Vibradermabrasion is a type of microdermabrasion, that utilizes textured paddles that vibrate to exfoliate the top layer of skin and stimulate collagen production. Vibradermabrasion can be performed on the face including eyelids and lips, neck, décolleté, hands and arms. We can also perform Vibrafusion, which utilizes softer textured paddles, to drive topical compounds into the skin, enhancing absorption. Your skin will be smoother and more hydrated.
- Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging, improve the appearance of mild scars, treat certain types of acne, reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches such as melasma, due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills and to improve the look and feel of skin. Areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling.
After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so we recommend you wear sunscreen every day. It should say “broad-spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against UVA, UVB and in some cases IR rays. We also recommend you limit your time in the sun, wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as fractional laser resurfacing (ActiveFX or DeepFX), noninvasive skin tightening or soft tissue fillers.
- Laser Hair Reduction for All Skin Types
Permanently reduce unwanted hair from most parts of the body using laser technology. Lasers provide an effective alternative to traditional hair removal methods by targeting the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. All skin colors, from light to dark skin color and hair characteristics can be treated. SkinMD Seattle uses the Nd:YAG and diode lasers, which allow us to tailor hair reduction treatments to the unique needs of all our patients.
We use laser hair reduction to eliminate unwanted hair on various parts of the body, including underarms, legs, lips and chin as well as bikini area. The most common areas requested by men are back, chest and abdomen.
Our skin changes over time, losing its youthful look and giving way to brown spots, wrinkles and laxity. In recent years, a growing number of minimally invasive and noninvasive aesthetic procedures have become available to treat these age-related skin changes.
UltraPulse CO2 Fractional Resurfacing
Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
ActiveFX is a fractional laser treatment for dyschromia, fine lines and acne scarring that yields remarkable results with minimal downtime. During an ActiveFX fractional resurfacing procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light interacts with the skin’s surface, causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new, healthy skin. With ActiveFX, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated. The laser beam is applied in a fractional pattern, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner. ActiveFX produces a dramatic effect on the skin with immediate skin tightening, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and softens deeper frown lines, noticeably improves skin tone and texture, stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin, reduces acne scars.
Results are long-term and, with proper skincare and daily sun protection, can last for many years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others, such as new collagen formation, builds up gradually and result in continued smoothing over time. Therefore, most people continue to show improvement up to 6 months after the procedure.
Often, a single treatment is all you need for great results. Occasionally, a second treatment may be necessary to achieve optimal results.