Reaping the benefits of Fraxel DUAL Laser

You enjoyed the summer sun but now that fall is here, you realize that perhaps you over-did it. Days spent basking in the sun’s glow can take a toll on both the skin’s appearance as well as its make-up.  Most of us are aware that prolonged and excessive sun exposure causes skin damage, the type… Read more »

Turning Back Time with Botox: Before & After

  “Botox” may be the most commonly used buzzword when it comes to cosmetic procedures. But what does Botox Cosmetic actually do? Make a frown as you read this, and feel how the muscle between your eyebrows pulls together, creating a frown line. Frown lines not only cause a person to look older, they create… Read more »

Amazing Acne Treatment Transformation: Before & After

  Acne is a common skin condition that can affect people of all ages in varying degrees. Acne develops when naturally-occurring skin oils and dead skin cells clog the pores or hair follicles in your face, chest, back, neck, or shoulder area. Contrary to popular belief, acne is not a skin condition you must live with or allow… Read more »

UltraShape Body Contouring: Before & After

  UltraShape is a revolutionary FDA-cleared nonsurgical procedure that provides fat-melting results when diet and exercise aren’t enough.  UltraShape uses focused, pulsed ultrasound waves to destroy stubborn fat cells, also known as the subcutaneous fat layer. The UltraShape procedure doesn’t harm any of your tissues, blood vessels or nerves, so there’s no pain, discomfort, or… Read more »

UltraShape for Body Contouring

Do you feel that no number of laborious crunches will get you the flat stomach you want? You are not alone! On its own, diet and exercise cannot always get you the results you want or deserve. Research shows that subcutaneous fat—what we like to think of as stubborn fat—is resistant to traditional diet and… Read more »

Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

Nobody wants a double chin. This summer, there is a new alternative. Dr. Michalak is proud to announce that Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah is now offering Kybella—an injectable treatment that offers an alternative to the pesky double chin. On April 29th , The FDA approved Kybella as a non-surgical treatment for reducing excess… Read more »

What Treatment for Excessive Sweating is Right for You?

Are you self-conscious about excessive sweating and have yet to find antiperspirants that are strong enough to correct the problem? You may be a good candidate for alternative treatments that addressing excessive sweating such as Botox. Many people that suffer from excessive sweating find it difficult to wear certain types of clothes for long periods… Read more »

Take Care of Your Skin with a Dermatologist Visit

You may see your physician regularly to make sure you are in good health, but what about the health of your skin? The quality of your skin and its appearance may be linked to your internal health, but there are several superficial issues that can be addressed by a trained dermatologist. Dr. Michalak is a… Read more »