We are very excited to announce the addition of a new dermatologist to our practice. Dr. Sarah Sung received her specialty training in dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital after performing a research fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Upon graduation, she served four years in the United States Air Force as a General Medical Officer after interning at the David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base. She has a strong interest in all aspects of medical and procedural dermatology.
New procedure targets aging, acne scarring and stretch marks
Many patients come to us wanting to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, skin laxity, stretch marks, certain types of pigmentation, as well as acne scarring. All of these concerns come from years of internal and external stressors that damage the skin’s collagen fibers, leaving them disorganized and loose. Various treatment options, including topical prescriptions and laser procedures, have been used to treat these concerns. Now a new procedure, known as Collagen Induction Therapy, or “microneedling,” can target all seven of these skin concerns in just one treatment.
Microneedling is a process in which tiny needles are used to create micro-injuries in the skin. This is done using a special device that is sterile and contains 12 micro-needles. The device is gently pressed against the skin. As it glides across the surface of the skin it creates the micro-injuries need to prompt your own body’s repair response. This process allows for the rebuilding and restructuring of the collagen fibers, giving the skin a smoother and firmer appearance. Treatments take between 15 and 30 minutes. Prior to the treatment a topical anesthetic can be used to enhance comfort during and after the treatment. The skin appears swollen and red for about 24 hours after the treatment.
Because collagen takes 3-6 months to mature, multiple microneedling treatments are recommended. Results are also enhanced by the use of topical growth factors, like those found in Neocutis products, which assist in the rebuilding of collagen.
Dr. Krejci brings 20 years of experience to our clinic
Westside Dermatology is very excited to announce the addition of Dr. Sonja Krejci to the practice. Dr. Krejci, formerly of the Polyclinic in downtown Seattle, brings 20 years of experience in adult and pediatric dermatology to Westside Dermatology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Washington in 1987.
Dr. Krejci was born in Innsbruck, Austria and was raised in Alaska. She and her husband have lived in Seattle since 1995 and are the parents of twin 13 year old boys. She is an enthusiastic supporter of her boys in their various sports endeavors. She enjoys baking, accumulating kitchen gadgets and occasionally exercising.
By adding another dermatologist to the practice we hope to reduce wait times for appointments. Just like Dr. Wilske who joined Westside Dermatology in 2013, Dr. Krejci will focus 100% on medical dermatology.
To learn more about Dr. Sonja Krejci, click here.
Dr. Krejci begins seeing patients at Westside Dermatology on March 17, 2015.
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