I am so happy that I had the good fortune to be introduced to Dr Melamed, and stopped by for a consultation.
In the back of my mind I expected another 'LA' over-priced, gimmicky clinic where their only concern was for their celebrity clientele. I had came from almost 18 months of unsuccessful treatments and $1000's wasted.
I was exhausted, and had given up on ever having my pre-acne beautiful skin back.
Dr Melamed had so much patience, and explained in depth and very clearly the procedure. I felt like he had made it his mission to fix my scarring, and this gave me such confidence, (despite the previous lack of success). I felt from day one that we were in it together, and that he genuinely cared. I was on the road to recovery!
(I have suffered from acne scarring, I developed acne late in my twenties and had had 3 very expensive and evasive Pearl laser treatments at a different clinic before, as well as 20 plus Laser Genesis treatments the results had been poor, and not what I had been promised.)
Dr Melamed explained the laser Derma-surfacing. Here, Dr Melamed uses the laser like an artist and skillfully targets specific areas . It really is a bespoke treatment which evens out the surface of the skin around the scar depressions. The results were apparent after the first treatment, I had a second treatment about a month ago - I didn't think I needed it. But Dr Melamed is a perfectionist and wanted my skin to be the best it could be. I am so happy with the results.
(FYI With the 'Pearl' the entire face is zapped, as opposed to the areas that really need to be pinpointed - although it did improve the appearance and quality/brightness of my skin, it didn't improve the scarring.)
If you have any questions I would definitely recommend stopping by the clinic. Lisa at the front desk is very genuine and a delight. It's priced fairly in my opinion, and you will get the best possible care, pre, during and post any treatments you decide to get.