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.
Under the expert guidance of advanced registered nurse practitioner Sima Rafii, the staff at Sima Medical & Cosmetic Clinic restores patients' health and confidence with a full menu of wellness services. Their medical treatments cover dermatologic conditions such as acne, rashes, and sun damage, as well as yearly health exams and skin-cancer screenings. Armed with lasers, they turn their hands to cosmetic services such as hair removal, fotofacials, and Liposonix body-contouring treatments. The skincare experts also smooth epidermises with microdermabrasion and Botox injections, and coach clients on how to care for their skin and train it to win all-state skin care trophies.
Ageless Center for Rejuvenation bills itself as Seattle’s premiere center for relaxing and revitalizing the body. Based in the city’s Fremont neighborhood, the Center offers a variety of spa services, with traditional treatments that include facial and overall skin care, while the Medical Day Spa offers every medical enhancement available. There are skin-smoothing laser treatments and procedures for cellulite available here, alongside a range of products for further take-home use. The Center’s true emphasis may be on customers’ emotional and spiritual well-being, however, with its serene and calming environment, overseen by knowledgeable and patient staff. Doctor Barbara J. Schell, the Center’s director, is board-certified both by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Dermatology.
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.