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Sunscreen Without the Mess

June 14, 2017

Your morning skincare routine may look a bit like this: cleanse, moisturize, protect, and beautify. Sound familiar? How likely are you to re-apply sunscreen throughout the day? How likely are you to apply sunscreen at all? Some of the more common misconceptions patients feel regarding sunscreen is that it's messy, pore-clogging, and not-so-travel-friendly. Now it's time to embrace the brush! Color...Read More

The filler that keeps you looking like you!

June 14, 2017

A new generation of Hyaluronic Acid fillers are literally changing the face(s) of cosmetic dermatology. What exactly sets Restylane Refyne® and Restylane Defyne® apart from the average dermal filler? Mobility. Restylane Refyne and Defyne® work not unlike other fillers-by increasing facial volume and decreasing wrinkles-but they do so while retaining your natural expressions. Restyla...Read More

What to Know About Rosacea

May 2, 2017

Rosacea cannot be cured but it can be controlled. This chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects an estimated 16 million Americans is perhaps one, if not the, most common skin disorder Dr. Greene sees in patients at ADLIS. Often characterized by flare-ups and remissions, rosacea appears as persistent redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, neck and/or chest. Over t...Read More

Scars are not always skin deep...

April 21, 2017

On June 8th 1972, a nine year old girl was playing with her cousins in a Vietnam village when American Forces suddenly bombed the village with Napalm. Napalm is a flammable liquid that sticks to skin and causes severe burns when ignited. This young girl’s photo was captured by a journalist for Time Magazine–her clothes burned off of her body as she run...Read More

There's a Potential New Wonder Drug on the Horizon!

April 11, 2017

BOTOX® is best known for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles but evidence is proving it has amazing effects on improving other various ailments. These uses include the treatment of back pain, lock jaw, depression, over-active bladder, and Parkinson’s disease symptoms. While the prospect of treating hundreds more conditions with a known drug is exciting in the medical...Read More

ALL HANDS ON DECK – it’s time to Rejuvenate!

March 13, 2017

Your hands are one, if not the, biggest teller of age! Let our Total Hand Rejuvenation Package help with thinning skin, pronounced veins, and sun spots contributing to that aged appearance. You can protect your hands from environmental exposure with gloves, sunscreen, and moisturizer as recommended to prevent signs of aging, but precautions are difficult to follow regu...Read More

The All-in-One Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation:

January 18, 2017

‘Three for Me’ is the first laser treatment that targets up to three different skin concerns: Sun Damage, Wrinkles, and Facial Vessels. Why be forced to prioritize your skin issues when you can now benefit from a SINGLE laser that targets all three skin conditions? It's likely that if you have sun–causing brown spots, you ma...Read More

Volbella® Lip Injection

December 19, 2016

Pucker up underneath the mistletoe this holiday with fuller, natural-looking lips. Juvederm Volbella® lip injection is an FDA approved filler that smooths vertical lip lines, increases volume, and accentuates the contour of your lips. Why stop at plumping, when you can enhance the overall natural beauty of your lips with Volbella®? What se...Read More

So Long Summer Sun Damage

November 15, 2016

In case your skin is showing negative signs of summer fun, IPL Phototherapy can help erase skin damage! Consult with our Medical Esthetician to find out if you are a candidate and take advantage of the winter months for the most optimal results of your treatment. How does IPL work? IPL technology uses a broad spectrum of light to reduce melanin which is excess p...Read More

Newest Trends in Male Aesthetics

October 15, 2016

Male aesthetics in the way of non-surgical facial enhancements and body sculpting procedures are on the rise! Currently, the most popular cosmetic procedure performed on men is Botulinum Toxin (Botox®) Injections. Wrinkles, a noticeable teller of age, are often deeper and more obvious on men than women due to skin thickness. Botox safely smooths ...Read More

The Game Changer

October 11, 2016

The year was 1993 and the revolutionary wrinkle destroying solution that would change the beauty industry forever was discovered. Cosmetic effects of Botulinum Toxin, also known as Botox®, was found by a husband and wife team--Dermatologist, Alastair Carruthers, and Ophthalmologist, Jean Carruthers. Jean treated patients for various conditions of the eye, one such condition being...Read More

René Steele: Master Esthetician

September 27, 2016

Meet René Steele, Advanced Dermatology's, Master Esthetician. With over twenty years of experience, René is your professional guide to achieving and maintaining healthy skin. René is a veteran trainer on the Palomar Icon 1540 laser, a medical-grade device that reduces the appearance of sunspots, scars, and unwanted hair. Feel safe a...Read More

Sculptra Aesthetic® Filler: Love the skin you're in!

September 12, 2016

Sculptra® is a dermal (skin) filler that treats wrinkles, folds, and volume loss in the face. Facial volume loss contributes to the appearance of sunken cheeks, depressed temples, and sagging jowl lines. Sculptra® is unique in its functionality because once injected under the skin, it begins to gradually stimulate your body’s natural supply of collagen growth. Lost f...Read More

Cosmeceuticals and Acne

August 7, 2016

“Once you have acne past the age of twenty-five, it's highly likely you'll have acne until you're forty-five,” states Dr. Hillary Baldwin, Medical Director of the Acne Treatment and Research Center in Morristown, N.J. Her words resonate with many people who struggle with acne on an occasional or daily basis. In regards to treatment, several options including prescription-bas...Read More

The Future of Cosmetic Consultations

July 11, 2016

Before beginning cosmetic skincare treatment (i.e. chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing), the most important appointment to schedule with your dermatologist is a consultation. The consultation allows both you and your doctor to discuss any skin-related concerns, prioritize these concerns, and finally--formulate an effective treatment plan to resolve your concerns. Before your consultation beg...Read More

The Doctor Greene Difference!

June 27, 2016

Tired of bruising, swelling, and discomfort associated with injectables? Come experience the Dr. Greene Difference! Here at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, Dr. Steven Greene employs the use of a micro cannula, also known as a blunt-tipped needle for filler injections. This ultra-thin, flexible device causes less trauma and bruising to the area...Read More

ZIKA- What to know!

May 26, 2016

Information regarding the Zika Virus has stirred concern in many people–especially those traveling abroad. It’s important to not only understand the facts regarding Zika, but to educate yourself on proper preventative measures. How to protect yourself against the Zika Virus: Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants. Sleep under a mosquito bed net if ...Read More

Is Skin Cancer Preventable?

April 22, 2016

While outdoors, protect yourself and your family with a broad spectrum sunscreen containing a high SPF and be certain to reapply regularly throughout the course of a day. Unprotected exposure to natural and artificial UV light increases your risk of skin cancer. Although skin cancer may be treatable with an early diagnosis, melanoma (the deadliest form of all skin cancers) accounts for more tha...Read More

What is PRP and Micro-needling?

March 9, 2016

Fine lines, enlarged pores, acne scars, and stretch marks--these common skin conditions are stubborn, sometimes impossible to cosmetically improve. Where chemical peels or medical-grade facials have failed to repair the skin's surface, a Microneedling/PRP combination therapy may be the right treatment for you! A sterile pen tip consisting of microneedles is expertly administered ...Read More

Kybella – Your Cure for a Double-Chin

January 14, 2016

Tighten the appearance of your profile, showcase a well-defined jaw-line, and finally discard your scarves and turtle-neck sweaters because you no longer need to cover up! Now, at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we are providing a safe, in-office procedure for eliminating the ever-dreaded double-chin. Where dieting and exercise have failed to yield results in...Read More

Mole Removal - Medical or Cosmetic?

August 4, 2015

Have you noticed a new mole on your skin recently? Does its appearance bother you? First thing–schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist for a full skin exam. Dr. Greene of Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle has over twenty five years of experience diagnosing and treating every type of skin cancer.During the full skin exam, Dr. Green...Read More

Rise of the Retinols

August 4, 2015

Among the most popular questions asked of any dermatologist is, “Will this work for my skin?” The key word in that question being, my. Skincare needs are customized to specific skin types–whether acne-prone, sensitive, dry, mature, etc.–your skin is yours and therefore a ‘one size fits all’ concept rarely applies when choosing the right skincare produ...Read More

Say Goodbye to Spider Veins!

August 4, 2015

Often times painful and aesthetically unsightly–spider and varicose veins can now be treated for removal at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle. This vascular condition is typically found on the legs as thin, blue and red veins or bulging rope-like cords raised above the surface of the skin. To prepare yourself for summer when the weather permits shorts and swimsuits...Read More

Finally a Facial that Works!

August 4, 2015

Glowing skin after a spa facial is desirable, but temporary. If you are seeking medical-grade treatment and lasting results–a HydraFacial promises both! This dermatological system sets itself apart from a spa facial in that it uses healing serums formulated to combat individual skincare needs–from acne to wrinkles. As a vacuum-based skin abrasion device, the HydraFacial exfoliates whi...Read More

New Year, New Skin – Benefits of a Chemical Peel

August 4, 2015

The new look for 2015 is clear skin! This goal may be achieved in the form of a chemical peel treatment available at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle. Improve the tone, texture, and overall health of your skin with a convenient, in-office treatment. Where other skincare options fail to yield results, patients at Advanced Dermatology have observed dramatic improv...Read More

Botox - A Treatment for Depression?

August 4, 2015

Botox—or Botulinum Toxin A—is traditionally a cosmetic treatment used for the reduction of facial wrinkles. As a neuromodulator, Botox blocks nerves from transmitting signals between the brain and the injected muscle. When these signals are interrupted a safe, controlled weakening of the muscle results and the appearance of fine lines diminishes.It isn’t commonly known tha...Read More

Cryoshape - Your Keloid Cure

August 1, 2015

A highly innovative advance in the dermatological world that is safe and effective for removing keloids is available at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle. What exactly is a keloid? Our body’s natural supply of collagen is stimulated when a trauma to the skin occurs. This skin tissue takes the appearance of a firm, rubbery nodule varying in size and color that is also know...Read More

Play Sun SmartTM with Major League Baseball

July 30, 2015

Since 1999, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) have partnered on the Play Sun Smart™ program, a public service partnersh...Read More