I used to have discolored skin on my face with some areas lighter than others. I always covered it up with makeup but because of constant use of makeup, my skin started to age early. Bumps, large pores, fine lines, and a rougher surface..to name a few.
Going in to receive a laser treatment on my face was a tough decision to make. 1. I have never had one before; 2. You have no idea what to expect, and 3: You never know who you will have the privilege of having your skin treated by... but I figured: I either sit and watch my skin get old, or I take all my chances and go in, hoping for the best.
Well, it's been about a year since then, and my skin looks phenomenal!!! I couldn't believe my own eyes after the laser, and I kid you not - you literally DO NOT have to wear makeup whatsoever after these treatments. My skin looks porcelain clear and extremely soft, and has absolutely no blemishes...I no longer wear makeup, and in modern world men happen to admire that about women... I can't stop bragging about how fantastic Dr. Pien is and can't thank her and the entire staff enough for changing my life!!!
If I could point to one single thing that has helped my appearance, made me feel confident about my skin, and generated the kind of results and compliments that you normally only see on commercials, in magazines or in the really, really hopeful part of the back of your mind, it's the treatments I've received at American Medical Aesthetics.
The staff is so well-trained and are such experts, that you feel comfortable putting yourself in their hands immediately; they take the "scary" out of lasers because they explain everything in such great detail that you feel you could almost do the treatment on yourself. The value of the services FAR exceeds the cost. And the results? They're truly astounding. I know that it sounds ridiculous to say that getting a treatment for my skin was a life-changing thing, but that's what it was. I look in the mirror and don't see any of the things that once were an issue.
I've had a series of their SpectraLift&trade treatments, and now I hardly have to wear makeup, look ten years younger, and get carded when I walk into bars. I can't say enough good things about them. Please go!
I just finished receiving laser services here. I did the SpectraLift&trade and got a package with other services. The staff was fabulous. Well versed in the services they provide and caring about being sure all my questions were answered. The results are outstanding. I had red in my skin that if I didn't wear make-up people thought I was sunburned! Not anymore. I'm makeup free (accept for eye makeup ;-). The price was very reasonable for the services performed and this is what they do. Laser. Lots of different laser. If you are considering any kind of laser treatment, why not check out a place that specializes in laser!!
I have known these highly professional and classy practitioners since 2006. They are the real deal with laser in terms of finally getting rid of sun spots, uneven skin tone and overall care of your skin. They have the CP8 (SpectraLift&trade ) laser which is rare for any dermatologist to have. After having spent literally thousands elsewhere, the only place to go is AMA. The staff is fantastic - Tricia, Tracie, Michelle, Dr. Pien and Dr. Milgrom. I always feel like I accomplished something really big as people notice my skin and I have actually been stopped on the street as well as in line in markets to ask why my skin looks so great.....and I am 50 so that feels fantastico! Look no further...these people are the total real deal ...they also have hyperbaric oxygen, botox, juvederm and all the other goodies if you just want to go that route. Conveniently located and down to earth...you will love Dr. Alice Pien when you meet her....she is just so special as a person and a doc. Thanks and I am so glad you guys are in my life!
American Medical Aesthetics is the best laser results I have ever experienced. I had very sun damaged, blotchy, broken capillary skin. I have tried photo-facials, IPL, Genisis and micro-dermabrasion and only CP5 (SpectraLift&trade ) evened out my skin tone, reduced my pore size, removed all the broken capillaries, sun spots and over-all improved my skin greatly. I am 52 years old and look much younger due to Dr. Pien @ AMA. All the staff is exceptional, caring, informative and the facials are also the best I have ever had. I have sent my friends there and they are equally pleased. I cannot recommend AMA enough. It is the best my skin has looked in many years.
- Pros: Innovative, state of the art treatments
- Cons: None
Ok, so I usually don't take the time to write reviews, but I must do so this time. I've had acne scarring for over a decade now. I have gone to the best plastic surgeons and dermatologists in LA and San Diego. None of them made me feel comfortable the way Asher and Dr. Pien did at AMA. From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease. Asher explained everything to me in detail and he was patient with me. I did not feel like I was being rushed into anything. I truly felt educated about the procedure and I had no reservations. I am an actress so my face is of the utmost importance to me. I knew he was sincere. Plus, I was paying a fraction of the cost other doctors had quoted me for the same procedure. I knew he believed in his product.
Now, to the day of the procedure. From the moment I walked in, they made me feel like a queen. Like there was no one else in the world that was as important as me! Tracy, who is the medical assistant, offered me medicine for my anxiety and the pain. I only took tylenol and also a valium for my nerves. I listened to music in a room with a water fall and I laid on a massage bed until the numbing cream kicked in. Once they were ready, Dr. Pien explained what she was going to do every step of the way. Who does that these days? All doctors are out to make money. Not her. I felt that she cared about me the way my mother would. She engaged me in conversation throughout the treatment and told me what to expect every second. I have never, ever in my entire life came across a doctor like her (and my brother is a doctor!). Never. I have a deeply seated respect for her not just as a doctor, but as a human being who genuinely wants to help others. Her knowledge and expertise in unmatched.
Once the treatment was over, I was sent to the oxygen chamber (i think that's what it's called) and I fell asleep! Tracy and Rebecca were constantly checking on me though. They were so nice and friendly. It was like have two of my girlfriends there for support. I will say the treatment was a bit uncomfortable, however, I asked her to be more aggressive in certain areas so I expected that.
All in all, I whole heartedly recommend AMA to anyone who wants first class service. I really felt like a queen walking out of there and I certainly could not have asked for a better medical staff to take care of me. I will definitely be going back for all my procedures from now on.
In terms of results, I am not sure as I just had it done on Thursday and I'm still recovering. I am confident that Dr. Pien has worked her magic though. I will keep everyone posted!
- Pros: Staff, service, attention, price, EVERYTHING!
- Cons: None