In this interview, Amber O’Kane shares her journey to achieving clear, acne-free skin for her wedding day with Envision Acne & Skin Care Center.
Amber and I met about a year ago and by that time, she had already been dealing with adult acne for years. She had recently gotten engaged and when I asked her during our consultation, “What is the most important thing, in terms of working with me, that we achieve together?” she told me it was to clear up her skin for her wedding. And that’s exactly what we did!
When she began her acne journey at Envision Acne & Skin Care Center, Amber was suffering from very inflamed, cystic acne and had tried nearly everything to treat it.
“I had had acne since middle school. A lot of it! Usually, all on the left side of my face and I tried everything: anything topical from Walmart or drug store and then my mom finally took me to the dermatologist where they would give me pills. I tried Bactrim, Spironolactone, any of the antibiotic stuff. I tried the topical creams like Duac and Tazorac and it helped a little, but not enough. I probably did everything dermatologically, except Accutane. I’d heard horrendous side effect stories and was too afraid.”
After our consultation we started right away with a gentle, customized skin care routine for her acne type as well as making some adjustments to her lifestyle and diet. She found it relatively easy to adjust and, with the support of her husband-to-be, stuck to it and started to see results very quickly.
“I was at the point where I had tried absolutely everything so I was willing to do anything to make it work. My now husband knew how much I had struggled, how upset I was with my face and the acne so he wanted to support me. He wanted me to be confident.
But it did not take long for me to see improvement! It was so easy to stick to the routine because once I saw that it was working it was the little push I needed to keep seeing it through.”
We cleared Amber’s skin within about 3 or 4 months of working together and now, over a year later, I’m thrilled to see that she has maintained her gorgeous results. When I work with my clients I always teach them how to address certain concerns that pop up during their everyday life and how to adjust their routine for temperature and seasonal changes as this is crucial to achieving long-term results.
“The flexibility really worked for me; I am able to modify [the routine] depending on the time of year.”
Amber, of course, made the most beautiful bride and achieved her dream of clear skin for her wedding day. But I’m just as pleased with the steady progress she’s made in regaining her confidence.
“Before coming here I wore makeup all the time. Even if it was just to walk the dog or to run out to the store for a quick errand, I would never leave the house without coverup on my face. But now, for those little daily chores I’m makeup free. I don’t feel like I need it. I’m still working on the confidence just because it’s been so long not having any when I wasn’t wearing makeup but it’s nice to not have to feel required to do that, to cover up.”
I couldn’t agree more. It’s our mission at Envision Acne & Skin Care Center to not only clear your skin and equip you with the understanding and tools to maintain your results long-term, but to help you regain your confidence. It is an absolute joy to now see Amber blossoming, inside and out!
If you would like to try out Amber’s favorite product, click here: Oxygen Mask
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