Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Dr. Reichel received the 2012-13 'William Baker Meritorious Service Award'. The recipient of this award is chosen by the University of Washington Dermatology Residents each year. The award is given for "Best Teaching" physician of the year. Each quarter, Dr. Reichel sponsors a "Cosmetic Procedure" teaching session with the residents. These sessions are about Botox, injecting Fillers, Chemical Peels, Lasers, and Sclerotherapy. It is the time when the residents receive actual Hands-On training in these cosmetic procedures. Dr. Reichel also has residents and fellows come to her clinic to follow her through-out a day to learn cosmetic procedures and how to perform cosmetic consultations. She received this award in 2006-2007 for her teaching skin cancer surgery to the Dermatology Residents at the VA Hospital. Congratulations Dr. Reichel!
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Friday, May 10th, 2013
Taken from a RealSelf interview with Dr. Jennifer Reichel
Dr. Jennifer Reichel who practices in Seattle says she believes that patients get better results if they use fat injections.
RS: What is your preferred method of adding volume back to aging hands?
Dr. Reichel: If the patient is willing to undergo the fat transfer, I certainly prefer it as a filling agent. I do use a lot of radiesse in the back of the hands because it’s very easy to do, the patient just comes in and you don’t have to worry about doing the liposuction procedure. It can look nice as well, but I personally prefer the fat.
RS: How is it done?
Dr. Reichel: For fat transfer in the hands you do a mini liposuction procedure where you remove the fat from the individual that you’re going to treat. Usually I remove it from the abdomen, it’s an easy place to get really nice fat for transfers. You insert a large volume of local anesthetic to numb the area, and you remove the fat using a very small canula and a syringe. Then you take the fat cells, and we have a special process where we spin them down and so it gets just the fat and you don’t have all the extra fluids. We store can store the fat in a freezer system for up to two years, and then for injecting it into hands it’s really easy to undergo.
I numb the back of the hand with a little bit of lidocaine, and then I attach the syringe with the fat in it to a small canula and insert the fat. The fat moves really easily through the tissues, and you can spread it throughout the hand. It’s a really great filler for hands, because unlike some of the other fillers it’s very malleable. Fat is the same viscosity as our underlining tissues, whereas the other fillers are a little more thicker and don’t move around quite as easily. You just inject it in there and it’s pretty instant. You may get a little swelling for about three or four days and that’s as far as side effects go.
RS: How long do they last?
Dr. Reichel: It depends on the individual. So the first time I usually do it I tell people they are going to need to return for a second transfer done somewhere between 3 and 6 months later, and then maybe a third at the same interval. Then at the end of the two year period of time we contact the patient before their fat expires and ask them how they’re doing and invite them back in for a final transfer. So usually people undergo somewhere between 2 and 4 treatments in that two year period of time. If you look at the text books they say that fat can last anywhere between 2 and 8 years. I’ve seen it where it’s been 10 years later and that patient still has really nice filled hands, then some other patients it only lasts about a year or so before they need to undergo the process again.
Before and after photos of Dr. Reichel’s patients who used fat transfer to restore volume to their hands.
Friday, May 10th, 2013
It's skin cancer awareness month and KOMO's Art Sanders talks to leading dermatologist Dr. Laurie Jacobson about the danger even here in Seattle
Monday, March 25th, 2013
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Monday, March 4th, 2013
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center now offers Ultherapy!
Call 206.859.5777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation or have your questions answered by one of our laser experts!
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
"The hottest option available" according to the Wall Street Journal
Last week, Ulthera's treatment, Ultherapy, was featured in the Wall Street Journal touted as "the hottest option available." Also stated:
"Ultherapy...is especially effective for sagging..."
"Ultherapy penetrates...under the skin to treat...a layer of fibrous tissue that helps give the face its shape."
Ultherapy is micro-focused Ultrasound for lifting, tightening and firming of lax skin. A great treatment option for the upcoming holiday season to look and feel your best! Please call our office at 206.859.5777 to schedule a consultation.
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Every dermatologist and skin-care professional has their own opinion when it comes to combining ingredients. Some doctors say strong ingredients should never be mixed together and should be used solely on their own, while others disagree, saying it’s safe to use them together as long as they’re applied at different times of the day. Before you layer product on top of product, seek out the advice of your dermatologist to reduce your risk of irritation.
Don’t mix vitamin C with:
1. Alphahydroxy Acids (AHAs): Overloading your skin with too many acid based-ingredients (both vitamin C and AHAs are acid-based) increases your chances of redness, peeling and irritation. “Some AHAs come with instructions to wash it off after a certain amount of time so that the skin can accommodate and tolerate it,” says Seattle dermatologist Jennifer Reichel, MD.
2. Copper Peptides: Copper peptides help to encourage elastin and collagen formation, making it necessary for wound healing. But when used with vitamin C, the effects of each are cancelled out, rendering the benefits useless.
3. Retinol: Many experts will say that super-strength concentrations of vitamin C and retinol shouldn’t be applied to the skin together, or only with extreme caution, since both are very powerful and can cause the skin to become dry. However, there are some topical products that contain both ingredients, but chances are they contain low concentrations of each, making them safe to use.
Don’t mix retinol with...
1. Benzoyl Peroxide: Retinol and benzoyl peroxide can ward off acne and prevent the formation of new blemishes, but when used simultaneously, they can counteract each other’s benefits. “Both are drying, exfoliating, peeling agents, and when they’re mixed together, they can cause excessive peeling, unwanted pigment, lasting redness and even blistering and scarring,” explains Dr. Reichel.
2. AHAs: Both retinol and AHAs can help to generate new collagen, but be careful when using them together. “It’s okay to use both as long as you are not too sensitive to the combination,” says Dr. Reichel. “Women with sensitive skin need to alternate, applying the AHA in the morning and retinol at night for the first few weeks so tolerance can be built.” If you’re using either a retinoid or AHA, it’s essential to use a daily sunscreen as well, since both cause UV sensitivity.
Monday, August 27th, 2012
Dr. Jennifer Reichel has won Seattle Met Magazine's 2012 Top Doctor's Award as one of Seattle's Best Dermatologists. Seattle Met teamed with professional ratings company, Avvo, to select the top four percent of practitioners in 72 specialties. This year a record number of doctors, almost 4,500, provided information to Avvo including education, training, special honors or positions held, and peer endorsements. The results appear in the August 2012 issue alongside in-depth coverage of health and medical issues written in the Seattle Met. The issue is always a best seller! On Newsstands now!
Sunday, July 29th, 2012