Oakland >Urban Skin
Highly recommended! Acne cleared & dark spots faded.
At first I was skeptical, but after a getting few referrals and reading some great reviews, I set up an appointment. That turned out to be one of my best decisions ever.
The USS office environment is comfortable and friendly and there are a lot of male clients, which made me feel way better.
Everyone at USS is knowledgeable and up-to-date with the latest ingredient technology, way more so than all the dermatologists I visited. They actually spent enough time with me to find out all about my skin. After only two months, I can finally go out without being embarrassed or preoccupied with how my skin looks.
passion for treating acne.
Seriously, Kat Leverette is the top acne expert in the Bay. She really knows what she's doing and educates her clients. I was blindsided by cystic acne as a young teen and it almost ruined my life.
After years of mediocre results, you can imagine how happy I was to finally find a system that worked well for my skin. My program was customized for someone a bit older to not only address the acne, but treat my sun-damage, fine lines, acne scars and discoloration too.
I?m always impressed that the estheticians at Urban Skin really care about me and my progress. They?re skilled, friendly and very knowledgeable, and always looking for (free or inexpensive) ways to help me improve my complexion with simple changes to my home regimen and lifestyle. Their acne products are amazing, especially if you stay consistent, take advantage of the follow-up visits and follow the protocol.
Cool staff and wonderful products. This place is awesome and highly recommended, especially for darker skin. No frills skin care, excellent products that really work, and make-up that matches my skin tone for the first time ever. Fun, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Cool jazz and African decor. An oasis in a sterile medical building.
my shaving solution.
I'm a black man who has never been able to shave without bumping up, itching and ugly dark spots. Shaving has always been a huge problem for me.
I heard about this place from a co-worker who had good results, so I finally went there after putting it off for a several months.
Ms Leverette and her very nice staff transformed my beard from a dark, bumpy mess to smooth skin that matches the rest of my face. I have to shave in a certain way and use my products and sunscreen, but it's been worth it., even though I messed up at first. The staff walked me through the routine a few times, and I get it now. They were so patient with me.
I get a treatment and a few extractions every month with Danielle to maintain the results.
Best place to go for stubborn acne.
I started going to Urban Skin Solutions in December 2009 after trying so many different products for so long. I was so frustrated, and needed help.
The office is in a generic medical building, but when you enter the office, you experience beautiful African carvings and masks, mudcloth wall hangings and jazz or reggae in stereo. It's sort of like a medical office, but way more friendly and fun.
I'm a veteran of the "acne wars", and I've been very pleased with my acne treatments, home care products and customized make-up, which doesn't clog my pores and make me look oilier than I am. The owner and the staff are very friendly, helpful and supportive. Most of all, I'm really loving the results.
Horrible !!!. I went to Urban Skin Solutions for a dark spot on my ankle from a mosquito bite. The person who I had a consultation with stated that you have a slight discoloration on your cheeks and chin; I had left out the house without makeup & wore very small amount of makeup making the slight discoloration not very noticeable. I was told I needed a facial treatment plan which was $395 & use of products she was selling as part of her treatment plan for me. The $395 paid in full & up front with products, I was I needed for treatment. The discolored mosquito bite on my ankle which was what I came for initially, never improved or cleared up. She stated she could correct the discolored checks and chin, easy fix since there a slight discoloration. After about a week or so the cheek area looked ok but the chin was blotchier now and was three different shades of color. I was told that it was a normal part of the process. I was told I had to come in for another treatment (2nd treatment) to improve the chin area. I came in for the 2nd facial treatment was brushed on the facial treatment with a brush. In the middle of the facial treatment while the assistant was applying the facial, I informed the assistant that my face was burning a lot. The assistant informed me that it was suppose tingle. I informed her again that it is really burning. She continued to the apply the facial and stated that it needed to be on for ten minutes to help improve my facial discoloration which was now more blotchy/discolored than before I ever came into the office for treatment. She put on the timer for 10 minutes & left the room but when the timer when off after ten minutes; the assistant didn't come back into the room came until several minutes later and the timer had already gone off at least five minutes earlier. This meant the facial that was burning my face, was left on for fifteen or more, total. After the assistant finally came back in to remove the facial, my face was raw, irritated and very score. I arrived home a few hours later, & my son asked me, "What is wrong with your face? It looks burned, puffy, swollen and really irritated”. I looked at my face in the mirror and I was horrified at the burned and irritated skin on my face. A few days later, my face stated breaking out with acne. I hadn’t had acne or blemishes in 30 years, since the age of 13. When I went back to the owner, she stated that it was probably the medicine that I take. I take one medication & been taking the same medication for almost 5 years. I had no acne, no blemishes or skin problems until this 2nd treatment at Urban Skin Solution. Between the irritated chemically burned skin & the acne with dark spots it appeared the skin on my face couldn’t get any worst. Well to add insult to injury, the owner said well you can get more skin treatments & I was asked by the assistant at the front desk, did I need to purchase more products for my face. I decided not to go back to Urban Skin Solutions after coming into the office with no acne, no blemishes, no chemical burns, only to leave with chemically burned skin, acne, black blemishes over my face. I spent $ 395 for treatment & $180 for products. I came to the Urban Skin Solutions with clear skin, no acne, no blemishes & slight hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks & chin. However, I left Urban Skin solutions with my skin irritated, chemical burns on my face & acne with black blemishes. I immediately went to a private Dermatologist as I needed a referral from Kaiser & it would have taken weeks before I could have gotten a Dermatologist appointment at Kaiser.
skin is clear for the first time.
I'm in my 30s and suffered terribly with infamed acne since I was a teenager. I've spent tons of money and countless hours on pro active and dermatologists and was feeling that my situation was hopeless. Even when the acne would subside for a little while, I was left with tons of dark spots and blotchy skin. I was skeptical and it took a while to believe someone could actually help me.
Once I began Urban Skin's acne and dark spot program, I began to see results within the first two weeks. Ms Leverette explained the acne process and the steps to clear it, and that I had to make some changes, so now I'm a grateful and educated acne survivor with clear skin.
Highly Recommended. I have referred a lot of my friends, Kat Leverette knows my skin type and has turned my skin around.
Urban Skin is amazing!.
I was referred here in 2008 by the Berkeley Parents Network and then by a co-worker. I've plagued by
out-of-control acne and dark blemishes all my life, and this is the very first time I've been clear in over a decade. There were changes I had to make (my lifestyle) and a regimen I followed to clear my skin. My dark spots are fading away, thanks to amazing products and peels and wearing my sunscreen religiously. I've already referred my sister, my cousin and two friends.
do not go here. i have utilized this business for the past year, and have found it to be very over priced and my acne actually worsened when i began to use the products. urban skin is suppose to specialize in skin care for people of color, but the owner is not a person of color. i received extractions once, and was left with a huge scar. also, i have never been seen on time with my appointment and always had to wait at least 40 minutes to be seen.
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