This review is way overdue, but better late than never. I wish I had found Susan, Jamie & Dr. Brown earlier! I’m pretty excited to write this review actually as I want the whole world to know how great the people at Sensational skin are. I finished my acne treatment about 4 months ago and now on maintenance and I am more than pleased to say that my skin has stayed completely clear ever since. Is this a dream? I just pinched myself and I still have clear skin, THANK GOD. In summary, Sensational Skin is the BEST thing I’ve ever found when it comes to getting clear skin. BIG shoutouts to Susan and Jamie who are absolutely amazing human beings. They are very knowledgeable, professional yet friendly and encouraging. I know I have called a lot on my more difficult days! They have once been acne sufferers themselves so they go above and beyond to help all the patients. Their compassion and dedication is unreal!!
Now, if you aren’t already convinced, please keep on reading as I tell you honestly more about my background story. I first got acne in my teens and it only got worse in my 20s. Similarly to other acne sufferers, I’ve tried almost everything during the 12 years of battling with acne. I first started out by wasting money on OTC products like Proactive, which just dried out and further irritated my skin. And while birth control pills supposedly help some people, it was completely ineffective for me. I saw dermatologist’s who prescribed oral doxycycline and topical ointments. While my skin did calm down, after a few years I went back to square zero once I stopped taking the meds due to unwanted side effects. I even went as far as trying Accutane for a few months but the side effects were too severe (some depressed thoughts) so it just wasn’t worth it. Last summer when I wasn’t on any medication my skin, along with self-confidence, hit rock bottom. I got large inflamed cysts and nodules that lie under the skin. Where you ask? They were on my forehead, cheeks, chin, just ALL OVER my face. And they were extremely painful to touch. No amount of makeup was able to hide them. It was horrible to look at myself in the mirror so I just avoided all of them. I was pretty frustrated as I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. I knew not to give up just, so I spent hours googling everything acne related. This time I really hit jackpot as I stumbled upon Sensational Skin in Scottsdale. After looking over the website, I was 110% sure this was the place I would give it a try next because why not? After failing so many times I thought it just couldn’t get any worse.
After getting an appointment, they sent me an email with some before and afters. I came in for consultation and Susan, the Dr.’s assistant met with me. She explained my options for acne treatment involving topical medications, laser treatment + follow-up during the first weeks. When I first got to Sensational Skin clinic I was taken by how elegant the office interior design. They seem to be building more treatment rooms and expanding, so a little over busy when I first came in. During the 30 min. consultation, Susan educated me all about acne I had never learnt elsewhere. She also explained the process and pieced together a game plan that would work best for me. It’s a strict regimen and hard to stick to at first but trust me, it’s totally doable. You know they say no pain no gain, right? When you’re about to deviate from the regimen just think of the glorious clear skin you’ll have in the end and that should do the trick. There was the purging phase at first, which means all the acne under the skin will be brought up to the surface and you look worse at first, but the special cover-up helps you. After about 6 weeks I started to look and feel much better. It took some time to see the full results but 6 months felt like the blink of an eye compared to 12 years if you get what I mean. All I had to do was to patiently stick to the regimen and get in-person extractions, a few quick injections with Dr. Brown, and the laser treatments.
Susan & Dr. Brown has helped me and there are not enough words to describe how thankful I am for all that they have done for me. Sensational Skin completely transformed my skin from severe cystic acne to clear even smooth skin. All that is left are a few acne scars but that’s a minor problem compared to before. If you are still hesitating about which clinic to choose, look no further, really. There is no one like Dr. Brown, Susan and there team out there who treat acne, pigmentation, and educate you for long term results. I recommend them to my friends, family, and even enemies if I had one. Good luck to all acne sufferers out there, I know how devastating it can feel to have acne but don’t give up yet! There is plenty of hope and clear skin is just within your reach with Sensational Skin’s help.
If you’re reading this, Susan, I hope you know I am forever thankful from the bottom of my heart. You’ve changed my life for the better.
*Individual Results May Vary