I'll apologize in advance for it's length, but when I give one star, I want to justify it completely. I went in to take care of some acne scars with a light chemical peel. I had done it before so I didn't think there would be a problem. Dr. Borkowsky seemed very confident in what she was doing. So I gave her all the facts. I told her exactly what I've had before, and I told her I'd be going on vacation the next week. She said that it would be no problem and gave me the higher dose. Instantly, my entire face was on fire. She said it was natural. I told her that it was getting unbearable but she said that she would fan me so that I could feel some relief (she did not remove the acid). She said that the acid was neutralize itself and that I shouldn't worry about the intense burning I was feeling on my face. ""That will go away,"" she said.
When I got to work, the pain was still there. I was so uncomfortable so I decided to check myself out in the bathroom. I was horrified at what I saw-- my face was charred black; I truly looked like a burn victim. Of course, I immediately went back to her office in the middle of my work day. She saw me after making me wait for about 30 mins and the only thing she said was that she has never seen this reaction from anyone before.
I had to go home, not leave the house for a week (seriously, an entire week. My boss was kind enough to let me work from home). I had to apply tons of cream on my face. And eventually, my skin started peeling. After it peeled, my face started bleeding. After the bleeding stopped, half of my face turned black. And now, I'm in the process of seeking alternative treatment/ getting used to it.
I understand freak accidents happen, but the worst part of all of this was this doctor's callous attitude. She immediately started putting the blame on me, and after I asked her for a refund (because my make up and medication was costing 3x as much as the peel), she refused and said that these things happen. I would think that after seeing what she did to my face, she would at least feel bad enough to reimburse me a stinking $100. So my advice to you is to try a doctor who hasn't scarred a person for life and shed herself from any responsibility of it.
Pros: Good location
Cons: See details