Skin Texture Improved/Acne Scars Nearly Eliminated - Pasadena, CA

I have been Dr. Yoho's patient for 11 years, and...

I have been Dr. Yoho's patient for 11 years, and this was the 3rd of 5 procedures I have had at his office. Please refer to my other reviews (liposuction, 2 breast augmentations, & varicose vein treatment) as well for a full picture of how Dr. Yoho has made a difference in my life.

This procedure was pretty intense. I had tried MANY other procedures on my skin before doing something so hard-core. I had done everything from Levulan acid peels to milder lasers. I had multiple sets of photo facials (5 per set). In addition to that I got regular facials, I tried microdermabrasion. I used what I thought to be great skin care products (the Obagi Nu-Derm line). Nothing helped. Nothing worked. I was so frustrated. I had nearly given up hope and had simply resigned to the fact that I'd just have to live the rest of my life hiding my skin behind my make-up.

The day of my laser treatment at Dr. Yoho's office, I was relieved to have been given medication to help me relax prior to the procedure and numbing cream as well. I remember the soreness and a bit of oozing for days afterward was not especially fun. I remember having to go out and purchase a hat that day to ensure my raw skin got NO SUN. I didn't feel very well. My skin burned. It was a strong sting. However, as uncomfortable as it was for just a few short days, it was of course ALL WORTH IT for the outstanding results I received.

This procedure greatly improved my overall skin texture/some acne scarring I had from when I was a teenager. So much so that Dr. Yoho actually helped me achieve yet another 1st in my life. After this laser treatment, I was able to leave my home for the 1st time without wearing my foundation. On the surface, this may not sound like a big deal, but to me, this was HUGE! Before, I wouldn't even go to the gym or go for a run around my neighborhood without wearing my foundation.

Photo Addition

Adding Photos per request - no makeup other than the eyelash extensions I cannot remove. ;-)

Photos with makeup post procedure.

Photos with makeup post procedure.
Dr. Robert Yoho

Dr. Yoho is fantastic! He always takes the time to answer all questions and concerns during office appointments, via telephone, and even text message. For more detail regarding my feelings toward Dr. Yoho as my surgeon, please read my reviews on the more invasive procedures he has performed for me including my breast augmentation surgeries and liposuction. I have been Dr. Yoho's patient since 2005 and have had 5 procedures at New Body Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Yoho. However, this review of my doctor focuses solely on the way he affected my life with this laser procedure specifically. Dr. Yoho's staff is always professional and courteous. I have never had any issues with their payment process nor with wait times. I have always found them to be surprisingly prompt even though Dr. Yoho takes his time with each and every patient making sure every issue of concern is addressed and that each patient is completely comfortable before leaving his office. Dr. Yoho and the New Body staff have greatly improved my confidence! At times, prior to this procedure, I found it difficult to even make eye with people during conversation. I found myself worrying about how terrible I felt my skin looked. Instead of focusing on our conversation, I found my thoughts drifting to how awful my skin must look to the person I was speaking to! As ridiculous as that sounds, I was COMPLETELY and TOTALLY embarrassed by it. NOW, conversely, I'm embarrassed to reveal just how much the old condition of my skin affected me emotionally prior to taking a chance on this laser. The way the uneven texture of my skin and acne scars made me feel about myself was so unfortunate. I wasted a great deal of time NOT taking chances I should have . . . not believing in myself because my skin - MY FACE - held me back (at least I thought it did). As silly as that may sound to some of you, it was an extremely serious problem in my life. I used to heavily focus on how my skin looked prior to leaving my home each and every day. I spent way too much time trying to perfect my face as best I could. When I did finally convince myself I looked good enough to leave the house, it was usually under a pile of caked-on makeup. It was too much and I was still never satisfied. NOW, when I leave for the day in 2016, believe it or not, sometimes I don't even look into the mirror before I walk out the door. I NEVER THOUGHT that day would come for me. NEVER!!! Thanks to Dr. Yoho, those thoughts of the past and great insecurities are completely gone, and by giving me the gift of smoother skin, I feel he is to be credited for giving me a 2nd chance to feel young, beautiful, and confident. For that, I shall be forever grateful, and I shall NEVER HIDE AGAIN.

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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