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December 2016 Specials and Events

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December 2016 Specials and Events are here. Ideas for Your Holiday Wish List & Gift List... Gift card extravaganza with specials on prices, FREE consultations with Mary, plus specials on Clarisonic, Vitalize Peel, Kybella, Latisse, Laser Hair Removal, and SkinTyte. Learn more by reading through our specials or contact us at 206-859-5777 or via our contact page.

October 2016 Events and Specials

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October 2016 Specials and Events are here. Save the Date for our Evening of Beauty on Thursday, November 3rd in Northgate and Thursday, Dec 1st in Renton. Get Botox at $10/unit, plus 15% OFF all retail products. From head to toe, get holiday ready! Read about our top 10 treatments. Learn more by reading through our specials, contact us, or RSVP for our August Events at 206-859-5777.

Cellfina - voted Best of Beauty Award Winner by Allure Magazine, 2015

Dr. Reichel and Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center are excited to introduce the only FDA approved treatment for CELLULITE.

Cellfina TreatmentCellfina is a minimally invasive, one-time procedure shown to improve cellulite. It combines a proven approach with innovative technology to smooth the dimples and pockets of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.

Cellfina treats the primary structural cause of cellulite – the connective bands woven throughout fat. These tight bands pull down the skin, creating the puckering you see on the surface. Like a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out.

Cellfina is brand new. However, the studies that were done to prove efficacy showed significant reduction of cellulite. What is amazing – 96% of patients reported high rates of satisfaction – and that was TWO YEARS after treatment.

Before Cellfina | After CellfinaThe exciting new Cellfina is only offered by a group of premier physicians. As leaders in the field of aesthetic surgery, liposuction, and cosmetic medicine, Dr. Reichel, and Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center are one of the only clinics in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle to offer the treatment.

Results of the treatment show up about one month after treatment. There is minimal downtime (some bruising and tenderness), and no serious side effects were shown in the study. AND, patients tolerate it quite well.
Before the procedure, the skin and underlying tissue are numbed with lidocaine. Therefore, there is little pain associated with treatment. We do recommend taking a couple of days after the procedure to rest – but you could go back to work the day after treatment if you really need to.

Please check out our Cellfina page, visit to see reviews on the treatment, or come in for a consultation with Dr. Reichel in person.

INFINI™, the latest innovative technology for acne scars and wrinkle reduction

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center announces the addition of INFINI™, the latest innovative technology for acne scars and wrinkle reduction.

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center is excited to announce the latest addition to its growing clinic, INFINI. This unique High Intensity Focused RF device is specially developed for wrinkle reduction and acne scars through 3-D volumization; it maximizes results while minimizing patient discomfort. Infini provides a long overdue solution for dark or tanned skinned patients, who until now had limited energy-based treatment choices. Patients in Seattle now have a new alternative treatment for fine lines and acne scar treatment that is comfortable and won’t keep them hidden at home during recovery while still providing outstanding results.

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Understanding Fraxel Laser Treatment

Fraxel laser treatment is a rejuvenation procedure for the face with the help of laser treatment. It is used to treat a range of face conditions using Fraxel lasers which cause fractional photothermolysis of the skin. The treatment helps you in achieving more youthful and healthier looking skin. The process was developed by Solta Medical in 2001 with the aid of Dr. Cameron Rokhsar in New York

Benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatment

There are multiple benefits you can achieve from this procedure. Some are: skin resurfacing, reduced fine lines around the eyes, reduced pigmented lesions caused due to age or sun spots, removal of acne scars, removal of surgical scars, getting rid of discoloration and uneven pigmentation.

There are mainly three categories of Fraxel laser treatment:

  • Fraxel re-fine treatment - This is the most gentle option for prevention and maintenance. The method is also used to treat minor skin damage. It helps in reduction of fine line around the eyes, age spots or sun spots, pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
  • Fraxel re-store treatment - This is used for the treatment of mild to severe skin damage. It helps in resurfacing damaged skin to uncover younger and youthful looking skin. Apart from treating wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation and uneven skin tone, it also helps in elimination of surgical scars.
  • Fraxel re-pair treatment - This treatment option is used in cases of severe skin damage. A kind of facelift, this treatment helps in the process of skin tightening and corrects severe skin damage.

It usually takes about 25 minutes to half an hour to complete a Fraxel treatment session and you will come in 1 hour prior to the procedure for numbing. The recovery period varies from a day to about a week based on the kind of treatment.

Want to Know More Details About Fraxel treatment. Contact Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center.

Contact Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center for any assistance on Fraxel treatment. Our offices are situated in Seattle and Renton. You may visit us there or you may call us at 206-859-5777.

Welcome the New Halo Laser!

Welcome the Halo Laser to our Renton Clinic!
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center is happy to announce the newest arrival to our state-of-art laser suite. 

Limited Time...Pick one of the packages below for an exclusive offer that ends June 15 and be the first to get your Halo Glow!

Package 1: Purchase one treatment area of your choice and receive the second treatment 50% OFF


(Savings of up to $750) 

Package 2: Purchase any treatment area and receive chest, neck or hands for FREE 

(Savings of up to $750) 


Over time, your skin can lose its youthful glow. Halo eliminates years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth. Halo restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger with minimal downtime.

Halo precisely targets years of damage to your skin, including: Discoloration, Sun damage, Visible signs of aging, Uneven skin tone, Enlarged pores, Poor texture, Fine lines, Scar revision 

Everyone's skin is different. Everyone's needs are different. Halo allows Dr. Erica Linnell to customize your treatment to the downtime you have available and the results you want. Need to be back at work tomorrow? A light treatment creates silky smooth, vibrant skin that's ready for makeup the next day. Want to wow them? A more aggressive treatment will give your skin a deep youthful glow with just a few days of downtime. Ask Dr. Linnell today about the Halo Glow.

Will Cosmetic Procedures Make You Happy?

In most cases, patients who plan on getting cosmetic surgery believe that it will improve the quality of their life and make them happier. While experts agree that patients are known to experience a boost in their self-esteem and self-confidence post-surgery, until recently there had yet to be any scientific documentation to official prove this is true. According to research information offered from experts, science now backs up this claim, declaring that cosmetic surgery can, in fact, make patients feel happier not only with how they look, but in other areas of their life as well.

Recent Research

A study conducted at two European Universities aimed to determine the long-term positive effects of plastic surgery and its effect on happiness. The studies were centered on the question "Does cosmetic surgery increase quality of life?" The researchers looked into facial surgeries specifically, and found that the majority of patients felt significantly better about themselves, their appearance, and experienced more happiness as a result of the surgery.

The Results

The researchers found that happiness increased in patients post-surgery because the boost in self-confidence and self-esteem they experienced from the physical modifications of the procedures. When the patient's self-image is improved, his or her quality of life is also improved, as the individual feels more confident in taking the steps needed for a happier life. The study also included those who had cosmetic surgery done, along with those who planned to have the surgery done, but decided not to. The patients who decided to go without the surgery did not experience the boost in happiness that those who had the surgery did.

Are You Considering Cosmetic Surgery? Contact Pacific Dermatology And Cosmetic Center

For more information about any of the procedures we offer, contact the Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Seattle and Renton. To schedule an appointment, please call 206-859-5777. We look forward to meeting you.

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Temporary Tattoos Not Necessarily Harmless

When a local boy got a $5 temporary tattoo in April, he never dreamed he'd end up at the doctor's office with what might end up bring a permanent scar. Now he and his mother want other families to know that henna tattoos are not necessarily risk free.

Ten-year-old Jack Whitehead was excited to get his tattoo during spring break with his family in Mexico. His excitement faded once he got home.

"It didn't show a reaction until about a week and a half later when it started getting little lumps on it," Jack said.

Over time, the lumps got bigger, and redder, and itchy.

"And then it started getting worse and I'd become kinda frantic," he said.

He learned he had an allergic reaction to a chemical commonly added to henna dye to make it black.

"Paraphenylenediamine," explained Jack's doctor,  Dermatologist Erica Linnell.

Linnell and other dermatology specialists say a lot of people who get black henna tattoos have no idea they're allergic.

"It's estimated that about 5 percent of people are allergic to paraphenylenediamine, however it may be more, because I think a lot of these allergies go unreported,"  Linnell said.

Graphic photos posted on YouTube show severe, painful blisters caused by what the FDA calls adulterated henna dyes that are actually illegal in the United States and not approved for use on your skin. Dr. Linnell says the severity of reactions can range from a mild discoloration  to large, unsightly and very painful scars.

Jack's mother, Amy Stackhouse, says had she and her husband known about the safety concerns they would never have allowed Jack and his sister to get the tattoos.  Jack's sister, as it turns out, is not allergic and had no adverse reaction.

"If anything good came out of it, we know now that he's allergic to this ingredient," said Stackhouse.

It's been more than a month since getting his henna tattoo and Jack still needs a topical steroid to counteract the allergens. He and his mother want other families to know that just because it's billed as temporary, doesn't mean a henna tattoo is harmless and safe.

While some brown or red hennas can also cause allergic reactions in some people, black henna's are a special concern because of the chemical additives that are not always disclosed. The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up warnings as we get into summer- when more people are likely to try the henna alternative to permanent ink.

The FDA has also issued an import alert for foreign-made henna products intended for the skin.  Regulators emphasize that henna dyes are only approved for use as a hair dye. Under federal regulation no henna dye of any kind is approved for legal use on your skin.

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center - Renton is now open!

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center - Renton is now open!

The address and clinic number is:

350 S. 38th Court, Suite 115

Renton, WA  98055


Dr. Erica Linnell and Megan Larson, PA work full-time in Renton.

It is a lovely clinic (picture below) and we are thrilled to offer a second location to our patients.  We are taking appointments; you are welcome to call the new Renton number or our Northgate clinic number: 206-859-5777 to schedule.


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Thank you for choosing Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, we look forward to providing you with the very best skin care.