For as long as I could remember, I never worried about taking care of my skin. I just chalked it up to being young and I didn’t think I needed to worry about starting a routine until I was older. Arizona born and raised, I was notorious for sunbathing outside without sunscreen. I would wear makeup all day and never wash my face. I didn’t look at brands or care what I was putting on my skin. Furthermore, I didn’t have my first facial until I was an adult. Since I was wrong about needing to take care of my skin, I decided to search for a dermatologist that would help me with all my skincare needs.
I’ve had a lot of meetings with dermatologist, but none of them were a good fit for me. I needed someone who could recommend the best regime for my skin type and my particular skin issues. I also needed someone to teach me the importance of skincare focused on me. In the past, I felt I was being pushed into products they needed to promote (while making my skin worse) and not the products that were right for me.
That changed after I met Dr. Stephen Hess, M.D., PhD. I was impressed immediately when I first met him. He quickly educated me on my specific skincare issues, which was a fresh of breath air. During a stressful time in my life, my skin changed and I had developed eczema and psoriasis (more on this treatment coming in another post). Since there are not a lot of scientific details on what causes eczema/psoriasis, I’ve had zero luck in controlling my skin issues. The same goes for the hundreds of other dermatologists that don’t seem to have a great grasp on how to treat it besides taking pills (not my thing).
After I met with Dr. Hess, he introduced me to his other team members: Samantha Colosi, MS, PA-C, and Chelsea Dipilla, Aesthetician. The three of them are a force to be reckoned with. Their entire staff is FABULOUS! As soon as you walk in the door you are welcomed and they make you feel right at home! They are very personable, knowledgeable and treat you like family.
During my first examination, they were all about me. I reviewed everything about my skin history and they asked me what I felt needed to change. They talked a lot about preventive care and they didn’t push any product.; however, I will take advantage of them when the time comes. They were the FIRST dermatologist team who helped control my eczema and psoriasis. They also have provided me with a regimen on how to treat my under eye dark circles and how to properly care for my skin. More importantly, they keep me up to date on any new products that will work for me.
Center City Dermatology is leading the charge in educating their patients about the newest technology while delivering the highest quality of care to all their patients.
They specialize in a wide range of dermatological conditions, cosmetic needs and much more (all services here):
- Brown spots
- Eczema / Psoriasis / Rosacea
- Body sculpting
- Advanced exfoliation
- And more
With my busy schedule and needing to be on 24/7/365, I must look refreshed, glowing and have my best skin forward. No matter what type of skin care you need, Center City Dermatology can help. I have the utmost respect and trust in them and recommend them to everyone I encounter. Try them for yourselves and see what they can do for you!
Author: Julie Davis