As a teenager I never had an issue with my skin, it wasn’t until my early 20s that breakouts began. By my mid 20s the breakouts had escalated into uncontrollable and painful cysts and nodules. After years of trying various pills, potions and lotions, I was prescribed Roaccutane. Although this was brilliant for my skin as the cysts were gradually decreasing, I started to become depressed (one of the known side effects of Roaccutane). This depression wasn’t helped by the fact the cysts had left me with severe deep scarring on my cheeks and jawline.
My confidence plummeted and on my worst days I couldn’t bring myself to look in the mirror. I’d try to layer on make up to hide the scars, however they were still clearly visible. On a rare night out I was in a bar and a ‘man’ came up to me and asked me what had happened to my face. I was absolutely mortified and I decided that had to find something that would help my appearance.
I started researching anything that could help so I tried derma roller, derma pen, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. After being promised by the beauty therapists and a good chunk of wasted money later I was still at square one. I’d come to terms with the fact I’d tried everything that was available to me and thought I would just have to learn to live with my scarred skin.
One day whilst on Facebook I noticed an advert for a new clinic called ‘Intimate You’ and a laser treatment for acne scarring. Laser was one thing I had not tried so I decided to book a consultation.
Upon meeting Tracey and discussing the CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment I knew this was the right path to go down. The knowledge and expertise Tracey had about what I had suffered with made me feel completely at ease.
My first laser treatment was in January. I was nervous but the team at the clinic and the professional surroundings reassured me I was in safe hands. The treatment time wasn’t long at all and Tracey led me through the process from start to finish. From the first treatment you could notice a difference in the scarring which made me even more excited to see the results once the skin had healed. The down time lasted about 4-6days and the instructions on using the aftercare creams was straight forward.
I’ve now had 5 laser treatments over a course of the year and I could not recommend it highly enough to anyone with scarring. I still can’t believe the transformation in the appearance of my skin. My confidence has rocketed and I feel like a new woman. The team at Intimate You, especially Tracey, have been amazing throughout and I can’t thank them enough for finally making me feel I look ‘normal’ again.