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Let Us Help You Treat Your Rosacea

2019-03-04T19:46:45+00:00

Do you struggle with rosacea? You are not alone! According to the National Rosacea Society, it is estimated that 16 million Americans suffer from the signs and symptoms of rosacea. Characterized by blotchy skin, small red bumps, and broken capillaries, rosacea can be both aesthetically displeasing as well as physically uncomfortable. Fortunately, NW Face & Body has [...]

Let Us Help You Treat Your Rosacea2019-03-04T19:46:45+00:00

Sleep Soundly this Summer

2019-03-04T17:21:24+00:00

Have you had trouble sleeping this summer season? You’re not alone. Many find that the recent ample hours of daylight here in Kirkland can upset a good night’s rest. While the warm sunshine and extra sunlight may boost the spirit, it does not do much for your sleep. Fortunately, you can trust the sleep experts [...]

Sleep Soundly this Summer2019-03-04T17:21:24+00:00

Your Questions About Liposuction—Answered!

2019-03-04T19:46:58+00:00

As we approach summer in the Pacific Northwest, we all look forward to the longer days and warmer weather. Not surprisingly, the months leading up to the summer season are some of the most popular for liposuction, and we see a spike in patients who are interested in the surgery. While our team of cosmetic [...]

Your Questions About Liposuction—Answered!2019-03-04T19:46:58+00:00

Three Little-Known Facts About Botox®

2019-03-04T19:48:03+00:00

We have performed Botox with stunning results since the early 2000’s here at NW Face & Body. While you likely already know just how popular Botox is, you may not know these three fun facts. […]

Three Little-Known Facts About Botox®2019-03-04T19:48:03+00:00

Shape Up Your Summer with Liposuction

2019-03-04T19:47:33+00:00

Even though the rain never seems to stop this time of year in the Pacific Northwest, we know that a glorious summer is still just around the corner. Until then, these extended days of gray do provide some time to get your body in the shape that you want, and you can schedule liposuction. [...]

Shape Up Your Summer with Liposuction2019-03-04T19:47:33+00:00

Spring Forward with CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing at NW Face & Body

2019-03-04T19:47:10+00:00

As we start to thaw from the throes of winter here in Seattle, you may notice that your skin is looking worse for wear. Along with dry, flaking, and uncomfortable skin, the cold weather can make for a dull complexion that further emphasizes fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, at NW Face & Body, we offer [...]

Spring Forward with CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing at NW Face & Body2019-03-04T19:47:10+00:00

Do I Have a Sinus Infection?

2019-03-04T19:43:34+00:00

It has been a hard year to stay healthy here in the Pacific Northwest. From stuffy noses to sore throats, it is easy to dismiss our symptoms as “just a cold.” Yet, all too many of us know that the common cold can quickly escalate into something more—a sinus infection. […]

Do I Have a Sinus Infection?2019-03-04T19:43:34+00:00

What Can a Brow Lift at Northwest Face & Body Do for You?

2019-03-04T19:43:41+00:00

Have you noticed that your eyebrows have changed shape? You are not alone. As we age, our once nicely arched brows slowly descend downwards, eventually appearing flat or even droopy. For the right candidate, a brow lift at Northwest Face & Body can greatly help! Our team of cosmetic surgeons have performed countless brow lifts [...]

What Can a Brow Lift at Northwest Face & Body Do for You?2019-03-04T19:43:41+00:00

Say Goodbye to Lax Skin with ThermiTight®

2019-03-04T19:43:28+00:00

Many of our patients here at Northwest Face & Body come to us with complaints about loose, lax, and sagging skin. Until we introduced ThermiTight® to our practice, the only way to achieve truly tighter and more lifted skin was through surgical procedures like a facelift. Fortunately, with ThermiTight, we are able to help our [...]

Say Goodbye to Lax Skin with ThermiTight®2019-03-04T19:43:28+00:00

What Can Be Done About Crow’s Feet?

2019-03-04T19:34:45+00:00

Crow’s feet are a perfectly natural part of aging. So many men and women come to Northwest Face & Body bothered by the appearance of these spindly fine lines that form at the eyes’ outer corners. Our very own Dr. Allegra discussed crow’s feet in an online editorial for Zwivel, a website dedicated to helping [...]

What Can Be Done About Crow’s Feet?2019-03-04T19:34:45+00:00

Breastfeeding After Anesthesia: What You Should Know

2019-03-04T19:34:51+00:00

A common question we get from women at Northwest Face & Body is: "when is it okay to breastfeed after anesthesia?" When new mothers undergo a surgical procedure there are often a number of questions and concerns we try to address to help them feel safe and comfortable throughout the entire experience—before, during and after. [...]

Breastfeeding After Anesthesia: What You Should Know2019-03-04T19:34:51+00:00

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

2019-03-04T19:35:09+00:00

A woman’s body goes through dramatic changes as she becomes a mom. Many women struggle to feel comfortable with their changed bodies after having given birth. Even if you manage to lose some of the baby weight, your body may still feel and look different. Our team at Northwest Face & Body wants to help [...]

What Is A Mommy Makeover?2019-03-04T19:35:09+00:00

eDefine Your Waist With Liposuction And CoolSculpting

2019-03-04T19:35:26+00:00

The elusive slim waist may seem like an increasingly impossible task the older you get. For many, despite having a healthy diet and exercise plan in place, stubborn areas of fat still stick around in the form of love handles and a muffin top. That stubborn fat refuses to leave your waist without a fight. [...]

eDefine Your Waist With Liposuction And CoolSculpting2019-03-04T19:35:26+00:00

New to Northwest Face & Body: NovaThreads®!

2019-03-04T19:35:36+00:00

As we age, our skin becomes increasingly fragile and loses its natural elasticity and firmness.  Thus, for many men and women, one of the more prominent signs of aging is lax, sagging, and drooping skin all over the body. While many anti-aging treatments are available, few are able to effectively address sagging skin and even [...]

New to Northwest Face & Body: NovaThreads®!2019-03-04T19:35:36+00:00

Beauty Sleep Is Real

2019-03-04T19:30:11+00:00

While beauty sleep has long been fabled, a recent study published by the Royal Society of Open Science found that beauty sleep is a real thing. It seems that sleep is of paramount importance to how we perceive one another. According to the research, men and women are deemed more attractive after a good night’s [...]

Beauty Sleep Is Real2019-03-04T19:30:11+00:00

New Beauty Awards ThermiVa® Best Beauty Choice

2019-03-04T19:30:22+00:00

While our team at Northwest Face & Body doesn’t need confirmation that ThermiVa is a great treatment for women, an endorsement from NewBeauty magazine never hurts! The popular beauty magazine named ThermiVa one of this year’s Best Beauty Choice Products. […]

New Beauty Awards ThermiVa® Best Beauty Choice2019-03-04T19:30:22+00:00

Say Goodbye to Thin Lips with Injectable Lip Fillers at Northwest Face

2019-03-04T19:30:28+00:00

More and more men and women are asking for fuller lips at our Kirkland practice. Patients come in wondering if our Northwest Face & Body’s aesthetic specialists have a solution to thin lips. Fortunately, we do! With the help of injectable dermal facial fillers, we are able to give you the lusciously full lips you [...]

Say Goodbye to Thin Lips with Injectable Lip Fillers at Northwest Face2019-03-04T19:30:28+00:00

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

2019-03-04T19:30:44+00:00

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 [...]

Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution with CoolSculpting® at Northwest Face & Body2019-03-04T19:30:44+00:00

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

2018-05-21T22:55:50+00:00

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 [...]

Can Boosting Your Memory Be as Easy as Taking a Big Breath In?2018-05-21T22:55:50+00:00

Kaley Cuoco is Proud to Talk About her Cosmetic Surgery

2019-03-04T19:30:59+00:00

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 [...]

Kaley Cuoco is Proud to Talk About her Cosmetic Surgery2019-03-04T19:30:59+00:00

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

2019-03-04T19:31:11+00:00

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 [...]

Thriller Fillers & Beyond: How Injectable Treatments Can Rejuvenate Your Facial Appearance2019-03-04T19:31:11+00:00

How to Help Your Teenager with Their Acne

2019-03-04T19:31:30+00:00

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 [...]

How to Help Your Teenager with Their Acne2019-03-04T19:31:30+00:00

How is Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Health?

2019-03-04T19:31:35+00:00

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, [...]

How is Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Health?2019-03-04T19:31:35+00:00

Viva la ThermiVa®

2019-03-04T19:32:07+00:00

While we may talk openly about many of the perils of aging, there is one area that we don’t often discuss—the vagina. However, over time, many women experience vaginal changes. At Northwest Face & Body, we understand that even our most private areas need a little rejuvenation. With this in mind, we are excited to [...]

Viva la ThermiVa®2019-03-04T19:32:07+00:00

This Summer, Take Control of Your Crow’s Feet

2019-03-04T19:31:42+00:00

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 [...]

This Summer, Take Control of Your Crow’s Feet2019-03-04T19:31:42+00:00

Aging Gracefully Through the Decades: Part I

2019-03-04T19:33:43+00:00

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 [...]

Aging Gracefully Through the Decades: Part I2019-03-04T19:33:43+00:00

Aging Gracefully Through the Decades: Part II

2019-03-04T19:21:45+00:00

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 [...]

Aging Gracefully Through the Decades: Part II2019-03-04T19:21:45+00:00

Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?

2019-03-04T19:21:39+00:00

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 [...]

Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?2019-03-04T19:21:39+00:00

Why Our Patients Are Raving About ThermiSmooth®

2019-03-04T19:21:50+00:00

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 [...]

Why Our Patients Are Raving About ThermiSmooth®2019-03-04T19:21:50+00:00

Enjoy Spring Without the Annoyance of Allergies

2019-03-04T19:22:04+00:00

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 [...]

Enjoy Spring Without the Annoyance of Allergies2019-03-04T19:22:04+00:00

Study: Sleep Apnea is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Depression

2019-03-04T19:21:57+00:00

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 [...]

Study: Sleep Apnea is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Depression2019-03-04T19:21:57+00:00

Amazing health care coming to your area soon

2015-12-16T08:31:30+00:00

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Amazing health care coming to your area soon2015-12-16T08:31:30+00:00

What does it mean to have an incredible daily diet?

2015-12-15T08:34:12+00:00

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What does it mean to have an incredible daily diet?2015-12-15T08:34:12+00:00

How often should you visit your midwife during pregnancy?

2015-12-15T08:32:47+00:00

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How often should you visit your midwife during pregnancy?2015-12-15T08:32:47+00:00

Beautiful life with beautiful health

2015-12-15T06:30:10+00:00

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Beautiful life with beautiful health2015-12-15T06:30:10+00:00

Taking the best care of your kids is a daily regiment

2015-12-01T08:55:08+00:00

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Taking the best care of your kids is a daily regiment2015-12-01T08:55:08+00:00

New ways to prevent heart attacks

2015-11-29T08:58:11+00:00

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New ways to prevent heart attacks2015-11-29T08:58:11+00:00

Best practices in finding the right insurance for your needs

2015-11-27T08:58:12+00:00

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Best practices in finding the right insurance for your needs2015-11-27T08:58:12+00:00

Getting the most out of your health care provider

2019-03-04T19:19:36+00:00

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Getting the most out of your health care provider2019-03-04T19:19:36+00:00

Beautiful life with Avada Health Care gives security

2019-03-04T19:19:42+00:00

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Beautiful life with Avada Health Care gives security2019-03-04T19:19:42+00:00

Top Trends in Liposuction

2019-03-04T19:19:25+00:00

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 [...]

Top Trends in Liposuction2019-03-04T19:19:25+00:00

Prep Your Skin for Summer with SkinMedica Facial Peels

2019-03-04T19:19:13+00:00

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 [...]

Prep Your Skin for Summer with SkinMedica Facial Peels2019-03-04T19:19:13+00:00

Look Even Younger with a Facelift and Brow Lift Combination

2019-03-04T19:19:19+00:00

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 [...]

Look Even Younger with a Facelift and Brow Lift Combination2019-03-04T19:19:19+00:00

What Can I Do to Make Allergy Season Better?

2019-03-04T19:19:06+00:00

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 [...]

What Can I Do to Make Allergy Season Better?2019-03-04T19:19:06+00:00

How Facial Fillers Can Fight the Signs of Aging

2019-03-04T19:18:42+00:00

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 [...]

How Facial Fillers Can Fight the Signs of Aging2019-03-04T19:18:42+00:00

3 Ways to Cheat the Aging Process

2019-03-04T19:18:51+00:00

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 [...]

3 Ways to Cheat the Aging Process2019-03-04T19:18:51+00:00

Putting a Stop to the Cycle of Sinus Infections

2019-03-04T19:18:57+00:00

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 [...]

Putting a Stop to the Cycle of Sinus Infections2019-03-04T19:18:57+00:00

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

2019-03-04T19:18:10+00:00

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 [...]

Long-term Benefits of Botox Supported by Study on Identical Twins2019-03-04T19:18:10+00:00

Is Botox an Effective Weapon in the Fight Against Cancer?

2019-03-04T19:18:16+00:00

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 [...]

Is Botox an Effective Weapon in the Fight Against Cancer?2019-03-04T19:18:16+00:00

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

2019-03-04T19:18:03+00:00

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!

Seattle Met Recognizes Dr. Sunil Ummat as a Top Doc for 20142019-03-04T19:18:03+00:00

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

2019-03-04T19:16:09+00:00

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 [...]

Why it’s Important to Have All-Over Body Mole Checks2019-03-04T19:16:09+00:00

Sinus Problems and Solutions to Improve Your Health

2017-04-10T23:44:48+00:00

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 [...]

Sinus Problems and Solutions to Improve Your Health2017-04-10T23:44:48+00:00

Does Sun Resistant Clothing Work?

2017-12-20T23:59:28+00:00

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 [...]

Does Sun Resistant Clothing Work?2017-12-20T23:59:28+00:00

Treatment for Hot Tub Folliculitis

2019-03-04T19:15:58+00:00

Have you recently noticed some red bumps on your skin that weren’t there before? They may be from that night of having drinks while soaking in the hot tub at a friend’s house, or maybe from relaxing in the jacuzzi at the gym after a good swim a couple days ago. Hot tubs in public [...]

Treatment for Hot Tub Folliculitis2019-03-04T19:15:58+00:00

Dangers of Using Sunlamps for Bronzed Skin

2019-03-04T19:16:03+00:00

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 [...]

Dangers of Using Sunlamps for Bronzed Skin2019-03-04T19:16:03+00:00

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

2019-03-04T19:15:53+00:00

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 [...]

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Linked to Higher Likelihood of Developing Other Cancers2019-03-04T19:15:53+00:00

Getting Rid of Your Acne for Good

2019-03-04T19:15:41+00:00

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 [...]

Getting Rid of Your Acne for Good2019-03-04T19:15:41+00:00

An Answer for Your Aging Hands

2019-03-04T19:15:48+00:00

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 [...]

An Answer for Your Aging Hands2019-03-04T19:15:48+00:00

What to Do About Your Spring Allergies in Seattle

2019-03-04T19:15:35+00:00

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 [...]

What to Do About Your Spring Allergies in Seattle2019-03-04T19:15:35+00:00

The Winter vs. Your Skin

2019-03-04T19:13:50+00:00

Not to take away from the whole Polar Vortex situation going on with our friends to the east of us, but we have our own winter problems here in Seattle. Sure, it’s no winter storm filled with endless snow and ice, but that topic has already got its share of attention. It’s now time to [...]

The Winter vs. Your Skin2019-03-04T19:13:50+00:00

Do I Have to Keep Wearing This?

2019-03-04T19:13:55+00:00

Finding an Alternative to Your CPAP Device For those of you who know what a CPAP device is, the odds are you either know someone that uses one, or you, yourself use a CPAP device. A CPAP, orcontinuous positive air pressure machine, is a device that is often used for the treatment of sleep apnea [...]

Do I Have to Keep Wearing This?2019-03-04T19:13:55+00:00

WHAT KIRKLAND RESIDENTS ARE DOING TO SWITCH UP THEIR SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR FALL

2019-03-04T19:13:44+00:00

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 [...]

WHAT KIRKLAND RESIDENTS ARE DOING TO SWITCH UP THEIR SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR FALL2019-03-04T19:13:44+00:00

WHY FILLERS DON’T HAVE TO HURT

2019-03-04T19:13:39+00:00

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 [...]

WHY FILLERS DON’T HAVE TO HURT2019-03-04T19:13:39+00:00

HOW TO KEEP SKIN BRIGHT AS SEATTLE SAYS GOODBYE TO SUMMER

2019-03-04T19:13:33+00:00

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 [...]

HOW TO KEEP SKIN BRIGHT AS SEATTLE SAYS GOODBYE TO SUMMER2019-03-04T19:13:33+00:00

HOW TO DETERMINE IF A MOMMY MAKEOVER IS RIGHT FOR YOU

2019-03-04T19:14:35+00:00

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, [...]

HOW TO DETERMINE IF A MOMMY MAKEOVER IS RIGHT FOR YOU2019-03-04T19:14:35+00:00

HOW OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEPAPNEA MAY LEAD TO BLINDNESS

2019-03-04T19:11:29+00:00

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 [...]

HOW OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEPAPNEA MAY LEAD TO BLINDNESS2019-03-04T19:11:29+00:00

HOW SWIMMING THE DARDANELLES COULD IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

2019-03-04T19:12:29+00:00

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 [...]

HOW SWIMMING THE DARDANELLES COULD IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH2019-03-04T19:12:29+00:00

3 ANTI-AGING SPECIALS TO REJUVENTATE YOUR SKIN

2019-03-04T19:12:23+00:00

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 [...]

3 ANTI-AGING SPECIALS TO REJUVENTATE YOUR SKIN2019-03-04T19:12:23+00:00

Lack of Sleep is Harming Your Skin!

2019-03-04T19:11:41+00:00

Getting little to no sleep is never a good thing. Without a good night’s sleep, we wake up cranky and red-eyed, guzzling cup after cup of coffee until we can finally lie back down in bed and try again. No fun at all. But is the lack of sleep also affecting the health of your [...]

Lack of Sleep is Harming Your Skin!2019-03-04T19:11:41+00:00

New MemoryShape Breast Implants Get FDA Approval

2019-03-04T19:09:51+00:00

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 [...]

New MemoryShape Breast Implants Get FDA Approval2019-03-04T19:09:51+00:00

Beards Block the Sun, Keep Skin Young

2019-03-04T19:11:34+00:00

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 [...]

Beards Block the Sun, Keep Skin Young2019-03-04T19:11:34+00:00

Patient Satisfaction High After Brow Lift Surgery

2019-03-04T19:10:06+00:00

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 [...]

Patient Satisfaction High After Brow Lift Surgery2019-03-04T19:10:06+00:00

Relief for Spring Allergies

2019-03-04T19:09:58+00:00

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 [...]

Relief for Spring Allergies2019-03-04T19:09:58+00:00

A New Genetic Discovery in Malignant Melanoma

2019-03-04T19:10:14+00:00

As cells replicate, their DNA gets shortened. The DNA has extra non-coding DNA at the ends that get clipped off when it replicates  (this extra DNA acts as a sort of a buffer at the ends of the chromosomes, so the important coding part of the DNA does not get clipped off). It is the [...]

A New Genetic Discovery in Malignant Melanoma2019-03-04T19:10:14+00:00

Melanoma and Tips on Tanning

2019-03-04T19:06:28+00:00

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 [...]

Melanoma and Tips on Tanning2019-03-04T19:06:28+00:00

Tanning Industry Supplying False and Misleading Information

2019-03-04T19:06:23+00:00

Tsk Tsk. That those tanning salons are not telling the truth is not surprising, is it? A study was recently done were people called 300 tanning salons around the country posing as 16-year old fair-skinned girls. The salons were asked if there was any health risk (specifically, cancer risk) associated with tanning. 90% of salons [...]

Tanning Industry Supplying False and Misleading Information2019-03-04T19:06:23+00:00

Melanoma

2019-03-04T19:05:40+00:00

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 [...]

Melanoma2019-03-04T19:05:40+00:00
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