October 2016 Events and Specials
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.
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)
RESTORE YOUR GLOW WITH HALO
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
BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
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.
BEFORE & AFTER
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.
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 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.
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.
Dr. Reichel received the William Baker Meritorious Service Award
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!
Happy New Year to all our patients at PDCC!
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center wishes you all a warm welcome to the beginning of 2013 here in (not so sunny) Seattle. What a wonderful time to think ahead to the upcoming months for rejuvenation of your skin! Small changes such as improved skin care or simple procedures with Botox or fillers give many the satisfaction of seeing quick desirable results with their skin. Several of our in office procedures for skin rejuvenation such as the remarkable CO2 Laser or the Fraxel DUAL are best done in the winter months when avoidance of sun is easily achieved.
Winter is also one of the best seasons to begin a laser hair removal package with our LightSheer DUET. Please call the clinic at 206.859.5777 for a consultation to best address your personal skin care needs. And please, don't forget to wear your sunscreen year round on sun exposed areas; we have plenty to choose from!
We are very pleased to announce: LIPOSONIX!
Liposonix is a non-invasive fat reduction device. It uses high intensity focused ultrasound technology to permanently reduce unwanted fat with basically no down-time
Their motto is: 1 treatment. 1 hour, 1 size smaller!
Have you noticed a "problem area" such as that extra love handle or muffin top peeking out of the top of your pants? Here is your chance for tangible results that fit you! Come in for a consultation to see if Liposonix is right for you. Dr Reichel and her staff can assess whether you are a great candidate for Liposonix, or if you might be better fit for tumescent liposuction.
Liposuction, also called liposculpture, is still the most effective means of removing slightly larger volumes of exercise resistant, unwanted excess fat. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr Reichel specializes in liposuction. Done in our AAAHC accredited ambulatory surgery center, the procedure is safe, and very effective.
Call 206.859.5777 to set up your consultation. We can help you decide whether liposuction, or Liposonix are right for you. With Liposonix, most patients see maximum results in 12 weeks. We would love to see you at our Informational Night, January 23 from 5:00-7:00pm. Feel free to come a bit earlier for a snack!
CURRENT PROMOTIONAL EVENTS
Liposonix Informational Night
Tuesday, January 29
with Linda Lehmann from Solta Medical
New Year, New You!
First time users to Botox, take advantage of a great
opportunity for a special, limited Rebate!
January 14-March 31
Please call to schedule your Botox appointment
Skin Ceuticals Eye Renewal Kit for only $130!
Stay tuned for great February Promotions!
Complete Eye Renewal Kits
Prevent and Correct the thin skin around the eyes with daily treatments optimized for under-eye skin. Experience Skin Ceutical's new eye renewal kits which include AOX+ Eye Gel, the triple antioxidant treatment to combat photoaging, signs of fatigue around the eye area to be used in the morning and the A.G.E. Eye Complex, an intensive eye cream to improve wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles you can use at night. This kit is a tremendous value at $130!
Are you in need of more total EYE rejuvenation?
Eye rejuvenation is one of Dr Reichel's favorites. She specializes in both upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to open the eyes, loose unwanted eyelid skin, and take away the "bags" that can form under the eyes. In addition, we offer the Total FX CO2 fractional laser resurfacing to decrease lines and lift skin
around the eyes.
We are also very excited about a new hyaluronic acid filler called Belotero. We have worked with this filler for about 6 months now. Dr Reichel says "I am amazed at how well Belotero works for the eye area. I love the smooth results for under the eyes, and because it is so pliable, I can even use it to smooth out crow's feet. I am so pleased with the results".
CLINIC NEWS CORNER
DR. REICHEL INTRODUCED A BRAND NEW IPad APP CALLED folioMD!
This app allows patients to look at their cosmetic surgeon's "look book" from their own IPad - without being in the office. They can view before and after photos, read about procedures, and get the skinny on their doctor's credentials and media highlights. It's great to be able to review images of procedures that you may want to have done - either before you enter the office, or, after you have left. Check out Dr Reichel's folioMD. Download the app from the Itunes
store for free - just look for folioMD
What's New with our Staff?
We all enjoyed the holidays with our families and friends. Some of us were here in Seattle, one in Mexico, another in North Carolina, and one in Hawaii. Most of the staff rang the New Year right here in Seattle. Whether it was going out to dinner, Teatro Zinzani, watching fireworks on decks or at the Space Needle or making dinner with friends, we seemed to all be centered on delicious food and great company. Now we are back and ready to enjoy 2013 with all of our patients here at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center. Dr Reichel enjoyed the holidays skiing in Vail, Colorado with her husband and three kids. She got their twin girls, age 3, and son, age 5, up on skis. They loved it. We hope you all had a happy holiday season too!
December Holiday Newsletter
We first want to extend very warm holiday wishes to you and your family this year! And we want to thank you, our patients, for making our practice thrive. You are the reason we enjoy our work so much.
Many thanks to everyone who attended our Evening of Beauty in November. It was officially our most successful event with incredible attendance and great fun. We always look forward to spending the evening with you!
The month of December is always a busy one but
we hope you can make it in to enjoy the spirit of the season!
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center Gift Cards:
Buy a $100 Gift Card and receive a $10 Gift Card for Free
Buy a $200 Gift Card and receive a $20 Gift Card for Free
Buy a $300 Gift Card and receive a $30 Gift Card for Free
For every additional $100 you add to a Gift Card or in additional Gift Cards,
you will receive $10 more on yours!
15% off Laser Hair Removal Packages (if pre-paid by December 31, 2012)
Buy One SkinMedica Essential Serum and receive a TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20 Free!
Buy a Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic or Phloretin CF or AGE Interrupter and receive a .05 or 1.0 Retinol Free!
Buy $150 Obagi products and receive the new Hydrate moisturizer for Free!
Buy Two 5mL Latisse kits and receive a 3mL kit for Free!
Buy a Clarisonic Mia 2 or a PRO Face & Body and receive a Brush Head Free!
Special Guest Day & 15% off All Products
Thursday, December 13: Niya Montez from Colorescience
To Help You Stuff Those Stockings...
15% off All Products December 20th and December 21st
What's New At Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center?
Now you can review Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center with just a few clicks!
Visit our new review website: WE HEART YOUR FEEDBACK
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center now offers Ultherapy for permanent Sweat Reduction.
Each treatment session will involve use of ultrasound technology, Ultherapy performed in two and if needed, three separate sessions. The procedure involves numbing the underarm areas with local anesthesia followed by application of the Ulthera hand piece on affected areas. Each underarm site takes approximately 20 minutes to perform for a total of approximately one hour per full treatment session if you include the time it takes to numb up the treatment areas. For the month of January, we are offering an introductory special of $1750 per session for the first two sessions and if needed, a third session will be $1000.
A recent study demonstrated only mild side effects following treatment including occasional bruising and mild tenderness. Patients showed an impressive 73% reduction in sweat production 90 days even after their first treatment session. Please give us a call at 206-859-5777 to schedule your Ultherapy and kiss your sweat goodbye!
For winter skincare, despite the cold and sometimes grey weather remember to continue to wear your daily sunscreen. Moisturizing is
critical this time of year as is exfoliating dead skin so you can maintain your glow. We have several wonderful sunscreens, moisturizers and exfoliants from SkinMedica, Skin Ceuticals and Obagi. A great time for Peels as well! Finally, keep eating a diet full of antioxidants and keep exercising. Your skin health is a mirror of your internal health.
Have a joyous season!
October has come and gone, the TRICKS are over, now it is time to TREAT you! Start your pre-holiday party primping early with a series of chemical peels, dermal filler and don't forget the Botox or Dysport! Chemical Peels are a wonderful way to freshen up your skin by removing the old dull skin cells and letting the new, shiny, luminous skin brighten your appearance. We offer a variety of peels at Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center including TCA peels, the Vitalize Peel and the Vi Peel.
What's New At Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center?
There is exciting news in the world of dermal fillers! Belotero hyaluronic acid filler has recently been introduced in the dermatology filler market. This is an exciting addition because it is very well suited to improve finer wrinkles such as the crows feet around the eyes, lips and the tear trough area (under the eyes). We are excited to bring this new product to Seattle. Dr. Reichel and Dr. Jacobson have received advanced training on the fillers Belotero and its complimentary filler, Radiesse.
Don't forget that wearing SPF is just as important in the fall and winter months in Seattle as it is in the spring and summer. You will love our new collection of Colorescience Sun Protection SPF 50! The Sunforgettable SPF Brush is a lightweight mineral powder with a barely-there feel that provides a safe, non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection. This self-dispensing powder brush makes this very water resistant, sheer formula easy to apply and reapply throughout the day! And please ask us about the rest of our Colorescience "Core Four" and our SPF 35 Lip Shine!
Give yourself the gift of smooth skin with our LightSheer DUET! This is the most advanced technology for laser hair remover. It is a high speed laser with customized comfort. And our packages of six treatments are priced right and just what you need to get the job done. Call today to schedule your consultation 206.859.5777
Get Ready For The Holidays With
Buy one syringe of Juvederm and get the second 50% off
Buy two syringes of Juvederm and get the third FREE!
Tuesday, November 27 and Thursday November 29
With Dr. Reichel and Dr. Jacobson
*If you are a Brilliant Distinctions member, bring in your coupon to apply towards todays treatment! If you are not a Brilliant Distinctions member, please ask our front desk about becoming one!
Please call to schedule your appointment at 206.859.5777
11011 Meridian Ave N. Ste 102
Seattle, WA 98133
Tis the Season...
With the spirit of giving upon us, we want to offer you a chance to stretch your giving dollar with Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center Gift Cards in November and December!
Buy a $100 Gift Card and receive a $10 Gift Card
Buy a $200 Gift Card and receive a $20 Gift Card
Buy a $300 Gift Card and receive a $30 Gift Card
Get our drift... for every additional $100 you add to a gift card or in additional gift cards, you will receive $10 more on yours!
And do watch out for additional specials in the month of December!
Clinic News Corner
There is another introduction that needs to be made from our office. We are happy to welcome Jessica, the newest member of our Front Desk Staff. Jessica has recently moved to Seattle from Garden Plains, Kansas. She is excited to be in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she will get to spend time exploring our great outdoors through her love of hiking and mountain biking.
Dr. Laurie Jacobson attended the annual American Society for Dermatologic Surgery meeting in Atlanta in October and enjoyed getting updates on new techniques for surgical reconstruction as well as cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. She also attended the meeting for contributing editors for the leading journal in our field, DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY where they discussed the addition of videos to the journal to help improve and demonstrate surgical techniques.
Don't forget to check out our videos of Dr. Reichel performing cosmetic procedures!
Dr. Jennifer Reichel attended the American Society of Plastic Surgery meeting in New Orleans in October. She came back with lots of good information on body contouring, fat transfer, and the future of fat stem cell transplantation. "Fat transfer seems to be all the buzz right now. I have been doing it for 10 years and have always felt that fat replacement for aging and volume loss in the face is the very best. I have had 3 patients this week tell me they felt their fat transfers made their skin look and feel younger and smoother. So not only did they get volume replacement, they also developed younger looking skin. The meeting was great." Dr. Reichel has also been asked to be an invited speaker on Botox at the upcoming American Academy of Dermatology.