Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center Directions

We are located directly across from Evergreen Hospital in the Evergreen Professional Plaza.

Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center in Totem Lake
Strother Dermatology
Evergreen Professional Plaza
12911 120th Ave NE
Suite G-100 and 104
Kirkland, WA 98034

Please do not hesitate to call for further directions or information. Our phone number is 425-899-4144.

 

Going South on I-405:

Take Exit 20 (NE 124th St.). At the exit stop light turn left onto NE 124th St. At Totem Lake Blvd. turn left. Follow to next light (120th Ave NE) and turn right. You are now on 120th Ave. Follow 120th up the hill (past Trader Joe's). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

Going North on I-405:

Take exit 20B (NE 124th St/Totem Lake Blvd). Stay in the right lane towards Totem Lake Blvd. and go under the freeway, proceed through the stoplight onto 120th Ave NE. Follow 120th Ave up the hill (past Trader Joe's). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

Be sure to allow sufficient travel time as this is a high traffic area and there is often construction going on nearby at Evergreen Hospital.

Thermage®

Tighten and Lift, face, neck, eyes, hand and body! Facelift without surgery! Reduce the unsightly cellulite!

How does Thermage® work?
The top layers of your skin are protected with a cooling spray while radiofrequency energy heats the collagen in the lower layers.

This heating action causes deep structures of your skin to tighten immediately. Over time, new collagen grows to further tighten your skin and produce a more youthful appearance.

How safe is it?
The Thermage procedure is very safe. Although it is possible that skin damage can occur, this advanced treatment has been studied carefully in hundreds of patients with minimal reports of lasting adverse effects

What does a Thermage Procedure feel like?
With each touch of the Thermage treatment tip, you will experience a brief intense heating sensation as the collagen in deep layers of your skin is tightened. To protect your skin and make the treatment more comfortable, a cooling spray is delivered before, during, and after each application of the treatment tip. Significant improvements have been made in the past few years making this treatment much more comfortable!

When can I return to my normal activities?
You may return to your normal activities immediately, as there is usually no "downtime". Minimal redness is seen in some patients but it usually disappears shortly after treatment. There can also be a bit of temporary swelling. There is no special care needed after treatment. As a part of good skin care, sunscreen is recommended.

How many treatments will I need?
A single treatment has produced good results in a significant number of patients. However, your doctor will assess the number and frequency of treatments required to achieve optimal results for your skin. In most patients, results appear gradually over 2-6 months. Although some patients see an earlier response, we usually wait until 6 months to assess the need for a second treatment.

How long will the effects of the Thermage procedure last?
Recently published studies show that improvements continue for at least six months after a single treatment session. Other studies show that thermal collagen changes can last several years, depending on the rate of the aging process.

Laser Treatment Center wins the Pinnacle Award
The 2007 Pinnacle Award signifies that our practice is a top provider of Thermage treatments! The Laser Treatment Center is the leader in new technology and in 2002 when it received FDA clearance we were the very first practice in Washington to begin utilizing Thermage.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laser Treatment?

During a laser treatment, a specific color of light (wavelength) is shined on a "target" on your skin for a fraction of a second. The target may be unwanted hair, brown spots, redness, veins, wrinkles, acne, or tattoos. In the past, lasers removed your skin, (laser resurfacing) but now they are gentle, and often there is no healing process to go through at all. With some there may be a bruise, but most of the time there isn't. Treatments take a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on how big the area is.

How does it work?

Most lasers work by having their energy absorbed by the "target" and converted to heat. The idea is to just heat the target, and not the surrounding skin. The heat then destroys the target and leaves the rest of the skin alone. The spot then peels off or is reabsorbed into the body.

What is the difference between laser and radiofrequency?

There are various forms of energy that are used to treat the skin. Laser, or light energy is one. It treats the upper layers of skin. In order to treat the deeper layers, for tightening, a different form of energy called radiofrequency is used. This energy will go deeper through the skin and tighten or stimulate the skin to produce more collagen, thus giving a lifting effect, but not as much as a surgical facelift. Sometimes, the two forms of energy are combined so that we can treat both superficially and deeply at the same time. This is called "elos", and can be used to reduce red and brown areas or spots, treat wrinkles with tightening at the same time.

What is a physician assistant?


Certified physician assistants (PA-C) are medical providers formally trained in primary care and graduating from one of over 100 accredited academic training programs in the U.S. Most Physician Assistant Programs last 24-27 continuous months and use the medical school model. To remain nationally certified Physician Assistants (PAs) must complete 100 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) every 2 years and pass a national re-certification exam every 6 years. While over half of all PAs remain in primary care, the rest can be found in every medical and surgical specialty, including dermatology.

Physician assistants have been practicing with dermatologists for 30 years, providing a wide variety of services. PAs diagnose, prescribe medications and provide medical and surgical treatment for a wide variety of pathology. Dermatology PAs possess a very wide variety of general dermatology and surgical skills. Some dermatology PAs specialize in areas such as acne, psoriasis, skin cancer, warts and rashes. Others concentrate in cosmetics: performing sclerotherapy, and operating lasers. Still others specialize in surgery: performing a wide variety of surgical procedures.

 

THERMAGE®

Tighten and Lift
Face, neck, eyes,
hand and body!
Facelift without surgery!
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