Eric K

Location: Seattle, WA
Member since 3/5/2007


  • 140 total posts
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

Treat Dermatitis first, then V beam reduces rosacea flares

Rosacea is only apparent on my left cheek and a tiny bit on my nose. Both appear to be caused by sun damage because I've had bad sunburns in those locations because I didn't reapply sunscreen enough. I also slept on my left side for 7 years.  Once the rosacea started flaring up in 2010 due to stress, hot coffee and red wine, sleeping on that side made it worse.  So I now... READ MORE

Platysmaplasty provides lasting results so get a Platysmaplasty instead of Chin Lipo

My family has a hereditary double chin that is truly the last place where diet and exercise will get rid of the fat. I've had the double chin since when I was a baby, and it was only minimized when I was rowing obsessively as a teenager. Even then, at 4% body fat and with six pack abs, I didn't have the neck definition that some men have at 14% body fat. There just isn't much space... READ MORE

Accutane Only Cures Deep (Cystic) Acne - Seattle, WA

One of my friends took Accutane as soon as he got his first pimple, because his lawyer father wanted his son on the strongest treatment available.  It certainly seemed to work for my friend. My parents are both doctors, so they felt it was best to start with less powerful acne treatments and see if those would work.  (Doctors are the only parents that triage their children out of... READ MORE

Results aren't permanent and remaining hair is patchy

I've had laser hair removal on my lower neck (front + back) and on my chest, and am happy with the results, but I still have some light thin hairs after 10 treatments over 7 years. (I had laser hair removal 5 times in 2000, and another 5 times over the last two years for touch ups.) The pain on the front of the neck and the upper chest is the worst possible. A great clinic will tell you to... READ MORE

Questions from Eric K

Juvederm vs Restylane

From what i can tell juvederm is maybe better than restylane because it lasts longer. Is this true? Are there other things i should take in to account before choosing juvederm... READ MORE

Does VISS At-Home Hair Removal Work?

How does VISS IPL compare to professional results? READ MORE

Recent comments from Eric K

It's listed at the top of the post: Jennifer Reichel, MD, Seattle READ COMMENT

Yes, Angie, Dr. Rand did both procedures and in fact recommended the Neck Lift originally but my mom had just had jaw surgery that resulted in a lot of nerve damage (thankfully that was only temporary) so that scared me out of the Neck... READ COMMENT

Thank you Sharon, I am doing well. Before I had the procedure, I read a study published by Dr. Giampapa called "Long-term results of suture suspension platysmaplasty for neck rejuvenation: a 13-year follow-up evaluation" and it... READ COMMENT

The "muscle tightening" (Platysmaplasty) is the only long term solution since it creates a sling under your chin using the muscles that otherwise turn into the dreaded neck bands/turkey neck. The results from Lipo won't last and it will... READ COMMENT

Without a platysmaplasty, there is nothing to support the skin and other tissue directly under the front of the chin or to prevent platysmal bands from showing. By sewing the two sides of the platysma muscle together like a corset, a... READ COMMENT