SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a CDC report, "World health leaders describe antibiotic-resistant bacteria as nightmare bacteria from which at least 2 million people in the US become infected, and over 23,000 people die." In addition to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the overuse of antibiotics is responsible for a growing number of health issues, including chronic and life threatening diseases. And what is the number one antibiotic treatment used to cure? Acne!
A serious issue for anyone who suffers from it, acne traditionally has been treated by dermatologists, and their approach typically includes the use of antibiotics and other drugs. In fact, over five million prescriptions are written each year for the treatment of acne.
In addition to antibiotics, acne patients are also prescribed isotretinion, or Accutane. A drug known for severe side effects including skeletal and liver damage, severe depression, serious gastro-intestinal problems, and Crohn's Disease. Women of child-bearing age who are prescribed isotretinion must be on two forms of birth control and be closely monitored, so high is the potential for birth defects as a consequence of using this powerful drug.
A Drug Free Cure For Acne
Laura Cooksey, a San Francisco Bay Area esthetician who herself suffered from acne, sought a drug-free alternative for her own troubled skin. "I had acne for twenty years," says Cooksey. "I'd been to a half-dozen dermatologists and taken thousands of doses of antibiotics. They would help for a while, but the acne always came back. And, eventually, they stopped working altogether."
Cooksey dedicated herself to the study of clear skin techniques and received her esthetician's license in 1991. In 2005, she and her business partner, Pat Romani, opened Face Reality Acne Clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area. The following year, Cooksey met Dr. Fulton, the foremost authority on acne, who mentored Cooksey and helped formulate some of the products they sell at their San Leandro clinic, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.
"Our success rate is 90% -- that's nine out of ten people who are mostly clear within three months. Without any drugs. I am very proud of that," says Cooksey.
Known as a non-drug acne expert, Cooksey has trained and certified over 200 medical professionals and estheticians, is a valued speaker, and organized the first conference of acne care professionals in 2014. She writes for publications such as Skin Deep, Med Esthetics, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa, and Skin Inc.
SOURCE Face Reality Acne Clinic