Why Choose North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics?
All treatments and procedures are either performed by, or are directly supervised by, a board-certified dermatologist, unlike most medi-spas, spas and salons where the ‘medical director’ is typically not a dermatologist and is usually not in the office when the procedures are being performed by ‘laser technicians’. Unfortunately, WA State law allows many cosmetic procedures to be performed in non-medical settings, like medi-spas, spas and salons. However, these types of practices typically do not have the same level of safety and quality assurance as a cosmetic dermatology practice does, the proof of this being that most lawsuits in this country are brought against providers in medi-spas, spas and salons.
All of our board-certified dermatologists, board-certified dermatology nurse practitioners, board-certified dermatology PAs and Master Medical Aestheticians have extensive training and experience in all of the procedures that we offer, and many of them are national trainers for these procedures.
Finding the right practice and provider can be a daunting undertaking for consumers, as most medi-spas, spas and salons will advertise that they are the best. With online searches, it appears that everyone is the best. So, how do you go about finding the right practice?
To start with, you should look for a practice where the physicians on staff are board-certified dermatologists, i.e., diplomates of the American Board of Dermatology, and check that they are the ones either performing the procedures, or directly supervising them. Also, check to make sure they are fellows of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the most respected, national professional societies for cosmetic dermatologists.
Board-certified dermatologists are the only true skin care specialists, having completed 4-6 years of residency and fellowship training after medical school, studying the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the skin. It was dermatologists who developed Botox, most of the dermal fillers, like Juvederm and Voluma, as well as many IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and laser systems, and, more recently, non-surgical options for fat reduction and skin tightening.
Dermatologists are the true pioneers of cosmetic and anti-aging medicine and understand the science of the skin better than anyone, which is why you can be comfortable in the knowledge that every treatment and skin care product we recommend has been thoroughly researched and is founded in peer-reviewed science, not in wishful thinking marketing hype.
We are dedicated to providing you with safe, gentle care using the most advanced technologies available in aesthetic medicine and anti-aging.
Our top priority is to ensure that your experience with our practice is outstanding.
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the attentive, compassionate and personalized care that we deliver to each person who walks through our doors.
Your skin deserves the best and we thank you for choosing North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics to help keep your skin healthy and beautiful for years to come.