Kirsty

Kirsty (17) had struggled with her acne for many years before discovering Temple Clinic.

Her parents were at their wits’ end as to how to help her – as a family they felt that they had exhausted every avenue for treatment with little success – even the dermatologist could offer little more than reassurance that she would eventually grow out of it since no medication seemed to make any difference.

Temple Clinic was her last resort and Kirsty didn’t really believe that they would have any answers for her, but her dad persuaded her to go for a consultation having heard how successful Temple’s management had been for one of his work colleagues.

The years of adolescence can be hard enough without having a very obvious skin disease that even make-up could not disguise. “I could not leave the house without make-up because I could feel everyone just staring at my skin”.

Kirsty R 1
Kirsty R 4
Before and after four months of treatment with a revised skincare routine and light therapy

“SOMETIMES MY FACE WAS SO SORE AND SWOLLEN THAT IT WAS AGONY TO MOVE MY MOUTH.”

Aside from the physical disfigurement, many people do not realise how painful this condition can be, “Sometimes my face was so sore and swollen that it was agony to move my mouth – there were days when I could not even speak let alone keep a conversation going. This upset my parents and distanced my friends because they all knew me as someone who never stops talking!”

The impact on Kirsty’s confidence was devastating and began to interfere with her school work, “standing up in front of my classes and having to deliver a presentation filled me with dread – were they all just looking at my horrible skin?” Kirsty’s self esteem was rock bottom and she began to feel that she was being punished, “I hated people commenting about my skin – it felt that they were criticising me for not trying harder to make it better and I was sure that everyone thought I was just doing everything wrong”

The Treatment

From the very start of her treatment at Temple Clinic, Kirsty’s skin has continued to improve. Temple provided her with skincare products and recommended a course of Omnilux light therapy. Within a couple of weeks there was an obvious difference.

“Every day I notice a difference in my skin from the day before and it amazes me. Looking back at the photos that Temple Clinic took at my first appointment still shocks me and my family. To think how much of an improvement my skin has made in such a short period of time delights me. I honestly never thought this would be possible.”

Kirsty R 2
Kirsty R 5
Before and after four months of treatment with a revised skincare routine and light therapy

“I’M PROBABLY THE MOST CONFIDENT I’VE BEEN IN YEARS. I CAN’ T BELIEVE HOW MUCH MY SKIN IMPROVING HAS AFFECTED MY HAPPINESS.”

Kirsty has also enjoyed the care and support provided to her by the Temple team. Comprehensive explanations about each product and treatment (including after care) was always provided and she felt actively involved in her management. “I know that if I ever have a problem with my skin, I can always contact Temple and they will be there to help me whenever I need or I can go chat to them when I need advice”

The Results

Since coming to Temple, Kirsty reports feeling a lot more confident and back to the way that she used to be. “I don’t feel like I need to hide away because I’m scared of what people will think of me if they see my skin. I’m not embarrassed anymore in fact I’m probably the most confident that I’ve been in years if not forever– I actually can’t believe how much my skin improving has affected my happiness.”

And it’s not just Kirsty who is happy – her parents are both relieved and delighted at her transformation, “As Kirsty’s parents we are extremely delighted and amazed at the progress that was made in a very short period of time. From our initial consultation to our Kirsty’s current appointments we are super satisfied with the care she has received at Temple Clinic”.

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