For 10 years, Dawn Thompson worked beside top dermatologists and plastic surgeons as a surgical assistant. Armed with that experience and her education as an aesthetician, Dawn takes an all-encompassing approach to skincare at Island Skin and Laser, a recipient of a 2012 Seattle Award. Her firsthand experience helps her to personalize treatments to each client using medical-grade skincare products by lines such as SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, Obagi, and Revaléskin, none of which contain perfumes or dyes. The aesthetician tackles common skincare issues with treatments ranging from traditional facials to advanced hydrafacials, erbium facials, and photofacials. As a laser pro, Dawn can also shine a light to banish unwanted hairs and bats that are bothering bodies.
Love My Skin offers spa and medical skin care treatments that are customized to address each client's individual needs. On the spa side of things there are treatments like the red carpet ready O2 facial, which pits oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, and enzymatic botanicals against blemishes or skin damaged from always trying to examine one's own face without a mirror. Love My Skin also offers more advanced forms of skin care that use medical-grade solutions and techniques. One of these is the BodyFX by InModeMD, a non-invasive contouring treatment that leaves buttocks, abdomen, and thighs looking toned and well-shaped.
Lotus Laser & Spa?s professional team offers noninvasive spa and med-spa services focused on anti-aging. For example, to hydrate and regenerate skin, patients can choose the traditional cleansing and exfoliation of the Lotus Silk facial or the more advanced light of an IPL photofacial. Both treatments, as well as the spa?s Botox injections, laser hair-removal sessions, and chemical peels, are performed under the medical direction of Dr. Lawrence Gogenola, a board-certified dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience.
Registered nurse and clinic-owner Gayle Williamson has been a specialist in cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery since 1974, but at Bellevue Image Enhancement Center, she subtly enhances clients' looks through noninvasive treatments. Her facial procedures range from the Parisian Peel, a retexturing peel with virtually no downtime, to the HydraFacial, which relies on a machine to remove dead skin cells while simultaneously infusing the skin with serums. Her facials rely on high-quality Dermalogica and Glytone products.
Gayle also offers the Epi-Lift, which boosts collagen production with intense pulsed light, and Epi-Light hair removal, which uses a similar process to permanently reduce unwanted hair on legs, chests, and wings.
Much of what Serenity Rejuvenation Center does rests on the shoulders of its medical director, Dr. Stephen O'Connell. As a physician, his knack for physical medicine and rehabilitation ultimately earned him a diplomate status on the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. However, upon reaching another of his field's peaks, Dr. O'Connell decided to branch out into the field of aesthetic medicine. Today, he oversees skincare services such as Botox and Juvederm, along with Cool Sculpting, laser hair removal, weight loss services such as the hCG diet, and wellness services such as vitamin B injections, which inject the bloodstream with a shot of bees.