Inflamed Acne Testimonial

Inflamed Acne

The pictures below represent clients with inflamed acne.

Inflamed acne has the following characteristics:

  1. redness/ blotchiness
  2. hot to the touch
  3. pimples/ pustules/ whiteheads/ blackheads
  4. possibility of cysts
  5. excessive oil
  6. sensitive skin and reactive to products

before after inflamed acne

Laura’s Notes

Francisco has the classic case of teenage inflamed acne. Acne can really ravage the skin of teenage boys – the hormonal fluctuations that teenage boys have can give them horrendous cysts and often they end up with lifelong scars because of it. We started off using the strongest antibacterials we had to get his inflammation under control in the quickest manner possible. We wanted to get the inflammation down as soon as possible to avoid the scarring that could happen if it was left unchecked. His acne cleared up in four month’s time and he was left with minimal scarring. Francisco and his father drove 1.5 hours (one way) to get to our clinic.

Client Testimonial

I have tried Proactiv and antibiotics and none of them seemed to work to clear my skin. My experience at Face Reality was great! My face started to clear fast after I started coming to the clinic. Yes, the results totally met my expectations and ever since my face has started to clear up, I have been getting noticed by everyone. I recommend Face Reality for people with acne; and for them to come to Face Reality Acne & Skin Care Clinic. It will change your perspective in life. – Francisco S., Age 15


before after inflamed acne

Laura’s Notes

Blanca had a classic case of inflamed acne – very red, sensitive skin, inflamed. It took three months to clear up her acne – it will take two to three more months for all of her redness to go away.

Client Testimonial

I had tried many things to clear my skin – antibiotics including tetracycline, also Retin A, birth control pills and herb pills for acne. My experience at Face Reality is the best – I feel so comfortable at the Clinic. It’s a one-on-one relationship with Laura, Julie and Pat – they really care about me and my skin. The results they got with my skin definitely met my expectations – yes!! Before I went to Face Reality, I would never let my boyfriend see me without makeup. I was so embarrassed – but now, I don’t even have to wear makeup to cover my acne because I am clear and my self esteem is higher than it ever was! I am so thankful I found this Clinic. I never imagined I would ever be clear from acne. I am so amazed that there is something that does work. – Blanca V., Age 25


before after inflamed acne

Laura’s Notes

Jessica is 15 years old and has classic inflamed acne that she was very upset about having. Her parents drove almost an hour to get her to us so her acne would be a thing of the past. She got clear in less than four months with our home care and bi-monthly treatments.

Client Testimonial

The products I tried in the past were Proactiv, Acne Free, Stridex Pads, Oxy, DDF, Murad. Some products lost effectiveness and one caused a rash. My experience at Face Reality is that the staff is very knowledgeable, experienced and sympathetic professionals in this field. The results that I got with my skin met my expectations – in fact, within the first month there was major improvement. The results that I’ve gotten has me feeling better about myself – not afraid now to go in public. I used to think I would be with acne all of my life. Although we had to drive from Santa Rosa to San Leandro, it was worth it. – Jessica G., Age 15


before after inflamed acne

Laura’s Notes

Stephanie came to us after trying everything, including many alternative remedies, but also traditional medicines which included Accutane. She had very typical inflamed acne skin, which is actually the easiest type of acne to get under control. She cleared up in about five months.

Client Testimonial

Face Reality has done wonders for my skin. I have been trying different products, dermatologists, Chinese herbs, and antibiotics for over 15 years (I can’t believe it’s been that long!). I didn’t want to take any more antibiotics. My dermatologist was recommending Accutane – which I have taken twice before. The second time I had a reaction that I’m told one-in-a-million people have – I had breakout on top of breakout, it was scarring in many ways. Anyway, I wasn’t about to take Accutane and I was tired of topical prescriptions making my face flake and burn. I found Face Reality online. It was actually their guarantee that got me to try it. I had blown so much money (and time) on products that didn’t work for me – at least I could get some money back to try something else But I don’t need the money back because my skin is so much better. I have been seeing Laura and Julie for 6 months. After 3 months I rarely had a breakout – I was told that this would be the case on my first visit, but I found it hard to believe. My skin has finally been able to heal, my scars are smoothing out, and the redness is going away. The office is comfortable and clean. I really don’t like walking into a dermatologist office and seeing huge posters of people with flawless skin – which I’m supposed to believe was achieved with some laser or peel which is way out of my price range. There are no such posters at Face Reality. I like the products, they are within the price range of other systems, but they actually work and last for months. They don’t want your skin to be overly dry or peeling so they will adjust what you’re using and how much. I am so happy that I found Face Reality. They have completely changed my skin for the better. I find their hours to be very customer friendly. They’ve been on time for every one of my appointments. I can’t say enough good things about them; I just wish I had found them 15 years ago! – Stephanie H.


before after inflamed acne

Laura’s Notes

When she came to us, she was really frustrated with her skin. She had “tried everything” and was really losing hope of ever having normal looking skin. She has sensitive skin and has some very resistant inflamed acne mostly in the chin area. She took longer than usual to clear up because of her very sensitive skin, but she did get clear in about six months.

Client Testimonial

I want to thank you for your help with my skin. I began getting acne when I turned 20. I’m now 28, so 8 years of bad skin is an awfully long time! I tried almost everything. Prescription drugs, expensive acne treatments and spent thousands of dollars on products, none of which helped. It was a frustrating, disappointed and exhausting process. It was beginning to affect my mental well being. I started to lose confidence in myself and was ashamed to go out in public. It was beginning to take over my life and would make me depressed and unhappy. I would never want anyone to see me without make-up. This scared me since I had always been a very happy, upbeat person. I saw an advertisement for your clinic and decided to make a commitment and try one more time. My skin is definitely a challenge, but month by month I would see differences, which gave me hope that this may be the “cure”. I’m now 10 months into your care and my skin is almost clear. It feels like a heavy weight has been lifted off my shoulders. All my confidence is back! I’m no longer obsessed with concealer and some days will not put make-up on! I can’t thank you enough for your help and support. You have changed my life! – Anonymous


before after inflamed acne

Laura’s Notes

Kim had gone to her dermatologist to get her occasional breakouts under control. He prescribed Differin to her and she started using it. Much to her dismay, her chin area started breakout out with inflamed lesions like she had never experienced before in her life. Her doctor told her to just keep using it, that it was just a “flare-up” that sometimes accompanies retinoid use and that it would get better. Well, it didn’t get better and she decided to give us a try. We got her clear in six weeks using the right combination of exfoliants and anti-bacterial products (without any “flare up”).

Client Testimonial

I am writing to say how very pleased I am with the services I have received from Face Reality SkinCare. Thanks to Laura’s expertise and skill, my skin has shown significant improvement in a very short period of time. I was in my mid-30s when I first starting having notable problems with acne. My breakouts were relatively mild at first, but the problem was very persistent and it gradually got worse. I tried various treatment options (over the counter products; then Differin and Clindamycin through a dermatologist) – none of these worked for me. I became very discouraged about my skin’s condition and my lack of progress on the regimen my dermatologist prescribed – my skin was actually getting markedly worse instead of better. From the very first appointment with Laura, I immediately felt optimistic that my skin would improve. She told me that she could clear me up quickly – and the confidence with which she said this, along with her positive attitude, really made a difference in how I felt about my situation. After a few weeks of receiving services, my skin started to clear up very rapidly and has continued to improve throughout the course of treatment. All of the inflamed acne on my chin cleared up within the first few weeks. Previously, I also had problems with clogged pores and breakouts on my forehead – all of that cleared up within the first couple of weeks and it has stayed clear. I’m very pleased with the progress I have seen in such a short period of time. My friends and co-workers have even commented on how much better my skin looks now. The services at Face Reality Skin Care have always been provided in a professional and supportive manner. I really appreciate the fact that between appointments, Laura and Patrick are available for questions; they have always responded very quickly to any messages I have left. I would like to add that the clinic has a very friendly, warm atmosphere – it is truly a nice place to come to (even though I am here to deal with a less than pleasant problem!). I really couldn’t be happier with the services I have received and would highly recommend Laura’s services to anyone struggling with skin problems. – Kimberly


before after inflamed acne

Laura’s Notes

Stefan had a moderate case of inflamed acne and some dark spots that the acne caused. He saw us every two weeks for treatments and used home-care that got his acne under control and lifted the dark spots. His acne was in control in eight weeks.

Client Testimonial

Before I found Face Reality’s article on the front page of my local newspaper, I’d been around the block when it came to trying acne products. Practically my entire face was filled with acne, so I decided to try them out. After about 2 months my face had cleared up alot. I was so happy!!!!! A short time after it cleared up completely. I’ve continued to use their amazing products that has kept my skin maintained so very well. I am completely satisfied with their service, performance and results. I would definitely recommend Face Reality to anyone and everyone. If you are tired of the way your skin looks go to Face Reality, I bet you will see amazing and very satisfying results. It worked for me and I’ve seen proof of many others it has worked. The greatest place to go to get rid of that annoying acne. – Stefan

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