“My Acne Journey” By Jennifer Glazer (GuelphToday.com)
September is #AcneAwarenessMonth… so here at ArtMed we are focusing our attention on acne including our staff’s personal struggles with acne, educational blogs and of course, special savings on acne related treatments and products!
Our Medical Aesthetician/Laser Technician Jennifer Glazer (@thelazermedic) has written an article for GuelphToday.com and EloraFergusToday.com about her journey with acne and acne scarring.
“I turned one of my biggest insecurities into a career…
Which I never thought I’d be able to say.
So… what’s my biggest insecurity? Well, let me start from the beginning.
Six years ago, I had severe cystic acne, and deep ice pick acne scars. I’m not talking about a pimple here and there. I’m talking about the kind of acne that gives you anxiety leaving the house.
The kind that makes you stand up dates.
Wear makeup all night at a sleepover.
And never, EVER post photos without makeup or filters.
At this point in my life, I was feeling pretty low. I thought I’d tried everything: prescription creams, birth control, acne washes, and all kinds of skincare.
I went for my first dermatologist appointment in October of 2015, and I was put on Accutane. I did a 7-month course, and slowly, month by month my acne started to clear up!
I was happy. All I wanted was for my face to look normal and healthy.
Now, not to be pessimistic, but if I’m being honest, my happiness was short lived…”
To continue reading Jen’s article about her acne journey please visit www.guelphtoday.com/spotlight/i-turned-one-of-my-biggest-insecurities-into-a-career-4263745.
If you struggle with acne, we recommend coming into ArtMed for a consultation with Acne Specialist Jennifer Glazer. To book an appointment visit www.artmed.ca/book-appointment.
For more information on acne treatment at ArtMed, read Dr. Peirson’s article “Acne 101” by visiting Acne 101: Why & What To Do About It.