We discovered Cassandra Bankson, a teenager suffering from severe acne, when she bravely showed her bare, makeup-free face to viewers on You Tube in 2010. The purpose was to demonstrate to other acne sufferers that it is possible to successfully fake the look of a clear complexion when battling acne. Fast forward two years later and Bankson has landed gigs with major national brands and fashion designers as their spokesperson and model.
Today’s New York Post features a story on Bankson’s debut at New York fashion week. “I used to sit back and let acne ruin my life,” Bankson tells the Post. “But it got to the point where I needed to do something to get myself out of the rut.” Bankson admits she got her first pimple at age 9 and was diagnosed with cystic acne at 14. Although Bankson has mastered the art of covering her pimples, it is her regular visits to the dermatologist that really did the trick in healing her acne-prone skin. Bankson told the Post that her skin condition is about 70 percent improved since she first appeared on You Tube.
If you suffer from cystic acne like Bankson, the best thing you can do for your skin is seek medical help from a board-certified dermatologist. Severe acne will not heal itself and can leave behind permanent scarring. Treatments such as Isolaz Acne Therapy, Blue Light Therapy and Photodynamic Therapy work wonders in terms of treating acne.