Acne is more common than most people think—and no matter how old you were when you began breaking out, acne scars can often be the result. Thankfully, Tri Valley Health & Aesthetics offers CO2 laser treatments for acne scars and several other skin imperfections. Check out our Q&A session with patient Dan Matthews to learn how he began the battle against his acne scars.
WHAT WAS YOUR CONDITION LIKE BEFORE TREATMENT?
I have suffered from acne scars all my life and they have affected me deeply—mentally, emotionally and physically. Having tried various treatments, from antibiotics to creams, I decided it was time to do more for my acne scars and improve my quality of life.
HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO GET ACNE SCAR TREATMENT?
I have researched acne scar treatments for years and tried various things. I knew I needed a professional who is experienced with all the newest methods and aesthetic equipment. Most dermatologists prescribe something for you—they don’t make a plan for you to continue improving. After going many routes, it was time for a major change for the better.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR CO2RE TREATMENT?
Laser resurfacing gave me fresh skin through new collagen production, helping me smooth out acne scars and even skin tone and texture. You are given anesthetic and made to feel comfortable. The treatment is tolerable and done with the greatest of care and attention, as Donna Bierut, clinical director of Tri Valley Health & Aesthetics, has 15 years of experience working with multiple laser modalities and has trained with many specialists in the area! Downtime was about a week or so and this made a dramatic change to my skin.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO TREAT YOUR ACNE SCARS AT TRI VALLEY HEALTH & AESTHETICS?
I found Donna through a local plastic surgeon who recommended that she could help me. The moment I walked into Tri Valley, I knew it was a special place. The office is beautifully decorated and Donna is warm as she greets you, giving you individualized care. She has years of experience working with multiple lasers and other experienced providers. Donna is a rare breed that has experience in both primary care and complicated surgical cosmetic procedures. I never knew how important food allergy testing was and how it can affect the skin.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TRI VALLEY HEALTH & AESTHETICS TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO TREAT ACNE SCARS?
I would recommend the practice to anyone—they offer individualized plans for your area of concern, whether it’s looking better, upkeep or a full makeover. Who doesn’t want to look younger, healthier and more attractive as they age? Donna will work with you and your budget to make you look your best. This is very rare for a provider to consider the whole person and really care about their outcome. I think when you come in for treatment you should plan to see constant improvement, but it also takes work by the patient to live a lifestyle to improve themselves inside and out. You must take care of yourself on this journey of a better you. I wish people the amazing success I have had… Thanks Donna!