Before being referred to Kristen Doutsas by a friend, I had visited multiple dermatologists to attempt to clear up my adult acne. I had been prescribed multiple topical creams with the frightening warning my acne would get worse before it got better. In using these products the acne certainly got worse, along with my self esteem! Since my skin was not improving, one doctor even wanted me to go on antibiotics for a year. That was when I found Kristen. My first appointment with Kristen was a breath of fresh air. She was very thorough and knowledgeable, and her positive attitude was contagious. We reviewed my history in detail, and Kristen was easily able to provide a concise list of immediate changes I could make that would help (such as diet, using ice on my skin, etc). Over the next few weeks I saw Kristen for several chemical peels and treatments, and followed her simple instructions to the letter. While other specialists told me I would be lucky to be acne free within 2 years, Kristen had my skin clear in 6 weeks. I see Kristen once every 3 months for a facial, and am proud to say I have been acne free for over 2 years. I used to be afraid to go out for fear of judgment about my acne, but thanks to Kristen Doutsas, I have regained my emotional freedom and self confidence. I would absolutely recommend Kristen to anyone with acne or skin issues. She is an expert in her field and I will forever be a faithful client!