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”.