Regaining my Self-esteem - San Diego, CA

My skin complexion has always been one of the...

My skin complexion has always been one of the hardest emotional struggles in my life. It was hard enough in high school but when I got to my freshman year in college where first impressions are merely skin deep, my life went spiraling into a depressed state filled with insecurity. For years my parents kept me from Accutane because of the severe internal damage it has had on my brother (and was possibly even the cause of his type I daibetes that he was later diagnosed with six years later). Once my acne began peaking and becoming more cystic my first semester, I no longer cared about the problems I would potentially acquire from Accutane if it meant it would clear my skin.
It was literally the week before I was going to begin Accutane when my friend recommended Dr. Fabi's laser procedure to me. I saw her results and did my research, and the next thing I knew I was skipping my first week of my 2nd semester in college to get this procedure done as a final last ditch effort.
The first procedure I did was a combination of PDT and IPL. This procedure did exactly what it was meant to-not only reduce the amount of acne, but practically eliminate the overall production of acne on my face.
Once the acne stopped I was able to do follow up treatments on the real visible damage, my acne scars and red spots. I no longer even had zits, but to a third party, these spots might as well be acne. So in order to treat this, Dr. Fabi has had me complete 3 Restore treatments to stimulate collagen and help with the scarring. In addition, I also did the Cynergy treatment that helps reduce the redness.
I'm my own harshest critic, so I can't help but see what needs fixing on my face. But when I look at the before and after pictures I can't help but cry. This procedure is truly worth every penny. You can't put a price on feeling comfortable and confident in your skin. I would recommend this procedure and Dr. Fabi to anyone with moderate to severe acne. Please do this for yourself and no longer let this issue be such a dominant plague holding you back.
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon

I truly don't think my experience could have gone more smoothly. The staff at Goldman Butterwick Fitzpatrick Groff & Fabi was accommodating to any and every possible need I could have. They got me in and ready for consultation even when I arrived early to my appointments! Everything is perfectly thought out so that you are in and out, without any delays. Dr. Fabi's easy going personality and even suddle sense of humor makes the entire visit at ease and comforting. Her patience and compassion got me through the procedures whenever my anxiety tended to takeover. She's incredibly relatable and always has my best interests in mind. She is determined to help her patients find relief and for the first time I believed my skin would get better when I heard the confidence in her voice. I am so thankful for for my results from Dr. Fabi and the fact that I never had to do any internal damage on my body! Dr. Fabi will always have such a special place in my heart. She has not only taken the huge weight of insecurity off my shoulders, but she has become a friend to go to for advice and support. I've never had a doctor work so hard for each individual patient they come across. She is inspiring and should be acknowledged to no end.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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How wonderful that you found a treatment that worked for you!! I'm assuming you have to do some maintenance treatments, if so would you fill us in on what the maintenance schedule is like?

Also, if you feel comfortable please post your pictures. I'd love to see the changes you have seen!! :)

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