Urban Skin Solutions, Inc - CLOSED

★★★★☆
  • 401 29th Street

    Oakland, CA 94609

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  • 510-922-8699

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I'd admit I was extremely hesitant at 1st but my mind told me that I should go with the flow. I'm in my 30's and I've started developing mild light acne on the side of my forehead.(Never had the teenage acne blues) I've spent so much money on facials and other products. Nothing was helping me. I've been to professional estheticians and I was told so many lies and try this and try that and in time your acne will heal. Any who I've made an appointment to see Ms. Kat!! OMG I just love her she??s the life of the party and when I say she knows what she??s talking about she does. She gives you the do's and don't and by far I've seen good improvements and results. It's so much sacrifices but it'll pay off in the end. It's pricey but if you want gorgeous clear skin you must put down some serious money. By far she??s the best in the Bay Area. The staff is super friendly nice clean area very afro centric feel.

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I'd admit I was extremely hesitant at 1st but my mind told me that I should go with the flow. I'm in my 30's and I've started developing mild light acne on the side of my forehead.(Never had the teenage acne blues) I've spent so much money on facials and other products. Nothing was helping me. I've been to professional estheticians and I was told so many lies and try this and try that and in time your acne will heal. Any who I've made an appointment to see Ms. Kat!! OMG I just love her she??s the life of the party and when I say she knows what she??s talking about she does. She gives you the do's and don't and by far I've seen good improvements and results. It's so much sacrifices but it'll pay off in the end. It's pricey but if you want gorgeous clear skin you must put down some serious money. By far she??s the best in the Bay Area. The staff is super friendly nice clean area very afro centric feel.

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At first I was skeptical, but after a getting few referrals and reading some great reviews, I set up an appointment. That turned out to be one of my best decisions ever. The USS office environment is comfortable and friendly and there are a lot of male clients, which made me feel even better.

Everyone at USS is knowledgeable and up-to-date with the latest ingredient technology, way more so than all the dermatologists I visited. They actually spent enough time with me to find out all about my skin. After only two months, I can finally go out without being embarrassed or preoccupied with how my skin looks.

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At first I was skeptical, but after a getting few referrals and reading some great reviews, I set up an appointment. That turned out to be one of my best decisions ever. The USS office environment is comfortable and friendly and there are a lot of male clients, which made me feel even better.

Everyone at USS is knowledgeable and up-to-date with the latest ingredient technology, way more so than all the dermatologists I visited. They actually spent enough time with me to find out all about my skin. After only two months, I can finally go out without being embarrassed or preoccupied with how my skin looks.

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Quite honestly, Kat Leverette is the best acne expert in the Bay Area. Struck down with cystic acne as a young teen, I was devastated. One can only imagine how thrilled I was to finally find a system that actually works after way too many years of trying.

I??m always impressed that the estheticians really care about me and my skin. They??re skilled, very friendly, very knowledgeable, and always looking for free and inexpensive ways for me to improve my complexion by tweaking my skin regimen and lifestyle.

The Urban Skin acne system has been amazing, especially if I stay consistent and follow my protocol. My scars have improved and the discoloration is fading too.

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Quite honestly, Kat Leverette is the best acne expert in the Bay Area. Struck down with cystic acne as a young teen, I was devastated. One can only imagine how thrilled I was to finally find a system that actually works after way too many years of trying.

I??m always impressed that the estheticians really care about me and my skin. They??re skilled, very friendly, very knowledgeable, and always looking for free and inexpensive ways for me to improve my complexion by tweaking my skin regimen and lifestyle.

The Urban Skin acne system has been amazing, especially if I stay consistent and follow my protocol. My scars have improved and the discoloration is fading too.

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This is the best place to go in Oakland for razor bumps and acne. A lot of guys go there, even professional athletes, so I wasn't the only man getting treated.

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This is the best place to go in Oakland for razor bumps and acne. A lot of guys go there, even professional athletes, so I wasn't the only man getting treated.

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Male clientele Men are a large part of our clientele and we make every attempt to make the guys feel comfortable here. Thank you for taking the time to share.
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Kat Leverette is the most caring skin care specialist I've ever met. She spends time to get to the root of your skin issue and guides you every step of the way. If you have questions or problems, she is available. Urban Skin treats mostly acne, razor bumps and skin tone problems and not like other day spas I've been to. Her products really do work if you use them right. Getting clear isn't a miracle in a jar, but a mix of the right products, professional treatments, sun protection and a healthier lifestyle. I had to change a few bad habits to make it all happen.

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Kat Leverette is the most caring skin care specialist I've ever met. She spends time to get to the root of your skin issue and guides you every step of the way. If you have questions or problems, she is available. Urban Skin treats mostly acne, razor bumps and skin tone problems and not like other day spas I've been to. Her products really do work if you use them right. Getting clear isn't a miracle in a jar, but a mix of the right products, professional treatments, sun protection and a healthier lifestyle. I had to change a few bad habits to make it all happen.

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We care about you and your skin We make every effort to take the time to find out what's really going on with your skin, health and lifestyle. We're also available for follow-up evaluation and email support to help you get clear and stay that way. Our goal is a result you can see and feel.
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I'm a longterm acne veteran and I was frustrated beyond all repair until I found Urban Skin Solutions. I started my treatments late last fall

The office is in this generic medical building, but when you step in the office, the vibe is transformed. The decor is African artifacts, masks and mudcloth and the music is jazz and reggae. Like a doctor's office, but more fun.

The acne treatments are authentic, not like a spa...a bit uncomfortable, but worth it. My skin felt clean for the first time in ages. The make-up they made is amazing and so are my products. And, I'm loving the results.

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I'm a longterm acne veteran and I was frustrated beyond all repair until I found Urban Skin Solutions. I started my treatments late last fall

The office is in this generic medical building, but when you step in the office, the vibe is transformed. The decor is African artifacts, masks and mudcloth and the music is jazz and reggae. Like a doctor's office, but more fun.

The acne treatments are authentic, not like a spa...a bit uncomfortable, but worth it. My skin felt clean for the first time in ages. The make-up they made is amazing and so are my products. And, I'm loving the results.

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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Acne is our specialty Acne is a frustrating and complex problem and often hard to treat. Thank you for your support and confidence. We appreciate your business.
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I went to Urban Skin Solutions for a dark spot on my ankle from a mosquito bite. The person who I had a consultation with stated that you have a slight discoloration on your cheeks and chin; I had left out the house without makeup & wore very small amount of makeup making the slight discoloration not very noticeable. I was told I needed a facial treatment plan which was $395 & use of products she was selling as part of her treatment plan for me. The $395 paid in full & up front with products, I was I needed for treatment. The discolored mosquito bite on my ankle which was what I came for initially, never improved or cleared up. She stated she could correct the discolored checks and chin, easy fix since there a slight discoloration. After about a week or so the cheek area looked ok but the chin was blotchier now and was three different shades of color. I was told that it was a normal part of the process. I was told I had to come in for another treatment (2nd treatment) to improve the chin area. I came in for the 2nd facial treatment was brushed on the facial treatment with a brush. In the middle of the facial treatment while the assistant was applying the facial, I informed the assistant that my face was burning a lot. The assistant informed me that it was suppose tingle. I informed her again that it is really burning. She continued to the apply the facial and stated that it needed to be on for ten minutes to help improve my facial discoloration which was now more blotchy/discolored than before I ever came into the office for treatment. She put on the timer for 10 minutes & left the room but when the timer when off after ten minutes; the assistant didn't come back into the room came until several minutes later and the timer had already gone off at least five minutes earlier. This meant the facial that was burning my face, was left on for fifteen or more, total. After the assistant finally came back in to remove the facial, my face was raw, irritated and very score. I arrived home a few hours later, & my son asked me, "What is wrong with your face? It looks burned, puffy, swollen and really irritated?. I looked at my face in the mirror and I was horrified at the burned and irritated skin on my face. A few days later, my face stated breaking out with acne. I hadn??t had acne or blemishes in 30 years, since the age of 13. When I went back to the owner, she stated that it was probably the medicine that I take. I take one medication & been taking the same medication for almost 5 years. I had no acne, no blemishes or skin problems until this 2nd treatment at Urban Skin Solution. Between the irritated chemically burned skin & the acne with dark spots it appeared the skin on my face couldn??t get any worst. Well to add insult to injury, the owner said well you can get more skin treatments & I was asked by the assistant at the front desk, did I need to purchase more products for my face. I decided not to go back to Urban Skin Solutions after coming into the office with no acne, no blemishes, no chemical burns, only to leave with chemically burned skin, acne, black blemishes over my face. I spent $ 395 for treatment & $180 for products. I came to the Urban Skin Solutions with clear skin, no acne, no blemishes & slight hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks & chin. However, I left Urban Skin solutions with my skin irritated, chemical burns on my face & acne with black blemishes. I immediately went to a private Dermatologist as I needed a referral from Kaiser & it would have taken weeks before I could have gotten a Dermatologist appointment at Kaiser.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Urban Skin Solutions for a dark spot on my ankle from a mosquito bite. The person who I had a consultation with stated that you have a slight discoloration on your cheeks and chin; I had left out the house without makeup & wore very small amount of makeup making the slight discoloration not very noticeable. I was told I needed a facial treatment plan which was $395 & use of products she was selling as part of her treatment plan for me. The $395 paid in full & up front with products, I was I needed for treatment. The discolored mosquito bite on my ankle which was what I came for initially, never improved or cleared up. She stated she could correct the discolored checks and chin, easy fix since there a slight discoloration. After about a week or so the cheek area looked ok but the chin was blotchier now and was three different shades of color. I was told that it was a normal part of the process. I was told I had to come in for another treatment (2nd treatment) to improve the chin area. I came in for the 2nd facial treatment was brushed on the facial treatment with a brush. In the middle of the facial treatment while the assistant was applying the facial, I informed the assistant that my face was burning a lot. The assistant informed me that it was suppose tingle. I informed her again that it is really burning. She continued to the apply the facial and stated that it needed to be on for ten minutes to help improve my facial discoloration which was now more blotchy/discolored than before I ever came into the office for treatment. She put on the timer for 10 minutes & left the room but when the timer when off after ten minutes; the assistant didn't come back into the room came until several minutes later and the timer had already gone off at least five minutes earlier. This meant the facial that was burning my face, was left on for fifteen or more, total. After the assistant finally came back in to remove the facial, my face was raw, irritated and very score. I arrived home a few hours later, & my son asked me, "What is wrong with your face? It looks burned, puffy, swollen and really irritated?. I looked at my face in the mirror and I was horrified at the burned and irritated skin on my face. A few days later, my face stated breaking out with acne. I hadn??t had acne or blemishes in 30 years, since the age of 13. When I went back to the owner, she stated that it was probably the medicine that I take. I take one medication & been taking the same medication for almost 5 years. I had no acne, no blemishes or skin problems until this 2nd treatment at Urban Skin Solution. Between the irritated chemically burned skin & the acne with dark spots it appeared the skin on my face couldn??t get any worst. Well to add insult to injury, the owner said well you can get more skin treatments & I was asked by the assistant at the front desk, did I need to purchase more products for my face. I decided not to go back to Urban Skin Solutions after coming into the office with no acne, no blemishes, no chemical burns, only to leave with chemically burned skin, acne, black blemishes over my face. I spent $ 395 for treatment & $180 for products. I came to the Urban Skin Solutions with clear skin, no acne, no blemishes & slight hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks & chin. However, I left Urban Skin solutions with my skin irritated, chemical burns on my face & acne with black blemishes. I immediately went to a private Dermatologist as I needed a referral from Kaiser & it would have taken weeks before I could have gotten a Dermatologist appointment at Kaiser.

Pros: None

Cons: Will mess up your face !

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I'm in my 30s and suffered terribly with infamed acne since I was a teenager. I've spent tons of money and countless hours on pro active and dermatologists and was feeling that my situation was hopeless. Even when the acne would subside for a little while, I was left with tons of dark spots and blotchy skin. I was skeptical and it took a while to believe someone could actually help me.
Once I began Urban Skin's acne and dark spot program, I began to see results within the first two weeks. Ms Leverette explained the acne process and the steps to clear it, and that I had to make some changes, so now I'm a grateful and educated acne survivor with clear skin.

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★★★★★

I'm in my 30s and suffered terribly with infamed acne since I was a teenager. I've spent tons of money and countless hours on pro active and dermatologists and was feeling that my situation was hopeless. Even when the acne would subside for a little while, I was left with tons of dark spots and blotchy skin. I was skeptical and it took a while to believe someone could actually help me.
Once I began Urban Skin's acne and dark spot program, I began to see results within the first two weeks. Ms Leverette explained the acne process and the steps to clear it, and that I had to make some changes, so now I'm a grateful and educated acne survivor with clear skin.

Pros: friendly staff, treatments, products

Cons: wish I lived closer

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I was referred here in 2008 by the Berkeley Parents Network and then by a co-worker. I've plagued by
out-of-control acne and dark blemishes all my life, and this is the very first time I've been clear in over a decade. There were changes I had to make (my lifestyle) and a regimen I followed to clear my skin. My dark spots are fading away, thanks to amazing products and peels and wearing my sunscreen religiously. I've already referred my sister, my cousin and two friends.

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★★★★★

I was referred here in 2008 by the Berkeley Parents Network and then by a co-worker. I've plagued by
out-of-control acne and dark blemishes all my life, and this is the very first time I've been clear in over a decade. There were changes I had to make (my lifestyle) and a regimen I followed to clear my skin. My dark spots are fading away, thanks to amazing products and peels and wearing my sunscreen religiously. I've already referred my sister, my cousin and two friends.

Pros: acne expertise, friendly staff, and real results

Cons: absolutely none

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I have referred a lot of my friends, Kat Leverette knows my skin type and has turned my skin around.

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★★★★★

I have referred a lot of my friends, Kat Leverette knows my skin type and has turned my skin around.

Pros: Great products and friendly staff

Cons: I wish I lived closer

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i have utilized this business for the past year, and have found it to be very over priced and my acne actually worsened when i began to use the products. urban skin is suppose to specialize in skin care for people of color, but the owner is not a person of color. i received extractions once, and was left with a huge scar. also, i have never been seen on time with my appointment and always had to wait at least 40 minutes to be seen.

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★☆☆☆☆

i have utilized this business for the past year, and have found it to be very over priced and my acne actually worsened when i began to use the products. urban skin is suppose to specialize in skin care for people of color, but the owner is not a person of color. i received extractions once, and was left with a huge scar. also, i have never been seen on time with my appointment and always had to wait at least 40 minutes to be seen.

Pros: nice atmosphere,

Cons: very harsh products, overpriced, appointment never begans on time

 

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