Face Reality Acne & Skin Care Clinic

★★★★★
Real Solutions for Clear Skin
  • 155 Callan Avenue

    San Leandro, CA 94577

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  • 510-351-1842

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Ok, I had my first brush with acne when I was 13 when all hell broke out on my face. However, within a year and a half, my face miraculously cleared up without any treatment (no diet modifications, no medications, not even benzoyl peroxide). I stayed clear all through high school. But once I turned 19, all hell broke loose again, but this time, the acne was concentrated on my jawline. I never sought professional treatment (but I had tried just about every over the counter topical product available and even cut out 70% of the foods I usually eat from my diet) because I had assumed it'd just go away like it did during my teens. And long story short, more than six years later (I'm now 25), my jawline acne didn't go away. I realized how aggressive and stubborn this type of adult acne was. I FINALLY had enough and made my first appointment with Laura at Face Reality in early October of last year. And now, about three months later, about 98% of my bumps are gone, 100% of my inflamed acne is gone, and this is the clearest my jawline has been since before I turned 19! I will admit that I was a bit skeptical at first because I've had my acne for so many years and nothing at all has worked, even benzoyl peroxide. However, using Face Reality's products (one of which is benzoyl peroxide) in the right combination and in the right way cleared my skin. The products really work! But they do need to be used appropriately and the regimen needs to . Being a super-impatient person, I went crazy when my skin in the first few weeks of treatment became super dry and super red, and I did not notice any improvement with my acne. This was because my skin needed to get used to the benzoyl peroxide. So, I took Laura's (Laura is THE most patient person in the world...I've complained about my skin so many times to her via long e-mails towards the beginning of my treatment and she has always been very supportive) advice and stuck with it, adjusting to the benzoyl peroxide VERY VERY VERY slowly! The key is -- once your skin is used to the bp -- you start clearing up. That's the simple fact. You might not believe me, but my skin's improvement is proof. Just two months after starting the regimen, my skin was able to tolerate the benzoyl peroxide 100% without anymore drying or redness and NO new acne! I still follow the routine daily, and my skin is getting better and better. If I'm not looking at the mirror and feel my jawline where I once had those horibble bumps, it's flat and smoothe to the touch and I can't even tell I have acne! Some of the hyperpigmentation/pink marks are still there but it will clear. The bottom line? No more bumps! I strongly recommend giving Face Reality a try before getting that prescription for Accutane, even if you feel like you've already exhausted all other options. The Face Reality regimen (tailored to you specifically depending on your skin type) really works as long as you stay patient and stick with it. =)

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★★★★★

Ok, I had my first brush with acne when I was 13 when all hell broke out on my face. However, within a year and a half, my face miraculously cleared up without any treatment (no diet modifications, no medications, not even benzoyl peroxide). I stayed clear all through high school. But once I turned 19, all hell broke loose again, but this time, the acne was concentrated on my jawline. I never sought professional treatment (but I had tried just about every over the counter topical product available and even cut out 70% of the foods I usually eat from my diet) because I had assumed it'd just go away like it did during my teens. And long story short, more than six years later (I'm now 25), my jawline acne didn't go away. I realized how aggressive and stubborn this type of adult acne was. I FINALLY had enough and made my first appointment with Laura at Face Reality in early October of last year. And now, about three months later, about 98% of my bumps are gone, 100% of my inflamed acne is gone, and this is the clearest my jawline has been since before I turned 19! I will admit that I was a bit skeptical at first because I've had my acne for so many years and nothing at all has worked, even benzoyl peroxide. However, using Face Reality's products (one of which is benzoyl peroxide) in the right combination and in the right way cleared my skin. The products really work! But they do need to be used appropriately and the regimen needs to . Being a super-impatient person, I went crazy when my skin in the first few weeks of treatment became super dry and super red, and I did not notice any improvement with my acne. This was because my skin needed to get used to the benzoyl peroxide. So, I took Laura's (Laura is THE most patient person in the world...I've complained about my skin so many times to her via long e-mails towards the beginning of my treatment and she has always been very supportive) advice and stuck with it, adjusting to the benzoyl peroxide VERY VERY VERY slowly! The key is -- once your skin is used to the bp -- you start clearing up. That's the simple fact. You might not believe me, but my skin's improvement is proof. Just two months after starting the regimen, my skin was able to tolerate the benzoyl peroxide 100% without anymore drying or redness and NO new acne! I still follow the routine daily, and my skin is getting better and better. If I'm not looking at the mirror and feel my jawline where I once had those horibble bumps, it's flat and smoothe to the touch and I can't even tell I have acne! Some of the hyperpigmentation/pink marks are still there but it will clear. The bottom line? No more bumps! I strongly recommend giving Face Reality a try before getting that prescription for Accutane, even if you feel like you've already exhausted all other options. The Face Reality regimen (tailored to you specifically depending on your skin type) really works as long as you stay patient and stick with it. =)

Pros: Friendly, supportive, SUPER patient staff; miracle products!

Cons: Can be a bit pricey, but worth every penny.

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Clear skin IS possible! I found Face Realty Acne Clinic (aka Face Reality Skin Care) on Yelp back in March '09 & glad I did =)

ABOUT MJ's FACE: Short story, I'm 31yrs old & have been dealing w/ dark spots & bumps along my jawline of my face since I was 13yrs old (since 1993/1994 or so). Tried ProActive in 2007, & my face rejected it terribly =( Never had any professional acne treatment for my face 'till FRAC!

LOCATION: On Callan Ave, which also turns into Davis St. Located across from Longs Drugs (or NOW known as the company name "CVS Pharamacy"); on the corner closest to San Leandro Library, next to library really. Parking is street (unmetered), or do street parking in front of library.

CLINIC: Small lobby area upon entrance, but it's never a long wait anyway for your appointment. Appointment visits only by the way. Exceptionally large & clean bthrm, yes I HAD to point that out. Each esthetician's office had a setting btw medical office & that of a spa; soft-dim lighting, massage table for you to lay on w/ products close by to treat your skin upon visit, desk-computer for staff, & typically soft-relaxing music playing in the bkgd.

STAFF: Absolutely helpful, knowledgeable, polite, & professionally considerate! Spoke w/ gentleman-Pat (I believe co-owner/founder) who was very friendly on 1st phone call I made to make my appt. Receptionist-Ana always did the courtesy call reminder of an appt like 3-4days prior. 1st visit is w/ Head Esthetician (owner/founder) Laura who evaluates you skin & sets the tone of products to use & takes pics; visit w/ Laura again like 3.5mths later for normal appt & Laura saw positive results immediately in comparison to photos she took back in April. I delt with prob 3-4 different estheticians during my appointment visits during my 5mths coming here, & all ladies were informative, reassuring, supportive, friendly, & driven to seeing results on my skin as I was. Overall an awesome staff. Keep up the good work!

PRICES & APPT: $25 initial consultation-appt, then $75 per acne treatment thereafter. Additional prices on products depending on what you're suggested to use. Cost on products can range from $10-$75. Anticipate using 3-4 (or more if req'd) of their products on a daily morning/evening home routine. Acne visit treatments prob start off about 1.5hr visit & decrease over time using their products. I went from 1.5hrs to 30min on my acne visits...my skin was clearing up nicely over time requiring less facial onsite treatment *tee-hee*

MJ's JOURNEY TO CLEAR SKIN: Yep, started in April 2009, got my Tax Returns & thought why not! Honestly w/in a mth of using their products I had already felt results in my face-jaw area; dark spots were still visible, but I stopped feeling new bumps coming up on my skin. By June this Gemini (yes, I'm a June Baby) was very pleased & seeing results! Wasn't just me, my family noticed it too. Dark spots on face-jaw area had definitely decreased & not as nearly bumpy as past years. 4mths (or 120days) into the use of products & my face cleared up so nicely. My skin is still sensitive & I am continuing to use their products. I decided to have my last appt mid-August 2009 just due to finances. $75/visit, which typically was chemical peel & poppin' of pimples, or what they refer to as "extractions". I have a daily home routine morning & before bed with their products. If I feel the need to get my skin evaluated again, I'm welcome to come in free for a "peek-a-boo" review & see if changes need to be made in the products I'm using.

A HAPPY CLIENT: Everyone's skin IS different, & I honestly believe FRAC makes the honest effort to help give you the clear skin you're looking for with the products they have. They're professional, knowledgeable, & sincere. Pricey yes, but in my eyes worth it. Maraming Salamat (Tagalog for "Thank you so much") Face Reality Acne Clinic =)

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★★★★★

Clear skin IS possible! I found Face Realty Acne Clinic (aka Face Reality Skin Care) on Yelp back in March '09 & glad I did =)

ABOUT MJ's FACE: Short story, I'm 31yrs old & have been dealing w/ dark spots & bumps along my jawline of my face since I was 13yrs old (since 1993/1994 or so). Tried ProActive in 2007, & my face rejected it terribly =( Never had any professional acne treatment for my face 'till FRAC!

LOCATION: On Callan Ave, which also turns into Davis St. Located across from Longs Drugs (or NOW known as the company name "CVS Pharamacy"); on the corner closest to San Leandro Library, next to library really. Parking is street (unmetered), or do street parking in front of library.

CLINIC: Small lobby area upon entrance, but it's never a long wait anyway for your appointment. Appointment visits only by the way. Exceptionally large & clean bthrm, yes I HAD to point that out. Each esthetician's office had a setting btw medical office & that of a spa; soft-dim lighting, massage table for you to lay on w/ products close by to treat your skin upon visit, desk-computer for staff, & typically soft-relaxing music playing in the bkgd.

STAFF: Absolutely helpful, knowledgeable, polite, & professionally considerate! Spoke w/ gentleman-Pat (I believe co-owner/founder) who was very friendly on 1st phone call I made to make my appt. Receptionist-Ana always did the courtesy call reminder of an appt like 3-4days prior. 1st visit is w/ Head Esthetician (owner/founder) Laura who evaluates you skin & sets the tone of products to use & takes pics; visit w/ Laura again like 3.5mths later for normal appt & Laura saw positive results immediately in comparison to photos she took back in April. I delt with prob 3-4 different estheticians during my appointment visits during my 5mths coming here, & all ladies were informative, reassuring, supportive, friendly, & driven to seeing results on my skin as I was. Overall an awesome staff. Keep up the good work!

PRICES & APPT: $25 initial consultation-appt, then $75 per acne treatment thereafter. Additional prices on products depending on what you're suggested to use. Cost on products can range from $10-$75. Anticipate using 3-4 (or more if req'd) of their products on a daily morning/evening home routine. Acne visit treatments prob start off about 1.5hr visit & decrease over time using their products. I went from 1.5hrs to 30min on my acne visits...my skin was clearing up nicely over time requiring less facial onsite treatment *tee-hee*

MJ's JOURNEY TO CLEAR SKIN: Yep, started in April 2009, got my Tax Returns & thought why not! Honestly w/in a mth of using their products I had already felt results in my face-jaw area; dark spots were still visible, but I stopped feeling new bumps coming up on my skin. By June this Gemini (yes, I'm a June Baby) was very pleased & seeing results! Wasn't just me, my family noticed it too. Dark spots on face-jaw area had definitely decreased & not as nearly bumpy as past years. 4mths (or 120days) into the use of products & my face cleared up so nicely. My skin is still sensitive & I am continuing to use their products. I decided to have my last appt mid-August 2009 just due to finances. $75/visit, which typically was chemical peel & poppin' of pimples, or what they refer to as "extractions". I have a daily home routine morning & before bed with their products. If I feel the need to get my skin evaluated again, I'm welcome to come in free for a "peek-a-boo" review & see if changes need to be made in the products I'm using.

A HAPPY CLIENT: Everyone's skin IS different, & I honestly believe FRAC makes the honest effort to help give you the clear skin you're looking for with the products they have. They're professional, knowledgeable, & sincere. Pricey yes, but in my eyes worth it. Maraming Salamat (Tagalog for "Thank you so much") Face Reality Acne Clinic =)

Pros: Educated, helpful, polite, & optomistic staff =)

Cons: Products can be pricey, but worth if u can save up $$

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For a relaxing deep cleaning facial on your problem skin this is the place to go. There products are wonderful and smell terrific. They have helped my teenager big time with her acne.

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★★★★☆

For a relaxing deep cleaning facial on your problem skin this is the place to go. There products are wonderful and smell terrific. They have helped my teenager big time with her acne.

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I have been suffering from acne for as long as I can remember. I have tried everything. I can relate to all your frustrations. I was recommended to Face Reality Skin Clinic from a friend. I checked out there site and they had very informative information. When I called them I was experiencing my worse breakout. They fit me in that same day. I was desperate for something to work for me. I really was turned off by Acutane and I didn't want to put my body through such harsh treatment. Everyone was so welcoming and understanding at Face Reality. They really treat you with great respect and make you feel like family. I am proud to announce that after being treated for 4 months, I have been clear for the last month with no breakouts. My biggest suggestion to you is to stick with it. You may get frustrated and want to give you. But stick with it and in the end you will have clear skin. In the moment it felt like forever. Looking back on a lifetime battle I couldn't expect for it to magically go away over night. 4 months is defiantly worth the wait. Thank You All at Face Reality for giving me beautiful clear skin. I am forever thankful. Noelle

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I have been suffering from acne for as long as I can remember. I have tried everything. I can relate to all your frustrations. I was recommended to Face Reality Skin Clinic from a friend. I checked out there site and they had very informative information. When I called them I was experiencing my worse breakout. They fit me in that same day. I was desperate for something to work for me. I really was turned off by Acutane and I didn't want to put my body through such harsh treatment. Everyone was so welcoming and understanding at Face Reality. They really treat you with great respect and make you feel like family. I am proud to announce that after being treated for 4 months, I have been clear for the last month with no breakouts. My biggest suggestion to you is to stick with it. You may get frustrated and want to give you. But stick with it and in the end you will have clear skin. In the moment it felt like forever. Looking back on a lifetime battle I couldn't expect for it to magically go away over night. 4 months is defiantly worth the wait. Thank You All at Face Reality for giving me beautiful clear skin. I am forever thankful. Noelle

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I loved the staff at Face Reality and really felt that they worked hard to get their products to work, including refunding my money for two products they gave me that irritated my skin. They definitely live up to their word and work in partnership with you to find what works for your skin. And I have noticed some change in my acne. However (and I hate adding a negative note to such otherwise great reviews, especially when I do think it's a good place), I didn't really feel that their products did much more for me than the over-the-counter stuff I'd been using for years. I used their products for 3 months without any visible changes. They did, however, recommend that I change my diet, and that helped a lot. I owe them that recommendation, but I think people could save a lot of money by not buying the products and just following the diet recommendations.

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★★★☆☆

I loved the staff at Face Reality and really felt that they worked hard to get their products to work, including refunding my money for two products they gave me that irritated my skin. They definitely live up to their word and work in partnership with you to find what works for your skin. And I have noticed some change in my acne. However (and I hate adding a negative note to such otherwise great reviews, especially when I do think it's a good place), I didn't really feel that their products did much more for me than the over-the-counter stuff I'd been using for years. I used their products for 3 months without any visible changes. They did, however, recommend that I change my diet, and that helped a lot. I owe them that recommendation, but I think people could save a lot of money by not buying the products and just following the diet recommendations.

Pros: Staff works in partnership with you to get your acne better

Cons: Expensive

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In a past i used pro active and it didn't work on my skin. My experience at Face Reality Acne and Skin care Clinic was superb. Ever since my face started to clear up i am more confident, and happy how I look now. Also people started to notice how my skin looks different from before. So i recommed eveyone who has a acne should tried Face Reality Acne and Skin care instead of using any other prouducts

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★★★★★

In a past i used pro active and it didn't work on my skin. My experience at Face Reality Acne and Skin care Clinic was superb. Ever since my face started to clear up i am more confident, and happy how I look now. Also people started to notice how my skin looks different from before. So i recommed eveyone who has a acne should tried Face Reality Acne and Skin care instead of using any other prouducts

Pros: good servie

Cons: nothing really

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I am so happy with this place! I have suffered with acne since I was 13 and tried EVERYTHING - antibiotics, birth control pill, accutane (twice!), various topical creams....had seen many dermatologists and nothing really seemed to work. Or lasted past a month. And then I stumbled across Face Reality while searching the internet one night and decided to give it a go. And I am happy to say that 4 months later my face is COMPLETELY CLEAR! I have even been complimented on my skin lately, which definitely never happened before. It's definitely a commitment in terms of visiting the clinic at the beginning, but if you want clear skin it's a commitment worth making. The regime they have me on now isn't too bad at all and i'm just on maintenance.

I definitely give Face Reality a big seal of approval. The confidence I have from clear skin is amazing and I hope that anyone out there struggling with acne issues realizes that they can be helped and it's not that hard!

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★★★★★

I am so happy with this place! I have suffered with acne since I was 13 and tried EVERYTHING - antibiotics, birth control pill, accutane (twice!), various topical creams....had seen many dermatologists and nothing really seemed to work. Or lasted past a month. And then I stumbled across Face Reality while searching the internet one night and decided to give it a go. And I am happy to say that 4 months later my face is COMPLETELY CLEAR! I have even been complimented on my skin lately, which definitely never happened before. It's definitely a commitment in terms of visiting the clinic at the beginning, but if you want clear skin it's a commitment worth making. The regime they have me on now isn't too bad at all and i'm just on maintenance.

I definitely give Face Reality a big seal of approval. The confidence I have from clear skin is amazing and I hope that anyone out there struggling with acne issues realizes that they can be helped and it's not that hard!

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I am lucky enough to not have had bad acne, however my lady love has not been so fortunate. She had been a victim of acne since high school and while she was in college she eventually cleared up. About a few years ago, she started to break out again and nothing seemed to be working (proactiv worked for a little while, zeno, retin-a, etc). She had also tried accutane in the past but did not like the side effects. She had become very distraught and I could see that it was really affecting her self confidence. I happened upon reviews here and after all of the very positive reviews convinced her into making an appointment, however skeptical she was at first. She is only into her 2nd month of treatment but I can definitely see a difference. The staff there is super nice and are attentive to her skin's unique needs. They even asked her to participate as a display subject for a meeting they had in exchange for a free appointment. I was observing the many questions they were fielding during this meeting and was impressed with their knowledge.

Highly recommended!!

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★★★★★

I am lucky enough to not have had bad acne, however my lady love has not been so fortunate. She had been a victim of acne since high school and while she was in college she eventually cleared up. About a few years ago, she started to break out again and nothing seemed to be working (proactiv worked for a little while, zeno, retin-a, etc). She had also tried accutane in the past but did not like the side effects. She had become very distraught and I could see that it was really affecting her self confidence. I happened upon reviews here and after all of the very positive reviews convinced her into making an appointment, however skeptical she was at first. She is only into her 2nd month of treatment but I can definitely see a difference. The staff there is super nice and are attentive to her skin's unique needs. They even asked her to participate as a display subject for a meeting they had in exchange for a free appointment. I was observing the many questions they were fielding during this meeting and was impressed with their knowledge.

Highly recommended!!

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I am 24 years old and throughout college, I never had acne...I had blackheads, but they never really bothered me because they weren't really that obvious. The second I graduated those blackheads must have finally come to the surface over my jaw line cheek area...and I'm talking cist like acne that was painful and painfully obvious. I tried everything from ProActiv to Obagi products to Dial soap only, etc, etc. Things would seem to be working for a while, then my skin would get worse or have no change. I was really discouraged and thought either these products didn't work for everyone or there was no hope for me because nothing will work for me.
Finally, my uncle told my aunt and I about Face Reality. She had tried it out first then I thought I might as well and I have to say that I cannot believe how my skin looks now. I am shocked by how beautiful my skin looks and how clear it actually is. I also can't believe how many products we women (and sometimes men) use everyday that have pore-clogging ingredients in them. The Acne Treatments plus the home products are just amazing and the staff there is so encouraging and wonderful and all they want is to get rid of ALL of your acne problems forever! I am so happy with the results thus far and I truly think it will work for anyone! Oh and if it doesn't already sound too good to be true, their costs are alot less than any facial or spa products you'd probably purchased in the passed! I highly recommend this place to everybody and anybody who has trouble with acne in their teens and especially as an adult because we think acne is just a puberty thing, but it's not! Face Reality will get rid of your acne problems!

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★★★★★

I am 24 years old and throughout college, I never had acne...I had blackheads, but they never really bothered me because they weren't really that obvious. The second I graduated those blackheads must have finally come to the surface over my jaw line cheek area...and I'm talking cist like acne that was painful and painfully obvious. I tried everything from ProActiv to Obagi products to Dial soap only, etc, etc. Things would seem to be working for a while, then my skin would get worse or have no change. I was really discouraged and thought either these products didn't work for everyone or there was no hope for me because nothing will work for me.
Finally, my uncle told my aunt and I about Face Reality. She had tried it out first then I thought I might as well and I have to say that I cannot believe how my skin looks now. I am shocked by how beautiful my skin looks and how clear it actually is. I also can't believe how many products we women (and sometimes men) use everyday that have pore-clogging ingredients in them. The Acne Treatments plus the home products are just amazing and the staff there is so encouraging and wonderful and all they want is to get rid of ALL of your acne problems forever! I am so happy with the results thus far and I truly think it will work for anyone! Oh and if it doesn't already sound too good to be true, their costs are alot less than any facial or spa products you'd probably purchased in the passed! I highly recommend this place to everybody and anybody who has trouble with acne in their teens and especially as an adult because we think acne is just a puberty thing, but it's not! Face Reality will get rid of your acne problems!

Pros: Great Staff, Wonderful Products that work

Cons: none

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I found Face Reality from a newspaper article write up by a third party that stated how their products and services had a very high success rate in clearing up acne. I am in my early forties and have had acne since I was about 14 years old. I have tried probably almost everything sold over the counter, prescription medication and prescription pills to help combat my acne. I figured that I had nothing to lose by calling them up and setting up an appointment. After about 2-3 weeks of using their products I really noticed a big difference in my skin and new acne (none). I have been using Face Reality's products for around a year now and could not be happier with the results.

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★★★★★

I found Face Reality from a newspaper article write up by a third party that stated how their products and services had a very high success rate in clearing up acne. I am in my early forties and have had acne since I was about 14 years old. I have tried probably almost everything sold over the counter, prescription medication and prescription pills to help combat my acne. I figured that I had nothing to lose by calling them up and setting up an appointment. After about 2-3 weeks of using their products I really noticed a big difference in my skin and new acne (none). I have been using Face Reality's products for around a year now and could not be happier with the results.

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I am 32 and I have had severe acne since I was about 13 years old. I have spent tons of money and many emotionally scarring years with my skin issues. I tried several prescriptions and the side effects along with the limited effectiveness left me feeling hopeless about ever improving (much less resolving) my acne problem.

I felt foolish for believing that a clinic promised to clear my skin when even powerful prescriptions couldn't help me. I live several hours away so I didn't try it until my dermatologist told that there was nothing more she could do if I wouldn't cooperate and take her prescriptions despite horrible side effects (like losing my hair). I cleared up within a month and after three months my skin looked better. In six months nobody could even tell I had ever had horrible acne before.

I travel the 3 hours to get here gladly as Face Reality's promise of clear skin is the only one in over 15 years that ever worked as a long term solution to my problem and without any side effects like other products."

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★★★★★

I am 32 and I have had severe acne since I was about 13 years old. I have spent tons of money and many emotionally scarring years with my skin issues. I tried several prescriptions and the side effects along with the limited effectiveness left me feeling hopeless about ever improving (much less resolving) my acne problem.

I felt foolish for believing that a clinic promised to clear my skin when even powerful prescriptions couldn't help me. I live several hours away so I didn't try it until my dermatologist told that there was nothing more she could do if I wouldn't cooperate and take her prescriptions despite horrible side effects (like losing my hair). I cleared up within a month and after three months my skin looked better. In six months nobody could even tell I had ever had horrible acne before.

I travel the 3 hours to get here gladly as Face Reality's promise of clear skin is the only one in over 15 years that ever worked as a long term solution to my problem and without any side effects like other products."

Pros: It Works

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Face Reality is a dream come true!
I had been suffering from acne since I turned 30. For the last few years, I've tried everything you can think of, from dermatologists' office procedures (blue light, peels, facials) to antibiotics to two courses of Accutane to alternative herbal and over the counter medication and therapy, nothing has worked like Face Reality's skin regimen, and nothing has been more economical than Face Reality either!

I was a little skeptical at first, but I figured it's right here in the Bay Area, and prices seemed very reasonable compared to the day spas and dermatologist that I go to, so I figured why not give it a try.
I literally became clear on my 2nd or 3rd visit to Face Reality, and now after 5 visits, I wake up daily AMAZED at how clear and smooth my skin looks!!!

It's literally saved me a lot of money and a lot of agony! The estheticians I have seen are all very professional and skillful at what they do. I'm amazed at how honest they are --they don't want to make money off of you; they just want to get your skin clear!!

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★★★★★

Face Reality is a dream come true!
I had been suffering from acne since I turned 30. For the last few years, I've tried everything you can think of, from dermatologists' office procedures (blue light, peels, facials) to antibiotics to two courses of Accutane to alternative herbal and over the counter medication and therapy, nothing has worked like Face Reality's skin regimen, and nothing has been more economical than Face Reality either!

I was a little skeptical at first, but I figured it's right here in the Bay Area, and prices seemed very reasonable compared to the day spas and dermatologist that I go to, so I figured why not give it a try.
I literally became clear on my 2nd or 3rd visit to Face Reality, and now after 5 visits, I wake up daily AMAZED at how clear and smooth my skin looks!!!

It's literally saved me a lot of money and a lot of agony! The estheticians I have seen are all very professional and skillful at what they do. I'm amazed at how honest they are --they don't want to make money off of you; they just want to get your skin clear!!

Pros: Reasonable Prices, Great Staff, Professionalism

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I faced acne for the first time as an adult shortly after I moved abroad for work in early 2006 when I started to notice non inflamed acne appearing on my cheeks and forehead. Being 28 years old made the situation embarrassing for me, so I sought out the help of a dermatologist who prescribed me with a benzoyl peroxide wash which helped to clear my forehead, but really did nothing for the impactions on my cheeks. She actually suggested that I try Accutane since the BP didn?t help that much. Luckily, I decided against it and waited till I returned to the US to deal with my problem at Face Reality Skin care. I had read about Face Reality when I was abroad through another website and living relatively close to their clinic I decided to give them a try.
The environment is completely comfortable and friendly. Everyone at FR is professional, up to date with the latest in skin science, and cares about getting your skin healthy. Coming from a science background myself, I found it reassuring to know that they regularly attend conferences and are in contact with leading scientists in the field to keep learning about how they can help their clients skin?I would have to say in my experience they are even more knowledgable and caring than the dermatologist I visited about how to get skin healthy. After going to the clinic for 4 months, my skin is glowing and clear. I can finally go out without being embarrassed or preoccupied with how my skin looks. They are amazing.
If you are facing any kind of acne, Face Reality clinic can help.

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I faced acne for the first time as an adult shortly after I moved abroad for work in early 2006 when I started to notice non inflamed acne appearing on my cheeks and forehead. Being 28 years old made the situation embarrassing for me, so I sought out the help of a dermatologist who prescribed me with a benzoyl peroxide wash which helped to clear my forehead, but really did nothing for the impactions on my cheeks. She actually suggested that I try Accutane since the BP didn?t help that much. Luckily, I decided against it and waited till I returned to the US to deal with my problem at Face Reality Skin care. I had read about Face Reality when I was abroad through another website and living relatively close to their clinic I decided to give them a try.
The environment is completely comfortable and friendly. Everyone at FR is professional, up to date with the latest in skin science, and cares about getting your skin healthy. Coming from a science background myself, I found it reassuring to know that they regularly attend conferences and are in contact with leading scientists in the field to keep learning about how they can help their clients skin?I would have to say in my experience they are even more knowledgable and caring than the dermatologist I visited about how to get skin healthy. After going to the clinic for 4 months, my skin is glowing and clear. I can finally go out without being embarrassed or preoccupied with how my skin looks. They are amazing.
If you are facing any kind of acne, Face Reality clinic can help.

Pros: Comfortable and friendly

Cons: none

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The face reality acne & skincare clinic is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have suffered from acne all of my life and have spent a fortune over the years on products that "claim" to work, only to find out that NOTHING ever cleared up my acne. This past year has been the worst with acne due to a medical condition and trying to bounce back from baby number 2. A friend suggested I see the clinic, but I definitely had my doubts. To my surprise, it was the answer to my acne nightmare. Everyone on the skincare team is polite, caring, helpful and most of all, they provide a sense of hope for what has been a life long challenge for me. I am happy to report that I am clear for the first time ever! I have named Laura the "face goddess", as she truly deserves the highest praises for the work that she and her team does for acne sufferers. It has been a blessing to meet everyone in her clinic and am so grateful for gaining so much knowledge from them about acne. Everyone suffering from acne MUST go and see them!

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The face reality acne & skincare clinic is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have suffered from acne all of my life and have spent a fortune over the years on products that "claim" to work, only to find out that NOTHING ever cleared up my acne. This past year has been the worst with acne due to a medical condition and trying to bounce back from baby number 2. A friend suggested I see the clinic, but I definitely had my doubts. To my surprise, it was the answer to my acne nightmare. Everyone on the skincare team is polite, caring, helpful and most of all, they provide a sense of hope for what has been a life long challenge for me. I am happy to report that I am clear for the first time ever! I have named Laura the "face goddess", as she truly deserves the highest praises for the work that she and her team does for acne sufferers. It has been a blessing to meet everyone in her clinic and am so grateful for gaining so much knowledge from them about acne. Everyone suffering from acne MUST go and see them!

Pros: They are the most knowledgable team on acne I have ever encountered

Cons: None

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I live in Georgia and came across Face Reality Acne Clinic's website and decided to check it out. And every day since then I am so happy that I did. When I first emailed Face Reality Skin Clinic and ordered their products I was a little skeptical, only because we live thousands of miles apart. But I can honestly say that the very first day I started using their products and following the routine they gave me, I could tell a noticeable difference. I am only 21 years old but within the last couple of years I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on treatments and products that never worked for me. And it's hard to believe that just a few conversations with Laura and a few test rounds of the products, I've finally gotten my skin under control by using the right products for my skin type, and it feels great. Because at one point I was just ready to give up. I was so depressed and had absolutely no self-confidence whatsoever, but now I can walk out of my house with no makeup on and feel amazing. So-once again I just want to thank you guys!

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I live in Georgia and came across Face Reality Acne Clinic's website and decided to check it out. And every day since then I am so happy that I did. When I first emailed Face Reality Skin Clinic and ordered their products I was a little skeptical, only because we live thousands of miles apart. But I can honestly say that the very first day I started using their products and following the routine they gave me, I could tell a noticeable difference. I am only 21 years old but within the last couple of years I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on treatments and products that never worked for me. And it's hard to believe that just a few conversations with Laura and a few test rounds of the products, I've finally gotten my skin under control by using the right products for my skin type, and it feels great. Because at one point I was just ready to give up. I was so depressed and had absolutely no self-confidence whatsoever, but now I can walk out of my house with no makeup on and feel amazing. So-once again I just want to thank you guys!

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I am 38 years old and for the last 23 years I have fought unsuccessfully my acne .. three months ago I went to Face Reality in San Leandro and it was as a miracle; I had my third follo-up appointment two days ago and they told me I didn't need to visit them anymore (very honest!!)

so I can totally and absolutely recommend this Clinic, great location, very professional and my skin looks as if I were 15 years old

thanks to all the Face Reality team!!!
A. Tomas Greene

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I am 38 years old and for the last 23 years I have fought unsuccessfully my acne .. three months ago I went to Face Reality in San Leandro and it was as a miracle; I had my third follo-up appointment two days ago and they told me I didn't need to visit them anymore (very honest!!)

so I can totally and absolutely recommend this Clinic, great location, very professional and my skin looks as if I were 15 years old

thanks to all the Face Reality team!!!
A. Tomas Greene

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i have had an acne problem sence high school, i am now 26 and still have this problem, ive gone to doctors, dermintalogest, tried all kinds of different pills for my ance. though some worked a little , i was still concered with putting these pills in my body, and never had a doctor given me a topical treatment that really worked. one day i heard about Face Reality, and ever sence ive been hook, not only are the people great and helpful but their product really works, and no pills! they are truly concered about each individuals recovery. i highly recommend checking them out if you have an acne problem, they are very informative and have products that actually work!

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i have had an acne problem sence high school, i am now 26 and still have this problem, ive gone to doctors, dermintalogest, tried all kinds of different pills for my ance. though some worked a little , i was still concered with putting these pills in my body, and never had a doctor given me a topical treatment that really worked. one day i heard about Face Reality, and ever sence ive been hook, not only are the people great and helpful but their product really works, and no pills! they are truly concered about each individuals recovery. i highly recommend checking them out if you have an acne problem, they are very informative and have products that actually work!

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Well, everyone knows the sob story of an acne sufferer, so I?ll spare you all from reading another one.

I found out about Face Reality from a user on a popular acne website. At first I was skeptical, but after reading all the glowing reviews, I was convinced and promptly set up an appointment. That turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Now, after six to seven years of combating acne on my own (with no luck), I'm thrilled to finally be able to say that I possess the ever-coveted clear skin!

The staff members at Face Reality are very friendly and can empathize because they, too, know what it feels like to have acne; it also helps that they have a wonderful sense of humor. They truly care about each and every one of their clients. And they do weird stuff like notice your new hair cut (I bet the people behind Proactiv, your own dad, or that person you're trying to impress never notice your new hair cut).

But you don't just go, get a regimen and a facial, then disappear off the face of the earth until your next treatment! No--instead, you have to keep in contact with these people all the time since they're a tad nosy and want to know if your skin is okay 'cause they're more into clear skin than you are. No one else ever went through all that trouble for me. My general physician just prescribed me antibiotics and told me to come back in a few months when they ran out!

The price tag may be a little hefty for some people, but believe me (and the 30 people who posted so far) that this quality service is worth every penny. Not only do you get clear skin, you also get peace of mind, which is a plus. I?d give them all the stars in the galaxy but City Search only allows up to five. So come pay these nice people a visit--you won't regret it. Besides, Laura says she's getting bored with me because I have like no pimples left to extract (popping pimples is her *favorite* pastime). ;)

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Well, everyone knows the sob story of an acne sufferer, so I?ll spare you all from reading another one.

I found out about Face Reality from a user on a popular acne website. At first I was skeptical, but after reading all the glowing reviews, I was convinced and promptly set up an appointment. That turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Now, after six to seven years of combating acne on my own (with no luck), I'm thrilled to finally be able to say that I possess the ever-coveted clear skin!

The staff members at Face Reality are very friendly and can empathize because they, too, know what it feels like to have acne; it also helps that they have a wonderful sense of humor. They truly care about each and every one of their clients. And they do weird stuff like notice your new hair cut (I bet the people behind Proactiv, your own dad, or that person you're trying to impress never notice your new hair cut).

But you don't just go, get a regimen and a facial, then disappear off the face of the earth until your next treatment! No--instead, you have to keep in contact with these people all the time since they're a tad nosy and want to know if your skin is okay 'cause they're more into clear skin than you are. No one else ever went through all that trouble for me. My general physician just prescribed me antibiotics and told me to come back in a few months when they ran out!

The price tag may be a little hefty for some people, but believe me (and the 30 people who posted so far) that this quality service is worth every penny. Not only do you get clear skin, you also get peace of mind, which is a plus. I?d give them all the stars in the galaxy but City Search only allows up to five. So come pay these nice people a visit--you won't regret it. Besides, Laura says she's getting bored with me because I have like no pimples left to extract (popping pimples is her *favorite* pastime). ;)

Pros: You don't have to think for yourself anymore, just sit back and let the pros tell you what to do!

Cons: None

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I am the mother of a soon-to-be 16-year-old daughter. From the time she was 11, her skin began breaking out. As she got older, the acne got worse. My lovely, steady, intelligent girl became more and more withdrawn. She avoided social occasions, didn't want to go to school, and didn't want to meet people. We tried everything: over-the counter products, beauty salon products, products advertised on TV, and medical treatments from dermatologists. Nothing worked; in fact, her skin seemed to get worse. When she turned 15, we heard of Face Reality. It took a while for us to convince her to go: "Why?" she said. "Nothing works anyway." But finally she agreed to go in. What she got there was patient, kind, compassionate care and treatment. The people there do not just sell you a product and send you on your way. Instead, they combined in-office treatment with products specific to my daughter's needs; specific directions on product use; advice about diet; and affirmative encouragement: "Don't give up!" Their accessibility, calm kindness, and their matter-of-fact, direct approach with my daughter was invaluable and gave her more than clear skin: they gave her the courage and determination to make a commitment and stick with it. Today, her skin is clear and she SMILES. She has moved on to other teen-age worries, but she handles them with a new confidence gained from the example set by the people at Face Reality. I can't thank them enough for what they did for my lovely daughter. It's so nice to actually "get what you pay for" -- and so much more. Kathryn H.

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I am the mother of a soon-to-be 16-year-old daughter. From the time she was 11, her skin began breaking out. As she got older, the acne got worse. My lovely, steady, intelligent girl became more and more withdrawn. She avoided social occasions, didn't want to go to school, and didn't want to meet people. We tried everything: over-the counter products, beauty salon products, products advertised on TV, and medical treatments from dermatologists. Nothing worked; in fact, her skin seemed to get worse. When she turned 15, we heard of Face Reality. It took a while for us to convince her to go: "Why?" she said. "Nothing works anyway." But finally she agreed to go in. What she got there was patient, kind, compassionate care and treatment. The people there do not just sell you a product and send you on your way. Instead, they combined in-office treatment with products specific to my daughter's needs; specific directions on product use; advice about diet; and affirmative encouragement: "Don't give up!" Their accessibility, calm kindness, and their matter-of-fact, direct approach with my daughter was invaluable and gave her more than clear skin: they gave her the courage and determination to make a commitment and stick with it. Today, her skin is clear and she SMILES. She has moved on to other teen-age worries, but she handles them with a new confidence gained from the example set by the people at Face Reality. I can't thank them enough for what they did for my lovely daughter. It's so nice to actually "get what you pay for" -- and so much more. Kathryn H.

Pros: comapssion, calm, easy-to-use products, reasonable price, great atmosphere

Cons: none

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Laura, Pat, and Julie, of Face Reality Acne & Skin Care, are truly experts in their field. The first time I went in for a consultation and treatment, they spent some time looking at what was going on with my skin, and then they described to me how they were going to tackle my breakouts and keep my skin clear. Through a combination of their treatments in the clinic, and a home regimen that they tailored exactly for how my skin acts, they got my breakouts under control. They really keep careful tabs on my skin, and they tell me exactly what adjustments to make to keep it clear and healthy.
Face Reality does not make false promises -- this clinic focuses on one thing, clearing acne, and they really know how to do that. They are very honest and informative with their clients -- they provide a lot of information about what causes breakouts and what we need to do to help our skin get and stay clear.
Before going to Face Reality, I had spent sooooooooooo much money on every product under the sun -- ProActiv, Retin-A, antibiotics (yuck), and every conceivable soap / lotion / cream that promised to help, but of course nothing did. I also spent a lot of money on the most expensive makeup, and all would just make my breakouts worse, which you can't cover up with any kind of makeup. Laura, Pat, and Julie have now gotten my skin to the point where I don't need to wear makeup, but if I feel like it, they have a fabulous line of makeup that wears very nicely (mineral makeup), and is actually good for my skin!
Like I said, they are truly experts in their field, and I have loved seeing my skin go from being marred by huge constant acne breakouts to clearing up. I have received so many compliments and comments on how good my skin looks, that it amazes me that I waited so long before seeking professional advice and help to get my skin looking good. I an hour and a half away from their office, but its been worth it for me to take the time to get treatment from the best!

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Laura, Pat, and Julie, of Face Reality Acne & Skin Care, are truly experts in their field. The first time I went in for a consultation and treatment, they spent some time looking at what was going on with my skin, and then they described to me how they were going to tackle my breakouts and keep my skin clear. Through a combination of their treatments in the clinic, and a home regimen that they tailored exactly for how my skin acts, they got my breakouts under control. They really keep careful tabs on my skin, and they tell me exactly what adjustments to make to keep it clear and healthy.
Face Reality does not make false promises -- this clinic focuses on one thing, clearing acne, and they really know how to do that. They are very honest and informative with their clients -- they provide a lot of information about what causes breakouts and what we need to do to help our skin get and stay clear.
Before going to Face Reality, I had spent sooooooooooo much money on every product under the sun -- ProActiv, Retin-A, antibiotics (yuck), and every conceivable soap / lotion / cream that promised to help, but of course nothing did. I also spent a lot of money on the most expensive makeup, and all would just make my breakouts worse, which you can't cover up with any kind of makeup. Laura, Pat, and Julie have now gotten my skin to the point where I don't need to wear makeup, but if I feel like it, they have a fabulous line of makeup that wears very nicely (mineral makeup), and is actually good for my skin!
Like I said, they are truly experts in their field, and I have loved seeing my skin go from being marred by huge constant acne breakouts to clearing up. I have received so many compliments and comments on how good my skin looks, that it amazes me that I waited so long before seeking professional advice and help to get my skin looking good. I an hour and a half away from their office, but its been worth it for me to take the time to get treatment from the best!

Pros: friendly and flexible people

Cons: far away from where I live (Santa Rosa)

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I have struggled with acne since I was in junior high and like most people went to countless dermatologists who put me on a numerous amounts of antibiotics and topical creams such as retin-a. Once the antibiotics stopped working and I learned more about antibiotic resistance, I turned to advertised products such as Pro-Active, Murad, Exposed Skin Care, even a laser light treatment....nothing worked. As I got older my acne only grew worse and six months before my wedding I went to a dermatologist who told me there was nothing else I could do. I was desperate. One day my mom came across Face Reality online. We gave them a call and were incredibly impressed with their friendliness and genuine desire to help. Not only are they friendly and helpful, they are incredibly knowledgeable about acne and the best ways to treat it! Face Reality skin care clinic is with out a doubt the best treatment for acne because it provides one on one interaction and personalized attention and care to your skin and type of acne. Face Reality works with you and does not just prescribe a general product, they provide a system that will clear your skin. On my wedding day, my skin was completely clear, it had not been like that since junior high This is the first acne treatment that actually does what it claims to do.
I would recomend Face Reality to anyone, especially those who are tired of products that don't work. I have been using their product for a year now and regularly going in for facials and my skin has is like new and completely clear!!! This truly is the best acne treatment you will find, I would recommend them to absolutely anyone. I am so grateful to Face Reality!

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I have struggled with acne since I was in junior high and like most people went to countless dermatologists who put me on a numerous amounts of antibiotics and topical creams such as retin-a. Once the antibiotics stopped working and I learned more about antibiotic resistance, I turned to advertised products such as Pro-Active, Murad, Exposed Skin Care, even a laser light treatment....nothing worked. As I got older my acne only grew worse and six months before my wedding I went to a dermatologist who told me there was nothing else I could do. I was desperate. One day my mom came across Face Reality online. We gave them a call and were incredibly impressed with their friendliness and genuine desire to help. Not only are they friendly and helpful, they are incredibly knowledgeable about acne and the best ways to treat it! Face Reality skin care clinic is with out a doubt the best treatment for acne because it provides one on one interaction and personalized attention and care to your skin and type of acne. Face Reality works with you and does not just prescribe a general product, they provide a system that will clear your skin. On my wedding day, my skin was completely clear, it had not been like that since junior high This is the first acne treatment that actually does what it claims to do.
I would recomend Face Reality to anyone, especially those who are tired of products that don't work. I have been using their product for a year now and regularly going in for facials and my skin has is like new and completely clear!!! This truly is the best acne treatment you will find, I would recommend them to absolutely anyone. I am so grateful to Face Reality!

Pros: Easy to make an appointment, Staff is Friendly, Knowldegeable about the subject, Care about your situation, Great Service, Nice Ambience, and Good Products

Cons: No cons...everything is great!

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I just want to say that if you are a person or you know someone who suffers from acne and you think there is no solution to it, you are wrong beacause the solution to acne is FACE REALITY SKIN CARE CLINIC. This clinic has totally changed my life because i'm a person who used to suffer from really bad acne and i found the solution to it, thanks to the wonderful and great knowledge of the estheticians, they are just very proffesional. So don't wait and visit the clinic and make an appointment before it's too late. Trust me that you are going to be 100% satisfied with the results that you want on your skin. FACE REALITY SKIN CARE CLINIC IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO GET RID OF ACNE. Are you ready for CLEAR SKIN???

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I just want to say that if you are a person or you know someone who suffers from acne and you think there is no solution to it, you are wrong beacause the solution to acne is FACE REALITY SKIN CARE CLINIC. This clinic has totally changed my life because i'm a person who used to suffer from really bad acne and i found the solution to it, thanks to the wonderful and great knowledge of the estheticians, they are just very proffesional. So don't wait and visit the clinic and make an appointment before it's too late. Trust me that you are going to be 100% satisfied with the results that you want on your skin. FACE REALITY SKIN CARE CLINIC IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO GET RID OF ACNE. Are you ready for CLEAR SKIN???

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Face Reality Skin Care has been a true God send. I've been flying in from southern California to have Laura treat the acne I have been struggling with for 6 years. As a woman in her 20's it has been very difficult to walk around wanting only to hide my face, and battling the emotions that come with having to look in the mirror, day after day, at a face full of acne. Like many of Laura's other clients, I had tried everything from Proactive to internal medicine and in just three months I was 95% clear. I can't say enough both about the treatment plan as well as the kindness and compassion that Laura and Patrick have displayed. Just when I thought nothing was going to clear my face God sent me some true miracle workers.

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Face Reality Skin Care has been a true God send. I've been flying in from southern California to have Laura treat the acne I have been struggling with for 6 years. As a woman in her 20's it has been very difficult to walk around wanting only to hide my face, and battling the emotions that come with having to look in the mirror, day after day, at a face full of acne. Like many of Laura's other clients, I had tried everything from Proactive to internal medicine and in just three months I was 95% clear. I can't say enough both about the treatment plan as well as the kindness and compassion that Laura and Patrick have displayed. Just when I thought nothing was going to clear my face God sent me some true miracle workers.

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I've been working with Laura long distance for about 12 weeks now. I live on the other side of the country, and by answering questions and emailing a few photos of my face she has drastically improved my acne. My skin is so much smoother, and 95% clear. I'm 26 years old and have tried EVERYTHING except prescriptions like accutane to clear my skin. Actually, I've even used several of the products that she has me using now, but I never used them in the proper combinations. Whenever I have questions I just email the clinc and Laura responds promptly. I'm very satisfied with the service and the products they offer--would definitely recommend this clinc to someone else who wants to clear their skin but doesn't have anyone who specializes in acne nearby.

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I've been working with Laura long distance for about 12 weeks now. I live on the other side of the country, and by answering questions and emailing a few photos of my face she has drastically improved my acne. My skin is so much smoother, and 95% clear. I'm 26 years old and have tried EVERYTHING except prescriptions like accutane to clear my skin. Actually, I've even used several of the products that she has me using now, but I never used them in the proper combinations. Whenever I have questions I just email the clinc and Laura responds promptly. I'm very satisfied with the service and the products they offer--would definitely recommend this clinc to someone else who wants to clear their skin but doesn't have anyone who specializes in acne nearby.

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I am almost 50 and finally found an acne program that works. I've had mild but persistant acne and have been through the gamut ...antibiotics for years, retin A, proactive, accutane, the list goes on. Some of these would make a bit of a difference, but this is the first time that I am acne free since I was a teenager, and it worked in less than two months. I finally feel like I don't "have" to wear makeup. Laura, Pat and Julie are all wonderful to work with and they have a nice facility with easy parking. It is definitely worth crossing the bridge - I just wish I had done it sooner!!

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I am almost 50 and finally found an acne program that works. I've had mild but persistant acne and have been through the gamut ...antibiotics for years, retin A, proactive, accutane, the list goes on. Some of these would make a bit of a difference, but this is the first time that I am acne free since I was a teenager, and it worked in less than two months. I finally feel like I don't "have" to wear makeup. Laura, Pat and Julie are all wonderful to work with and they have a nice facility with easy parking. It is definitely worth crossing the bridge - I just wish I had done it sooner!!

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I never had any acne problems as a teenager ? yes, I had the occasional pimple, but nothing that I thought needed professional treatment. That changed in my mid-30?s when I starting suffering from serious breakouts on my face, resulting in some scarring. My skin had a dull texture, and sun damage. I tried ProActiv for a while, but it just didn?t work well for me.

I met Laura through a friend, and decided to see what she could offer. I immediately could tell that both Laura & Julie were very knowledgeable about acne and skin care, and was confident they could help. Within a couple of visits -- using the products they recommended for my needs -- my skin was completely clear, and we started focusing on the skin texture and sun damage, using peels and products. My skin now glows, and I am noticing the sun damage and acne scaring fading away. Thanks Laura, Julie & Pat!

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I never had any acne problems as a teenager ? yes, I had the occasional pimple, but nothing that I thought needed professional treatment. That changed in my mid-30?s when I starting suffering from serious breakouts on my face, resulting in some scarring. My skin had a dull texture, and sun damage. I tried ProActiv for a while, but it just didn?t work well for me.

I met Laura through a friend, and decided to see what she could offer. I immediately could tell that both Laura & Julie were very knowledgeable about acne and skin care, and was confident they could help. Within a couple of visits -- using the products they recommended for my needs -- my skin was completely clear, and we started focusing on the skin texture and sun damage, using peels and products. My skin now glows, and I am noticing the sun damage and acne scaring fading away. Thanks Laura, Julie & Pat!

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You walk into a clean, relaxing environment and are welcomed by genuinely warm caring individuals; Laura, Pat and Julie take the time to focus on your overall well-being. I have suffered from acne on and off since I was in seventh grade. It began plaguing me on my forehead and nose in middle school and then improved, minus monthly breakouts around my period. I used various kinds of topical solutions and birth control methods that only temporarily helped or dried out my skin. My acne would discolor because of hyper pigmentation and I would be consumed with self-consciousness, which I would attempt to cover with a ton of makeup. I broke-out severely on my chin and cheeks senior year of high school and finally attempted Acuttane, which did wonders for about two years. My skin was not happy and decided to break-out in the worst form it ever had my junior year of college and I went on Accutane again. The results lasted again for almost two years. In the fall of 2005, I began breaking out around my chin, cheeks, and jaw line. My mom recommended that I see Laura. Laura was supportive, honest, patient, and flexible in working with my skin. My acne and discoloration improved within two months, and my confidence increased. My skin continued to have its ups and downs, and Laura continued to research and inform me of ways I could alter my diet, and everyday lifestyle. Beginning in January of this year, I finally felt that my skin had come to a stable place of clearness (with the occasional pimple or two around that time of the month). Though I still have minor discoloration, Laura and Julie continue to give me products that make my skin glow. I now get compliments on my skin all the time. This is the place to go to for dedicated service, clean environment, and clear glowing skin!

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You walk into a clean, relaxing environment and are welcomed by genuinely warm caring individuals; Laura, Pat and Julie take the time to focus on your overall well-being. I have suffered from acne on and off since I was in seventh grade. It began plaguing me on my forehead and nose in middle school and then improved, minus monthly breakouts around my period. I used various kinds of topical solutions and birth control methods that only temporarily helped or dried out my skin. My acne would discolor because of hyper pigmentation and I would be consumed with self-consciousness, which I would attempt to cover with a ton of makeup. I broke-out severely on my chin and cheeks senior year of high school and finally attempted Acuttane, which did wonders for about two years. My skin was not happy and decided to break-out in the worst form it ever had my junior year of college and I went on Accutane again. The results lasted again for almost two years. In the fall of 2005, I began breaking out around my chin, cheeks, and jaw line. My mom recommended that I see Laura. Laura was supportive, honest, patient, and flexible in working with my skin. My acne and discoloration improved within two months, and my confidence increased. My skin continued to have its ups and downs, and Laura continued to research and inform me of ways I could alter my diet, and everyday lifestyle. Beginning in January of this year, I finally felt that my skin had come to a stable place of clearness (with the occasional pimple or two around that time of the month). Though I still have minor discoloration, Laura and Julie continue to give me products that make my skin glow. I now get compliments on my skin all the time. This is the place to go to for dedicated service, clean environment, and clear glowing skin!

Pros: Dedicated and friendly staff. Clean and comfortable environment.

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I have suffered with Cystic Acne for close to 30 years. I have spent a great deal of money on acne remedies as well as dermatologist visits. Nothing came close to arresting breakouts and clearing my skin. Yes, I used Accutane for two years and still no relief. Yes, I tried Proactive and I received a fund. I am African American and I have found it difficult to locate proper and effective treatment for my pigmentation. Most products were just too harsh for my skin. This resulted in too many breakouts and dry peeling skin. By the time I found Face Reality I had accepted my skin would always require makeup because it was just too terrible to show my natural skin.
Thank God a friend saw a Face Reality article and sent it to me. I was skeptical at first but Laura made me a believer and acne evangelist!
Over the last year several people noticed my skin had changed for the better. They ask me if I was using a new makeup. I said it was my skin regime, diet, and acne knowledge. All three are required to manage acne. Laura and her staff provide factual evidence, training, products, and services to reduce breakouts and maintain skin clarity.
Today, I can show my natural skin and feel pretty. I am still a work in progress because I need to manage my diet. I firmly believe I have the right products in my arsenal to fight this disease thanks to Laura and Face Reality.

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I have suffered with Cystic Acne for close to 30 years. I have spent a great deal of money on acne remedies as well as dermatologist visits. Nothing came close to arresting breakouts and clearing my skin. Yes, I used Accutane for two years and still no relief. Yes, I tried Proactive and I received a fund. I am African American and I have found it difficult to locate proper and effective treatment for my pigmentation. Most products were just too harsh for my skin. This resulted in too many breakouts and dry peeling skin. By the time I found Face Reality I had accepted my skin would always require makeup because it was just too terrible to show my natural skin.
Thank God a friend saw a Face Reality article and sent it to me. I was skeptical at first but Laura made me a believer and acne evangelist!
Over the last year several people noticed my skin had changed for the better. They ask me if I was using a new makeup. I said it was my skin regime, diet, and acne knowledge. All three are required to manage acne. Laura and her staff provide factual evidence, training, products, and services to reduce breakouts and maintain skin clarity.
Today, I can show my natural skin and feel pretty. I am still a work in progress because I need to manage my diet. I firmly believe I have the right products in my arsenal to fight this disease thanks to Laura and Face Reality.

Pros: Excellent Customer Service

Cons: Just one location in San Leandro

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After After decades of acre and blemishes, I finally found the solution I am comfortable with; Face Reality treatments and products. Laura's relaxed and informed approach, along with her non-judgmental style, create a comfortable atmosphere and experience. On the questionnaire I completed before seeing Laura for the first time, I wrote "I would like to leave my house without wearing any make-up and feel comfortable and confident". Given how long I had lived with acne, and the frustration of trying to get make-up to make my skin look healthy, I didn't really believe this would happen.

Fortunately, I was wrong! Today my skin is clear and looks healthier than when I was 20 years younger. I leave the house without make-up and without a thought about it. My mom was so impressed with the change in my skin, she started to see Laura as well (and drives all the way from Sacramento!). My mom is 70 and her skin looks fabulous, the envy of many women in their 50s!

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After After decades of acre and blemishes, I finally found the solution I am comfortable with; Face Reality treatments and products. Laura's relaxed and informed approach, along with her non-judgmental style, create a comfortable atmosphere and experience. On the questionnaire I completed before seeing Laura for the first time, I wrote "I would like to leave my house without wearing any make-up and feel comfortable and confident". Given how long I had lived with acne, and the frustration of trying to get make-up to make my skin look healthy, I didn't really believe this would happen.

Fortunately, I was wrong! Today my skin is clear and looks healthier than when I was 20 years younger. I leave the house without make-up and without a thought about it. My mom was so impressed with the change in my skin, she started to see Laura as well (and drives all the way from Sacramento!). My mom is 70 and her skin looks fabulous, the envy of many women in their 50s!

Pros: Very effective treatment at reasonable prices, especially compared to the alternatives

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A year & a half ago, I saw a doctor to smooth out acne scars.He significantly improved one woman's ice pick acne scars using CO2 laser.My acne was somewhat under control with a couple small whiteheads & congested skin.The doctor quickly decided I was a candidate for an alternate procedure--Fraxel Laser.He quickly turned me over to a nurse & she spouted the wonderful benefits of Fraxel.She showed before & after pictures none of which I was impressed with.I asked if my scars would improve.They said my scars would never be 100% gone, but I would see an improvement.I was concerned with my congested skin & the possibility of the Fraxel causing a major breakout.She said I'd have some small whiteheads, but didn't seem very knowledgeable.Feeling pressured & embarassed by my uncertainty, I agreed.Instead of improvement of my skin, I experienced bad breakouts.My scars didn't improve at all.I didn't get small whiteheads.I got large painful cysts.It hurt to eat & talk.When I came back for more treatments looking worse each time, they prescribed Minocyclin & offered cortisone shots.Later when I refused further Fraxel treatments, my options were Accutane, Aldactone, or Blue Light with Levulan.After a failed Blue Light Levulan treatment, I never returned.My skin improved slightly by using drugstore benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, & masks, but I still had pimples & breakouts.None of the products that worked for me before Fraxel worked for me again.I was disgusted for putting my trust, money, & face in the hands of people who didn't care.I lost hope until I went to Face Reality.My face was a mess.I was getting new scars.I didn't trust anyone.The staff was friendly & sincere.No one was condescending or pressuring me.They guaranteed I would have clear skin.After adhering to their skincare, eating guidelines, & biweekly treatments, my skin cleared.For the first time in a very long time, my skin feels smooth.It didn't cost me a fortune & they actually accomplished what they promised.

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A year & a half ago, I saw a doctor to smooth out acne scars.He significantly improved one woman's ice pick acne scars using CO2 laser.My acne was somewhat under control with a couple small whiteheads & congested skin.The doctor quickly decided I was a candidate for an alternate procedure--Fraxel Laser.He quickly turned me over to a nurse & she spouted the wonderful benefits of Fraxel.She showed before & after pictures none of which I was impressed with.I asked if my scars would improve.They said my scars would never be 100% gone, but I would see an improvement.I was concerned with my congested skin & the possibility of the Fraxel causing a major breakout.She said I'd have some small whiteheads, but didn't seem very knowledgeable.Feeling pressured & embarassed by my uncertainty, I agreed.Instead of improvement of my skin, I experienced bad breakouts.My scars didn't improve at all.I didn't get small whiteheads.I got large painful cysts.It hurt to eat & talk.When I came back for more treatments looking worse each time, they prescribed Minocyclin & offered cortisone shots.Later when I refused further Fraxel treatments, my options were Accutane, Aldactone, or Blue Light with Levulan.After a failed Blue Light Levulan treatment, I never returned.My skin improved slightly by using drugstore benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, & masks, but I still had pimples & breakouts.None of the products that worked for me before Fraxel worked for me again.I was disgusted for putting my trust, money, & face in the hands of people who didn't care.I lost hope until I went to Face Reality.My face was a mess.I was getting new scars.I didn't trust anyone.The staff was friendly & sincere.No one was condescending or pressuring me.They guaranteed I would have clear skin.After adhering to their skincare, eating guidelines, & biweekly treatments, my skin cleared.For the first time in a very long time, my skin feels smooth.It didn't cost me a fortune & they actually accomplished what they promised.

Pros: Caring, friendly staff and they'll give you clear skin!

Cons: long drive from where I live, wish it was closer

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I am one of Face Reality's longest-standing customers. I lived with acne well into my 30's, despite numerous visits to dermatologists, prescription medication, over-the-counter treatments, etc. etc. Once I started working with Face Reality, my skin was visibly clearer in three months, 95% clear in six months, and remains clear to this day. Their expertise is remarkable, the atmosphere is relaxing, and it is just plain fun to work with the estheticians. Not only do I feel great, people notice my skin and comment on how good it looks. They can't believe I once had terrible acne. I can't recommend the services of Face Reality highly enough.

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I am one of Face Reality's longest-standing customers. I lived with acne well into my 30's, despite numerous visits to dermatologists, prescription medication, over-the-counter treatments, etc. etc. Once I started working with Face Reality, my skin was visibly clearer in three months, 95% clear in six months, and remains clear to this day. Their expertise is remarkable, the atmosphere is relaxing, and it is just plain fun to work with the estheticians. Not only do I feel great, people notice my skin and comment on how good it looks. They can't believe I once had terrible acne. I can't recommend the services of Face Reality highly enough.

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I finally found something that works for my skin! I am 26 yrs. old and have had constant break-outs around my chin area since about age 22. I have gone to dermatologists and have tried numerous skin care products, but nothing was clearing up my skin. My mom saw an article about Face Reality Skin Care in the paper. The article mentioned that they deal with adult acne and treat each clients skin differently. This really appealed to me and I made an appointment. It has only been about two months since I began treatment and my skin has cleared up. I have had such a great experience from the first time I entered the office. The staff is friendly and their office is very classy and comfortable. I really felt very positive about this after my first consultation. The products they give you vary depending on your skin and how they feel it needs to be treated. Their products are also very affordable. Overall, If you are looking for clear skin I highly recommend Face Reality Skin Care.

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I finally found something that works for my skin! I am 26 yrs. old and have had constant break-outs around my chin area since about age 22. I have gone to dermatologists and have tried numerous skin care products, but nothing was clearing up my skin. My mom saw an article about Face Reality Skin Care in the paper. The article mentioned that they deal with adult acne and treat each clients skin differently. This really appealed to me and I made an appointment. It has only been about two months since I began treatment and my skin has cleared up. I have had such a great experience from the first time I entered the office. The staff is friendly and their office is very classy and comfortable. I really felt very positive about this after my first consultation. The products they give you vary depending on your skin and how they feel it needs to be treated. Their products are also very affordable. Overall, If you are looking for clear skin I highly recommend Face Reality Skin Care.

Pros: affordable, great knowledgeable staff, clean & classy office, clear skin!

Cons: none

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I am writing to say how very pleased I am with the services I have received from Face Reality Skin care. Thanks to Laura?s expertise and skill, my skin has shown significant improvement in a very short period of time.

I developed a mild, but persistent acne problem at age 36. I was very discouraged about my skin?s condition and my lack of progress on the regimen my dermatologist prescribed ? my skin was actually getting worse instead of better. However, from the very first appointment with Laura, I felt considerably more optimistic that I would clear up. She told me that she thought she could clear me up quickly ? the confidence with which she said this made a huge difference in how I felt.

After a few weeks, my skin started to clear up and continued to improve throughout the course of treatment. All of the inflamed acne on my chin is now gone, and the marks from the breakouts have faded considerably. I also had problems with clogged pores and breakouts on my forehead ? all of that is gone now, and has not come back since I started treatment.

I really like that fact that adjustments are made to my skin care regimen on a regular basis ? it has really helped to have someone take the guesswork out of the process for me. I also appreciate the fact that between appointments, Face Reality staff are available for questions and that they have always responded very quickly to any phone 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.

I couldn't be happier with the services I have received and would highly recommend Face Reality?s services to anyone struggling with skin problems. I have recommended Laura to other friends of mine, and they are very pleased with their results. Thanks Laura - you are a genius at treating acne!!

-- Kim

Update: 2/8/08: I am still clear!!! I remain a VERY happy customer!

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I am writing to say how very pleased I am with the services I have received from Face Reality Skin care. Thanks to Laura?s expertise and skill, my skin has shown significant improvement in a very short period of time.

I developed a mild, but persistent acne problem at age 36. I was very discouraged about my skin?s condition and my lack of progress on the regimen my dermatologist prescribed ? my skin was actually getting worse instead of better. However, from the very first appointment with Laura, I felt considerably more optimistic that I would clear up. She told me that she thought she could clear me up quickly ? the confidence with which she said this made a huge difference in how I felt.

After a few weeks, my skin started to clear up and continued to improve throughout the course of treatment. All of the inflamed acne on my chin is now gone, and the marks from the breakouts have faded considerably. I also had problems with clogged pores and breakouts on my forehead ? all of that is gone now, and has not come back since I started treatment.

I really like that fact that adjustments are made to my skin care regimen on a regular basis ? it has really helped to have someone take the guesswork out of the process for me. I also appreciate the fact that between appointments, Face Reality staff are available for questions and that they have always responded very quickly to any phone 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.

I couldn't be happier with the services I have received and would highly recommend Face Reality?s services to anyone struggling with skin problems. I have recommended Laura to other friends of mine, and they are very pleased with their results. Thanks Laura - you are a genius at treating acne!!

-- Kim

Update: 2/8/08: I am still clear!!! I remain a VERY happy customer!

Pros: Laura's amazing skills, clinic's friendly atmosphere

Cons: Nothing

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Face Reality Acne Clinic has done wonders for my skin and self esteem. I've suffered from acne since I was a teenager and I've had some pretty severe acne under my nose, chin and forehead. It hurt to smile and I was always self conscious. I always wanted to change my skin's condition and tried everything from prescribed medication, Pro Active, and over the counter medicines. The medicines made me feel sick, Pro-Active worked for about three months, and the over the counter medicines didn't work. My friend recommended Face Reality after her own great experience. My first treatment was in July 2006 and I've been going ever since. I've seen a tremendous difference, not only in the elimination of acne, but in the texture and appearance of my skin. People have made great comments that my pores look smaller and tighter and that makes me happy. ~Vanessa Lopez

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Face Reality Acne Clinic has done wonders for my skin and self esteem. I've suffered from acne since I was a teenager and I've had some pretty severe acne under my nose, chin and forehead. It hurt to smile and I was always self conscious. I always wanted to change my skin's condition and tried everything from prescribed medication, Pro Active, and over the counter medicines. The medicines made me feel sick, Pro-Active worked for about three months, and the over the counter medicines didn't work. My friend recommended Face Reality after her own great experience. My first treatment was in July 2006 and I've been going ever since. I've seen a tremendous difference, not only in the elimination of acne, but in the texture and appearance of my skin. People have made great comments that my pores look smaller and tighter and that makes me happy. ~Vanessa Lopez

Pros: Parking, ambience, service, products, results.

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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!

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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!

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As a teenager, I was miserable everyday I looking in the mirror and seeing red bumps and blemishes all over my skin. I always felt like the outcast, and would cry and be too ashamed to show my face at school or public places because I didn't want to look so ugly around others who didn't have the same problem as I did. As the years passed, my skin problem did not go away.
I went to just about every dermatologist and acne clinic around, but no results. I even tried every product on the market- creams, pills, topicals, gels, cleansers, astrigents, masks, peels...the list goes on- and so did my acne. Many products even seemed to make my skin more irritated,which put even more a strain on my emotions.

When reading the newspaper one day, my mother came across an article about a skin care clinic called Face Reality. Face Reality's approach seemed to be different than the others I'd tried, so I called and made an appointment. By the time I first went to Face Reality, my face had not been without makeup for nearly six years. While there, Laura showed my several before and after photos of other clients. Some who had skin problems just like mine. She the introduced me to a new approach of healing my skin, and after a soothing facial, I bought several products to start a new skin care regimen. After a few weeks, people who have seen me nearly every day for years began commenting on how good my skin was looking. I saw it too, and my hopes were immediatly raised to a new level. With continued treatments by Laura, and following the regemen I was given, my skin has made dramatic improvement! I feel like a new person, not haveing to worry about buying all new medications and smothering my face with makeup. My skin looks it's best in six years now after using Face Reality's treatment- the one treatment that has actually worked for me. Now when I look into the mirror, I can finally see more than just acne- I see my face, I see me.

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As a teenager, I was miserable everyday I looking in the mirror and seeing red bumps and blemishes all over my skin. I always felt like the outcast, and would cry and be too ashamed to show my face at school or public places because I didn't want to look so ugly around others who didn't have the same problem as I did. As the years passed, my skin problem did not go away.
I went to just about every dermatologist and acne clinic around, but no results. I even tried every product on the market- creams, pills, topicals, gels, cleansers, astrigents, masks, peels...the list goes on- and so did my acne. Many products even seemed to make my skin more irritated,which put even more a strain on my emotions.

When reading the newspaper one day, my mother came across an article about a skin care clinic called Face Reality. Face Reality's approach seemed to be different than the others I'd tried, so I called and made an appointment. By the time I first went to Face Reality, my face had not been without makeup for nearly six years. While there, Laura showed my several before and after photos of other clients. Some who had skin problems just like mine. She the introduced me to a new approach of healing my skin, and after a soothing facial, I bought several products to start a new skin care regimen. After a few weeks, people who have seen me nearly every day for years began commenting on how good my skin was looking. I saw it too, and my hopes were immediatly raised to a new level. With continued treatments by Laura, and following the regemen I was given, my skin has made dramatic improvement! I feel like a new person, not haveing to worry about buying all new medications and smothering my face with makeup. My skin looks it's best in six years now after using Face Reality's treatment- the one treatment that has actually worked for me. Now when I look into the mirror, I can finally see more than just acne- I see my face, I see me.

Pros: duh, it works! Personalized treatments for YOUR skin, sees patients quick- no waiting months or even weeks for an appoinment

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I highly recommend Face Reality Skin Care in San Leandro! Laura and her staff are trained estheticians, and are phenomenal. I have been struggling with adult acne for ten years. After three months with Laura, my skin was totally clear. After seven months, my skin remains beautifully clear, and almost all of the red patches caused by years of acne have faded.
Their products can add up in price, especially at the beginning when you buy several to get started. But their products really work, so they are well worth the money! And further they will refund or exchange any product that is not effective even if you have been using it for several weeks.
Their office is a ten minute walk from the San Leandro Bart station, and a few miles off 580, so it is easy to get there.
On top of all that, they are very friendly, supportive, and professional. On my first visit, Laura said, ?Acne is actually really easy to treat.? That had never been my experience, and it has been wonderful to have treatments from someone who is so confident and skilled at her job.
They treat all types of acne in adults or teen. If you or someone you know is struggling with acne, I really encourage you to check out Face Reality Skin Care. I am so grateful that I found them!

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I highly recommend Face Reality Skin Care in San Leandro! Laura and her staff are trained estheticians, and are phenomenal. I have been struggling with adult acne for ten years. After three months with Laura, my skin was totally clear. After seven months, my skin remains beautifully clear, and almost all of the red patches caused by years of acne have faded.
Their products can add up in price, especially at the beginning when you buy several to get started. But their products really work, so they are well worth the money! And further they will refund or exchange any product that is not effective even if you have been using it for several weeks.
Their office is a ten minute walk from the San Leandro Bart station, and a few miles off 580, so it is easy to get there.
On top of all that, they are very friendly, supportive, and professional. On my first visit, Laura said, ?Acne is actually really easy to treat.? That had never been my experience, and it has been wonderful to have treatments from someone who is so confident and skilled at her job.
They treat all types of acne in adults or teen. If you or someone you know is struggling with acne, I really encourage you to check out Face Reality Skin Care. I am so grateful that I found them!

Pros: Effective treatment! friendly, supportive staff. Clean, comfortable, welcoming office space.

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I've tried everything from Neutrogena to pro-active and none of it ever seemed to clear my acne, I even tried going to dermatologist and the products that they gave me were also ineffective. I had just about given up on my acne until I read an article on the newspaper about The Face reality skincare clinic. So I Thought I'd give it a try since I've already pretty much tried everything else out. The first thing that I noticed coming in was how friendly the staff was and how relaxed they made feel. They were happy to answer any questions or concerns that I had, they also put fourth a real interest in the progress that my skin was making through out the visits. It took about two weeks before I started really noticing A real difference in my skin, but after two months of using face reality's skincare products My face has completely cleared up!. I'd recommend this to anyone with any level of acne no matter how severe.

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I've tried everything from Neutrogena to pro-active and none of it ever seemed to clear my acne, I even tried going to dermatologist and the products that they gave me were also ineffective. I had just about given up on my acne until I read an article on the newspaper about The Face reality skincare clinic. So I Thought I'd give it a try since I've already pretty much tried everything else out. The first thing that I noticed coming in was how friendly the staff was and how relaxed they made feel. They were happy to answer any questions or concerns that I had, they also put fourth a real interest in the progress that my skin was making through out the visits. It took about two weeks before I started really noticing A real difference in my skin, but after two months of using face reality's skincare products My face has completely cleared up!. I'd recommend this to anyone with any level of acne no matter how severe.

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I've had acne since I was in sixth grade . My mom use to buy me all kinds of acne products that were "as seen on tv". I went to two different dermatologist and used every product imaginable such as Clearasil, Proactive, Clinique acne solutions and anything sold at Walgreens or reccommended through friends. Nothing worked. I saw a story in the newspaper about Face Reality Acne Clinic and thought if they were in the local newspaper they had to had some credibility. After my first visit, to the clinic I could tell these people were knowledgeble and they were able to answer all my qestions. After one week I could see a difference. After a month my friends and family could tell the difference. After only two and a half months I was totally clear. Finally at the age 26 I can now say I have beautiful clear skin. I reccomend Face Reality Acne Clinic to anyone and everyone with "not so perfect skin"

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I've had acne since I was in sixth grade . My mom use to buy me all kinds of acne products that were "as seen on tv". I went to two different dermatologist and used every product imaginable such as Clearasil, Proactive, Clinique acne solutions and anything sold at Walgreens or reccommended through friends. Nothing worked. I saw a story in the newspaper about Face Reality Acne Clinic and thought if they were in the local newspaper they had to had some credibility. After my first visit, to the clinic I could tell these people were knowledgeble and they were able to answer all my qestions. After one week I could see a difference. After a month my friends and family could tell the difference. After only two and a half months I was totally clear. Finally at the age 26 I can now say I have beautiful clear skin. I reccomend Face Reality Acne Clinic to anyone and everyone with "not so perfect skin"

Pros: Always return your calls immediatley

Cons: na

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My name's Josh.
I couldn't remember for a long (a very long) time when I had clear nice looking skin. That was until I saw an article in the newspaper about a place called Face Reality Acne Clinic.
I had tried Proactiv, topical gels, and all sorts of other junk that didn't work at all. It even came down to using Acutane for a whole; which helped some, but really isn't good for your body at all.
Laura and Pat are really nice, down to earth cool people. They've helped my skin soooo much it's almost ridiculous.
They explained to me all the different ways that acne can happen and how to prevent it and everything.
Laura puts together a "home regimen" specifically for your own needs which is really awesome.
After my first visit, I felt extremely comfortable going there and really excited to start the "home regimen" and see if it helps or not.
What do you believe!?
I started clearing up sooner than I had thought!
People would notice my clearer skin at school (I'm a junior in high school) and complimented me.
I didn't think I would ever see that day.
I've been going to Face Reality for over a year now and even though I'm 99.9% clear of acne (still going through teeange years ya know), I plan on being a Face Reality advocate for as long as I can.
Thanks Pat & Laura!
You guys rock!!!!

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My name's Josh.
I couldn't remember for a long (a very long) time when I had clear nice looking skin. That was until I saw an article in the newspaper about a place called Face Reality Acne Clinic.
I had tried Proactiv, topical gels, and all sorts of other junk that didn't work at all. It even came down to using Acutane for a whole; which helped some, but really isn't good for your body at all.
Laura and Pat are really nice, down to earth cool people. They've helped my skin soooo much it's almost ridiculous.
They explained to me all the different ways that acne can happen and how to prevent it and everything.
Laura puts together a "home regimen" specifically for your own needs which is really awesome.
After my first visit, I felt extremely comfortable going there and really excited to start the "home regimen" and see if it helps or not.
What do you believe!?
I started clearing up sooner than I had thought!
People would notice my clearer skin at school (I'm a junior in high school) and complimented me.
I didn't think I would ever see that day.
I've been going to Face Reality for over a year now and even though I'm 99.9% clear of acne (still going through teeange years ya know), I plan on being a Face Reality advocate for as long as I can.
Thanks Pat & Laura!
You guys rock!!!!

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Before I found Face Reality's article on the front page of my local newspaper, I'd been around 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.

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Before I found Face Reality's article on the front page of my local newspaper, I'd been around 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.

Pros: Always available day or night

Cons: NONE

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If you need help to clear up your skin, look no further. Face Reality is the best place to go. They have awsome customer service with no pressure. Unllike products like Proactive or murad, which is similar to the "one size fits all" type scenario, Face Reality customizes a plan just for you, so it is guarenteed to fix any concerns you have. Staff is friendly and extremely knowledgable and the prices aren't bad either. About the same as proactive but the products are much better. Plus you get the added benefit of a spa type atmosphere: nice music in ambient lighted rooms. It is very relaxing. You don't get that from infomercials. So, if you have concerns with your skin, give them a call, I know they can help you, they sure helped me!!!

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★★★★★

If you need help to clear up your skin, look no further. Face Reality is the best place to go. They have awsome customer service with no pressure. Unllike products like Proactive or murad, which is similar to the "one size fits all" type scenario, Face Reality customizes a plan just for you, so it is guarenteed to fix any concerns you have. Staff is friendly and extremely knowledgable and the prices aren't bad either. About the same as proactive but the products are much better. Plus you get the added benefit of a spa type atmosphere: nice music in ambient lighted rooms. It is very relaxing. You don't get that from infomercials. So, if you have concerns with your skin, give them a call, I know they can help you, they sure helped me!!!

Pros: Easy parking in garage, great staff, decent prices, good atmosphere, works!!!

Cons: As with any skin care, always need to stock up on products

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I really am grateful for having found this service. I've been suffering from acne for over five years now and have been on almost every antibiotic out there. I've even tried Accutane! Despite these efforts though, I still struggled to control my acne. It wasn't until I tried the clinic that I realized that I needed a program that changed along with my skin - not a pill to pop once or twice a day. Face Reality gave me that program. They analyzed my skin type and created a regimen that would best fight the acne I had without damaging my skin as pills did. The best thing of all is that there are none of those nasty side effects (dry skin, chapped lips, loss of eyesight and chance of depression!?) associated with this program as there are with popping pills.

I highly recommend this clinic for anyone with acne period. It doesn't matter how old you are, how long you've had it, or how bad it is. Their program did what years of popping pills couldn't do - get my skin clear and keep it that way!

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★★★★★

I really am grateful for having found this service. I've been suffering from acne for over five years now and have been on almost every antibiotic out there. I've even tried Accutane! Despite these efforts though, I still struggled to control my acne. It wasn't until I tried the clinic that I realized that I needed a program that changed along with my skin - not a pill to pop once or twice a day. Face Reality gave me that program. They analyzed my skin type and created a regimen that would best fight the acne I had without damaging my skin as pills did. The best thing of all is that there are none of those nasty side effects (dry skin, chapped lips, loss of eyesight and chance of depression!?) associated with this program as there are with popping pills.

I highly recommend this clinic for anyone with acne period. It doesn't matter how old you are, how long you've had it, or how bad it is. Their program did what years of popping pills couldn't do - get my skin clear and keep it that way!

Pros: Aside from their excellent treatment and expertise, they are super friendly!!

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I started going to Face Reality about eight months ago. Before that I had seen dermatologists that perscribed me antibiotics that were supposed to clear my skin and Retin-A topical creme to dry my skin. I had high hopes that this would work, but alas, my acne continued to plague my face. When my dermatologist suggested Acutane, I knew that this was going way too far. I read about Face Reality in the San Leandro Times, and I decided to see what they could do for me.

Well, it turns out that they went beyond my wildest dreams! Now my skin is clear and healthy. Pat and Laura are both friendly and professional. The specific regime they perscribe (face wash, toner, acne med, serum) is created just for your skin, and just as your skin type can vary, the regimes are adjusted to provide the maximum benefits.

I would recommend Face Reality to everyone, anyone who is tired of dermatologists and medication with little or no results, and anyone who doesn't want to go down that path. This is a process that truly works. Thanks Face Reality!

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★★★★★

I started going to Face Reality about eight months ago. Before that I had seen dermatologists that perscribed me antibiotics that were supposed to clear my skin and Retin-A topical creme to dry my skin. I had high hopes that this would work, but alas, my acne continued to plague my face. When my dermatologist suggested Acutane, I knew that this was going way too far. I read about Face Reality in the San Leandro Times, and I decided to see what they could do for me.

Well, it turns out that they went beyond my wildest dreams! Now my skin is clear and healthy. Pat and Laura are both friendly and professional. The specific regime they perscribe (face wash, toner, acne med, serum) is created just for your skin, and just as your skin type can vary, the regimes are adjusted to provide the maximum benefits.

I would recommend Face Reality to everyone, anyone who is tired of dermatologists and medication with little or no results, and anyone who doesn't want to go down that path. This is a process that truly works. Thanks Face Reality!

Pros: results! friendly professionals, close parking

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I had been struggling with acne for a while and could not find any medicine or remedy to cure it, until I went to Face Reality. Just weeks into using their products I began to notice a difference in my face. Not long after, my face had completely cleared up. From the very beginning, they were very welcoming and attentive to the concerns I had about my acne. They made me feel that there was hope for my skin and I would soon be clear again. I strongly recommend Face Reality for their friendly service and proven results!

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★★★★★

I had been struggling with acne for a while and could not find any medicine or remedy to cure it, until I went to Face Reality. Just weeks into using their products I began to notice a difference in my face. Not long after, my face had completely cleared up. From the very beginning, they were very welcoming and attentive to the concerns I had about my acne. They made me feel that there was hope for my skin and I would soon be clear again. I strongly recommend Face Reality for their friendly service and proven results!

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Results

Cons: Commute

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I had again started breaking out of nowhere in April, and by the time I went to this place I was already thoroughly frustrated and had been to the dermatologist that gave me more topical medications that did nothing for me. I had done a search for acne and skin care that was close and came across Face Reality. After checking out their web page I made an appointment. The first time I saw Laura, she had told me that I had the hardest type of acne to clear up that is more common in adults. She had started me on a home care regimen and recommended a pro-peel, which was probably the best thing I could have done because my skin drastically started clearing up. It took about 6 months for my skin to clear up, but I can finally leave my house again without being so self conscious and no needing to wear makeup. I am so happy to have come across Face Reality and am ecstatic with the results. I thank Laura and her staff for making me feel pretty again! :)

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★★★★★

I had again started breaking out of nowhere in April, and by the time I went to this place I was already thoroughly frustrated and had been to the dermatologist that gave me more topical medications that did nothing for me. I had done a search for acne and skin care that was close and came across Face Reality. After checking out their web page I made an appointment. The first time I saw Laura, she had told me that I had the hardest type of acne to clear up that is more common in adults. She had started me on a home care regimen and recommended a pro-peel, which was probably the best thing I could have done because my skin drastically started clearing up. It took about 6 months for my skin to clear up, but I can finally leave my house again without being so self conscious and no needing to wear makeup. I am so happy to have come across Face Reality and am ecstatic with the results. I thank Laura and her staff for making me feel pretty again! :)

Pros: friendly, made you feel comfortable

Cons: a little expensive, but competitve

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This is a great place. I have suffered from acne for many years, and have seen several dermatoligists without any success. In fact I found them to be unhelpful and condescending. When I started with facereality I was badly broken out with 5 very large cystic type blemishes, now it is 3 and 1/2 months later, and I am doing much better,
The staff is great, they are friendly and supportive. I highly reccomend their services. I know how difficult it is to be badly broken out, if you are in this situation I hope you take my advice, I know you will like the results.
Dan H.

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★★★★★

This is a great place. I have suffered from acne for many years, and have seen several dermatoligists without any success. In fact I found them to be unhelpful and condescending. When I started with facereality I was badly broken out with 5 very large cystic type blemishes, now it is 3 and 1/2 months later, and I am doing much better,
The staff is great, they are friendly and supportive. I highly reccomend their services. I know how difficult it is to be badly broken out, if you are in this situation I hope you take my advice, I know you will like the results.
Dan H.

Pros: friendly, dedicated to helping the clients

Cons: none

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I have had problem skin since 6th grade and it was always really frustrating!! I never felt beautiful or confident! I even had a dermatologist nurse tell me I was never going to have clear skin. I had tried everything, I was beginning to think that nurse was right. Then I saw the ad for face reality and was skeptical but I had already spent thousands of dollars on things that didn't work so why not try one more. I was really surprised when Laura guaranteed I would have clear skin. On my first visit she told me I had grade two acne which is the hardest to get rid of, so I was a little bummed. The amazing part was that after I started using her products my acne cleared up, even she was amazed at how fast it worked!!! It is great I don't feel scared to go out with make-up any more and I get compliments on my skin! I'm so thankful because I feel like I have a normal life now. Acne can be totally devastating and I know first hand! I wanted to just hide-out when I had acne now I don't have to worry about my skin at all it is totally AWESOME!!!

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★★★★★

I have had problem skin since 6th grade and it was always really frustrating!! I never felt beautiful or confident! I even had a dermatologist nurse tell me I was never going to have clear skin. I had tried everything, I was beginning to think that nurse was right. Then I saw the ad for face reality and was skeptical but I had already spent thousands of dollars on things that didn't work so why not try one more. I was really surprised when Laura guaranteed I would have clear skin. On my first visit she told me I had grade two acne which is the hardest to get rid of, so I was a little bummed. The amazing part was that after I started using her products my acne cleared up, even she was amazed at how fast it worked!!! It is great I don't feel scared to go out with make-up any more and I get compliments on my skin! I'm so thankful because I feel like I have a normal life now. Acne can be totally devastating and I know first hand! I wanted to just hide-out when I had acne now I don't have to worry about my skin at all it is totally AWESOME!!!

Pros: She is awesome, her products are awesome, and her staff is awesome!

Cons: None!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I made a last minute appointment the morning of my appointment. The service is always consistently professional. I live in Fairfield and I will definitely continue returning.

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I made a last minute appointment the morning of my appointment. The service is always consistently professional. I live in Fairfield and I will definitely continue returning.

 

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