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Skin Savers-What Are They & How Can We Benefit

 As featured on the Today show, the Editor-In-Chief of Allure Magazine discusses the five biggest mistakes women can make when it comes to caring for our skin.  Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center is a strong believer in pairing your antioxidants with your sunscreen to get the best possible outcome.  Skinceuticals  CE Ferulic is well-known and loved by many dermatologists and can be purchased at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle.

Tightening, firming and lifting with Thermage!

Thermage procedures help smooth, tighten and deep contour skin for an overall younger looking appearance without surgery or injections.  There is little to no downtime after treatment allowing you to quickly get back to your normal routine.  Thermage procedures work on all skin types and colors; it's safe to use year round, you do not have to avoid the sun as with other laser treatments.  Many patients have seen flatter, smoother skin on the tummy, legs, knees, buttocks and arms.  You will notice softened wrinkles above the knees and a reduction of crepey skin.  The effects of a Thermage treatment continue to improve for up to six months following a single treatment.

Fraxel on Good Morning America Health

  During the *online segment of ABC's Good Morning America Health, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar features Fraxel as an excellent treatment allowing patients to look younger in as quickly as 15 minutes, as well as reverse sun damage, scaring, melasma and diminish wrinkles. Watch as he explains how Fraxel, unlike other laser systems, resurfaces skin effectively, reducing average recovery time to only two to three days!

 Click here to view the segment.

Call Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center today to schedule your cosmetic consultation for Fraxel, 206.859.5777.

What's News at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center

Liposuction and

Check out the interview that Dr. Reichel did for on liposuction treatment.  Go to

As a busy mom myself, I was honored to do an interview for this fabulous site.  It can be hard to get your shape back after having babies.  As I am busy working and running around after my twin one year old daughters and my three year old son, it reminds me of how important it is to take time for you (and how hard it can be to find that time).

Just last week I did liposuction on a young woman who just couldn't get her tummy back into shape after giving birth to a 9 lb baby boy last year.  We did the procedure on a Friday morning and she'll be up and ready to go by Monday (She still needs to be careful lifting andwill be sore for a couple of weeks).  When she came back in on Monday she was so happy with how flat her stomach was - and she was only 3 days out from her liposuction procedure.  I really love being able to give women the wonderful flat tummy or hips they had before pregnancy - or, for that matter, that they never really had.  Liposuction is such a great way to remove unwanted areas of fat - Permanently.

Eye Bag Laser Treatment

Dr. Reichel is excited about a segment on the Dr. Oz show called The Fix: Plastic Surgery (aired February 9, 2011). They talked about revolutionary plastic surgery procedures including under-eye bag treatment. Dr. Reichel performs the exact same surgery for under-eye bags. She performs lower eyelid blepharoplasty and Festoon Laser treatment for these dark, unwanted under-eye bags and circles.

At the end of February, 2011, Dr. Reichel treated a patient, Lori, whom she had seen in consultation earlier in the month. Lori had unwanted under-eye circles, swollen bags, and crepe-like changes to the skin around her eyes. She also had festoons. A Festoon is a swollen mound that forms on your cheek under your lower eye bag, and like Under-Eye bags can make you look tired and unhealthy.

On the Dr. Oz show, they treated an avocado to show what happens during the Eye Bag Laser Treatment. "The laser takes off the top layer of the avocado and the color starts to change and the skin looks a bit smoother. They then went through the middle layer of the avocado's skin to get to the deeper layer which is a lime green color.  In relation to your under-eye area, this is where your skin will create new elastic collagen fibers.  From this point, a person will grow new skin all over again from the bottom layer up".

For Lori, Dr. Reichel made an incision to take out the lower level of fat (this is called a trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty). She then used the Total FX fractional CO2 laser to resurface the skin. You can actually see the skin tightening as the laser goes over the area. After just 2 weeks, Lori looked fabulous. Her skin was smooth, and best of all, the festoons were gone.

BOGO Radiesse Special A Huge Success

We would like to thank MerzAesthetics for helping us with the buy one, get one free on Radiesse wrinkle correction filler. It is great to be able to do just the right amount of filler for cheek volume, and other facial lines and wrinkles. Dr. Laurie Jacobson will feature this special again on Tuesday, March 22nd. Call today 206.859.5777 to book your appointment and receive this extra special savings.

Skin Cancer Awareness

The providers at Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center are joining with the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). We will be offering FREE skin cancer screening exams the afternoons of May 3rd and 19th.  Please call our office 206.859.5777 to schedule your appointment.

As Seen On Dr. Oz: Asclera Spider Vein Procedure

For many of us, unsightly spider veins determine whether we avoid wearing shorts this summer.  We can help!  The physicians at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center can erase these unsightly spider veins using a technique called sclerotherapy.  Consider these leg veins to be kind of like a tree sprouting from one main branch.  You look for the main branch of a spider vein cluster, make an Asclera injection to collapse the main trunk, and the little branches disappear along with it.  You wear compression stockings for 2-3 weeks to make sure that the veins stay closed, and once the spider veins are gone, they are gone forever!

As Seen On Dr. Oz: Solta Dual Laser

Dr. Jennifer Reichel & Dr. Laurie Jacobson of Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center treat patients with the Solta Dual Laser or Fraxel Dual Laser as it's also called.  The Dual, when used as a Sun Damage Laser Treatment, offers amazing results with discoloration and pigmentation.  It is also FDA approved to help remove pre-cancerous skin problems, also called actinic keratosis (AKs).

You first apply a topical anesthetic to the face, or area, being treated; then apply the Solta Dual laser with several passes, generally taking no more than 20-30 minutes.  Apply ice packs for about 10 minutes immediately afterward and then head home; you can expect minimal downtime, which will include facial redness and swelling.  Dr. Oz says, this is money definitely well spent on this Sun Damage Treatment!

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