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lissa's Review of: Dr. Maritess Mauricio

Rating: 1.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
May 7, 2006, 8:28 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Maritess Mauricio (My Profile)
City:
san diego
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   lissa (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   August 17, 2004
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

Dr. Mauricio performed one Intense Pulsed Light treatment on me in 2003. Immediately after the procedure I noticed an area under my eye was puffy and strange looking. I assumed it was swelling and waited it out. After a few weeks it had not gone away and I noticed a general worsening of my skin and a hollowness to my cheeks. My pores were much worse than before. I made an appointment with her office to find out what went wrong and when I came in, Dr. Mauricio was not there. I complained to the other doctor and he had little to say.

Over the next number of months, I watched the fat on my face melt away - revealing dented, crinkly skin. My skin is much worse than before and very thin. I cannot say for sure but I believe she had very little knowledge on what settings to use - she went too deep below the skin and blasted the fat cells at the subcutaneous layer. My system slowly absorbed them afterward.

I later met a woman online who had gone to Dr. Mauricio and had similar fat loss and skin problems. We met in person and our damage is identical.
 
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Medical Skills, Techniques & Knowledge:
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Accessibility:
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Personality:
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Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
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Price:
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Office & Surgical Facility:
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