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What is Botox?

In the mid-1980’s, Dr. Jean Carruthers, an Oculoplastic Surgeon from Vancouver, BC first observed the cosmetic benefits of lessening the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes in her study patients who she was treating for eyelid twitching (blepharospasm) with Botulinum Toxin (later named Botox). After she and her husband, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, a prominent Cosmetic Dermatologist, realized that she had discovered a new “disruptive” therapy, they performed the groundbreaking evidence-based research that paved the way for its cosmetic place in history for temporary reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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Pimple Popping and Cyst Drainage Videos

Pimple popping and drainage of cysts in the skin is a video obsession shared by many individuals. Some who are attracted to these programs admit to a kind of addiction because the satisfaction of an exploding zit outweighs its gross factor. Some are driven by a curiosity and fascination of medical procedures while others find them more relaxing than sleeping pills. 

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Restore Your Skin’s Former Glory with Laser Skin Resurfacing



Your skin can really take a beating. Over the course of your lifetime, your skin has to deal with several issues, leaving it worse for wear. But fractional laser skin resurfacing with the Cynosure Icon 1540® can give your skin its former glow in as little as one treatment. This fractional, non-ablative laser covers a wide range of skin problems, including sun damage, scarring, and the signs of aging.

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How Are Different Skins of Color Treated for Acne?

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Acne is a common condition that typically affects areas of the face, back, neck, and shoulders. Despite being commonly associated with adolescence, acne outbreaks can happen to women and men of any age. Due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, while starting birth control pills, or just before a menstrual cycle, women are particularly prone to acne.
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The Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Think of it as gently peeling away the signs of aging. Chemical peel treatment at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle can beautifully improve the tone, texture, and overall health of your skin with a convenient, in-office treatment.
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Mole Removal – Medical or Cosmetic?

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Surgical mole removal is an effective medical dermatological procedure that can simultaneously improve your appearance and address suspicions of skin cancer.

If you’re bothered by the appearance of a new mole on your skin, call Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today to schedule a full skin exam with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven Greene. Dr. Greene has more than twenty-five years of proven experience diagnosing and treating every type of skin cancer.
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How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?

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BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts 3-4 months before the effect fades. You can restore the results with a re-injection appointment.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one brand of botulinum toxin type A, an injectable protein that smooths wrinkles and creases on your face. This injectable has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. In fact, botulinum toxin type A injections were up 3 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 (the most recent years with statistics available). Millions of people receive these injectable treatments every year in the U.S., and with good reason: the benefits of BOTOX® injections are many –

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Understanding Alopecia Areata

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September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, making this is a great time to gain a better understanding of the condition and provide some tips for those who experience hair loss.
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How to Create a Morning Skin Care Routine for Glowing Skin

woman with beautiful skin from her skin care routineBeautiful, glowing skin takes work to achieve. Not only must you use the right types of skin care products, but you need to apply them in the right order. We’ve created the following list to help ensure you’re including all of the right products in your morning skin care routine. More »

What is the Best Treatment for Sunburn?

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The summer is a beautiful season in Seattle. Going out for a socially distanced activity in the sunshine is a breath of fresh air right now. As you embrace the rays, we urge you to remember to practice safe fun in the sun: UV damage and sunburns not only increase your risk for skin cancer, but also cause wrinkles, sagging skin and brown spots.
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