We would like to introduce you to Catherine Gordon, the winner of our Obagi Patient Ambassador competition. Catherine has won over £500 worth of Obagi treatments and products and will be sharing her skin transformation journey with us over the next few months.
Please take a read through Catherine’s first blog for us –
When Bank Aesthetics launched a competition to find a patient ambassador in the latter part of 2016, I was intrigued. I wondered if I should enter, as I knew that Bank Aesthetics had a great reputation so the opportunity was bound to attract a lot of attention.
After thinking about it for a short while, I decided to apply and chance my luck. This is an extract from what I wrote, as part of my competition entry:
Obagi patient ambassador
I have been troubled by ‘poor skin’ for over 30 years, ever since puberty really set in. From teenage acne to post-pill breakouts, at the age of 46, I still aspire to have a blemish-free complexion.
As a teenager, I tried everything to help soothe my angry skin. Visits to the doctor resulted in prescriptions for oxytetracycline (brightly coloured tablets) and nasty-smelling topical liquids. Later, I invested my hard-earned cash in facials (nice but no good) and expensive skincare routines (which helped, but the underlying problem was still there).
Now, as I find myself in the category of being officially ‘middle aged’, it is dismaying when my teenage daughter observes, “Mummy, you’ve got a lot of spots.”
Having attended an Obagi presentation last year, I was impressed by the enthusiasm of clients whose good skin they attributed to its effectiveness. I would like to be able to realise the benefits myself, which is why I decided to apply for this opportunity.
Through to the next round
When the clinic got in touch to invite me for a discussion, I began to feel excited, but also a little nervous. Would I be chosen? What would being a patient ambassador really mean? As a patient ambassador, would I appeal to Bank Aesthetics’ audience?
More importantly, I was probably asking myself all the questions that a prospective patient would ask. Would I be a suitable candidate for the treatment? What would the treatments entail? Would I be able to show my post-treatment face in the office? Would it hurt?! There were so many questions!
After a detailed discussion, I was delighted when I was offered the chance to come on board.
The next step was to arrange a consultation with Maria. As for any other patient, it was important to go through a pre-treatment consultation to evaluate if Obagi was right for me. So, I had a chat with Giuliana on Reception, who booked me an appointment for 18 February 2017 and we’ll take it from there.
Next time, I’ll let you know how the consultation went and whether or not we can proceed to the course of treatment.