"For some time prior to seeing Sheila I was deeply unhappy with my skin; there was a turnover of a spots and blackheads which I found a relentless distraction. More than this, even in areas that were clear of spots the skin looked poor: it had childhood freckles gone wrong alongside the consequences of the years with blotches, open pores and uneven colour. Overall it looked mottled and unhealthy.
I did take this face-ache to several doctors and found they only saw it in terms of minor acne. I tried many creams (some prescription-only), skin peels and many other treatments that caught my eye.
I regret my tone with Sheila when I first phoned (I can recall being jaded and suspicious). Sheila being Sheila took no offence and I had an initial first blast. I was elated with the immediate outcome; straight away dozens of overpigmented areas were dark brown and seemed to be sitting on the surface of the skin. In the following days these were gone, leaving a wonderful nothing underneath. Over the 6 treatments this happened again and again, each time evening the look of the skin.
By the end I was delighted with the potency of the treatment to significantly alter the skin and leave it like that.
I did subsequently leave London but for 4 years have returned every 3 months for another go: no small thing given that I am now in Scotland. My reasoning is not so much Sheila's IPL machine but Sheila; she is a rare find - a pleasure to see again and exact in knowing what is needed.
I have been to three other clinics (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle - to lessen the journey) but each disappointed. They took a very standard approach (in two cases not even looking at the skin with a magnifier) and I saw minimal change. Sheila has spoilt me perhaps with her obvious interest in examining the skin, plotting it's progress and setting the machine for what is needed.
Thank you again Sheila",