In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ushered in a serious dialogue surrounding the devastating effects of antibiotic resistance. In the official report entitled, “Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013” the CDC gave these chilling facts:
- Every year more than 2 million Americans are exposed to antibiotic resistant bacteria that lead to infections
- At least 23,000 of these Americans die as a result of their infections
- Even more Americans suffer conditions linked to antibiotic resistance infections that eventually lead to death
- The majority of deaths involving antibiotic resistance occur in medical facilities
Despite this glaring appraisal, dermatologists continue to prescribe antibiotics and other drugs to cure acne. Isotretinion, part of the retinol family, is one such drug. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, isotretinion, commonly referred to as Accutane, often comes with a laundry list of frightening side effects including psychosis, birth defects, and depression.
Enter Laura Cooksey. A licensed esthetician since 1991, Cooksey began to search for drug-free alternative cures after several failed attempts at using antibiotics to treat her own acne problems. She asserts that after seeking counsel from a series of dermatologist and ingesting thousands of doses of antibiotics, her acne always resurfaced as the antibiotics stopped having any effect whatsoever.
In 2005, Cooksey started actualizing her vision when she opened up Face Reality Acne in the San Francisco Bay Area with co-owner Pat Romani. Soon after, Cooksey teamed up acne expert, Dr. Fulton, to develop drug-free acne products like cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and acne serums that are now proudly offered at their San Leandro-based clinic. And the results are encouraging.
In fact, Cooksey claims that 90% of their customers experience much clearer skin in just three months without the danger of harmful drugs.