- Facial flushing
- Facial redness
- Facial papules
- Facial pustules
- Face gets red after drinking alcohol or hot drinks
- Face gets red and/or bumpy after eating spicy foods.
- Face gets red and/or bumpy with hot and cold temperatures or exercise.
Sam came to me at the urging of his wife who had seen an article written about our acne clinic. He gave me a long list of medications (mostly antibiotics) that his doctor had given him for the past four years. He was still getting new pustules every day and was very embarassed by them. I recognized right away that it looked like rosacea to me. I treated him and put him on our home care for rosacea. Within six weeks his face was completely clear. He also had some rosacea lesions on his body which cleared up as well.
I’m not that vain but as a business owner, I still found it embarrassing when I’d go into a business meeting, knowing how my skin looked. When you’re 60 years old you don’t expect to have skin that looks like adolescent acne. So I scheduled an appointment with a Harvard trained dermatologist, supposedly the best in Marin County. I was seeing him for 3 years. He had me on 3 different types of antibiotics, a synthetic retinoid, LED light treatment and a variety of prescription topicals. Sometimes my skin would improve a bit, but I never came close to getting clear. Then one day my wife saw an article in the Marin Independent Journal about Face Reality. She finally got me to make an appointment and am I glad she did. Laura got me completely clear in six weeks and with products that are a lot safer than what the dermatologist had me taking. I think they’re terrific. – Sam S.
I saw Pat at a local networking event and I was so surprised to see his skin broken out. I had seen him just a month before and his skin looked normal. When I asked him about it, he told me that if he ate spicy foods, he would wake up the next morning with acne breakouts. But, it wasn’t until I had another client with rosacea that I realized that’s what Pat had. I called him and recommended products to him which he came in and started using right away. His skin looked completely clear in less than one month and has stayed that way for many months now.
From our first meeting when Laura approached me to say my face was a bit red, would I mind coming in for her opinion on the cause (since it was her business!). To actually be coming in for a skin analysis – I felt care and concern that things could be better if I “face reality”.
The results I got went beyond my expectations considering our “chance” encounter! I no longer experience “red breakouts” or “zits” that ruin my day. I look in the mirror and see my face which is now clear from rosacea breakouts. I don’t have to wonder “Does my face look ok today?” It does!!
I’ve since met a wonderful lady who I am now dating and I don’t have a “barrier” of acne-looking rosacea to deal with. Thanks, Face Reality for stepping up and approaching me. It really is making a difference in my life. The products and support from the staff at Face Reality have gone a long way to make me look and feel better about myself. – Patrick M.