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Nica

Nica with tinted moisturizer. Acne has cleared and skin texture has improved dramatically.

My name is Nica Brown and this is my acne treatment story. I started breaking out when I was 17 with little pimples here and there, but as I got older, my skin went crazy. The big painful bumps on my chin, jawline and neck drove me crazy. I tried every over-the-counter acne wash and cream, but nothing worked. Everything I bought made my face more sensitive and irritated.

Nica Before

Nica before starting her acne treatment at Clinically Clear Skin Rehab Center, San Leandro, CA

I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to pick, thinking that if I squeezed my pimples, I could make my acne go away. But I quickly learned that picking made everything worse, causing huge sores and dark spots all over my face and neck. At the time, I didn’t know this bad habit was introducing bacteria, slowing down the healing process, and damaging and scarring my skin. I became too ashamed and embarrassed to go out anywhere.

Dermatologist Experience

I finally decided to go the dermatologist and they prescribed every acne treatment and medication under the sun. Some acne medications worked for a short period of time, while others didn’t work at all. Then, I tried Proactiv® acne solution, which never worked for my skin. My acne continued to worsen and I began to feel hopeless.

Nica

Nica with tinted moisturizer

As a last resort, my doctor prescribed Accutane. I was desperate, so I started taking the pills, but immediately began to notice changes in my health, including mood swings and other side effects that became so bad, I was forced to discontinue taking it after only a short period of time.

 Acne Treatment at Clinically Clear

Early one morning, while I was driving and listening to KBLX radio, I heard the Clinically Clear Skin Rehab Center commercial asking if I was tired of breaking out from acne. I pulled over immediately and wrote down the name and number. The minute I got home, I googled them, checked out all the reviews and information, and liked what I read. I called the acne clinic and made my first appointment to see Kat Leverette, an acne specialist and black skin care expert in the East Bay.

Nica No Makeup

Nica with no makeup

Two days later, I went to the office and met with Kat Leverette, an esthetician who’s been specializing in acne treatment acne and black skin care for many years. She took the time to explain the acne process, and then talked to me about my own skin and what I needed to do to have clear skin. This included acne products and sun protection, icing my acne and making lifestyle changes, including breaking some really bad habits and changing my diet. Changing daily habits, like avoiding salty foods, dairy, refined carbs and peanuts, getting enough sleep, not picking my pimples, or using pore-clogging make-up is the hardest part, but it’s worth it. I purchased the acne products and skin brighteners she recommended and got started on the Clinically Clear

Changing daily habits, like avoiding salty foods, dairy, refined carbs and peanuts, getting enough sleep, not picking my pimples, or using pore-clogging make-up is the hardest part, but it’s worth it. I purchased the acne products and skin brighteners she recommended and got started on the Clinically Clear acne program. The rest is history. I follow my acne home care instructions and come in for my acne treatments and follow-up visits on a regular basis.  I never skip my sunscreen either! Before I knew it, I was clear and I’ve stayed that way for the most part. I’m a Clinically Clear acne client for life and finally able to control how my skin looks and feels.

Note: Results vary from person to person, and not possible without compliance to acne home care products, diligent sun protection, professional acne treatments, and important lifestyle changes, all of which must be monitored and maintained on a long-term basis. There is no cure for acne, but it can be treated and maintained.