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Adult Acne Consultation (discontinued)

Adult Acne Consultation (discontinued)

5.00 out of 5
52 Reviews
Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 52 customer ratings
(52 customer reviews)

New Client Consultations have been
permanently discontinued

Instead, try the NEW! 8-Week Acne Course

(written by Alissa Chasen to replace the Acne Consultation)

52 reviews for Adult Acne Consultation (discontinued)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa and Porespective have been a godsend for me and my acne. After a seemingly random and incredibly severe cystic acne flare up that left 80% of my face covered in cycts, some of them tunneling together, I had already seen four dermatologists and was looking for any last answer to avoid doing Accutane. I only wish I had contacted Alissa sooner! Alissa is so thorough and really takes the time to look into every aspect that can affect your acne, and it has been completely worth it. It has now been five months since my first Porespective appointment, and my face has drastically improved. It’s true that the regimens Alissa gives require some time and dedication, but for me I quickly got into the groove and made sure I remembered to make a little extra time for my skincare in the morning and evening. As my face began to heal and new cycts stop appearing, it’s been all the more motivating to follow her instructions to a tee. I also love her products, and have not had any problems with my skin drying out, even with the benzoyl peroxide. Alissa, with her attention to detail and thorough client history questions, has even helped me identify the probable underlying causes of my acne that had not otherwise come up with my dermatologists. Without a doubt, if you are an acne sufferer and want thorough results and healthier skin all-around, I give Porespective my 100% recommendation!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    If you are reading this and thinking of booking an appointment with Alissa, stop what you are doing right now and make an appointment with her. You can thank me later, because the longer you wait, the more you will regret it! She is a true miracle worker when it comes to acne. She takes a holistic approach to figuring out what nobody else can. Trust her advice 100%. Life is too short to have acne!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was referred to Alissa Chasen at POREspective by both my gynecologist and dermatologist after 5 years of constant breakouts and a round of Accutane that never completely cleared me. As a fitness model, I had gotten into the habit of doing spray tans and having airbrush makeup applied during photo shoots, and hadn’t realized that both were breaking me out. Also, I was using what I thought was the best makeup, hair products, and skin care products on the market without realizing they contained pore-clogging ingredients. Within 8 weeks of working with Alissa, I had “graduated” with clear skin; 6 months later at the launch party for my first Oxygen magazine cover, I was still clear and the clearest I’ve been in over 5 years. Alissa’s acne treatments, total approach to removing acne-causing products from outside sources such as food, laundry detergents, and whey protein powders, as well as the entire POREspective line of skin care products has helped me get and stay acne-free. I am thrilled with my new complexion, and getting ready in the morning is so easy now because I don’t have to layer on the concealer. I can sweat it out in the gym and not have to worry about getting any new breakouts. Thank you, Alissa, for sharing your expertise!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie G.

    I moved to Texas from Colorado in May. During my move, I experienced the worst breakout I have had in my life. I was in a new town and didn’t want to leave the house because my face was in such bad shape. I cried almost every morning when I looked at my face. I had to leave for a wedding that was back in Colorado and people I hadn’t seen in years literally cringed when they saw my face. It hurt to smile, talk, and eat. I stumbled across Alissa’s website and decided to schedule an appointment. I had tried everything else to get rid of the acne I had been battling for years. She started me on a skin care regimen. It took a lot of dedication, time, (and ice!) but on my last visit with Alissa on August 10th, I ‘graduated’ from acne treatments with clear skin! I never would have guessed that my skin would respond so quickly and look so amazing in 90 days. I recently went to another wedding with the same group of people I saw in May, three months after I began my plan for clear skin with Alissa. I received so many compliments on how great I looked! My skin looked amazing and I didn’t have a single blemish. Alissa has given me the confidence to go back out in public, meet new people, and experience Austin! For anyone who has spent hundreds of dollars on pills, drug store solutions, Proactive, etc. without results should really call Alissa. She will truly care about your skin and the results you are getting. I promise you will find the answer for clear skin with Alissa!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    POREpective’s treatments and products work. You are paying for quality products that work and a practitioner that works hard for you to help you get clear skin. Alissa has excellent knowledge and absolutely cares about you getting results.

    I finally went to see Alissa after suffering from acne for the past decade and having serious concerns about scarring and pigmentation. I am a swimmer and the chlorine in the pool was wreaking havoc on my skin as well (despite what the internet might suggest). Like many reviewers, I had tried accutane twice, birth control, antibiotics, several dermatologists, numerous face products, natural remedies, diet changes, and just doing nothing.

    If you are like me and skeptical about the price and whether it will help you, do yourself (and your face) a favor and go in to see Alissa. It will take some work and patience to get to clear skin and if you are not ready to make some changes (like avoiding some foods, changing your bath products, washing your face with several steps twice a day, etc.) then you might not see the results you want. For me, I was beyond ready to have acne-free skin and desperate to not have so much scarring and redness. It took about three months before the routine really kicked in. When it did it was a remarkable difference.

    I’m that girl that used to have acne, instead of the girl that has acne. It’s a great feeling!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am a 42 year old female. I had struggled with acne for years. About a year before meeting Alissa, my acne was worse than it had ever been in my life. I spent hundreds of dollars every month seeing a dermatologist and an esthetician to help me with my acne. Nothing was working. There were times when I asked other moms at school to pick my son up and bring him to me in the parking lot because I was too embarrassed of my acne to walk in the school. A friend told me about POREspective and I thought it was too good to be true, but what did I have to lose? After three weeks of being on Alissa’s skincare products and changing my makeup to her “approved list”, not only had my face almost completely cleared up, but I had someone tell me for the first time in my life that my skin was glowing. Again, that was only THREE WEEKS after my first appointment with Alissa. I have been at POREspective for over 6 months, I am acne clear, and I continue to get compliments on my complexion. The most common compliment I get is that my skin glows. I hear it ALL the time! The days I run around Austin without make up, in my workout clothes, as so many moms do….I am proud to be makeup free. When I first met Alissa, all I wanted was help with my acne. I never dreamed my acne would be gone and that I would actually love my complexion too!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have so many wonderful things to say about Alissa. She is amazing! I’m 34 years old and I have suffered mild to moderate acne my whole life. Last year, I began to experience more severe acne. Most people reading this will know that self-esteem issues can occur when battling acne. I don’t recall a time in my life, until now and after working with Alissa, that I didn’t walk out of the house with a full face of make-up on. Even attempting to hide behind make-up, friends and family would ask me “what happened to your skin?”. Alissa taught me that my acne was a result of poor product choices and consuming foods that were triggering my acne outbreaks. I was buying high priced products, “acne-fighting” products and I felt like I was eating clean for the most part. I worked for a dermatologist and tried every prescription acne product under the sun, but that route didn’t work for me. Alissa has cured my acne from the inside and the outside, and taught me exactly what I need to do to maintain my beautiful, glowing skin. She devotes so much time and effort to her clients to ensure that we have a personalized plan to maximize results. Now, when I see friends and family, they say, “wow, look at your skin!”. I brag about Alissa to EVERYONE. People are always interested to know how she has learned this amazing science and art of helping people live acne-free. I have even been approached by other practicing estheticians who have commented on my skin and inquired about Alissa’s work. I could go on and on. Alissa has been such a blessing and I know that I can count on her for my personalized skin care needs for years to come.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    We started going to Alissa this March for my daughter’s acne. We had tried everything and have been to countless dermatologist and skin care specialist along with spending tons of money. Nothing worked! Alissa has been the only person who has completely cleared my daughters acne. It took about 3 months and she has very clear skin that is glowing. I would highly recommend anyone who has tried everything and nothing has worked to make an appointment with Alissa. She is booked out in advance and it is not easy to quickly be seen, but she is worth waiting for. There is a reason why it takes a while to get an appointment, SHE IS THAT GOOD!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am so happy I found Alissa and POREspective! It has seriously been the best move I’ve ever taken in fighting my skin issues. After 3 visits and getting into the groove of a new skin care routine, I have 0 acne and my skin has never been brighter. I’m 27, so I’ve tried it all-accutane, birth control, proactive, and every over the counter product you can think of buying at the pharmacy. However, I’ve never had success like the kind I’ve experienced with POREspective. Thank you so much Alissa! I love the products and the clinic, and cannot stop recommending friends to make an appointment with you or to visit your extremely informative website!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    I loved how Alissa spent the time going over the products I was currently using both topically and orally. I felt that a lot of time and attention was given to detail in my personal case and not just trying to prescribe something that has worked before for someone else. I love the fact that not only were we trying to take care of symptoms but we also got to the heart of why my body was continually breaking out. I can’t say enough about how happy I am with my results and saw them almost immediately.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    My freshman year at The University of Texas is when I first started to notice my acne. I had acne in high school, but normally just a few break outs here and there. As my acne started to worsen, I decided to see the University doctor. I was immediately prescribed antibiotics and retin-a on my first visit. I made several appointments with dermatologist after my initial appointment, but was also prescribed the same thing. So I went on antibiotics and retin-a and stayed on them for 2 years. During the first year and a half my face was pretty clear, but I still continued to have a few break outs more often than I would like. For the remaining half a year, I used antibiotics off and on because I didn’t feel they were effective anymore and also felt sick every time I took them.

    I then decided to stop taking antibiotics all together, but my face became inflamed and filled with break outs very quickly. My face hurt terribly from the breakouts and I also felt very self conscious going anywhere; especially when meeting people.

    So my parents then suggested I try seeing an acupuncturist. I went a few times for acupuncture. I also took Chinese medicine and cut out all dairy products, but this did not really seem to help either.

    I then decided to go back to the dermatologist, but this time was prescribed accutane and birth control. I remember leaving the dermatologist office in tears because I did not want to go on these powerful drugs and felt my acne would never go away.

    Inspired to look for another option, I stared searching for other ways to cure acne and happened upon Alissa’s website. I found POREspective but had to wait to get in. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first because I felt like I had tried many things and nothing was working, but I decided to give Alissa a shot before going on accutane. I must say am so glad I did give POREspective a chance, because Alissa has completely cleared my skin! It’s literally a miracle to me that I am acne free!!! My friends and family are always complementing my skin now because of Alissa! I am so thankful for her and her passion to help people get clear. She has helped me love myself more than ever. I feel a lot more self-confident because of her!

    So if you have any reservations, I would urge to you give POREspective a chance. Alissa is so understanding and great to work with. She will do everything possible to get you clear and I promise if you follow what she says and push through her skin care regiment you will have glowing skin too! 🙂 Thank you Alissa! 🙂

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was recommended to Alissa by a friend who got clear with her but had my doubts going into it. For anyone who has had skin problems, you’ve experienced the feeling of being letdown after using every product that promises clear skin and are willing to pay a pretty penny, so I went in skeptical.

    Within 6 weeks, I had not only clear skin but the smoothest skin since my youth. I’m in my late 20s and thought that this journey of finding clearer skin would never end! Alissa took the time to educate me on my skin, how to care for it and customize a home care regimen that was catered to my skin type.

    Once my skin had cleared, I still had concerns over the remaining pigmentation left behind from my previous acne years and slowly those faded as well! I highly recommend paying Alissa a visit if you’ve been frustrated by dermatologists, facials from fancy salons and products that just don’t seem to work – you won’t regret it!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am 40 years old and have struggled with acne all my life. I have finally got it under control on my face, but my chest and back still was breaking out like crazy. I had tried everything through out my life and nothing worked… I wasn’t sure i would ever see the day when it was clear. But I was getting married and really wanted my skin to be clear for my special day, so I wanted to try one more time. Alissa was able to clear it up in a month and a half and I have never seen it so clear! I can hardly believe it… And just in time for my wedding day 🙂 Thank you so much Alissa!! I can’t recommend her enough to anyone who has been struggling with acne!!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    The awful, inflamed, cystic acne that has scarred my face over the past four years is finally gone, thanks to Alissa! I had my first appointment with her in February, and we spent an hour and a half going over every single product that I put on my face, the foods that I eat, and the lifestyle habits that may affect my acne. In under a month after having make some changes, and beginning her products, I could feel and see visible changes. By April, I was having people comment on how great my face looked. I haven’t had even one single inflamed outbreak since May. Now it’s August, and I have been clear through an entire summer. The scars on my face are fading, and I feel comfortable going out without having to put on any make-up! Alissa’s products work, and it is absolutely incredible! She is very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. She makes you feel like you are her only client, and somehow she manages to remember the little details about your life, even if it’s been a whole six weeks since your last appointment. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with getting clear skin. You don’t have to struggle any more! The amount of care you receive with Alissa and the results that you see with following the home care regime she sets up are worth every single penny. Thank you, Alissa! I wear my graduation shirt proudly.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa is incredible. I’ve tried everything when it comes to my acne, and while some products worked for a certain period of time, nothing lasted. This past year my skin broke out worse than it ever has. It affected my self-esteem, and I was at a loss as to what to do. I came across Alissa in the Austin American Statesman, and after reading her reviews online decided to give her a shot. I was so thrilled by her hands-on approach. We went through every cosmetic product I was using and weeded out the ones with pore-clogging ingredients. She also talked about my diet and helped me figure out small changes I could make to help clear up my skin. I always felt very involved in the process and like I had control over the outcome. After only three months my severe acne is gone and my face is clear. Alissa is incredible, and I highly recommend her.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    I found Alissa and POREspective for my teen daughter, who was just starting to have issues with acne. It didn’t occur to me that she could help me, too. I’ve had acne only since I was about 30, as well as discoloration from the sun and melasma. I’d tried every product on the market, been to every expensive facial spa and doctor who wanted to put me on antibiotics and prescription drugs. In short, I’d given up. When I saw how amazing my daughter’s skin looked after just six weeks, I thought I’d give it a shot. At the first appointment, Alissa goes through the products you’re currently using, everything from skin care stuff to tooth paste and hair products. Turns out most of the stuff I was using (including some of the $150 jars of “you must buy this” product from the expensive spa) were terrible for my skin. I left the appointment with a clear understanding of what to use and what not to use on my skin. It was great to get some education with the treatment, which consisted of extractions and a chemical peel. The line of POREspective products is fantastic and I wouldn’t use anything else. I can’t recommend Alissa and the clinic any more highly. She is one of the very few people I’ve known that absolutely does what she says she will. She truly cares about getting your skin in the best, most healthy shape it can be in. My daughter’s skin is now perfect, and I no longer have to wear base makeup or concealer if I don’t want to. My skin looks better at 42 than it did when I was 32. It’s been a radical change.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’m clear! and i have to say thank you to Alissa who helped me fight my acne. If it wasn’t for her I do not know what i could of done to help treat the acne. She is a great,kind,sweet person, who has helped many to control acne. Not only she tells you what time of acne you are suffering from , but she advises you to eat healthier cut off on milk, cheese, change the type of salt you use. I was started to break out all over my cheeks during my high school senior year. I tried so many products and none of them worked. Until, one customer that was returning a belt at my retail job gave me Alissa’s business card and told me she would be glad to help you! The customer was right, indeed she did help me. I made an appointment with her. Throughout the months i started seeing results, my coworkers noticed my change. I was happy and glad that finally i found products and an acne specialist that treated my acne. You won’t regret making an appointment with Alissa! She and her clinic deserve more than five stars!! She has made my life a whole lot better!! Thank you Alissa,.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    If you’ve ever been to a dermatologist, you know that you’re given about ten minutes or less of their time before you are prescribed a treatment. I went to dermatologists for a decade and experienced this every time, until I finally worked my way through all the antibiotics and medications and went on accutane, which failed and did not clear my skin. With Alissa, your first time appointment consists of an in depth review of your type of acne and the products you use, in addition to your diet and lifestyle. It was SO helpful to have such a thorough first appointment to set up my routine and products. Each appointment after there is just as much consideration and attention given to you as a client, as well as extractions and a chemical peel! In only a few months my problem skin was completely clear and glowing. I cannot recommend Alissa’s treatment enough.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    I heard about Alissa and POREspective through a friend of mine who swore by her.When I had my first appointment, Alissa bluntly told me what I already knew: I was a product junkie. I struggled with acne on and off for ten years. I had tried EVERYTHING, from Proactive to Acutane to anything and everything on the drugstore shelf promising clear skin. Nothing worked. I was tired and discouraged and always self-conscious. I buckled down and followed Alissa’s instructions to the T. At first all of the changes felt overwhelming, but she encouraged me to take it in stride. She told me that my kind of acne would likely take 7 months to completely clear, but 5 months later I was clear! Now this doesn’t mean I don’t ever have flare-ups, but now I don’t panic or attack my face. I know how to counteract them. Her products are amazing, and most importantly… they work! And they work quickly! POREspective has changed my life (excuse the cliché, but it’s true)! I no longer spend an hour piling layers of makeup to cover up my acne (which only exasperated it). I know longer feel like people are looking past me to my breakouts. I feel light. I feel free. Thank you, Alissa!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa is a miracle worker! I was pregnant and struggling with adult acne when a girlfriend of mine referred me to POREspective. I really appreciated how Alissa modified and customized her program to safely accommodate my pregnancy. Before visiting the clinic I was spending so much time in the mornings trying to conceal my blemishes with make-up. Anyone with small children knows the importance of a streamlined morning routine. These days, I just wash my face and go! Alissa is a fabulous esthetician with a great personality. Now, during my monthly peels I feel like I’m catching up with a friend! Give POREspective a try!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    I came to see Alissa because I am a print model and was starting to lose jobs because of my acne. My acne has improved dramatically. No makeup needed for me! I’ve seen many different dermatologists but POREspective is by far the most effective. Alissa is very helpful and puts you on a detailed regimen. She even tells you the stuff you should not eat, which is very helpful. My skin never looked this good!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa is a wonderful skin coach. I have had acne problems for the past 10 years and she has made a huge a difference. My skin is clear and I am no longer trying to cover up breakouts with too much make up. She is very easy to talk to and she knows exactly what to do to see results quickly. I am so glad I called her and listened to all her advice. She really is like a coach, and this is a process, but I followed through and am extremely pleased and would highly recommend her.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    I suffered from cystic acne and hyper pigmentation for more than 15 years. I don’t need to detail all I tried, because other reviewers did exactly what I did. I began breaking out when I was in my mid-20s. I’m now clear in my 40s thanks to Alissa and PORESPECTIVE. Listen, she knows skin. She is extremely smart and determined to fix your skin. She questions and listens extensively before offering any treatments. She has many different ways to approach the many different types of acne, but her methods are founded in facts and science. And they work. She said it would take three months to get rid of the rotten (expensive and natural) products on my skin. We threw out about half the creams, treatments and products I was trying to use. I did so without hesitation, because I had to trust that “this” was going to work. After all, I had tried it all. Three months later my acne was gone. By four month my scars were dramatically healing. I tell you, this works. Do what Alissa says, be patient and persistent and you will have clear skin. I suffered for years and years. I spent hours and hundreds of dollars to cover my skin. I don’t have to wear make up anymore. Really. Can you imagine? If you have acne, go to Alissa and PORESPECTIVE.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve been seeing Alissa since she was in esthetician school, devoting herself to learning everything about acne. I won my long battle against aging acne! Alissa is so thorough and committed to her clients, and as a result, my skin looks better than ever. My acne is under control for the first time in 20 years. Alissa changed my skin and my life!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    POREspective rocks! I’m amazed at my clear skin. I love the awesome Acne Peels and extractions plus my super easy at home regimen. It feels so good to rid my bathroom of all the products I’ve tried without success. Alissa cares about her clients and is determined to get results. You won’t be disappointed!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa is an amazing acne specialist and nutritionist! I first visited her after hearing great things from another friend who got clear with her, and I was so happy with my experience. Since I’m a bride getting married in a few months, I want flawless skin. Alissa evaluated my skin and recommended an acne peel as well, and she helped educate me on the right skincare regimen for my skin type. I’ll be going back for my next treatment soon, and I know I can always count on Alissa to help me look my very best!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa is the absolute best at treating acne. I’ve lived in New York and L.A., and POREspective products go with me wherever I go. My sister is a client, too. We could not live without Alissa to take care of our skin.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa at POREspective is a godsend! I was referred to her by a co-worker because I was getting married, and I wanted to ensure that I would have a clear complexion for my big day. Since I was 19, I suffered from deep, under the skin chin acne that was very painful and seemed to take weeks to heal.

    Alissa really took the time to learn about what hair and make up products I used, as well as what I ate, to get a full picture of what might be contributing to my acne. She gave me a new morning and night time cleansing routine that was easy to stick to and really did work!

    It’s been two years since she helped clear up my skin, and I still pop in to see Alissa a couple times a year just to make sure my skin is staying in check. I trust her with my acne issues more than I trust my dermatologist, and that is saying something! Schedule an appointment with her today. You won’t be disappointed!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa is a great person to work with! My 15 year old son had been dealing with his acne problem for almost two years on Proactive but was still breaking out. I was doing some research online for the Austin area and was fortunate enough to locate her. After his first visit with, we could already see a huge difference. Within 3 months it was completely under control and he is acne free. Of course it helps if your child is really wanting help to get rid of his/her acne and follows the given ‘homework’. He made a few mistakes but realized the consequences of eating bad food which caused a temporary break out. But once he went back to following Alissa’s eating plan he has happily maintained his face and is very proud of himself. Thanks so much Alissa!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve struggled with bad acne for 12 years. I’ve tried everything from topical and oral medications prescribed by multiple dermatologists, organic remedies and skin care products and numerous visits to skin specialists. Nothing worked. Because of my past experience, I was skeptical that anything would work. I was at the point where I thought I would have to just accept the fact that I would have terrrible skin for the rest of my life. After just ONE DAY after seeing Alissa (no kidding!), I saw a huge difference in the look and feel of my skin. A few days after my first visit, I was getting compliments from family members, friends and coworkers on the look of my skin (I can’t recall a time in my life when I have ever been complimented on my skin)! The breakdown of everything that could be causing my breakouts along with the step-by-step process of product application was extremely eye opening and helpful. In addition, I was shocked at how reasonable her prices are (especially for products that actually work). I can’t express my appreciation enough! Highly recommended!!! A+++

  31. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve seen different dermatologists on and off for over ten years to try to clear my face up. I’m still relatively new to town so I randomly found Alissa on Yelp. I emailed her and she gave me some tips that I could do even before my first appointment. During my first appointment, she set me up with a morning and nightly routine. She checked all of my hair products to make sure I was using good stuff (turned out I wasn’t.) I switched products, stayed away from certain foods, and stuck with her routine for three weeks and I’m pretty much clear. One interesting thing is that not only is my face clear, but I can actually count on it being clear instead of wondering every morning if I’m going to wake up with a giant zit. That’s brand new for me. I’ve always had windows of clear face time between breakouts, and could only hope that the windows lined up with important events. Life is different now. Thank you, Alissa!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5


    I went to POREspective to get clear skin for my wedding. Alissa was awesome. She did treatments every few weeks and put me on a home plan that got my skin clear in 3 months. Because of her I had flawless skin on my wedding day!

  33. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wow! Is all I can say! I have been seeing Alissa to control my hormonal acne & melasma. I’m so impressed with her knowledge, candor & support. I can confidently say that I’ve had 2 monthly cycles now with NO breakouts!! This is truly amazing! I am client for life!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve had problems with acne for most of my life and I’ve tried almost everything: very expensive skin care products, antibiotics and even Accutane – nothing worked consistently. After reading an article about Alissa in the Austin American Statesman, I scheduled an appointment. I am SO GLAD I did. Alissa is amazing, and so are all of the POREspective products. The combination of taking all of her advice and using the products daily as instructed, cleared my skin completely. My skin texture and overall complexion has improved so dramatically, that my friends and family compliment me. I always enjoy my appointments with Alissa – her treatments are done in a relaxing atmosphere. Plus she is very nice and funny, which makes me look forward to my next visit. I highly recommend POREspective!

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    We love Alissa! I first contacted her at POREspective to help my teenage daughter with her skin problems. It’s only been a few months but my daughter has already ‘graduated’ from Alissa’s program with clear skin. After watching her work with my daughter I also went to her to improve the quality of my skin, which she did. We love her products. Her dietary advice to help curb my daughter’s acne not only did so but also improved my family’s diet in general. She also makes all her skin, dietary and product advice available on her website which is very convenient. She is pleasant to work with and we always enjoy our appointments. We highly recommend her. Thank you Alissa!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5


    After never having my ideal desired skin and spending lots of time and money at dermatologists and other skin care specialists, I found Alissa! She was able to change the status of my acne in two weeks more than anyone ever had in my entire life. She teaches you and helps you attack it from all different angles including medicine, treatments, diet, environment, product, etc.. She teaches you things that you quickly wonder why no one ever told you this before. She’ll take a medicine that maybe was prescribed to you before, but actually teach you how to use it. She genuinely cares about you and improving your situation while being understanding of your finances. Her services and products are extremely reasonable, especially when compared to other places I’ve been. She also would be proud if you found the end of an acne battle, even if it meant not coming in to see her anymore. I seriously could not say enough about how much I have enjoyed seeing her and how much my face has improved. I would suggest her to anyone no matter what issue they are having and be confident in the fact that they will find a solution with her. She also loves to listen to music and is fun to talk to! 🙂

  37. Rated 5 out of 5


    I couldn’t be happier with my experience at Porespective and the effectiveness of Alissa’s treatment. With a refreshing approach that is unique and comprehensive, you receive individualized treatment that can be highly effective with dedicated use. Although it may seem daunting to schedule your first appointment, it is well worth the wait, given the amount of attention and education you will receive as one of Alissa’s clients. If you’re struggling to control your skin, Alissa and her products can return balance to your complexion and the happiness that comes along with it. I will gratefully continue my treatment with Porespective and encourage anyone struggling with troubled skin to give it a try. Thanks Porespective!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’m so happy I found Alissa and porespective! I suffered with acne for almost a decade. Ever since I was twelve years old, my face was always covered in acne. Big zits, whiteheads, blackheads, you name it. My face was horrible, and my self-esteem even worse. Anybody that goes through this knows how terrible one can feel. I would always hide myself, because I didn’t want to scare people away or have them laugh at me. I couldn’t even look at my own mother in the eye without feeling bad about myself. I missed out in life for years. Until I came across this clinic. I was a little hesitant to meet Alissa at first, because I had met with a handful of dermatologists before, and none of them were able to help me clear up. I decided to take the risk, because why not? Well…by far the best decision I’ve ever made in my life! I cleared up within three months using the porespective acne products and eating clean. I have to tell you, it requires patience but it’ll be worth it. I promise. I now have been clear for a whole year, and I couldn’t be any happier. My self-esteem has gone up, and I no longer hide from anybody. So if you’re reading this don’t think about it twice! Schedule an appointment. You won’t regret it. Forever thankful for your help.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5


    I live in San Antonio and found Porespective after searching for an alternative solution for my teen daughter. She has seen a dermatologist in SA for years as a very young tween and nothing she gave her worked much. I didn’t want her on birth control, and some of the antibiotics and topicals she did use that worked for a while concerned me. I didn’t want her on them long term, so her acne would always come back with a vengeance once she was of of them (and she would only partially clear up anyway). After hearing from my other teen that this one was having self-esteem issues, I became very concerned. The acne was having a deeper than skin affect. On top of that, she had started to get some serious cystic acne that was damaging her skin more permanently. Big cystic acne! I was at a loss and seeing my child hurting was difficult. I have a beautiful girl but all she was seeing was acne, and unfortunately, so were others. Very well-meaning parents came to me with their solutions, and I was frustrated at their pointing out her skin to me as well as doing it in front of her! I found Alissa’s site and immediately set up an appointment. I also bought the products recommended online while waiting on the appointment. I read she would begin extractions and a peel at the first appointment if my daughter was on her products for a month, so we had no time to lose! My daughter has been using the products now for about 4-5 months, and we have gone to 2 appointments as well (with a 3rd one soon…yes we drive to Austin for them) and lately I can say WOW! The most stubborn ones were the cystic acne ones, but even they are finally gone! She still has some progress, but I would say about 75% of her acne is gone now. FYI, Alissa’s products or appointments are not “cheap”. If you want your skin clear, it’s gonna cost some. We’ve spent hundreds of dollars in a few months, but my daughter’s renewed confidence is so worth it. Thanks to God for putting Alissa in our path!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5


    I found Alissa when I first moved to Austin back in 2013…. What a blessing that was. She knew what products and advice I needed to clear up my acne and keep my skin clear! It gave me such a great boost in confidence not to have to try to hide or cover my face from the world. Thank you Alissa!!

  41. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have been searching for someone to help me with my skin problems for over 15 years. I have tried every kind of acne medicine and many dermatologists. My skin kept breaking out. I saw an add for Porespective in the local Impact magazine and I thought I would try it. Allissa is excellent at what she does. My skin looks great. It just took 2 months. If you follow exactly what she tells you to do, then your skin will look good. She is so thorough and dedicated to helping you. I am so glad I found her, I can’t thank her enough for all her help.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5


    POREspective has been a miracle worker! I began with them on April 19, 2013. My cheeks were saturated in the most horrendous looking acne. Kids would ask their parents “What are those dots on her face?”. It was the lowest time of my life.
    By July 16th, 2013 I ‘graduated’ and returned to the refreshing feeling of clear skin! It was from POREspective’s skin care regime and consistent visits that I was able to accomplish this seemingly unattainable task. Thank you POREspective!

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had my first virtual appointment in December and had bought the inflamed kit a week before. With just a week of using POREspective products my pimples were not as inflamed. I met Alissa in person for my in clinic treatment in January and at that time i only had a few active acne. It is now March and i have one or two little pimples which was never the case for me. All I have left are hyper-pigmentation to treat. If you are wiling to follow the routine for the products and eat healthy your skin will improve in no time. Alissa is great and i am so thankful to have found her and porespective.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had been a proactiv user for a very long time. Almost a year ago I noticed that my skin was breaking out and that the proactiv was no longer working. My acne became so bad that I started becoming real self conscious about my skin. This was very uncharacteristic of me. I read many reviews about POREspective and finally decided to make an appointment. I am so glad I did. Alissa’s approach to getting clear skin is just wonderful. She works with you to improve your overall health all together. After my first session with Alissa, I learned just how invested she becomes with each of her clients. She takes the time to review your routine and coaches you on how to make improvements. The results you get are what you put into it. I initially started making changes to my lifestyle prior to my first session with Alissa. After the appointment I made even more changes. My skin has improved immensely. If you are wondering whether or not to try POREspective, wonder no more. POREspective will change your skin, beauty, health and overall well being.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5


    I wish I could post a picture because my skin speaks for itself. I’m 31 and my acne suddenly came back in full force and nothing was working. Alyssa told me I would be clear by my friends wedding which was only weeks away and I didn’t think it was possible because of how bad my acne had gotten. But She really dives in and tackles diet, supplements and basically anything in your life that touches your face. I fully commited to all of it and I COULDN’T BELIEVE THE RESULTS. I went from a face full of acne to having one small blemish once every so often. If you’ve tried everything and your skin is important to you, I would highly recommend Porespective.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa is professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. I am very pleased with the (customer) service I have received, and the results of the POREspective treatment, including product line. A friend first recommended Alissa to me for my problem/ acne-prone skin, and I noticed results after only a few days of using the products. Over this time (6+ months?) I’ve also taken many of Alissa’s recommendations to make some minor lifestyle changes that support healthy skin (i.e. nutrition, supplements, hair/ skin products), and have had the in-office treatments. I think my skin is looking the best it ever has (I just turned 37), and I am not on any oral medication (I was certainly over that part!). When I started seeing Alissa, I was still wearing make-up on most days because I felt I “had” to. Now, I wear make-up if I “want” to, which for my preferences, is “rarely”. I highly recommend POREspective for anyone dealing with acne-prone skin.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa has truly been my saving grace! While dealing with high-stress (but still exciting!) wedding planning on top of my high-stress job, my acne-prone skin was an absolute disaster and I felt nothing like a beautiful bride-to-be. I so badly wanted clear, glowing skin for my wedding day! After empathizing with my lifelong battle with acne, a girlfriend of mine (who is a past POREspective client with beautiful, clear skin!) recommended that I go see Alissa and promised me that she would be able to clear my face in time for my wedding, which was just 6 months away at that time! I had previously tried what felt like EVERYTHING to clear my skin with no long-term success. Since the age of 17 when my acne issues began, I’d seen several dermatologists, tried numerous medications, and had used way too many acne-clearing products. My skin would clear for awhile, but the acne would always return, particularly during high-stress times. I was doubtful but still determined, and I contacted Alissa right away. Six months later, I married my handsome groom with CLEAR, GLOWING skin, and I am eternally grateful to Alissa for her dedication, intelligence, understanding, kindness, faith, and persistence in clearing my skin. Alissa became not just my life-saving esthetician, but also my cherished friend. Alissa has an obvious passion for bettering lives by clearing skin coupled with superior knowledge and technique. Perhaps most importantly though, she truly takes the time to get to know a client on a personal level and analyzes every aspect of the client’s lifestyle in order to determine the root causes of a client’s acne and to formulate a skin-clearing process that is uniquely specialized for that client. And trust me, it works!

  48. Rated 5 out of 5


    Alissa at POREspective has saved my skin. I’ve dealt with acne on and off since I was 13. Now in my 30s, I was tired of breaking out and feeling embarrassed about my skin. After working with Alissa my acne is almost entirely gone and my skin tone and texture is noticeably improved. I am now confident leaving my house without makeup and I don’t feel embarrassed to sit in professional meetings anymore!

  49. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’m not sure what my word allowance is on this review, but I could probably write a ten page essay about the wonders that POREspective has worked for me. I have been an acne sufferer since middle school (I am now 27) and had tried every topical and oral medicine that a dermatologist can prescribe as well as multiple facials and expensive laser treatments. None of them got me results I was fully happy with. I was referred by a friend to Alissa in early 2014 and it wasn’t until I started treatments with her that I saw real and lasting improvement in my skin. I can’t begin to explain how blown away I was by our first appointment together. She had researched every product I was currently using and told me what was ok to continue with based on ingredients and what was actually worsening my acne. And I don’t mean just skin products like face wash and make up. She looked into my shampoo, toothpaste, chapstick, etc. We went over foods that cause acne, laundry detergent, vitamins, birth control….I was insanely amazed at how thorough she is. No dermatologist had ever done that for me nor given me any of this kind of information before.

    After a few treatments, I was clear and confident before I knew it! I can’t describe to you how incredible it felt to have completely clear skin after so many years of pimple after pimple. Time passed and I didn’t need to go in for treatments anymore, my skin was doing great with the POREspective products. It wasn’t until I went on an “all-natural” kick that I fell off the wagon. I began to look into using oil-based products on my skin that contained ingredients like tea tree and carrot. Before I knew it I was mixing my own pure oils based on information from blogs and websites and using them on my skin, all in the name of being “all-natural.” Little did I know I was kicking myself into what I call a nine month-long acne RELAPSE, and not a mild one. For the next nine months I would have the worst acne I had ever had in my entire life.

    After a few months of thinking it was just the initial reaction to the oils and that it would get better (again, information from the internet), I finally turned to Alissa to ask for help. I think the subject line of the email I sent her was literally “HELP ME!” And just to reiterate how much of a life-saver POREspective has been for me: for the majority of the time I have been a client, I have lived in Dallas and have driven the three hours to Austin every time for a treatment. That’s how good Alissa is at what she does. I remember going back to Austin for the first time for a treatment during my relapse feeling so defeated. How could my skin be so bad after I had been so clear? If you are an acne sufferer, you can relate to that feeling. I walked into the appointment and immediately Alissa gave me comfort in the fact that I was going to get clear again. And that is exactly what happened! After a few treatments in Austin, using POREspective products, icing inflamed acne, and extreme self-discipline with refraining from picking I was back to being clear. Initially I had a lot of pigmentation (red spots where acne had been) which has since gone away due to POREspective serums. I continue to use POREspective products, including the new At-Home Peel Pads and Enzyme Mask which I had been anxiously awaiting. Love them!

    I can’t describe how amazing it feels to be clear after such a terrible relapse, and how thankful I am to have been connected with Alissa back in 2014. I am living proof that POREspective is the solution for acne. It worked incredibly for me, TWICE!

    I can’t thank Alissa and POREspective enough, my life has literally been changed. Thank you!

  50. Rated 5 out of 5


    I woke up to wash my face and there was not even one bump on my face.
    It was the smoothest I have every felt it in at least 5 years! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I put my arms up in the air for victory. You have done more than clear up my face. You have helped lift my spirits. You have helped me feel beautiful again. You have allow me to walk around without make up again.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meghan S.

    I have had acne for over 20 years. I have been to dermatologists, tried every topical prescription out there, proactive, laser treatments, you name it…basically everything. Nothing worked. My acne is a truly persistent beast. I had cystic acne and small bumps mostly concentrated around my jaw and cheeks. When I first started with Alissa I was hesitant because I thought it was going to be an experience similar to those I had with dermatologists. Boy was I wrong. After an in depth analysis of my daily life, including foods, skin care, toiletries, supplements, and makeup, Alissa at POREspective was able to pinpoint what was causing my acne and gave me safe replacements. I kid you not, my skin cleared up in a few weeks! After 20 YEARS of searching, I finally found my miracle. It’s been months now and my skin is still totally clear. I’m truly astounded and so grateful to have found POREspective.

  52. Rated 5 out of 5


    I cannot sing the praises of Porespective and Alissa enough. I am clear after twelve years of misery with cystic and hormonal acne that plagued me for most of my childhood and young adulthood. It’s been two years since originally going through Alissa’s program and I’m still loving my skin. I never wear makeup anymore and my quality of life has just improved so much. I’m so lucky to have found Porespective and learned how to care for my skin! My friends sometimes borrow my moisturizer and love the products. This program has been a lifesaver in every way. If you’re at your wits end-go to Porespective, it was what finally, finally helped me to achieve clear skin.

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