Today we’re excited to share with you a transformative acne scarring skincare journey from one of Skin Savvy’s patients: Aubrey Williamson! Aubrey came to Skin Savvy with a dream of clear skin! Skin Savvy’s Stephanie Misch, LME created a personalized treatment plan for Aubrey and helped her achieve what she wanted: celebrity-smooth skin! Here’s her story!
Acne scars were always something other people had to deal with. Growing up, I knew of them, knew people who struggled with them, but I personally never really even experienced bad acne. Even so, I often longed for that seemingly unattainable, celebrity-smooth, no make-up look.
As luck would have it, my skin took a complete turn for the worst when I received the greatest blessing of all – I became pregnant for the first time with my son, Beau. Forget the pregnancy glow and all the wives’ tales about how boys are supposed to make your skin beautiful, etc. Mine was downright bad, no matter how hard I tried to take care of my skin with any (pregnancy-approved) products I could, it was to no avail. It was like the acne just lived permanently in those places on my face and would never go away.
I read about how after giving birth, pregnancy acne typically clears up within days to weeks as hormones leave your system.But my acne lived on! After I quit nursing, and acne finally cleared up, I was left with concentrated acne scarring. It almost looked like I had on bronzer from a distance!
When I decided to take serious steps with my acne scars and began my search for the perfect esthetician, thankfully, I connected with Skin Savvy and met with Stephanie Misch, LME for a consultation. Stephanie was so careful in her examination and developed a thorough treatment plan for me to tackle my acne scarring and pigmentation that had made themselves at home, unwelcomely, on my face. I left my initial consultaiton knowing I had a long journey still ahead, but was so excited for my first treatment with her!
My Acne Scarring Treatment Plan consisted of 2 cycles of Corrective Photofacial + RF Microneedling,
and a Micro Laser Peel
. I’ll explain each of the treatments below and why Stephanie chose to use these for me, in particular.
Photo-facial is a corrective phototherapy treatment that reverses damage that has occurred over time like acne scarring, redness, and other discolorations. To get to the depth of the skin where the damage lies effectively and safely it requires medical grade treatments of the highest quality. With Photofacial, Skin Savvy has the ability to take years off client’s skin and the best part is, it’s non-invasive!
Secret RF is like microneedling on steroids. Actually, its microneedling coupled with Radio Frequency (RF). The precise, high energy radio frequency waves through the needles to target areas of skin imperfection and can pass through deeper layers of the skin and stimulate more cell and collagen renewal that the standard microneedling treatment. This is typically used as an anti-aging treatment and can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and lift the skin, decrease overall pore size, improve skin texture, and smooth out scars (including stretch marks and acne scars). Recovery is quick, you typically are free of any redness and swelling within 3 days.
For my first two visits Stephanie combined BBL and Secret RF. Beginning with BBL each visit. The BBL was used to really target the pigmentation I had left from my acne scarring, while the Secret RF was focused on correcting the texture from my acne scars.
The MicroLaserPeel uses the power of heat and light in a targeted beam to remove and resurface the skin and to diminish signs of aging, sun damage, post acne scarring, along with improving the overall skin tone. A layer of your skin is safely removed during this treatment and requires about a week of healing, with the worst part being over around day 3. When the skin is treated this way it stimulates growth of new collagen and allows your skins surface to re-grow with fresh, healthy cells, giving you a younger, rejuvenated appearance.
My third treatment with Stephanie we chose to do a MicroLaserPeel to target the acne scarring pigmentation that was still hanging on. It’s really good for bringing up a lot of that surface level pigmentation and sluffing it off with the peel.
It’s now been four months since I first met with Stephanie for my consultation and I am honestly still in shock from my results! I knew I had been improving after each treatment, but didn’t realize just how much of a difference it made until the other day when I finally did a side by side comparison of the before and after (shown below). I couldn’t be happier with my results and I am now shifting into more of a maintenance routine with Stephanie. I’ve learned so much about my skin throughout this process and am so incredibly grateful that my scars didn’t have to be permanent!
Now I realize that my previously mentioned “unattainable no-makeup celebrity skin” might actually not be that far out of reach. With the right treatment and maintenance it’s totally possible – and that seriously excites me. I’ve never in my life felt confident without make-up on (at least minimally) but am starting to feel that way. Thanks to Stephanie and the Skin Savvy team, I am a firm believer that proper skincare regiment is worth it’s weight in gold, and then some!
We’re so happy we helped Aubrey get rid of acne scarring and achieve celebrity-smooth skin! Are you struggling with acne scarring, hyperpigmentation or lines & wrinkles? Schedule a complimentary consultation today to receive a personalized treatment plan and start your “best skin yet” journey!
If you have any questions regarding personolized treatment plans or are ready to get started, feel free to give us a call at (512) 840 0607 and book your appointment! Skin Savvy is a premier boutique medical spa and wellness practice serving clients throughout Austin, Texas and the greater Austin area. We are located in the heart of West Lake Hills, just a short distance from downtown Austin!