Patient Reviews – Acne & Acne Scarring

Christina – My Acne Scar Treatment with Subcision and Stem Cells

“I came to AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare because I searched far and wide all over Orange County and Los Angeles for someone to help with my acne scars. I tried pretty much everything but nothing really seemed to help…

… I feel like the stem cells have helped a lot. I feel less self-conscious and actually feel like I can smile again and not feel embarrassed because of the scaring. It’s been a big thing for me.”

My Main Concerns were my Acne Scars and Hyper-Pigmentation

by Ady W. at

“My main concerns were my acne scars and hyper-pigmentation and both have lessened significantly”

After seeing the many great reviews, I decided to do a consultation with AMA along with another place and AMA definitely stuck out right away. During the consultation, I was able to discuss my concerns in detail with Dr. Milgrom and get somewhat of a game plan going for my procedures. I was provided information on what to expect and how many sessions I may need and all my questions were addressed, without being rushed.

My first laser treatment was very painful for me and also left my skin very swollen and burnt for almost a week. When I mentioned this, AMA’s staff was very responsive and made sure to schedule longer numbing time for my next treatment and also provided pain medication prior to the session, rather than post laser. Lastly, they also had me spend an hour in the oxygen chamber and what a difference that made! The recovery from my second laser was much more bearable than my first.

In terms of my skin, my main concerns were my acne scars and hyper-pigmentation and both have lessened significantly after two laser treatments. I was realistic with my expectations and knew it would require more treatments to be completely smooth, but, I am able to see that the process is working. I was advised that I would likely need 3-5 treatments for the acne scars to be mostly gone. It seems as though we are on pace for that. I have been raving about AMA to my friends, one of whom has also made a consultation appointment after hearing about my experience with them. Overall, I don’t have any complaints from this place and am very thankful to Dr. Pien and the entire staff at AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare for their expertise and great customer service.

I’ve had Amazing Results for Treating my Acne

by Makenna P. at

“I couldn’t be more happy with my skin”

The doctors took their time to discuss the best plan for me and really showed that they cared. The staff was so nice and cheerful and I could tell that they really care about the patients that come in.

I’ve had amazing results for treating my acne here and I couldn’t be more happy with my skin. I’ve been to many different places and gotten many laser treatments but this place is the one that cleared my skin!

I would highly recommend coming here for any skin treatment.

So Supportive in Helping me Cure my Acne

by Lydia R. at

“No place compares to AMA”

AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare has been a blessing to my life. Dr. Pien and Dr. Milgrom have been so supportive in helping me cure my acne.

As a student it’s difficult affording treatments but they have worked with me so much. I had horrible cystic acne before I started going to AMA. They recommend a holistic and natural approach and can guarantee results. Give them a chance they are experts!

I have been to countless dermatologists but no place compares to AMA they really do love their patients.

Finally Comfortable Going Outside with no Makeup on

by Alison A. at

“Highly recommend”

Dr. Pien is amazing and after only 2 laser treatments for acne my skin is already looking so much better.

In over 15 years I have never had clear skin and I am finally comfortable going outside with NO makeup on.

Highly recommend!

AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare Truly Saved my Skin from Acne

by Nataly S. at

“AMA truly saved my skin”

This place is heaven!!

The whole staff Trisha, Laila, Dr. Pien and Dr. Milgrom are absolutely AMAZING! Not only are they all professional and helpful they always make you feel so welcomed. They all truly care about your skin and want to help!!

Ama truly saved my skin and I have tried everything in the past and nothing worked for my acne and scars! I have had two laser sessions done and my skin has gotten tremendously better! They are worth every penny!!!

THANK YOU AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare!!!!! Thank you!

Extremely Helpful with Every Step of my Procedure

by Dakota B. at

“I had a laser procedure which worked to rid my face of acne”

5 stars! Dr. Pien and their staff at AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare have been extremely helpful with every step of my procedure.

Right when I walked inside the office for the first time I was greeted nicely and treated with respect. I had a laser procedure which worked to rid my face of acne. I was confident the procedure would be a success because of how reassuring everyone was answering every questions I had.

Very happy with the results; I would definitely recommend this location. Thank you for changing my LIFE!

Major Improvement in my Sun Spots and Acne Scars

by Lindsey K. at

“I can already see a major change”

I have cystic acne scars on my cheeks and sun spots from not wearing sun screen for over 5-10 years. I am a very natural person but always had to wear cover up/makeup on my face to hide my skin. It would get everywhere and was very embarrassing.

I finally decided when I turned 30 that i did not want to wear makeup and more and should do something about it. I had no idea what was out there really until I started researching. I called so many places but did not find them helpful or able to get me in within two weeks. I talked to Trisha at AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare and she listened to me and answered my questions for at least 30min. I felt so much better after speaking with her and getting in right away.

When I went into the office, which is immaculate, I felt immediately like this is the right place. Asher and I spoke at my free consultation and got a wonderful price for the procedure. He explained everything to me in detail and i started to think of the possibilities of perfect skin finally.

At my first appointment i was taken care of from head to toe. I felt no pain and it was about a 3 hour process. The nurse and Dr Pien were very comforting and made all the procedures quick and painless. When I left I was slightly red and swollen but it was more like a sunburn. The lotion and face wash AMA provided was great and the next day I was about the same sun burnt look.

After a few days of staying out of the sun and following the after care instructions my skin started to peel and the dark spots and scars started to “fall” off my face. After a week or so I could already tell that my skin was about 40% better. I started to get compliments for the first time. I have been staying out of the sun and following proper care with sunscreen and my skin is already on the road to perfection!

I still have 2 more laser treatments to go but I can already see a major change. I go in today for the my first collagen induction therapy session. I would recommend AMA to anyone who cares about improving their skin and keeping it healthy. The best staff and DR. in town. You will feel very comfortable and taken care of. I hope this write up helps inform your choice! AMA is truly top notch.

They Treated my Acne Scars and my Acne Simultaneously

by Paris S. at

“I could treat my scars AND my acne simultaneously!”

I cannot share enough praise about AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare. I wish I could give them 6 Stars!

I was referred to AMA by a friend who has flawless skin. I unfortunately do not and never have. I suffer from adult acne and acne scarring. I’ve tried everything, and I mean everything! I finally decided I needed some laser acne treatments. I shopped around at several laser skincare places until my friend finally recommended AMA.

I sat down with Dr. Milgrom at my consultation and he really made me feel comfortable, got to know me, and told me about himself and his journey – personal and professional. He then spent time really educating me on what causes acne and acne scaring and skin and why some have bad skin and where scars come from and everything. Then he explained thoroughly the process of the laser treatments, how my skin will react, what each procedure will do to me, how they will feel and how it will get rid of acne. This is the first place that told me I could treat my scars AND my acne simultaneously! It’s like a DREAM come true for me. He even suggested some home remedies for acne that I could do myself.

I walked out of the consultation fully trusting Dr. Milgrom and his wonderfully kind staff.

I’ve had 1 of 3 laser treatments done so far and I definitely definitely see and feel the difference. Dr. Pien is an ANGEL! She talked me through each laser and was so kind and gentle with me. (I have a ZERO tolerance threshold for pain) The nurses and assistants in the office are genuinely some of the NICEST people I have ever met! The office sends you daily emails about what to expect so you’re never worried about your healing process. They even call just to check in and see how you’re feeling.

I’ve also tried several other treatments like the Ozone Therapy and the CIA treatment. Both amazing as well!

I always look forward to my appointments!! Thank you AMA for saving my face!

p.s. 2 of my girlfriends are currently going to AMA in Beverly Hills for treatments and they can also vouch for all of the above!

I Have Ethnic Skin and Severe Acne and Scars

by Chidi D. at

Thank you so much AMA for your help! Everyone working in AMA is excellent.Service is professional and well tailored to meet individuals needs. I must specify…. i have ethnic skin.I have severe acne and scars than got worse due to stress and use of some over the counter cosmetic products. I got a free 1 hour consultation with Dr Pien and co.

They were honest to let me know that i will have a systematic approach to my treatment. They didn’t want to jump to laser first and so i was prescribed topical creams and oral meds to treat active acne lesions first. After which other treatment modalities will follow They were so kind to call the pharmacy to give me a discount on the meds since my insurance didn’t cover one….. Who on earth does that!! you can not beat this team of care givers they are absolutely amazing. My consultation experience was very reassuring as i had other little things i needed treatment for …like some scars on my right deltoid area and a mole around my elbow area.

I had a test laser done on me same day ….to see if i will develop hypertrophy. She got the mole taken care of and i was flattened instantly. So far test patch is doing great no hypertrophy. My active acne lesions are drying up each day and i am very compliant with the meds as prescribed. I go for my next appointment in 2 weeks and i am very excited to experience the next step in my treatment. I will highly recommend AMA skin care to any one looking for help with their skin!

I Have Never had Great Success with Acne Until Finding AMA

by S B. at

After going to many different skincare centers for help with my acne scars and skin discoloration (I have fair pale skin) I have never had great success until finding AMA!

I cannot speak highly enough about the Dr.s and the staff! I love Laila (pronounced Lie-la). She is always upbeat and helpful! The Drs. (Milgrom and Pien) are simply the best! They thoroughly listen to my concerns and go out of their to solve what I want to handle. Right now I am going in for cellulite and fat reduction treatment and I got to say I think it’s working!

My Face was Super Red and Out of Control

by Lilly M. at

I went to AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare for my acne and red marks (hyperpigmentation). My face was super red and out of control. After the first treatment I saw some really good results. My face looks really good now and the acne has stopped growing! I rarely even wear makeup anymore or need to really cover much. The staff is really nice and welcoming. They educate the patients for a free 30 min to an hour consultation about the science and to understand what is wrong with your skin and exactly how they will treat each thing. Overall this is an excellent value and great results!

AMA Cleared my Acne and Saved my Confidence

by A M. at

I want to start by saying AMA saved my confidence, it’s like they’re miracle workers. I’m African American and just started having skin problems in my early 20’s. I tried every product known to man to help clear up my acne breakouts but nothing worked so I took the next step to receive laser treatment.

Although skeptical initially I did my research and found that if done correctly, it can really make a difference in your skin, AMA was one of the first that popped up when I googled medical facilities that do laser treatment procedures, I read their reviews and was excited to see how many ppl were pleased with them. Long story short I received my first laser acne treatment and within days after the damaged skin peeled off my skin looked so much better, better than it has in years.

Darker skin usually doesn’t respond well to lasers so other doctors are hesitant to treat African Americans/ ethnicities with darker skin but the Doctors at AMA know exactly what they’re doing and the right lasers to use to effectively treat darker skin without further damage.

I recommend AMA to anyone who struggled with skin problems and has tried everything and has ran out of options I PROMISE YOU it’s worth it.

A Great Experience Treating my Acne Problems

by Anthony A. at

A great experience–I feel that I am genuinely being taken cared of by the doctors here. I have had some acne problems, and not only did the doctors treat the problem, but offered dietary solutions as to what may be causing the acne in the first place. The acne and acne scar removal process takes a lot of patience, and the doctors and staff here have always been there for me whenever I needed them.

I would be extremely happy to refer any of my friends to AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare. There are many skincare places close by to where I live, but I I wanted to go to the very best.

I Tried Everything from Antibiotics to Birth Control to Accutane

by Erin C. at

As a professional athlete I’ve constantly battled keeping my hormones and skin in a balanced healthy state. Ive tried everything under the sun from antibiotics to birth control to – some temporarily helped but most wrecked havoc on my internal health and performance. I was in the process of looking for yet another Dermatologist and had high hopes they would have some other idea besides more drugs and creams. That’s when I found AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare online and was instantly intrigued by their holistic progressive approach.

I’ve been a couple times for treatments and no miracles yet but I have realistic expectations that if my skin has been bad for this long it’s going to take some work to get it back to normal. It definitely helps that everyone on staff, especially Dr Pien and Milgrom, are extremely knowledgable, caring and passionate individuals that really care about helping you find the answer. So I’m excited to give this a good go and will update with the results!

I Don’t Get the Huge Cystic Zits I used to

by Cat N. at

AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare has helped me feel good about my skin again. I had become so used to breaking out in cystic acne every month and had tried everything out there. I finally got to the point where I felt like I had exhausted all my options until I decided to give lasers a try. From my initial complimentary consultation with Dr. Milgrom, to my time being prepped for laser treatments, to my time being treated with Dr. Pien..the whole staff is just so personable and makes you feel at home and puts you at ease. The Dr’s took their time to really answer all my questions and concerns and pretty much held my hand through the whole process. I love that this place also really focuses on a holistic healing approach and the doctors and staff also helped me understand how changing my diet and lifestyle would help heal my body overall. A focus on wellness is so rejuvenating and a change from other traditional doctors.

They even have massage chairs while you are waiting!!! So far I have received 3 laser acne treatments that didn’t break the bank and were more cost effective in the long run as I was spending too much money on cortisone shots and ;( Now I don’t get the huge cystic zits I used to and when I do break out, its far less severe. The laser treatments also helped lessen hyperpigmentation I had from sun damage and helped even out my skin tone. So thankful that I decided to try this place out!!!!!

I have Struggled with Acne and Acne Scar for Years

Thanks to American Medical Aesthetics my skin has never looked better. I have struggled with acne and old acne scars for years. They completely got rid of both! I can’t believe that I dont have to wear make-up anymore!

  • Pros: friendly, informative

Finally! My Skin is Fixed and Healthy Again!

by adamrimon at

I have been living with severe cystic acne scarring for about 20 years. I had tried so many treatments and very little results. I gave up and resigned myself that I just had to get used to having a scarred face. Then to make things worse, suddenly at 35 years old, my cystic acne came back worse than ever! It was horrible, a real nightmare. This time however, I was lucky, because a colleague at work told me about the amazing results he had with his acne scars at AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare. Here is my summary:

  1. The consultation was amazing. I learned more about my condition in one hour than the previous 20 years.
  2. They have a huge array of lasers. Many more than the 4 other big clinics I went to.
  3. The doctor customized a treatment protocol for me, that included 6 different lasers, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, collagen induction therapy, microneedling and physiological medicine with acupuncture.
  4. I had 4 treatments, one every 4 weeks. They numbed my face, so that I barely felt the treatments.
  5. Recovery time was about 2-3 days of looking a bit raw followed by 2-3 days of peeling. I was never in any discomfort.
  6. With every treatment I literally saw my skin “morph” into young healthy skin again. It was weird and wonderful to see my skin change from the inside-out.

The staff are friendly and very caring, and the two doctors who own the clinic are world class experts. Also, Dr. Alice Pien has the most gentle hands and a healing touch.

Bottom line: Not only did they make my active cystic acne disappear, my old horrible scars are 90% gone! for the first time in 20 years, I actually like looking at my face in the mirror, and I love the way my new healthy skin feels.

25 Years and my Terrible Acne is Finally Gone! Hallelujah!

by toogood at

I’ve had terrible acne and scarring for 25 years. I’ve tried just about everything to get rid of it. Nothing worked and I hated my terrible skin. AMA’s amazing Photo Dynamic Therapy, with ALA and combined with 3 lasers has cleared up my face and healed my acne scarring. While not baby smooth yet, its the best I have looked in decades. I feel great and I am very greatful.

  • Pros: My acne gone!, My scars gone!, I’m so happy!

My Skin is Smoother and my Acne Scars are Greatly Reduced

A good friend of mine referred me to this medical practice. I had been considering doing something to improve my skin. I’m in my late 20s and starting to see some of the effects of all those years in the sun (sun spots, pigmentation, discoloration). In addition, I have suffered for years with cystic acne and as a result had some pitted scarring. I finally decided to bite the bullet and make an appt. The space was beautiful, everyone was so friendly, and the consultation was very thorough and informative (and free!). I subsequently had several laser treatments and have had fantastic results. I’ve never had skin that I felt confident going out without makeup on, and now I do. I had very enlarged pores which made me self-conscious. My skin is smoother, my scarring has greatly reduced, and my overall tone and color of my skin is much improved and more youthful. I am so happy I took her advice and came here for treatment. They are wonderful!

  • Pros: friendly and knowledgeable staff, effective procedures, great atmosphere, free gated parking
  • Cons: none, seriously

Best Clinic for Acne Scarring by Far!

by minajoukar at

Ok, so I usually don’t take the time to write reviews, but I must do so this time. I’ve had acne scarring for over a decade now. I have gone to the best plastic surgeons and dermatologists in LA and San Diego. None of them made me feel comfortable the way Asher and Dr. Pien did at AMA. From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease. Asher explained everything to me in detail and he was patient with me. I did not feel like I was being rushed into anything. I truly felt educated about the procedure and I had no reservations. I am an actress so my face is of the utmost importance to me. I knew he was sincere. Plus, I was paying a fraction of the cost other doctors had quoted me for the same procedure. I knew he believed in his product.

Now, to the day of the procedure. From the moment I walked in, they made me feel like a queen. Like there was no one else in the world that was as important as me! Tracy, who is the medical assistant, offered me medicine for my anxiety and the pain. I only took tylenol and also a valium for my nerves. I listened to music in a room with a water fall and I laid on a massage bed until the numbing cream kicked in. Once they were ready, Dr. Pien explained what she was going to do every step of the way. Who does that these days? All doctors are out to make money. Not her. I felt that she cared about me the way my mother would. She engaged me in conversation throughout the treatment and told me what to expect every second. I have never, ever in my entire life came across a doctor like her (and my brother is a doctor!). Never. I have a deeply seated respect for her not just as a doctor, but as a human being who genuinely wants to help others. Her knowledge and expertise in unmatched.

Once the treatment was over, I was sent to the oxygen chamber (i think that’s what it’s called) and I fell asleep! Tracy was constantly checking on me though. They were so nice and friendly. It was like have two of my girlfriends there for support. I will say the treatment was a bit uncomfortable, however, I asked her to be more aggressive in certain areas so I expected that.

All in all, I whole heartedly recommend AMA to anyone who wants first class service. I really felt like a queen walking out of there and I certainly could not have asked for a better medical staff to take care of me. I will definitely be going back for all my procedures from now on.

In terms of results, I am not sure as I just had it done on Thursday and I’m still recovering. I am confident that Dr. Pien has worked her magic though. I will keep everyone posted!

  • Pros: Staff, service, attention, price, EVERYTHING!
  • Cons: None