Location: 98112
Member since 1/28/2007


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  • 5 reviews
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  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Had Franctional Laser Two Days Ago - Seattle, WA

I had the more intensive version of this treatment, to both face and neck/chest areas. The treatment coordinator told me that it was essentially no big deal to do this with some numbing cream and oral meds. THEN I asked the doctor her opinion... The doctor, who I have seen over the past six years and trust, said that probably 80% of patients opt to use the topical/oral pain relief... READ MORE

Sculptra: Good Stuff - Seattle

I've had sculptra injected on three occasions.  I had spots on my chin under the corners of my mouth that had caved in.  My doctor not only injected (a full vial) into lines around my nose and mouth, but also above my cheekbones.  Someone later told me that I had "happy cheeks," which is a good description of the result. I massaged thoroughly as instructed... READ MORE

Thermage: A Significant Improvement - Seattle, WA

I have had Thermage treatments three times over the past year and a half.  I expect to have about one every year or two going forward, because it really works. I saw the doctor for a consultation, and asked what she would recommend if price were not an issue, something that would have stayiung power and not include a knife. At 46, my skin was just beginning to sag here and there... READ MORE

Restylane: Sitcom-worthy DISASTER!

Ok, I didn't understand what I was getting into.  I had one TINY lip line that I hoped could be plumped it.  Instead, I got chimp lips. The restylane was injected into my upper lip from the INSIDE of my lip (big ouch!)  Massive bruising (maybe a reaction too, who knows?)  Honestly, my lip swelled to stick out past my nose - a total embarassment for about a week, there was... READ MORE

Botox: LOVE Love Love It! - Seattle, WA

Botox gives an immediate result and is not permanent. The skill and artistry of the person administering botox makes a huge difference, though.  I've had injected by three different doctors (including one who specialized in Botox and another who was a local pioneer of the product.)  I also have it injected for a more unusual purpose:  to erasea deep line in my chin., which is a... READ MORE

Questions from Seattleself

Low Human Growth Hormone Levels

I've had bloodwork done and among other things, low HGH levels are indicated. My regular doctor suggests intensity training to boost HGH, and my other doctor (Board... READ MORE

Discussions started by Seattleself

HGH Supplementation

After spending over three years taking various supplements and prescription medications for aging issues typical for women in their 50's, I came to the conclusion... READ MORE

Recent comments from Seattleself

If you lose 30 pounds, you will lose it in your face as well. And you are no doubt older than when your face was plumper. Smile more! READ COMMENT

I love Thermage, had it done several times. My dermatologist stopped using the machine, opting for others she though we're more versatile and less painful. New machines are indeed less painful, but don't do much for me. Thermage was... READ COMMENT

Over 3 years later, still using HgH daily in a VERY small dose. Have progressed to purchasing it in powder form and hydrate with sterile water because this reduces the cost. It is expensive, no doubt. With a good diet and regular... READ COMMENT

I've owned a DermaWand for probably 25 years. My fist one lasted for about 18 years, and now I'm on the second one. It's great for freshening up my skin, driving products down into the tissue and increasing circulation and healing. ... READ COMMENT

I should be more clear - it's not intended for this use. I just figured that if I were injecting it daily, I'd at least choose the injection site well. Most important thing is to inject into fat. HgH is super expensive, there have... READ COMMENT