Brandi Glanville tweets photo of her burned face, says she’s ‘still healing’

OMG. Right?! Yesterday, Brandi Glanville tweeted the above photo (I think she deleted it later, because I can’t find it on her Twitter feed). Brandi told her Twitter followers, “Doctor said he could get rid of my melasma. It was to hard for my skin. Still healing, its been depressing #skinobsessed.” You can read about melasma here – it’s basically skin discoloration, etc.

I’m guessing that Brandi’s dermatologist gave her some really hardcore chemical peel, maybe? I’m so afraid of chemical peels. My skin is so sensitive, I’m sure if I ever got one, the result would be like this or worse. I would be the 1% that never recovered from a chemical peel. But I’m guessing Brandi will recover. Her face looks burned, for sure, but she sort of looks like she just got a really awful sunburn, right?

Brandi’s been doing a lot of stuff to her skin recently. Last month, when I wrote about her crazy leather outfit and little glovelets, she tweeted me saying that she built her outfit around the gloves because she had a bad burn on her hand:

I think she just got burned on the one hand, though? Which says to me that it could be a cooking burn, either oil or boiling water. Ugh.

Anyway, I hope Brandi gets better soon. I would imagine that her face will start to peel in a few days. Ugh. Gross.

Photos courtesy of Brandi’s Twitter, WENN.

 

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  1. Jen says:

    Holy crap, she looks like a cross between Kate Gosselin and White Oprah in that last pic.

  2. Nicolette says:

    That just made me nauseous. Why do people do that to themselves? Take a tip from Samantha in SATC and put a veil over that charcoaled mess please.

  3. MonicaQ says:

    I know black people can get sunburnt but besides marching band in HS where my instrument reflected onto my lips, I’ve been able to avoid it my entire life. It always looks so painful! My husband is German–2 hrs in the sun and he starts to look as red as Brandi is in these pictures.

    • virginia5 says:

      dude I am black(haven’t got burnt), and last december I went to the Caribbean got a bathing suit tan which I still have!!! It;s ridiculous, probably because I live in Canada and it has been winter for the past 5 months, so maybe that is why it hasn’t gone away…lol…ps we are getting 20cm of snow tomorow ;(

      • MonicaQ says:

        I saw once in my life. I was not having it. At all. I was in NYC and my friends are all, “YAY! SNOW!” and I’m just thinking, “I just want to go back to Florida.”

        My godsister asked me that too! (About the snow). She’s from Jamaica but lives in Toronto and is not fit to be tied. I told her she should just work from home from October to May because no.

      • Erinn says:

        We lucked out, and are getting rain all week. I know in parts of NS they have fully covered ground with snow…April snow is so incredibly depressing.

      • janie says:

        I moved to Vancouver from Virginia and have never been so pale in my freakin life!! My skin doesn’t even know what to do when it sees the sun anymore. Oh Canada…

      • littlestar says:

        Virginia – I’m in Saskatchewan and it’s supposed to start snowing here this afternoon :( . Frigging depressing already. The long range forecast is supposed to be another 2-3 weeks of cold weather for us (some sort of arctic front is settling over us and won’t leave). SO basically the month of April is a write off. For fun, I look at West Jet vacations – not sure if it’s cheering me up or making me more depressed lol.

        As for Brandi’s skin – yikes! That’s scary. I’ve been considering getting laser treatments on my face to shrink my pores (have always had oily skin with large pores, and would like to have nice skin for my wedding at the end of this year). When I was at the medi-spa on Saturday I was told that chemical peels might work for me. Now I’m thinking I should just forget my vanity and be as is!

      • Lady D says:

        I’m in probably the warmest province in Canada. Three weeks ago my blueberries had buds. Two weeks ago I was covering them from the cold, wet, heavy snow. My peas popped up about 6 days ago, and haven’t done a thing since. I think they froze. I suffer horribly through winter from SAD. Sunshine is a need, not a want. I was admiring the tan on Rimes in her white bikini. I really miss not getting that dark anymore. However, I now protect and cover my skin, sigh. Right about now though, I’d give anything for the opportunity to do a little burning/tanning.

  4. MsGoblin says:

    OMG! I’m 53 and my hands look MUCH younger. Yikes, Brandi.

  5. virginia5 says:

    why do people have to tweet every little thing they do? :/

  6. Joanna says:

    didn’t some of her followers say it was a hand peel or something? she is terrified of getting older, sad. yes, getting older sucks but you can’t delay it forever, no matter how much money you spend.

    and then it’s only one hand? oh, c’mon. if it was boiling water, she must have held her hand in it for about five minutes. quit making excuses for her.

    • virginia5 says:

      yeah she got a chemical peel on her hands.

    • gg says:

      She only showed one hand. Doesn’t mean the other wasn’t done as well, which I suspect, it was.

    • claire says:

      I don’t know why the oil burn was thrown out there. She’s owned up to it being from a chemical/laser since the beginning. I have melasma on my face too. It’s been going away on its own, maybe my diet or something, I don’t know. I sure as hell don’t plan to get a peel now, after seeing this photo!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I had melasma on my upper lip for a while-horrible. Looked like I had an effin ‘stache. I admit that it sucked but it eventually went away on its own. Never got a laser peel and frankly, never thought to get one. I thought melasma was a pretty typical thing for women to experience right?

      • Belle says:

        Kitten, I have fair skin and started getting melasma after pregnancies so I think mine started with hormonal changes… and then even though I avoid the sun like the plague, sunlight (or any light) makes it worse. Mine wasn’t hideous but after several years it did bother me a lot. I had it mostly on my forehead… and a bit on my cheeks. I eventually went to a well known Dermatologist at a laser clinic and ended up having several laser treatments (with time in between of course). The results were really great… though I looked horrible for a week after. The pigment gets darker with the laser, and then after 7-10 days, flakes off. After that time, I became much better about sunscreen, though it still comes back. I have gone back occasionally for the laser treatment, as it does make a big difference. I really hate the treatment though… LOL Even with ‘numbing’ cream, it is not pleasant… and they make it sound like there is ‘no down time’ which is crap, unless someone doesn’t mind going out and about looking scary-horrid!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Hey Belle-how long was the down-time?

        I mean, listen, I totally empathize with stuff like this-horrid skin can make it so you don’t wanna leave the house and no one should feel like that.
        I’m sure laser treatment was a last resort for you, Belle, and I’m glad it helped.

        My opinion is that a lot of these real housewives have too much $$, time and access to plastic surgeons so they can act impulsively without trying topical treatments or alternative therapy first.
        I think that some of these women go through the same freak-outs that the rest of us do (aging is effin’ SCARY- it really shouldn’t be but it is) but instead of giving themselves some time to process how they feel and maybe “sleep on it” they jump straight to the most extreme option that will give them the most immediate results.

        I think it’s a bad move because so many of them end up looking worse than before the pre-plastic surgery procedure.

        I think Brandi is age-obsessed and not skin-obsessed. I get it, I really do, but she needs to tone it down before she destroys what nature gave her.

      • Belle says:

        Totally agree Kitten… too much money and focus on ‘perfection’ seems to result in some pretty bad looks for a lot of these celebs. :(

        Honestly, I don’t like getting the laser thing done… LOL I worry about long term issues to the skin, and I hate spending the money… and even with numbing cream, it doesn’t feel very good. :) Also, (to finally answer your question) my skin looks awful after! I talked about this (for waaaaaaaay too long, down below somewhere), but when done for pigmentation issues like Melasma, the laser causes these areas to darken… a lot. They call it the look of ‘coffee grounds’ and I think it is hideous. The more of this you get, the better your result will be…. after. But, until the ‘after’, it is not a good look! It takes about 7-10 days for these darkened spots to flake off and leave very nice skin behind. I would need a repeat treatment or two for ‘optimum’ results (which I did after my very first visit)… but at this point, I feel like a treatment every year or so (as needed) is the most I want to do.

        Make-up does not really cover the ‘coffee ground’ look up… in fact, the only time I tried it, I think it looked worse! So, for me personally, I need about a week or so to hide out (as much as possible anyway), in order to get through most of it. Some might take just a bit longer… 10 days, but nothing that is very noticeable.

        Oh and I do use topicals as well. While they did not seem to make a difference when I tried them before trying the laser, they do seem to help with maintenance. ;)

  7. Ginger says:

    UGH! My eczema is acting up right now and I thought my red, rashy skin was bad…dang! Nothing compared to this. (Thanks for making me feel a little better) And I would probably be in the 1% that would never recover from a chem peel either. My skin is super sensitive and burns within 5 minutes of sun. I kind of get Brandi’s skin obsession however.

  8. brin says:

    She admits to being obcessed with skincare products. I hope it isn’t painful and she heals quickly.

    • ms. deneuve says:

      correction, or addition, whichever way you look at it, she is obsessed with herself in every which way, shape, form, size and plastic surgery treatment. her sons must be sooo confused looking at the two “moms” in their lives neither one of them is right in the head. I wish these people would have to get a real job and realize how insignificant they really are. she looks worse and worse every day, like a corpse pumped full of formaldehyde. yuck!

  9. marie says:

    I’m extremely pale, so I’ve been sunburned like that a few times (the worst is when you get the skin bubbles) and I can’t imagine signing up for that on purpose. No way, No how..

    • Chicagogurl says:

      Me too the worst is shoulders, the tops of the ears, the scalp and tops of the feet. I am extremely careful but about once every 3-4 years I get a really bad burn and just bath in lidocaine and misery for a week after.

    • Nina W says:

      Keep up the sun block as sun burns are not good for your skin. The more you burn the more likely you are to develop skin cancer lesions later in life and we get more exposure to sun nowadays because of the polluted environment. Sunblock is also going to help you stay young looking as the effects of the sun are very aging to skin.

  10. Lem says:

    I think she had the old lady burnt out of her hands . Brandi, let us know if that works.
    She is still oversharing but that seems who she is.
    Keeping up her end of deal regarding shutting her yap after her book tour about yee haa and Eddie. kudos
    With those two, LA + B, I think whoever speaks less looks better publicly and whichever one is talking at the moment looks like an idiot.

  11. Ellie66 says:

    Her hands look like she had a chemical peel on them. Hands age something like 10years faster than the rest of ur skin. These woman have lifted and sculpted their faces but their hands will show their true age. Madonna for another example.

  12. LadyMTL says:

    OMG that looks horrible! I’m also deathly afraid of chemical peels even though my adult acne would probably benefit from the occasional treatment…but then, looking at that first pic, I just want to hide under a chair.

  13. eileen says:

    I do chemical peels but on a much lower strength. After a week of peeling your skin is so smooth its like a baby’s butt.
    Brandi is skin obsessed-self admitted.
    I can feel for her as well being 38 and single again and I’m only in Atlanta. I can’t imagine being my age in Hollywood trying to get back out there. Its a whole other level of “work.”

    • gg says:

      eileen – does it make your face all shiny though? Or is it just the ones who’ve had too many treatments, or too strong?

      • Macey says:

        I had both a chemical peel and an Active FX laser peel (different times, 6 yrs apart) and I never had that shiney thing going on. Must be from tons of fillers and botox or something else (??).

        The chemical peel was by the worst experience of the two. It was an Obagi Blue Peel and I would NOT recommend to anyone. The application itself burned a bit but the peeling after it was what drove me nuts. You literally had to wait for your skin to peel, looked like a burnt marshmallow and was so uncomfortable I couldnt stand it. Imagine one of those clay masks on your face for days. The tightness and uncomfortableness of it really got to me until it all peeled off a few days later.
        The laser wasnt bad at all. Id do it again in a heartbeat if I had the money. You look like a burnt checker board for a cpl days but it wasnt uncomfortable and the results were awesome. The chemical peel did make my skin look nice and smooth but that look only lasted a few months, the laser lasted much longer and also tightened up my neck line.

        as far as Brandi’s hands, she posted on twitter that she had a chemical peel on them to try and get rid of age spots. Her hands are “older looking”. Im a few yrs older than her but mine dont look anything like that. Ive always been religious with the lotions tho, maybe thats the key.

      • littlestar says:

        Macey – did you have any noticeable difference in your skin after the laser peel?

      • eileen says:

        gg-the shiny is probably heavy moisturizer like Aquaphor. That’s what I use the first few days after a peel because its water based and doesn’t clog your pores-but yes its makes your skin shiny.

    • Memmi says:

      Wait I thought you were friends with her in real life…

    • littlestar says:

      Eileen – I just said above that I’m considering laser treatment on my face to shrink my pores etc. The nurse at the medi-spa I go to suggested a chemical peel, but now I’m terrified after seeing Brandi’s face. If you’re saying it’s worth it, I might reconsider (if it’s actually an option for me). What is the heeling time like for you? Like if I get it done on a Friday, will I look okay enough to go to work on Monday without anyone questioning what was done to my face?

      • eileen says:

        I’m guessing Brandi did a TCA peel-its the strongest one you can do. There are other options. I use 50% Glycolic and its very low strength. I special order it and you can put as many layers as you want for whatever results you are looking for. I’d start low and work your way up in layers and % strength.
        My face will get red and have a slight burn, but for days you can’t really tell I did anything. Then on about day 3 it starts to lightly peel and that lasts a few days. Some break out a little because it brings everything to the surface. About 7 days later, your pores are small and your skin is very soft. I do one about every 6 weeks. I’m 38 and have been doing peels for a few years so I’m ready to go to a higher strength like a Jessner.
        I did a TCA once and it was HELL! I could only leave it on for like 30 seconds and it frosted immediately. Frosting means you actually SEE the skin lifting up from your face and it looks white. But wow the results were amazing-my skin looked years younger! I’m trying to get the balls to try it again-but thats one you don’t want to do yourself! Not until you’ve had it done for a while!
        I had asked Brandi what I should do and described my skin problems and she recommended an at home microdermabrasion machine and low grade peels. I got both and am happy with the results.
        She might do harsh things on herself, but she’s all professional when helping others.

      • Macey says:

        @littlestar

        Yes I did, I loved it. It not only freshened up my skin but also tightened jaw line a bit too. Like I said above, Id do it again in a heartbeat if I had the funds. It wasnt too bad tho, think it was $1200.00 at the time but the Dr. I go to will then do any peels after for 1/2 the price. so if I wanted one now it would be btwn $600-$800. Im not sure of his current pricing, I did this back in 07.

        My chemcial peel was what they call a “double layer Obagi Peel” and that was $500 ($250.00 per layer). May not have been as bad if I just did single but stupid me did double and it was a miserable experience. It did perk my skin up tho but I the laser results lasted much longer and I had no discomfort at all.

      • littlestar says:

        Thanks so much for the response ladies! While Brandi’s picture looks terrifying, you both make it sound a lot less scary, and the results sounds like it’s worth it. I think I’m back on with wanting to try it. I know at the medi-spa I go to, laser treatment is a lot less expensive than a chemical peel, so I’d prefer to go that route if possible (I was also told that after 3 treatments I should notice a drastic difference in my skin with the laser). I’ve had laser hair removal, so I’m hoping the after effects on my face would be similar to the effects of the laser on other parts of my body – ie quick healing time. Also, I’m 28 so I’m not sure if I’m maybe too young yet for a chemical peel? But if it does shrink pores, then I’m willing to try it.

      • eileen says:

        Shoot! You’re still a baby! Just do some light preventative measures and don’t worry about anything hardcore until your 35 or so…depending on genetics of course! :)
        Light peels will help with the pores-but I do them myself. I bought a bottle for $75 and its lasts for about a year.
        I’ve never done the laser peel so I can’t compare the two.

      • lin234 says:

        Eileen- What brands do you use? Can you post links? I’ve been wanting to try the glycolic acid peel at home. 50% seems really high to me- don’t they start out at 10%? I’ve been reluctant to buy from amazon or online simply because I’m scared to death of getting some janky mix that will burn off my face.

        I have the same concerns as littlestar: want to shrink pores.

    • Memphis says:

      I have done a few very mild glycolic peels along with microdermabrasion and loved the results..but don’t think I would ever have the courage to try a full on peel!

    • ya says:

      I do 50% lactic acid peels once in awhile (I do normally a course of 4 peels once a week). The advantage of lactic acid is that it’s very mild, so I don’t actually ‘peel’ or show any immediate effects. But after the course of the 4 peels my skin looks much better in terms of hyperpigmentation and clogged pores.

      • Missyvonne says:

        I buy from makeup artists choice and do 10% tca once every three to four months . Downtime is about five days , three days of lookimg scary but after skin is plump , less wrinkles , smaller pores. I do pay for lasers once a year and have had profesional peels too , but the best results that I saw were from just doing the peel myself , controlling how deep I wanted to do it and doing it every couple of months .
        I have super sensitive skin and this is the only brand that doesnt make my redness worse .

  14. BeachBell says:

    Brandi has Melasma which is some kind of skin discoloration which her doctor told her he could remove with a laser therapy. This is why her face and hands were burned. She said the laser was too hard on her skin. Hands age much faster than our faces.

  15. truthful says:

    I am terrified of those peels, I’ve seen women that do them at home on utube.

    I would never have a chemical peel by a professional or whoever-my skin is too sensitive.

    if she were peeling her hands for youth, wouldn’t she get the fingers too though??

    and folks just don’t do it once, they keep doing it like every six months.

    I would be disfigured for life or something. One lady told me her skin weeps and has sticky discharges but then
    BOOM, after it all she looks fantastic.

    yeah OK

    still luv ya Brandi, but be careful with that stuff.

  16. B says:

    Derms warn about getting peels on other areas of the body, as they tend not to heal as well as the face does (apparently we have more blood supply and hair follicles in the face, which expedite healing). So I don’t think the hand peel was a good idea. Her face actually looks pretty typical for a chemical peel and will probably heal just fine.

    And I completely understand the skin obsession and fear of aging-just not the god-awful chicken cutlet cheeks.

  17. Sloane Wyatt says:

    In the “peace sign” photo, she looks just like Wayland Flowers’ puppet ‘Madame’ photo!
    http://www.aoltv.com/2006/07/29/madame-is-still-around/

    Stahp now, Jocelyn Wildenstein is not your look.

  18. evyn says:

    Just admit you had a chemical peel to get younger looking skin. Why do celebs lie about the reasons for their procedures? Like anyone would belive that Jennifer Aniston’s 2 nosejobs were to fix her deviated septum.
    There are plenty of otc treatments that will fix melasma, so all of this is unnecessary. Besides, all that makeup she wears, who will notice it anyway.

  19. RHONYC says:

    GOSH!

    i hope Bran doesn’t end up looking like Vicki on RHoOC, ’cause by the looks of it she got a chemical peel & now Vic’s face is porcelain white while her neck and decollete are her normal skin color!

    8O

  20. judyjudy says:

    Plastic surgery, sex, and trash-talk (or “filterless talk”) is all this woman is.

    It seems like such an empty existence.

  21. oh snap! says:

    this is sad…she is barely 40 and has gone OCD with plastic surgery and skin treatments. chemical peels are the worst thing you can do because it thins out the skin..permanently. and this is why most of these women who are obsessed with a youthful look end up aged 10+ years beyond their actual years. once the cameras are off and no one really cares about these women anymore, how will they handle their existence then?

  22. Holden says:

    Just push away from the obsessive work on your face, do it now.

  23. janie says:

    Oh lord, she is way too old to be pulling that pose in the first photo. I’m 21 and I’M too old to be taking selfies like that. These real housewives are like permanent teenagers.

  24. Green_Eyes says:

    Last month the walls in our home around sockets all got very hot & my dryer stopped working..we called an Electrician (a dear friend that I went to school w/ and has taken over his fathers business). He found the problem, apparently the Electrician that desired our home 10 yrs ago did not cap off the wires under the house or secure them. When my friend went under there they were sparking & flinging about. Have to be desired all over again & replace our indoor circuit board… Had to be hooked up straight to electric company’s pool w/ special permission first because they had to come out & replace old pole & their circuit breaker..took them a month because of all the snow. But, last Friday they were here & knew we would have no power all day. Made sure I had enough oxygen tanks & a few new downloaded books..one was Brandi’s .,’Drinking & Tweeting’. I LOVED it!! Having gone thru a divorce eons ago (my soulmate & hubby & I have been together 18 yrs now), wish I had read a book like hers either during or prior… Some parts I so related to and others her cheeky side made me laugh out loud. Anyway, I liked her before the book (well her bluntness), think even more so now having read her book & sone of the crap she dealt w/ because I had been there & get it. If you have a free afternoon grab a refreshing drink, this book & sit outside & relax. :)

  25. Sonya says:

    Once I was microwaving soup in a cup at work, when I took it out it sloshed the wee-est bit and bam! My hand looked like that for two weeks! Awful!

    • Nina W says:

      Microwaves are very dangerous. I believe they are now the number one menace in the household in terms of injury statistics. The kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house and the microwave the most dangerous appliance. It’s just so easy to get things super hot. Stay safe microwavers!

  26. srm says:

    I follow her on twitter and I remember she said she got a cold laser treatment on her hands. She also said she got a laser treatment on her face but not sure what kind.

  27. M says:

    What has she done to herself? Skin treatments should never hurt like that. She’s actually doing more damage to her skin.

    • Katie Too says:

      A moderate to strong chemical peel is supposed to do that. It should heal in about a week. I suppose the premise behind some laser treatments is the same.

      Brandi has gone overboard, but these treatments can really help. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by things other than sun damage alone.

      I am not just white but transparent, but when I had to go on birth control pills a few years ago ::poof:: brown blotches on my face. My dermatologist prescribed RetinA and they’ve been slowly fading plus my skin looks fantastic.

      Another major cause of hyperpigmentation is scarring. With us pale folks just one major zit can leave a dark spot for a looong time.

    • kiyoshigirl says:

      Yes, skin treatments can hurt like that. I’ve been there and had the same reaction. I spent 3 days at home with Vitamin D slathered all over my face, but after it all peeled it was worth it…beeeutiful skin!!

  28. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    I have done low level glycolic acid peels, and my skin feels as soft as a baby afterwards. I am going to take this as a cautionary tale against anything stronger. Yikes!

  29. phlyfiremama says:

    I am 47, and look at least 5-10 years younger. I started taking care of my skin pretty carefully in 2011, and have had 3 IPL photofacials done, partnered my Acupuncture business with an Esthetician who gave me regular facials and VERY mild gentle peels~no burns, no harsh cemicals just chirally correct peels. I use expensive top of the line Osmosis and Source Vital skin care products, and have had 1 VERY conservative round of botox on my forehead & around my eyes. My skin looks amazing~I will be getting some more IPL stuff, there is no down time and it removes hyperpigmentation resulting from my fair skin getting sunburned decades ago and frankly from being in my late 40′s. IPL has removed rosacea that had become increasingly apparent with perimenopause, AND treated some of the under eye dark circles pigmentation. It also stimulates collagen production, and you can literally see the results from one treatment~make sure your place takes before pictures in bright light and blacklight (which REALLY shows where your skin problems are). Miracuous!! Also, ALWAYS use a sunblock of at least 30 on your face & hands to decrease wrinkles from sun damage.

    • Macey says:

      Just curious, how much do those IPL photofacials run? I think my Dr. does them but not sure if thats what its called or not.

      • phlyfiremama says:

        The price varies~I got a groupon for 3 for $150 because the MD wanted some new equipment for her medical skin spa. In Houston, the “average” is around $300 for full price but there is ALWAYS someone offering a groupon, living soical, or daily deal on them. IPL stands for Intense Pulsated Light~it was reasonably painless except around the nerve roots of my teeth. No burn, no downtime, beautiful skin!! I could not have been happier with the results, which take about 1 month to be really noticed. Thats why you want to take pictures~looking at yourself every day you don’t notice the changes but when you SEE it in pictures~OMG!!!!

      • Macey says:

        Thank you!
        I may look into that one down the road but the teeth sensitivity thing scares me a bit, have enough trouble with those.
        Price isnt too bad tho.

      • Belle says:

        I know you didn’t ask me, but I thought I would reply because everyone is different and experiences vary a lot. I have had quite a few IPL treatments done for melasma on my face.

        First, I hate the ‘no down time’ line. Many people have an IPL and are expecting to go back to work right away, and physically, yes, that is possible… LOL In my case, for melasma (pigmentation), my skin looks AWFUL after. The laser darkens the pigmentation, giving a look often referred to as ‘coffee grounds’. After about 7-10 days, these spots flake off.. . leaving really nice skin beneath. Seriously though, if I schedule a treatment, I make sure that I can hide out as much as possible for the week after! I guess if someone doesn’t have any pigment issues… and is having the IPL done for some of the other benefits, then they would be ok… skin looks a bit ‘stung’ for a few hours, but that settles down. If you have pigmentation though, that starts to look much worse… LOL

        Also, one should use caution when deciding who will perform the procedure. I’m sure there are many med-spas that have very good and qualified people…. but not always. A quick online search will show you horrible burns people have received from an IPL done by people who should not be doing them. I even came across a site where a technician was asking quesitons on a dermatology doctor site on what to do about the bad burn marks (in the shape of the laser) that had resulted on one of her clients. After reading the answers and remarks, I was shocked. Seems that the person was really not a good candidate to begin with (had a darker skin tone that was ALSO tanned… both of which are not usually good candidates for IPL photofacials), and the laser was turned up way too high! The ‘tech’ who had done it seemed really clueless. My own experiences at the laser clinic I have gone to have been good. After my first treatment (which was 5 or 6 years ago) went well, they turned the laser up just a bit for the second treatment… to try to pull a bit more pigmentation. The results were very similar to the first treatment, though I got a TINY little blister on one side of my face…. it healed just fine, but all future treatments have been set at the original, low setting.

        Okay. Sorry for the babble… only trying to help though :)

        Oh sheesh… because this isn’t long enough, I need to add more! I forgot to mention that I have always had numbing cream used prior to the procedure, but it is still not very pleasant. Some areas are more sensitive than others… but still worth it. When they do the area around my mouth, they tell me so I can put my tongue up in front of my teeth and gums when they ‘zap’, and that helps. No teeth sensitivity after for me… but if I don’t get my tongue up (or down) when I need to, the laser can give a pretty good zing to those nerves around the teeth!

    • phlyfiremama says:

      Belle~thank you for your input!! I will remember about the tongue protectig the teeth roots for my next IPL, make no mistake~thanks for that tip. Yikes on the burning stories~I guess I got lucky by having the MD do it, instead of some random technician. I didn’t get any burn, any flakes, any complications whatsoever and was able to treat patients the same day without anyone noticing anything. I will most definitely be much more careful about selecting for my next round, yelp & bing them to make sure they are on the up and up. Yayy advances in skin care!! When I was a kid they really didn’t understand just how damaging the sun is~Coppertone 4 was a big deal to have. Sun damage~the really severe stuff~doesn’t show up for several decades, so those of you with kids just get them used to using sunblock at least on their faces!

      • Belle says:

        So much agree about the sun block for kids!! Now that we are aware of what the sun (and tanning beds) can do to the skin, it’s important to protect it. I remember when I was 18-20, going to the tanning bed… with the ‘current info’ that it was sooooo much better for your skin than the sun! Um, that’s not what we know now. :(

        Oh, and I hope you know I wasn’t being at all critical of the place you chose for your IPL procedures and am glad you had great results. I was very happy with mine as well… though there is no way I could be seen in the week after without drawing a crowd… LOL I was only trying to caution others to be careful when choosing a practitioner for this. I think most are very happy with their results, but there are some seriously scary stories (and photos) online!

  30. Rita says:

    Brandi!!!!! Stop messing with your face!! You are a lovely woman. Everytime you do something other than simple make-up it “DETRACTS” from your appearance. Be as honest on the outside as you are on the inside.

    If she was here right now I’d grab her by the shoulders and just shake some sense into her. Okay, she’s a lot taller than I am so I’d grab her by her knees and shake the hell out of her.

  31. Lexi says:

    She should’ve left her face alone from the beginning! She was probably so pretty, but not anymore after the botched plastic surgery and now chemical peels! I have sensitive skin so i also am afraid of chemical peels

  32. TheTruthHurts says:

    Brandi needs to stop doing all that shit to herself. She is beautiful naturally and I don’t want her to go in for some treatment one day that permanently scars her. This should be a lesson to her. The picture of her hands made me flinch, it looks so painful. If she wants to look natural and young, she should also ditch those acrylics and go for short gel manicured nails. Gorgeous.

  33. Stacia says:

    WTF….that hand and her face….WALKING DEAD

  34. april says:

    I like her looks better when the fillers settle down. To me, she looks better with the fillers than what she used to look like. When the fillers are newly injected her face looks pretty freaky.

    Why doesn’t she do something productive besides plastic surgery and tweeting? She’s young enough that she could be taking some college courses to improve her mind or get involved with some charitable organization. She seems to lead a very vapid, obsessed with her looks, party girl life for someone her age.

    I think most men are looking for women who are sexy and smart. She needs to mentally and emotionally grow besides just looking pretty to attact a decent guy.

  35. Shelly says:

    This is why I am terrified to ever get a chemical peel. I have very sensitive and pale skin and am afraid I’d be burned, too. I don’t get why she is doing all this crap to herself, though. She’s a pretty woman, she needs to just stop with all of the “enhancements” because I bet she would’ve looked even better without them.

  36. KLaw says:

    The Daily Mail quoted Celebitchy in an article about Brandi’s chemical peel. Go Celebitchy!

  37. Jade says:

    I don’t do chemical peels but I use BHA and AHA daily. Curious though; how many percent is Brandi using to look like that at the initial stage?

  38. Jayna says:

    That last photo of her in white is so disturbing, the fat face and frozen eyes. It has been going on for really a long time. I believe she has put something permanently in her face. Even watching her on the second part of the RHOBH reunion she looked attractive in a harder way. There is something now about her face that makes her look almost unlikeable, definitely not soft looking anymore. It barely moves and is so overfilled and botoxed. Yolanda looked so much better sitting next to her.

    • lin234 says:

      I honestly don’t get it when people call Yolanda beautiful. I think she’s a very nice person and looks like she takes care of herself very well but in terms of her face- she looks botoxed up the wazoo. I’m not trying to be mean but she looks stoic all the time because she can’t move her forehead much less her face. So I think Brandi still looks like she had less work done than Yolanda. But I agree, she tweaked something that makes her look harder.

      It’s like with Adrienne. People commenting on the bravo boards used to call her beautiful and a smart businesswomen. Ummmm she’s the poster child of bad plastic surgery and she inherited her wealth.

      • april says:

        I agree with you about Yolanda. She seems really masculine both in looks and in personality.

      • Jayna says:

        I didn’t mean Yolanda is beautiful. I don’t consider her beautiful at all. Although, at the RHOBH Reunion she looked the best she’s looked because her hair was styled very nice, long swept-over bangs, which actually softened her and made her look younger than she usually does. What I meant was Brandi was sitting there with her blown-up, filler face, which still stuns me how much it has taken away her softer look, and Yolanda right next to her looked better because her face wasn’t over-filled with filler or cheek implants, whatever it is that Brandi has done.

  39. Jayna says:

    I was raised on the beachside. I wanted to get rid of some of my sun spots, etc. I had no clue, didn’t research and the doctor offered me a TCA peel. Holy moly. I came up off the table when the acid hit my face. Frightening. They had to hold me down until the fan cooled it off. They had offered me a valium beforehand, but I drove myself there thinking it was no big deal, so couldn’t take it. It was a full ten-day process of hiding out, massive sunburn, peeling, leather face. Scary. The itching was mindblowing. And you can’t pull anything off they warn you. I had to go back to work on the tenth day and under my chin was still some leathery part that hadn’t come off. I didn’t listen to them, and I eased it off with their moisturizing cream, and it left permament discoloration of my skin there..

    I tan pretty good, but my face is more fair-skinned, so I got great results. I read fair-skinned complexions get great results. People would stop me after the peel and tell me I had the most gorgeous skin. My mother kept staring at me one day and said, “What are you using on your face? Your skin is so beautiful these days.” I was afraid to tell her what I did. I had a friend with darker skin with melasma who did it and it made it worse. She was furious. My other friend did it and wasn’t impressed, but I think it’s because she has always done a ton of things to her face, renova, glycolic peels, lasers, etc., mild peels, so probably nothing to peel. For me, I had never done anything and so had all my twenties of minor sun damage to take off and just made my skin, honestly, flawless, no pores. Once is enough, though, but for me I have loved the look of my skin afterwards. After that always used sunblock, tan occasionally but always have a hat on to protect my face, and so my skin has never had pigment problems or freckles or sunspots again.

    When I’m older and need it, I will probably do some of those fotofacials or such. It’s not faces stuffed with filler and big fake lips and botoxed within an inch of your life that make you look younger or fresher. It’s great skin that is key and anything else done should be minor as far as filler or botox by these celebs.

  40. Ronnie says:

    Maybe she got a chemical peel o. We hands and is lying? Hollywood are scared of ageing hands an neck. Wouldn’t put it past her. Courtney cox was worried bout the same thing

  41. Official Bitch says:

    She didn’t have melanoma…she’s lying. She had LIVER SPOTS on her old hands and old face from tanning. She is lying about her age. Heard she was 43.

    • Cirque28 says:

      GASP. Like it’s not enough that she couldn’t keep her man faithful– now Brandi actually has the nerve to get older too? How dare she? What the hell does she think this is? Every year she gets older and older! 43??? Utterly outrageous! At least you’re here to call her out!

    • Lara says:

      She NEVER *SAID* she had ‘Melanoma’. She said she had MelASMA. Which is what ‘liver spots’ are CALLED. MelASMA and MelANOMA are two entirely different things. Before falsely accusing a person of lying, make sure you get what they said right. And she turned 40 last year. So maybe you should get your hearing checked, too, in addition to making sure you don’t confuse MEDICAL TERMS that share the first four letters.

  42. becrumbled says:

    what in the world did this woman have done? I’ve never had a professional chemical peel, but i buy peels from makeup artist’s choice and do them at home…i’ve used the high percentage tca, lactics, glycolics, etc. I don’t have sensitive skin, but her hand. Jesus. If that’s seriously what it is, the doctor should lose his license. Any moron knows you don’t leave acids on that long.

  43. Nina W says:

    Burning all her skin off won’t turn back the clock.

  44. anne_000 says:

    “(I think she deleted it later, because I can’t find it on her Twitter feed)”

    It’s still on Brandi’s twitter. There’s 2 sections on her acct. “All” & “No Replies.” It’s under “All” at 1:40 PM – 10 Apr 13. https://twitter.com/BrandiGlanville/status/322086798438305792
    …………………..

    OT… I noticed that LR must still be reading Brandi’s twitter. Brandi tweeted:

    “OMG cleaning out my office for the move and look what I came across! Baby jakey and dad showering! http://yfrog.com/oe5ydtunj” 8:56 AM – 12 Apr 13

    Then LR tweeted:

    “All I want us a shower & lunch ASAP, but first it’s pick up jake’s baseball gear & groceries. #hitthegroundrunning” 1:08 PM – 12 Apr 13

    “I love laughing at…” 2:52 PM – 12 Apr 13

  45. mebee says:

    In the fourth picture, she looks exactly like Faith Hill.