Kelly L. on Citysearch
8 years ago
09/14/2012, 09:43 AM
I've struggled with Melasma spots on my nose, upper lip, and cheeks for close to four years. I've tried every possible cream, serum, wash; anything I could get my hands on to help lighten the embarrassingly dark spots. I asked my regular dermatologist about the possibility of laser treatment, but I was shut down immediately. "You'll do more harm than good. Any good results you see will only be temporary," he warned. Not only did he tell me I would have to live with my spots for the rest of my life, he also said they would most likely get worse over time. I left his office convinced I would never leave the house without makeup again.
As time went on, I realized my doctor was right about one thing. My spots did get worse. But I couldn't believe that there was nothing I could do to help it. That's when I found AMA Skincare. I decided that a free consultation couldn't hurt, so I made an appointment to meet with Rebecca, the Director of Operations. I can't say enough about how wonderful she was during our meeting. She explained every part of AMA's holistic approach to their treatments, how my immune system would react to the lasers treatment, and the effect it would have on the dark spots. She patiently answered every question I had, and I certainly had a lot. Dr. Milgrom joined us part way through the consultation and he was just as patient with me and my questions. Both Rebecca and Dr. Milgrom made me feel completely at ease and I confidently decided to schedule my first Melasma treatment.
I could not be happier that I made that decision. Dr. Pien explained every step of the treatment and took great care to calm my nerves. I didn't think it was possible to have more questions after my consultation, but I did and Dr. Pien answered them all. After just the first treatment my skin looked amazing. The spots on my cheeks and nose were significantly lighter. they're almost unnoticeable now. IMy lip has some way to go, but it's definitely better than it's been in years.
For the first time in almost four years, I feel confident enough to leave the house with no makeup. It actually brought a tear to my eye. I had no idea how negatively my spots affected my self-confidence and day to day life. I had my second treatment today, and I can't wait to see the results. Thank you AMA Skincare for your wonderful work.