155 Callan Ave, San Leandro, CA | Directions 9457737.726090 -122.155095
Tuesday - Friday 10 to 7
Saturday - 10 to 5
Neighborhoods: Old San Leandro
Face Reality's Skincare Miracle! – Laura is the BEST esthetician ever!
Clear skin IS possible! with Face Reality Skin Care =) – Clear skin IS possible! I found Face Realty Acne Clinic (aka Face Reality Skin Care) on Yelp back in March '09 & glad I did =)
ABOUT MJ's FACE: Short story, I'm 31yrs old & have been dealing w/ dark spots & bumps along my jawline of my face since I was 13yrs old (since 1993/1994 or so). Tried ProActive in 2007, & my face rejected it terribly =( Never had any professional acne treatment for my face 'till FRAC!
LOCATION: On Callan Ave, which also turns into Davis St. Located across from Longs Drugs (or NOW known as the company name "CVS Pharamacy"); on the corner closest to San Leandro Library, next to library really. Parking is street (unmetered), or do street parking in front of library.
CLINIC: Small lobby area upon entrance, but it's never a long wait anyway for your appointment. Appointment visits only by the way. Exceptionally large & clean bthrm, yes I HAD to point that out. Each esthetician's office had a setting btw medical office & that of a spa; soft-dim lighting, massage table for you to lay on w/ products close by to treat your skin upon visit, desk-computer for staff, & typically soft-relaxing music playing in the bkgd.
STAFF: Absolutely helpful, knowledgeable, polite, & professionally considerate! Spoke w/ gentleman-Pat (I believe co-owner/founder) who was very friendly on 1st phone call I made to make my appt. Receptionist-Ana always did the courtesy call reminder of an appt like 3-4days prior. 1st visit is w/ Head Esthetician (owner/founder) Laura who evaluates you skin & sets the tone of products to use & takes pics; visit w/ Laura again like 3.5mths later for normal appt & Laura saw positive results immediately in comparison to photos she took back in April. I delt with prob 3-4 different estheticians during my appointment visits during my 5mths coming here, & all ladies were informative, reassuring, supportive, friendly, & driven to seeing results on my skin as I was. Overall an awesome staff. Keep up the good work!
PRICES & APPT: $25 initial consultation-appt, then $75 per acne treatment thereafter. Additional prices on products depending on what you're suggested to use. Cost on products can range from $10-$75. Anticipate using 3-4 (or more if req'd) of their products on a daily morning/evening home routine. Acne visit treatments prob start off about 1.5hr visit & decrease over time using their products. I went from 1.5hrs to 30min on my acne visits...my skin was clearing up nicely over time requiring less facial onsite treatment *tee-hee*
MJ's JOURNEY TO CLEAR SKIN: Yep, started in April 2009, got my Tax Returns & thought why not! Honestly w/in a mth of using their products I had already felt results in my face-jaw area; dark spots were still visible, but I stopped feeling new bumps coming up on my skin. By June this Gemini (yes, I'm a June Baby) was very pleased & seeing results! Wasn't just me, my family noticed it too. Dark spots on face-jaw area had definitely decreased & not as nearly bumpy as past years. 4mths (or 120days) into the use of products & my face cleared up so nicely. My skin is still sensitive & I am continuing to use their products. I decided to have my last appt mid-August 2009 just due to finances. $75/visit, which typically was chemical peel & poppin' of pimples, or what they refer to as "extractions". I have a daily home routine morning & before bed with their products. If I feel the need to get my skin evaluated again, I'm welcome to come in free for a "peek-a-boo" review & see if changes need to be made in the products I'm using.
A HAPPY CLIENT: Everyone's skin IS different, & I honestly believe FRAC makes the honest effort to help give you the clear skin you're looking for with the products they have. They're professional, knowledgeable, & sincere. Pricey yes, but in my eyes worth it. Maraming Salamat (Tagalog for "Thank you so much") Face Reality Acne Clinic =)
Believe it Clear skin – I have been suffering from acne for as long as I can remember. I have tried everything. I can relate to all your frustrations. I was recommended to Face Reality Skin Clinic from a friend. I checked out there site and they had very informative information. When I called them I was experiencing my worse breakout. They fit me in that same day. I was desperate for something to work for me. I really was turned off by Acutane and I didn't want to put my body through such harsh treatment. Everyone was so welcoming and understanding at Face Reality. They really treat you with great respect and make you feel like family. I am proud to announce that after being treated for 4 months, I have been clear for the last month with no breakouts. My biggest suggestion to you is to stick with it. You may get frustrated and want to give you. But stick with it and in the end you will have clear skin. In the moment it felt like forever. Looking back on a lifetime battle I couldn't expect for it to magically go away over night. 4 months is defiantly worth the wait. Thank You All at Face Reality for giving me beautiful clear skin. I am forever thankful. Noelle
Great staff, not thrilled with the products – I loved the staff at Face Reality and really felt that they worked hard to get their products to work, including refunding my money for two products they gave me that irritated my skin. They definitely live up to their word and work in partnership with you to find what works for your skin. And I have noticed some change in my acne. However (and I hate adding a negative note to such otherwise great reviews, especially when I do think it's a good place), I didn't really feel that their products did much more for me than the over-the-counter stuff I'd been using for years. I used their products for 3 months without any visible changes. They did, however, recommend that I change my diet, and that helped a lot. I owe them that recommendation, but I think people could save a lot of money by not buying the products and just following the diet recommendations.
My experience at face reality – In a past i used pro active and it didn't work on my skin. My experience at Face Reality Acne and Skin care Clinic was superb. Ever since my face started to clear up i am more confident, and happy how I look now. Also people started to notice how my skin looks different from before. So i recommed eveyone who has a acne should tried Face Reality Acne and Skin care instead of using any other prouducts
Got problem skin - come here! – I am so happy with this place! I have suffered with acne since I was 13 and tried EVERYTHING - antibiotics, birth control pill, accutane (twice!), various topical creams....had seen many dermatologists and nothing really seemed to work. Or lasted past a month. And then I stumbled across Face Reality while searching the internet one night and decided to give it a go. And I am happy to say that 4 months later my face is COMPLETELY CLEAR! I have even been complimented on my skin lately, which definitely never happened before. It's definitely a commitment in terms of visiting the clinic at the beginning, but if you want clear skin it's a commitment worth making. The regime they have me on now isn't too bad at all and i'm just on maintenance.
I definitely give Face Reality a big seal of approval. The confidence I have from clear skin is amazing and I hope that anyone out there struggling with acne issues realizes that they can be helped and it's not that hard!
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff! – I am lucky enough to not have had bad acne, however my lady love has not been so fortunate. She had been a victim of acne since high school and while she was in college she eventually cleared up. About a few years ago, she started to break out again and nothing seemed to be working (proactiv worked for a little while, zeno, retin-a, etc). She had also tried accutane in the past but did not like the side effects. She had become very distraught and I could see that it was really affecting her self confidence. I happened upon reviews here and after all of the very positive reviews convinced her into making an appointment, however skeptical she was at first. She is only into her 2nd month of treatment but I can definitely see a difference. The staff there is super nice and are attentive to her skin's unique needs. They even asked her to participate as a display subject for a meeting they had in exchange for a free appointment. I was observing the many questions they were fielding during this meeting and was impressed with their knowledge.
No more acne problems, Wonderful staff, Great products – I am 24 years old and throughout college, I never had acne...I had blackheads, but they never really bothered me because they weren't really that obvious. The second I graduated those blackheads must have finally come to the surface over my jaw line cheek area...and I'm talking cist like acne that was painful and painfully obvious. I tried everything from ProActiv to Obagi products to Dial soap only, etc, etc. Things would seem to be working for a while, then my skin would get worse or have no change. I was really discouraged and thought either these products didn't work for everyone or there was no hope for me because nothing will work for me.
Finally, my uncle told my aunt and I about Face Reality. She had tried it out first then I thought I might as well and I have to say that I cannot believe how my skin looks now. I am shocked by how beautiful my skin looks and how clear it actually is. I also can't believe how many products we women (and sometimes men) use everyday that have pore-clogging ingredients in them. The Acne Treatments plus the home products are just amazing and the staff there is so encouraging and wonderful and all they want is to get rid of ALL of your acne problems forever! I am so happy with the results thus far and I truly think it will work for anyone! Oh and if it doesn't already sound too good to be true, their costs are alot less than any facial or spa products you'd probably purchased in the passed! I highly recommend this place to everybody and anybody who has trouble with acne in their teens and especially as an adult because we think acne is just a puberty thing, but it's not! Face Reality will get rid of your acne problems!
I found Face Reality from a newspaper article write up by a third party that stated how their products and services had a very high success rate in clearing up acne. I am in my early forties and have had acne since I was about 14 years old. I have tried probably almost everything sold over the counter, prescription medication and prescription pills to help combat my acne. I figured that I had nothing to lose by calling them up and setting up an appointment. After about 2-3 weeks of using their products I really noticed a big difference in my skin and new acne (none). I have been using Face Reality's products for around a year now and could not be happier with the results.
The Only Acne Cure – I am 32 and I have had severe acne since I was about 13 years old. I have spent tons of money and many emotionally scarring years with my skin issues. I tried several prescriptions and the side effects along with the limited effectiveness left me feeling hopeless about ever improving (much less resolving) my acne problem.
I felt foolish for believing that a clinic promised to clear my skin when even powerful prescriptions couldn't help me. I live several hours away so I didn't try it until my dermatologist told that there was nothing more she could do if I wouldn't cooperate and take her prescriptions despite horrible side effects (like losing my hair). I cleared up within a month and after three months my skin looked better. In six months nobody could even tell I had ever had horrible acne before.
I travel the 3 hours to get here gladly as Face Reality's promise of clear skin is the only one in over 15 years that ever worked as a long term solution to my problem and without any side effects like other products."
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