I needed the name of a really good dermatologist, and so I asked a friend of mine who has worked as a special care nurse for VIP plastic surgery patients in Los Angeles for over 30 years. She recommended Dr. Mary Lee Amerian, the same doctor she sent her own family to see.
I have now been a patient of Dr. Amerian’s for 11 years. You may have seen her on TV or heard her mentioned by various celebrities, but those things aren’t important to me. I go there for results.
Dr. Amerian knows exactly what to do to make my skin look wonderful. My first treatment erased more than 80% of the discoloration from skin grafts I had carried for 35 years. Within 2 weeks of my first appointment, my complexion glowed with health, and all my girlfriend’s wanted to know what I was doing/using to make my skin look so great. For the first time since I was a young teen, my skin looked better than it did covered with skillfully applied foundation make-up. A little dab of concealer under my eyes was all I needed to rival any skin on the red carpet.
Over the years my friends and I have seen her for a number of conditions (acne, rosacea, age spots, wrinkles, dry skin, rashes, spider veins, hair removal, infection, lesions, scars, etc.). Sometimes treatment was state of the art, and other times low tech remedies (such as simple compresses of hydrogen peroxide applied at home) were all that was needed. It is that mix of high tech and low tech solutions, combined with good results and a kind staff, however, that tells me I am getting great care.
I was never pressured to purchase skin care products or expensive lasering, but she did recommend a few skin care products (by various companies) when I first started going there. I never would have discovered them on my own. I don’t mind recommendations if they work.
The few other dermatologists I have visited over the last 30 years were disappointing. Their solutions weren’t practical. I would smear myself with greasy, sticky or irritating creams that created little improvement, and I could never sustain the unpleasantness over the long term. I would quit using the products and would not go back.
Now that I have had a chance to experience a “really good” dermatologist, I will never settle for “mediocre” again. Average doctors don’t seem to make the effort to invest in new equipment or gain the experience to know about all the new ways to treat problem areas.
Heather E.
August 20, 2010