'Skin Decision: Before and After': Sanaz finally gets relief from cystic acne she suffered with for 19 years
Sanaz developed cystic acne at the age of 11 and had undergone 50 procedures to help her situation. The last treatment she got did her more harm than good
Thirty-year-old Sanaz has had major back and face acne for 19 years. She was diagnosed with cystic acne at the age of 11 and had a constant struggle with herself resulting from a lack of confidence. In this episode of 'Skin Decisions', she's seen seeking help from Nurse Jamie who is a well-known celebrity aesthetician and Dr Sheila Nazarian, a board-certified plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills.
Describing her struggles in the episode, she revealed that it was not just the appearance that hurt her but she was physically hurting from the acne that affected her entire face and back. Speaking about it she said that she had to deal with blood on her pillowcases. Taking a shower was a task as well as the water pressure used to hurt her acne. She added that she had undergone 50 procedures over the years including Accutane, cutting out little holes in her face, laser treatments and chemical peels. The last procedure she underwent did more harm and damage to her. Sanaz described her appearance as that of a monster from the treatment which she got two years ago.
Sanaz said that she was tired and exhausted from all the procedures and still hiding behind filters and makeup due to a lack of results. Nurse Jamie and Dr Nazarian were ready to help ease all the torture and angst that Sanaz had from all the acne scars that covered every space on her face and back. They came up with a nonsurgical plan for her that included the use of laser resurfacing for sanding away the grid mark on her jaw, kill acne-causing bacteria, and smoothen the appearance of her scars.
Another treatment they planned to use in conjunction with resurfacing was radiofrequency to shrink the pores and tighten the skin. They also came up with a plan to heal the keloid scarring on her back as those scars varied from the ones on her face.
Jamie and Nazarian had their own challenges with Sanaz. They revealed that the latter was impatient and wanted to go 100 miles per hour with the treatment and hence decided to have a clear conversation with her revealing that they'd help her get better but it won't be perfect. Sanaz was more than willing to run with it after coming to terms with the fact that perfect is an illusion. To catch Sanaz's almost perfect transformation, tune in to the 'Skin Decision: Before and After' which is now streaming on Netflix.