Good face gone bad

Location: CA
Member since 11/15/2010


  • 355 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 11 questions

Reviews & Stories

Surprised at Positive Results from Derma Roller 1.0. Los Angeles, CA

I've spent way too much money on lasers, peels and products - in many cases I've had things done to undo damage caused by an expensive procedure. It becomes downward spiral! When I first heard about Derma Rollers I thought, "Ouch" and "That can't really work." It sounded like a strange idea and I was frankly - a little scared. I had a z-plasty done on an old Birthmark removal scar near... READ MORE

EMATRIX - JUST SAY NO! - California

I'm so over all these mystery machines and their claims to: a) magically rejuvenate skin with no downtime, b) tighten sagging skin, c) be safe for all skin types d) blah, blah, blah, blah. I'm here to tell you that I've tried a lot of different things by qualified an (unfortunately) unqualified people and I've finally been hit over the head enough times to say, "Oh,... READ MORE

Fat Transfer - Gambling with Your Face - California

I really liked my face.In hindsight,the minimal "refreshing" I wanted was something that at my age should have been done with fillers. Myth 1) It's non-invasive.I was shocked at my appearance after the procedure and was swollen for months.It invaded my life. Myth 2) It improves skin texture.For all this stem cell talk,I didn't get it. In addition to the broken... READ MORE

Questions from Good face gone bad

How Can I Get Rid of Grid-like Patterns Imprinted on my Skin After Laser Treatments?

Had TotalFX in Feb.Very happy.Had AFT/IPL in May and walked out shockingly red.Swollen for about 8 days.When brown spots came off there were some scars.First noticed orange... READ MORE

Is It Possible for EMatrix Radiofrequency Solution to Cause Any Fat Atrophy?

Thanking you in advance for your response to this multi-part question. If eMatrix can't cause fat atrophy, why not? If it can, under what circumstances? Could it possibly... READ MORE

Surgical Removal of Forehead Veins? Other Options?

Large blue puffy veins:forehead & temple.4 Yag treatments didn't work (worse).Temples filled w/Resty.Fat Transfer not an option.Afraid of schlero. 1)Is microphlebectomy... READ MORE

Does Exercise Impact the Longevity of Botox and Other Fillers?

I'm a huge fan of Botox and fillers;however,I wonder about the exercise impact.Most say none.I spoke with someone who works for the manufacturer of the most popular... READ MORE

Can a Browlift Minimize the Appearance of Forehead Veins?

I have thin skin, little fat, and large puffy blue veins on my forehead not attractive to say the least. Would a browlift improve the appearance of these veins? When I pull the... READ MORE

What Are the Individual Variables That Can Determine How Long Botox and Other Fillers Last?

Though companies give guidelines as to the longevity of Botox and other fillers, there seems to be some variables that determine how long it actually lasts for each person.... READ MORE

Is It Possible for EMatrix to Cause Fat Loss?

I often read that negative results of a procedure are due to the lack of skill on the part of the provider. Is it possible that the eMatrix settings could even be set to reach... READ MORE

What Actually Happens when Collagen Remodels or Reorganizes?

I read this a lot and wonder if this could ever be a bad thing. Could it reorganize unfavoribly and create a scar following a "laser" procedure designed to stimulate... READ MORE

Is It Possible to Do a Fat Transfer to the Forehead?

If it is possible to add fat to the forehead, which technique would you recommend and what are the possible complications? Thank you. READ MORE

Can Fraxel Restore Treatment Impact/melt Belotero Filler?

I've consistently heard that Lasers don't reach the areas where fillers are typically injected; however, it's my understanding that Belotero is injected more superficially.... READ MORE

What Layer of Skin Does EMatrix Target?

A recent answer on RS said eMatrix disperses energy under the skin & is not absorbed by melanocytes. I'm confused about what UNDER THE SKIN means. eMatrix minimally targets... READ MORE

Recent comments from Good face gone bad

I think the moisturizer you use is a little subjective based on response. I ended up using a French one that the doctor recommended. I've never heard of it and wouldn't go out of my way to suggest. That said - when it comes to... READ COMMENT

You are too young to be in so much pain. I'm so angry that anyone even touched you with anything at 20 years old. In my mind that was criminal. I'm so sorry this happened to you. Obviously I don't know you, but I'm sure you aren't... READ COMMENT

Hang in there my dear. . . . BDD is very tough to live with and very misunderstood and often ignored by those who have $$$$ to gain. I know this because I have suffered with it since I was 5 years old and over the years it progressed... READ COMMENT

Good luck to you and thanks for your support. I hope you find peace as well. As you know, most of us have better things to do than spend our days on RealSelf making things up. I've appreciated everyone here - but if I'd never had an... READ COMMENT

Fat can be a fix - but in the wrong hands - it can be your undoing. Do your homework and if you can do fillers first - try that. Take care and good luck! READ COMMENT