After the birth of my first son, I started getting acne around my chin. (Postpartum hormones can do that to a gal.) A friend suggested I visited Wexler Dermatology, a stalwart in New York dermatology circles, where I met a young physician named Dr. Shereene Idriss. At the time, Dr. Idriss couldn’t have been more than 30, but the way she approached skincare, and specifically my skin’s care, was way beyond her years.
Every other week, I’d see Dr. Idriss as she administered Isolaz, an acne therapy that combines vacuum technology and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to deep clean the pores. In our hourlong sessions, we’d chat about everything from husbands to kids, to maintaining friendships, her approach to aesthetics, the list goes on. I looked forward to these treatments. They were my therapy. When our work together was over, I left Dr. Idriss looking better and feeling way more like me.