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Karen

Karen
May 16, 2013 Carol

I’d like to tell you about my amazing experience with Beautiphi – it’s been a journey along a path to success.

It all started when I was 17 and broke out suddenly in the most terrible acne attack – a pretty life-changing experience for me – except it wasn’t at all pretty, far from it – I think I was the original pepperoni pizza face. The initial attack lasted about six months, after which it gradually subsided but never really went away. People said “you’ll grow out of it”, but I didn’t, and it continued to a lesser degree into full adulthood. The scarring I was left with devastated me and just about destroyed my confidence – a lot of it was “ice pick” scarring which I was told wasn’t possible to do anything about and I would just have to live with it. And so I did and every day I hated looking in the mirror.

About 20 years ago I finally went to see a dermatologist, not for the scarring, because I didn’t think there was anything that could be done about that, but to see if there was anything that could be done to stop the acne break-outs. At any given time I would have at least three volcanoes erupting on each cheek – Tongariro, Ngaruwahia and Ruapehu had nothing on me! The dermatologist prescribed medication for me which, hallelujah, worked and for the first time since I was 17 the volcanoes stopped erupting. That then left me with the dreadful scarring.

After taking the medication my sister treated me to a couple of Microdermabrasion treatments, which I continued to have and, over a period of about three years and 110 treatments, I decided that although it had helped a bit, it was a long slow process and my skin was about as good as I thought it was ever going to get and I left it at that. Then, about 18 months ago, I was introduced to the lovely Stacey from Beautiphi. Well! She turned things around for me. It’s amazing – Stacey studied my skin and recommended a series of Microdermabrasion treatments, alternated with Dermal Rolling.   This is a roller, covered in little spikes which is manually rolled over the skin surface in different directions, the premise being that if the skin’s surface is damaged it will encourage collagen production, break down the scar tissue and end with a smoother appearance – it sounds brutal, but it’s not unbearable as the skin is first prepared with an anaesthetic gel before treatment and then soothing creams are used afterwards. Don’t expect to look pretty when you leave Beautiphi after this treatment, but after a couple of days the skin settles down and after about a week to ten days the results are definitely noticeable. After a few treatments, even my badly damaged skin showed a marked (no pun intended!) improvement.

I have now progressed from Dermal Rolling to a newer treatment called a Dermal Stamp and then onto a Dermal Pen. These are both electrically motivated. Over the last nine months I have had two Dermal Stamp treatments and one Dermal Pen treatment, interspersed with some dermal rolling and microdermabrasion treatments three weeks to a month apart, and my dreadful, dreadful scarring is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. I know it’s there because I do my make up in a magnifying mirror, but my sister told me that she has to get really close up to see any scarring now and I’m totally thrilled with the results.

Stacey is absolutely wonderful. She will set up a proper stylised treatment regime of planned individual treatments to suit each person’s particular skin type/problem area with a great deal of care and attention and, is able to recommend, supply and apply the best products available to obtain the best possible results.

I have nothing but praise and gratitude for the Beautiphi team’s friendly and professional approach, and the care they have taken to discover a treatment regime for me that has had a truly amazingly successful result.

I cannot recommend Beautiphi enough – Do please try it, even if you have given up like I had!

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