Location: Portland, Or.
Member since 1/20/2010


  • 22 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Upper, Lower Abs, Waist, Outer and Inner Thighs - Portland, OR

I had my pre-op at 4pm on 4/30/2012 and I was kind of discouraged overall but I am still somewhat hopeful. I am 43, 130 lbs, I run, bike, and lift weights at home and at 24 hr. fitness 1-2 hrs a day 6-7 days a week. I wear a heart rate monitor always when I work out, I count what I burn then calculate what I can eat, I eat no meat, avoid cheese and bread, and watch the quality and quantity of... READ MORE

V-Beam Purpura More Than Expected - Portland, OR

I have had V-beam a number of times and it works well for spider veins. 3 weeks ago today I had V-beam purpura. The results were purple spots so severe it did indeed look like a black marker was used all over my face. I sort of thought at first this extreme look was trauma that would go away after a day or so but when I saw after two days there was virtually no change I did start to panic... READ MORE

Questions from coffeebean

What is the Typical Effective V Beam Setting for Treatment of Generalized Flushing?

I am a fair skinned, red haired 43 year old with diffuse redness on my face. A dermatologist I was referred to recommended I have 2-3 treatments of V Beam purpura.  Three... READ MORE

Recent comments from coffeebean

You look great. Do you have a picture of yourself before that we can see for comparison? READ COMMENT

Check out my profile. We had the same areas done but I only had 4 lbs removed. I still have residual pain in the flanks kinda like the tactile hyper sensitivity one gets when they have the flu. I am 6 weeks out. Never was not able... READ COMMENT

Nikki, I am at 18 days now, I had my post op last night and no change in weight. I have been wearing my 2nd stage garment 20 hours a day until the last 3 nights when I slept without it. I ran earlier this week and felt good. I... READ COMMENT

Nikki, Thanks for the encouragment. I too am a runner and am not running. I am lifting only with upper body and cycling which is totally low impact. To tell the truth I could not imagine running right now anyway. Honestly... READ COMMENT

Hey, nice! I'm 9 days out, pain is lightening, but no inches yet. I'm hoping to follow your lead by 4 weeks. READ COMMENT