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We here at Seattle CosMedic Skincare are so saddened by the devastation that has hit, and continues to hit Texas. Our hearts go out to all those affected. For the next 4 weeks we will be donating 10% of all services to JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund and The Houston Humane Society. All of us at CosMedic Skincare have a passion for people and for animals and we want to do our part. Help us give to those in need.
We have chosen to donate to the JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund. This fund is helping to rebuild the aspects of lives that were damaged or lost by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
We have also chosen to donate to The Houston Humane Society. CosMedic Skincare has a total of 7 four legged family members. By donating to the Huston Humane Society, we are insuring that displaced animals get the care they need and get reunited with their families, or find their forever home.
CosMedic Skincare will also gladly accept any additional donations you wish to make. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us give back to these people and animals in need.

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How Can I Find a Doctor Who Is Skilled at Administering KYBELLA®?

Excess fat under the chin, often referred to as a “double chin,” can be frustrating for people who lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Fortunately, this stubborn fat, or submental fullness, can now be eliminated without invasive surgical procedures. KYBELLA® is a new injectable treatment specifically designed to target and treat unwanted fat below the chin and jaw for a more contoured, defined profile.

Since KYBELLA® is still a relatively new procedure, many women and men want to know the best way to find a well-qualified doctor to perform the procedure. Your choice of physician can significantly impact the results of your KYBELLA® treatment, which is why Dr. Jodie Reinertson recommends spending some time researching qualified practitioners. Allergan, the manufacturer of KYBELLA®, provides a directory of physicians who have been trained and certified to perform this injectable treatment. Dr. Reinertson also suggests choosing physicians who specialize in facial procedures and injectable treatments, as they will likely have the most comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy, helping them offer you the best possible outcome.

To learn more about KYBELLA® or Dr. Reinertson’s experience in facial procedures, please schedule a consultation or contact us today.

CosMedic Skincare is taking on Instagram!

At Seattle CosMedic Skincare we are always striving to be at the forefront of technology. Our goal is to not only offer you cutting edge anti aging techniques and procedures, but to provide you with information as well. With that in mind Dr. Jodie, and the rest of the CosMedic Skincare family, has recently opened an Instagram account! Follow us @cosmedicskincare where we have begun posting informational photos and videos on everyone’s favorite procedures.
*Click on the photo to the right to be directed to our personal Instagram page*

Igniting Possibilities in Chicago

“It was such an honor to be chosen as the representative of Washington at the Ignite Possibility conference in Chicago on April 22nd. The whole event was a whirlwind of information, not just Allergan (The makers of Botox, Juvederm, and Kybella and the host of the event), but from my fellow colleagues as well. Sitting at tables discussing our business practices, injectable techniques, and our view on the aesthetic world was enriching. I feel like I left Chicago with more tricks up my sleeve, and having shared a few of my secrets with doctors from all over the United States. An opportunity that would not have been made possible without the support and loyalty of all my patients, family, friends, and staff. I am always trying to better myself as a provider and injector, and I look forward to helping everyone reach the best versions of themselves with all this new knowledge.”

Dr. Jodie Reinertson, MD

Will Laser Hair Removal Work for Darker Skin?

Laser hair removal is a popular treatment for women and men who are tired of the maintenance of at-home treatments and seek a long-lasting solution for unwanted hair. With the latest developments in hair removal technology, our patients at CosMedic Skincare can put an end to the constant cycle of shaving or waxing.

Laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any area of the body and provide potentially permanent results. With that in mind, not all hair removal lasers perform with equal effectiveness. With the addition of the Cynosure Elite+ laser, Dr. Jodie Reinertson can successfully treat darker skin types with greater ease. The laser’s dual wavelength technology is able to better-differentiate between the melanin in the skin and the dark pigment of the hair, ultimately allowing the unwanted hair to be permanently removed.

Patients with darker skin types may require multiple laser hair removal treatments to maximize their results; however, the outcomes can relieve individuals of the need to shave or wax for a long time to come. For more information on laser hair removal, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reinertson, please contact us today.

Why You Should Choose Laser Hair Removal Over At-Home Treatments

While DIY methods of hair removal can be effective in the short-term, individuals typically become frustrated with the necessary frequency of repeated maintenance. Shaving often must be done daily, while at-home waxing treatments can be painful – especially for patients with sensitive skin. Plus, in-between these treatment methods, the period of regrowth can irritate the skin, cause ingrown hairs, or leave the skin feeling prickly.

Laser hair removal has many advantages over at-home treatments. The number one benefit of laser hair removal our patients report is that the hair is often permanently eliminated. With our Cynosure Elite+ laser hair removal technology, Dr. Jodie Reinertson can treat men and women with all skin types with effective results. A topical numbing agent can be used during each treatment session to maximize patient comfort. An added advantage to laser hair removal is the ability to target larger areas of the body, such as the back, chest, or legs, that can be difficult or time consuming to treat with at-home methods. To learn more about your hair removal options, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reinertson, please contact our office today.

Hand Rejuvenation with RADIESSE®

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Just like the face, the hands frequently show prominent signs of aging. The skin of the hands is delicate and especially susceptible to the loss of volume and elasticity – which can cause the veins and tendons on the back of the hands to appear more pronounced. With RADIESSE®, Dr. Jodie Reinertson can restore lost volume and stimulate collagen production for hands that look smooth and youthful.

RADIESSE® is FDA-approved specifically for hand rejuvenation, providing a fast-acting and long-lasting solution for aging skin. Composed of a biocompatible material called calcium hydroxylapatite, RADIESSE® instantly plumps the skin of the hands to reduce the prominence of veins and tendons. Since this injectable is also designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, patients can enjoy more youthful-looking hands for up to two years. This non-surgical procedure can typically be completed within 30-60 minutes using a small needle and a topical anesthetic to help ensure patient comfort. To maintain the results of the RADIESSE® treatment, follow-up appointments may be scheduled when needed. Please contact us today to learn more about hand rejuvenation with RADIESSE®.

Cosmetic Injectables: How Long Do Results Last?

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Injectable neurotoxins and dermal fillers can provide a non-surgical method of smoothing fine lines, reducing wrinkles, and restoring lost volume from areas such as the cheeks or lips. When combined in a customized treatment plan, these cosmetic injectables can give you a revitalized, well-rested, and youthful appearance. However, since the results of these treatments are temporary, many prospective patients ask Dr. Jodie Reinertson how long they can expect the rejuvenating effects to last.

Neurotoxins such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are designed to treat overactive facial muscles that cause wrinkles on the forehead and in-between the eyebrows as well as crow’s feet. On average, the results of this popular injectable last 3-4 months. JUVÉDERM®, a dermal filler used to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by a loss of collagen, can achieve results that typically last 6-8 months. (The outcome of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, which is injected at a deeper level in the skin, can last up to two years.) RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that uses Calcium Hydroxyapatite rather than hyaluronic acid to restore lost volume, and can often provide more youthful looking skin for 12-15 months. Finally, Sculptra® Aesthetic, which is designed to stimulate new collagen growth, can achieve exceptionally long-lasting results with some patients seeing improvement for up to two years.

During your one-on-one consultation, you will discuss your unique cosmetic concerns with Dr. Reinertson who will then design a customized treatment plan that can meet your individual needs. Regardless of which cosmetic injectables you choose, the results of all neurotoxins and dermal fillers can be easily maintained with follow-up treatment sessions. For more information about our injectable treatment offerings, or to schedule a consultation for a customized treatment plan, please contact our office today.

BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers

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Injectable treatments can improve the appearance of many common signs of facial aging. However, with so many options, how do you determine which type of injectable is right for you? During the consultation process, Dr. Jodie Reinertson will review the benefits of each injectable treatment so you can make an educated decision.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and other neurotoxins are designed to temporarily prevent overactive facial muscles from contracting. Consequently, dynamic facial wrinkles such as creases across the forehead or vertical lines between the eyebrows can be smoothed for a more rested, relaxed, and energetic appearance. The effects of this treatment typically lasts 3-4 months.

Dermal fillers are used to treat wrinkles that result from a loss of collagen or fatty tissue. By restoring lost volume with injectable fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, or Sculptra® Aesthetic, you can lift and contour your face or create fuller lips. The duration of your results with dermal fillers will vary depending upon which product is used.

To maintain the rejuvenating effects of injectable treatments, follow-up appointments can be used to help your skin remain at its best. To learn more about our injectable treatment offerings, or to schedule a consultation for a customized treatment plan, please contact us today.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections for Men

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BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to reduce facial wrinkles for both men and women since 2002. Since its introduction, there has been a significant increase in usage within the male demographic. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has stated that from 2000-2010, there was a 258% increase in men choosing to combat facial wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic. But should skin care experts use the same techniques used for women when performing Brotox—also known as BOTOX® injections for men?

According to Dr. Jodie Reinertson, since men have stronger underlying muscles, they often require larger doses or a larger number of BOTOX® injections to achieve their desired results. In addition, men and women often have slightly different aesthetic goals when it comes to BOTOX® Cosmetic. One example is the shape of the eyebrow: while many women want to emphasize the natural arch of the eyebrow, most men prefer a straighter line. Consequently, Dr. Reinertson discusses each patient’s unique goals prior to creating a treatment plan, helping to ensure each patient attains their desired outcome. To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic or how this injectable treatment can be customized for men, please contact us today.

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