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Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution with CoolSculpting® at Northwest Face & Body

Come the New Year, many of us here in the Northwest make the resolution to stay fit and healthy. In fact, data pulled from Google showed that in the last year, “get healthy” was searched nearly 63 million times. While we make valiant attempts, sometimes diet and exercise are just not enough to help us [...]

2017-04-21T23:07:10+00:00January 31st, 2017|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Can Boosting Your Memory Be as Easy as Taking a Big Breath In?

At some point or another, we have all had to take a deep breath and let go. But, what if a deep breath does just the opposite? What if instead of letting go, a deep breath could actually help you remember? New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests just this—that a big breath [...]

2018-05-21T22:55:50+00:00December 14th, 2016|ENT|0 Comments

Kaley Cuoco is Proud to Talk About her Cosmetic Surgery

Kaley Cuoco has had plastic surgery and she is not afraid to talk about it. Famous for her role as Penny on The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco opened up about her past cosmetic surgery undertakings in the latest issue of Women’s Health. On her decision, she said, “As much as you want to love your [...]

2017-04-21T23:13:30+00:00November 29th, 2016|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Thriller Fillers & Beyond: How Injectable Treatments Can Rejuvenate Your Facial Appearance

Injectables and fillers are amongst our patients’ top requests at Northwest Face & Body. Popular for their ability to ward off common signs of aging, injectables and fillers enhance the face by lessening wrinkles, filling facial creases, and addressing volume loss. Botox® and Dysport® All botulinum toxins—including Botox and Dysport—are specially designed to smooth fine [...]

2017-04-21T23:14:03+00:00October 31st, 2016|Dermatology|0 Comments

How to Help Your Teenager with Their Acne

It is estimated that more than 80 percent of boys and girls will be affected by acne at some point during their teenage years. Acne is often considered a normal part of puberty. However, while it may be normal for tweens and teens alike, a less-than-perfect complexion can make them self-conscious about their appearance. As [...]

2017-04-10T17:35:10+00:00October 14th, 2016|Dermatology|0 Comments

How is Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Health?

While many sleep soundly, a restful sleep can be impossible to come by for those who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is estimated that 18 to 25 million Americans have sleep apnea—affecting four percent of middle-aged men and two percent of middle-aged women. As a good night’s rest is essential for good health, [...]

2017-04-10T17:27:13+00:00September 15th, 2016|ENT|0 Comments

This Summer, Take Control of Your Crow’s Feet

Sun spots, wrinkles, and textural changes are known effects of sun damaged skin. But, did you know that during the summer months you are especially vulnerable to damaging the delicate skin around your eyes? Strong ultraviolet rays and our tendency to squint in the bright sunshine can make us extremely susceptible to eye-aging such as [...]

2017-04-10T17:48:42+00:00August 10th, 2016|Dermatology|0 Comments

Aging Gracefully Through the Decades: Part I

A natural process, our skin changes as we age. Hoping to age as gracefully as possible, our patients often come to Northwest Face in hopes of a youthful complexion. And while there is no magical fountain of youth, we do offer a number of ways to rejuvenate your skin—at any age. Here, we take a [...]

2017-04-10T18:06:21+00:00July 21st, 2016|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Aging Gracefully Through the Decades: Part II

As our skin matures, the focus shifts from prevention to maintenance. For women approaching menopause, hormones once again come into play. With dropping estrogen levels, women see a decrease in hydration, suppleness, thickness, and the ever-desired, healthy glow. As we age, it is important to hydrate, nourish, and protect our increasingly delicate skin. Forties Make [...]

2017-04-10T18:02:58+00:00July 21st, 2016|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?

With the sun out, many men and women find themselves motivated to work towards a better body. However, despite your best effort, you may find that you are plagued with pockets of stubborn fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Fed-up with that final bulge, many come to Northwest Face & Body curious [...]

2017-04-10T17:51:06+00:00July 21st, 2016|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Why Our Patients Are Raving About ThermiSmooth®

With ThermiSmooth, revolutionary skin tightening is now available at our Kirkland practice. Along with our patients, we, at Northwest Face & Body, love the resulting tight, firm, and overall more youthful looking skin that ThermiSmooth delivers. Amazingly Comfortable Other skin tightening technologies are known to cause some level of discomfort such as an intense prickling [...]

2017-04-10T18:16:39+00:00June 15th, 2016|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Enjoy Spring Without the Annoyance of Allergies

As the sun peeks through and the temperatures begin to warm, we are reminded again what a beautiful season spring is in the Pacific Northwest. Light and breezy, the soft scent of blossoming flowers fills the air—while lovely to some, others are reminded of the not-so-pleasant sign of spring, seasonal allergies. With the pollen count [...]

2017-04-10T18:27:37+00:00April 20th, 2016|ENT|0 Comments

Study: Sleep Apnea is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Depression

A new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine suggests that a strong link between sleep apnea and depression. Researchers at the University of Australia and Hospital of Perth found that obstructive sleep apnea may be frequently misdiagnosed as depression. Commonly under-diagnosed, sleep apnea and depression have many overlapping [...]

2017-12-20T23:58:17+00:00February 17th, 2016|ENT|0 Comments

Top Trends in Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Results of a survey by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show that the typical surgeon performs between 51 to 100 liposuction procedures per year. You may have come across dozens of different techniques and fat removal procedures when exploring [...]

2017-04-10T18:38:14+00:00July 16th, 2015|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Prep Your Skin for Summer with SkinMedica Facial Peels

If your skin needs a quick boost to get you ready for upcoming summer events, consider the benefits of medical grade facial peels. We use SkinMedica products in Kirkland, which use a proprietary blend of ingredients carefully formulated to different strengths for all skin types. These peels can transform your skin from the inside-out, eliminating [...]

2017-04-10T18:43:47+00:00April 15th, 2015|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Look Even Younger with a Facelift and Brow Lift Combination

Jowls, sagging skin, deep wrinkles and a drooping brow can all affect anyone—and unfortunately, the majority of us will struggle with these eventually. However, facial cosmetic surgery procedures allow for men and women to better maintain their youthful look for many years to come. To further enhance your results and achieve a fuller, younger looking [...]

2017-04-10T18:50:46+00:00April 9th, 2015|Cosmetic|0 Comments

What Can I Do to Make Allergy Season Better?

Allergy season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer through it with watery eyes, a runny nose, and sinus issues. While allergy medications can help control symptoms to some extent, you may need a more comprehensive treatment plan to manage your allergy symptoms. We offer allergy testing and treatment in Kirkland [...]

2017-04-10T18:53:26+00:00February 19th, 2015|ENT|0 Comments

How Facial Fillers Can Fight the Signs of Aging

If you’ve noticed fine lines, wrinkles, or deeper facial lines are becoming more pronounced, but you aren’t ready for surgery, don’t overlook the benefits of facial fillers. Fillers continue to be a popular non-surgical treatment for filling out facial wrinkles and restoring a youthful look for your skin. We can fight many of the signs [...]

2017-04-10T18:57:00+00:00February 13th, 2015|Dermatology|0 Comments

3 Ways to Cheat the Aging Process

The aging process takes its toll on some people sooner than others, and telltale signs include sagging cheeks, loose skin, and wrinkles. If you are starting to feel self-conscious about your appearance, don’t overlook the option of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can freshen up your look. Injectables, skin tightening treatments, and laser therapies can be [...]

2017-04-10T19:01:05+00:00November 18th, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

Putting a Stop to the Cycle of Sinus Infections

Do you suffer from sinus infections on a regular basis? Many people with sinus problems spend years struggling with chronic pain, congestion, infection, and drainage. Problems also often include a decrease in smell and taste, as well as increased cough, hoarseness, bronchitis, and asthma. Sleep problems are also common due to obstructions that result in [...]

2017-04-10T19:03:35+00:00November 11th, 2014|ENT|0 Comments

Long-term Benefits of Botox Supported by Study on Identical Twins

Botox continues to be one of the most popular non-invasive treatments for patients wanting to turn back the clock, but many wonder what the long-term effects of the treatment may be. With new research comparing twins and their use of Botox, we are given a better look at how Botox can really affect one’s appearance [...]

2017-04-10T19:10:33+00:00October 23rd, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

Is Botox an Effective Weapon in the Fight Against Cancer?

A recent study published in Science Transitional Medicine found that the same compound used in Botox injections—botulinum toxin—could help to kill stomach tumors. While Cancer Research UK reports that it is still too early to draw any conclusions from the study, scientists around the globe are continuing to observe the effects of the popular neurotoxin [...]

2017-04-10T19:12:51+00:00October 16th, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

Seattle Met Recognizes Dr. Sunil Ummat as a Top Doc for 2014

We want to send our congratulations to our colleagues at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, including Dr. Sunil Ummat, who were recognized as Top Doctors in the August 2014 issue of Seattle Met. The yearly issue recognizes doctors and nurse practitioners in Seattle who provide exemplary care to their patients. Keep up the good work!

2017-04-10T19:21:37+00:00September 11th, 2014|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Why it’s Important to Have All-Over Body Mole Checks

Knowing what the signs of skin cancer are is essential for better skin health, and you need to monitor your skin regularly to see if any moles are changing in size, appearance, or color. Most moles are benign, but some can be skin cancers like melanoma and may appear harmless on the surface. Visiting your [...]

2017-04-11T23:53:04+00:00September 9th, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

Sinus Problems and Solutions to Improve Your Health

If you have difficulty breathing properly because of chronic sinus problems, we may recommend medical treatment, or surgery to correct the problem. Sinus-related disorders can interfere with your quality of life and make it difficult to fully engage in the activities you enjoy. Research shows that more than 40 million people are affected by sinus [...]

2017-04-10T23:44:48+00:00August 27th, 2014|ENT|0 Comments

Does Sun Resistant Clothing Work?

Protecting your skin from UV damage goes beyond applying sunscreen regularly. If you really want to shield your skin from the sun’s rays, you probably have started wearing sun resistant clothing when you are spending more time outdoors. The American Melanoma Foundation reports that regular clothing doesn’t fully protect your skin from the sun and [...]

2017-12-20T23:59:28+00:00August 14th, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

Dangers of Using Sunlamps for Bronzed Skin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a final order that requires reclassifying sunlamp products and UV lamps as moderate-risk (class II) devices. These devices will now have to carry a black-box warning – the FDA’s strongest – that states the product should not be used by anybody under 18 years of age. This [...]

2017-04-11T00:08:36+00:00July 7th, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Linked to Higher Likelihood of Developing Other Cancers

Statistics show that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over their lifetime, but it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Limiting sun exposure and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day can help reduce your risk of skin cancer in Seattle. Still, a [...]

2017-04-10T23:53:02+00:00April 30th, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

Getting Rid of Your Acne for Good

Acne . A four-letter word like any other. Many people have suffered through it, and many others are still dealing with occasional breakouts. Anyone who has ever dealt with acne is aware of the struggle to find an effective treatment. The solutions advertised on television hardly ever work, which can leave a person feeling helpless [...]

2017-04-10T23:56:41+00:00April 21st, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

An Answer for Your Aging Hands

It’s no surprise that our faces receive the most attention when it comes to aging, and for that reason, it is also one of the first areas that many people treat when lines and wrinkles begin to show themselves. With injections of Botox and Radiesse, or more invasive procedures like a facelift, people put a [...]

2017-04-11T00:00:56+00:00April 18th, 2014|Dermatology|0 Comments

What to Do About Your Spring Allergies in Seattle

Common Symptoms and Causes of Nasal Allergies in Seattle and What You Can Do to Treat Them With spring officially kicking off on March 20th, just about everyone in Seattle is excited to finally get away from the icy chill of winter. However, not everyone is so thrilled about the freshly cut grass and pollen [...]

2017-04-11T00:07:22+00:00March 25th, 2014|ENT|0 Comments


Fall may bring cool nights and colored leaves to the Pacific Northwest, but a lingering reminder of summer in the form of unwelcome changes in your skin may be evident. Here are our five fabulous fall favorites to correct any summer sun damage, and prepare your skin for a Kirkland winter. #1 Peels: Your skin can [...]

2017-04-11T23:01:12+00:00October 28th, 2013|Dermatology|0 Comments


As doctors, we are supposed to do everything we can to prevent pain. So, why is that patients are still experiencing pain with injectable fillers? Here’s the thing – fillers don’t have to hurt and we are here to explain why.   For years, dermal fillers like Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Beloterohave been used to fill [...]

2018-05-21T22:58:17+00:00October 21st, 2013|Cosmetic|0 Comments


Just because the sun is setting on another Seattle summer doesn’t mean your skin should lose its youthful glow. There are new resurfacing facials that have the skincare and beauty market buzzing. Learn how CO2 laser resurfacing is revealing younger skin for many Seattle patients.   CO2 laser resurfacing removes the damaged top layer of [...]

2017-12-21T00:00:35+00:00September 25th, 2013|Dermatology|0 Comments


Many women find that their bodies undergo drastic changes after pregnancy. To top it off, moms have to face all these physical changes with the glossy magazines at the supermarket boasting She Dropped the Baby Weight in Just 3 WEEKS! Really? How nice for her. But not everyone can drop baby weight in 3 weeks, [...]

2018-05-21T22:59:56+00:00September 25th, 2013|Cosmetic|0 Comments


Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleeping disorder where the breathing passage is partly closed off during sleep. Over the past several years, OSA has also been associated with a strong link to the loss of eyesight. Many people are unaware of the ENT treatments available to treat this disorder, but with all of the [...]

2017-04-11T23:23:17+00:00August 21st, 2013|ENT|0 Comments


This year Dr. Julie Voss along with her husband, Karl, will be swimming 2.5 miles across the Dardanelles (historically known as the Hellespont) to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday. Beginning 25 years ago to commemorate the final Turkish victory during their 1922 war for independence against the Greeks, the Turkish Victory Day Swim is held [...]

2017-04-11T23:20:50+00:00August 15th, 2013|Cosmetic|0 Comments


Find out what NW Face & Body is offering this month to help equip you against the ongoing fight against aging. As we prepare for the end of summer, sun exposure has already done a good amount of work on our skin. However, this is an excellent time to rejuvenate your appearance to achieve a [...]

2017-04-11T23:26:41+00:00August 8th, 2013|Cosmetic|0 Comments

New MemoryShape Breast Implants Get FDA Approval

The new teardrop-shaped breast implants by Mentor Corporation received FDA approval this week. The company announced in a June 14 news release that approval had been granted to women 22 and older getting breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. The new implant offers "the perfect balance of shape and feel to obtain the natural and youthful [...]

2017-04-11T23:31:51+00:00June 17th, 2013|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Beards Block the Sun, Keep Skin Young

Beards are not only fashionable among Seattle's hip young men, they also promote skin health. A recent study says that a beard can block a significant percentage of the sun's harmful UV rays. Australia has a very high skin cancer rate. Researchers there at the University of Queensland wanted to know how much sun protection [...]

2017-04-11T23:35:01+00:00June 14th, 2013|Dermatology|0 Comments

Patient Satisfaction High After Brow Lift Surgery

Cosmetic surgeons perform thousands of brow lifts every year. According to a recent survey of patients in Germany, the results are highly satisfying. The study, which was published in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, asked 98 patients about their experience with brow lift surgery. Often called a forehead lift, a brow lift can rejuvenate the [...]

2017-04-11T23:37:42+00:00June 7th, 2013|Cosmetic|0 Comments

Relief for Spring Allergies

Are you someone who suffers from spring time allergies? Regardless of the type of plant it is, what causes the allergies is pollen. Spring allergies can often start as early as February, or whenever cedar and ash trees release pollen – they happen to be the first trees that do so. If you’re wondering what [...]

2017-04-11T23:39:42+00:00May 7th, 2013|ENT|0 Comments

Melanoma and Tips on Tanning

If I can play in the sun in the beach in Mexico (wearing my rash guard, sunglasses, big hat, and sunscreen) and without burning, then you can too. You increase your chance of Melanoma by 75% if you use tanning beds before the age of 30. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in [...]

2017-06-12T21:59:05+00:00January 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments


The incidence continues to rise every year. When I graduated from my dermatology residency 15 years ago, the rate of melanoma in the U.S. population was about 1 in 200. I have watched every year as it has grown from a rare disease to a common one. As of this year we can expect 1 [...]

2017-06-12T22:02:12+00:00January 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments