to baby your skin. Try to find some sort of a mild moisturizer or oil that works for you. Almond oil worked for me, but your skin... READ COMMENT

Sorry to hear about your experience. I went through the same thing and know exactly how you feel. I also heard doctors say that IPL can't cause this, although some are starting to admit that it can. I'm guessing the ones that deny it... READ COMMENT

Oh, by the way - I think the manuka honey is drying because it naturally contains AHAs, so be careful with it. It is somewhat of an exfoliant. And I tried dermarolling on a test patch a little too early in my 'recovery' and it seemed to... READ COMMENT

PammyT, you made some excellent points. I have tried a lot of the things you did - manuka honey, oils to remove make up, trying to wash my face less (I never really used cleansers to begin with, so that wasn't an issue), but yes,... READ COMMENT

I think the emotional trauma form this experience will continue to linger in my mind for the rest of my life, so I doubt that I will change my mind about lasers even in 30 years. I don't doubt that some people have good results with IPL... READ COMMENT