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5 out of 5 stars Vi Peel
I went to Dr. Strachan for help with a few dark spots and acne on my face. She suggested I try a Vi Peel. Wow what a difference! After about 7 days, my skin was clear and glowing. I got so many compliments on my skin from my friends and family, I was thrilled. I've always had problem skin, and to see my face so smooth and dewy looking was definitely a first. Dr. Strachan also gave me a daily...
5 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment
I work at Aglow Dermatology and have in many different capacities, and in addition to being a part of a wonderful healthcare and beauty organization, I love working at Aglow for the beauty treatments! I have had many chemical peels, and have tried all of the different types of full face peels; lighter peels, the intermediate or Jessners peel, and the VI Peel. I love the results of the peels,...
5 out of 5 stars Vi Peel
What a great personal investment. I am a dark skinned blk male in his 20's and this peel delivered as promised. My skin looked and felt extremely smooth after 5 days with no discomfort during the application or time In between the estimated healing process. On cue I began to peel on day 3 and actually embraced it. It did wonders for evening my tone, softening my skin and best of all shrinking...
2 out of 5 stars Chemical Peel
I was beyond dismayed by the blatant disrespect Dr. Dina Strachan displayed when I visited her office on October 30, 2014. Returning for the 2nd time ever, to receive the chemical peel she suggested for my newly diagnosed "adult acne". My initial visit 1 month earlier......the fast talking Strachan tried to convince me that with a few extractions, some ache cream and a chemical peel, my face...
5 out of 5 stars Pelleve
The procedure was very gentle . it didn't hurt at all! The doctor was very comforting before and after the procedure. I was very Happy with the results. People around me noticed a difference after I had the procedure done. I would recommend this procedure to anyone that wanted to look a little younger without going through a major surgery.
3 out of 5 stars Hair Loss Treatment
Dr. Strahan and her staff are great. They really did more for me then previous dermatologists have done for me. Her office is very knowledgable about my condition. I still left with questions. I felt somewhat rushed during my visit though. If I could offer my opinion it would be to be a little more patient with your clients.
4 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment
I find Dr. Strachan and her staff very pleasant and accomodating! I was referred to her by a friend and, in turn, refer all my friends to her. Honestly and personally, I cannot find a negative to visiting Dr. Strachan. Her staff is always very courteous and helpful, the office is always inviting with water and other snacks available while you wait and she, as a doctor, has been very helpful and knowledgable. She took the time to look at my skin and then decide the best treatment vs. other doctors who just come in and look and then sign off on the latest acne cream. She has a very pleasant bedside manner and I recommend my friends to her often!
1 out of 5 stars Mole Removal
I got literally four minutes with the doctor who I chose for her training, and the procedure was performed by an assistant. I was not given accurate information about what to expect after the mole was shaved off. Had I been given the information prior, I would not have gone through with the procedure. Office visit was $250 for out of pocket, the procedure was $125. I'm consulting with...
1 out of 5 stars Mole Removal
I regret not doing my research on Dr. Strachan prior to my appointment. I was recommended to see a dermatologist because I had a mole on my upper arm that was increasing. I figured let me kill 2 birds with one stone and let her treat me for the acne on my forehead. She immediately prescribed me retin-A micro for my acne without any further tests on my skin and suggested that a biopsy should be...
2 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment
Wasn't great. Did not continue going to this office past the 1st 2 visits notwithstanding trustworthy referral and direct evidence of the results of her treatment. I didn't like the way she handled my visit. I went back a second time hoping that I misjudged her or that she was having a bad day, but unfortunately it was the same. She looked at my face from a distance, didn't examine my skin...
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA in Biology, Harvard University
Medical: MD, Yale Medical School
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency: Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco
Treatments offered at Aglow Dermatology
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Usually one peels significantly after a Vi peel. If you did not use the pledgets at home, however, there will be significantly less peeling. On the... READ MORE
Spironolactone can be an excellent choice in the treatment of acne in women. As it blocks male hormone receptors, it is not used in men. It is... READ MORE
Keratosis pilaris is a harmless but tough problem to treat. It is caused by a plug in the hair follicles which is why most treatments involve some... READ MORE
For the first week after a chemical peel use a bland, gentle cleanser-- no scrubs, acids or medicated washes, Stay out of the sun and use a... READ MORE
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