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Dull Skin Diaries: When It's Time for a Chemical Peel

Dull Skin Diaries: When It's Time for a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels. They combat a host of skin issues from acne, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles to just plain old dullness. And they happen to be the treatment de rigueur for aestheticians looking to give clients clear, glowing complexions this year.

Peeling off the dead skin of your face with a handful of peeling agents like alphahydroxy, betahydroxy and salicylic acids, glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, retinoic acid and trichloroacetic among others—can be done every few months. The results are somewhat dramatic, although it may take up to a few days and a series of sessions to see it. Regardless of the peeling agent used, your skin is left regenerated—revealing smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

Chemical peels are easy to do, often times we call them "lunch-time peels" because they are so quick and require very little downtime.  Depending on the type and strength of your peel you will experience some facial redness and varying degrees of peeling.  That being said, its a small price to pay for that "refreshed" feeling we all want, especially during these dull, drying winter months.  Call the skincare specialists today and Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic center to schedule your appointment, 206.859.5777,  chemical peels are a quick, easy, affordable way to look and feel your best!

Obagi named "Best Skincare System" sold in Doctor's Office

Now is the time to take care of your skin, no matter what your age


  • As featured in Peoples Stylewatch September issue Under “Best Serums For…UV Protection,” C E Ferulic is “A powerful combo of anti-oxidants prevents sun damage and improves skin tone.”
  • As featured in Fitness magazines September issue Phyto+ featured as a go to product for reducing brown spots, dark patches and fine lines that result from constant sun exposure on hands. “To help fade dark patches, try…a gel with botanical lighteners, such as kojic acid and arbutin, both found in SkinCeuticals Phyto +.”

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I am thrilled and excited to share the placement from the October 2011 issue of Allure, featuring its highly-anticipated “Best of Beauty” Awards, in which SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF wins the award for “Best Anti-Aging Treatment: Antioxidant.”

I want to get rid of those dark circles under my eyes


 Dear Dr. Reichel,  

“As I aged and lost fat under my skin, the area under my eyes became darker. The Circles under my eyes have become more prominent. I have dark skin, so I'm wondering if this is a problem?  And secondly do I need bleaching creme, or something else to make these circles less prominent. “  Thank you. N.D.
Dear N.D.
Thanks for your question. I would love to see you for a consultation to help you with your dark circles. They can be so bothersome and take work to improve. In answer to your first question, I can treat any skin color/type for under-eye dark circles.  A fading cream, such as hydroquinone, can give some benefit. In addition, you should always be using an eye cream in the am and the pm. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive one on the block – depending on your “pocket book”. I love the Skin Ceuticals A.G.E. eye cream, but there are also great ones that are less expensive out there too (Oil of Olay makes a great product).
Other ideas could include fillers under the eyes, such as Juvederm, or Restylane, or even possibly lasers. The best idea is to come in for a consultation we me and we can look together and make a plan. Please call my office at 206. 859.5777 at your earliest convenience, I look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Jennifer Reichel of Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle 

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