Kirkland, WA Plastics and Aesthetics On the Eastside New Patients: (425) 414-8553 Existing Patients: (425) 777-9188
Auburn, WA Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Center New Patients: (253) 461-1818 Existing Patients: (253) 736-2818

Shine at every age, with range of plastic surgeon and cosmetic treatments in Kirkland and Auburn WA

Mark H. Tseng, M.D. Plastic & Aesthetics welcomes partnering with patients to define their beauty, regardless of age, need, budget, or goals for treatment. Dr. Tseng and the team have a range of plastic surgeon and cosmetic treatments in Kirkland and Auburn, WA at their two locations: Plastics and Aesthetics on the Eastside and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Center. There is sure to be a product, procedure, or technique suited to you, whether you are just starting off on your journey to lifelong youthful vitality or are well into your “seasoned” years, and want to retain or restore that healthy vigor.

Tenacious teens – Developing a foundation for beautiful skin, for life!

While acne can occur at any stage of life, it’s the most common skin condition among teenagers. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology reports around 85 percent of adolescents and young adults aged 12 to 24 have at least minor “Grade 1” flare-ups, which usually begin with the onset of puberty. Hormonal changes are to blame for an increase in the natural oil that keeps our skin from drying out. Oil causes dead skin cells to stick together and become trapped inside of pores. Dr. Tseng and the team appreciate that teens have enough change going on in their lives, and they’re happy to work with young patients to tailor topical and oral medications and procedures to meet their needs. Early acne treatment is beneficial because it:
  • Reduces the likelihood of traumatic acne scarring and lingering dark spots
  • Prevents mild pimples from progressing into widespread blackheads, whiteheads, and painful, severe “Grade 4” acne
  • Decreases the need for stronger medications, which are associated with possible side effects

You are never too young to protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun or tanning lamps. No healthy skincare routine is complete without a good, broad-spectrum UVA-UVB sunscreen, as well as other sun protection or avoidance measures. Your skin will thank you later, because most damage occurs before the age of 20. And, since it takes about 30 years for that damage to show up on your skin, the burn you had in your teens can manifest as wrinkles or dark spots in your 40s.

Terrific 20s – Let healthy skin be your central focus!

As Dr. Tseng’s patients enter the workforce or expand their social circles, they may be in pursuit of aesthetic treatments to boost their confidence. Skin care procedures might include those designed to prevent or manage acne flare-ups, or to combat scars that represent painful reminders of previous outbreaks in adolescence.

Dr. Tseng offers a range of effective, low-risk treatments, including:
  • Light-based devices such as the OmniLux, which projects powerful blue light onto affected zones to kill pimple-producing bacteria
  • Lasers like the PicoWay, which deliver ultra-short pulses to penetrate deeply without heating and damaging the skin, promoting the creation of new firming collagen and springy elastin to soften scars
  • Radiofrequency therapies such as Infini, which also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to treat scars
  • HydraFacial, a “twist” on the traditional facial that controls oily skin (a major cause of breakouts) with deep cleansing, exfoliation, and the extraction of pore-clogging dead skin cells, as well as the application of beneficial substances such as antioxidants

Even 20-somethings with clear skin may want to address other concerns (such as poor skin texture) with non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Lasers such as LaseMD precisely target visible pores, fine lines, benign spots, and leathery texture by creating tiny micro-channels in the skin. This approach minimizes unwanted side effects, and promotes healing and neocollagenesis, and new collagen results in smoother, even, softer, and generally healthier skin. Dr. Tseng may recommend microneedling to treat freckles and a range of other conditions. A device equipped with hair-fine microneedles creates tiny punctures. As the skin heals itself, the collagen and elastin that is generated reveals a radiant glow, smoother complexion, and silkier texture. These results may be complemented with Platelet Rich Plasma, which also speeds healing.

Twenty-somethings can also open up more time in their packed schedule via laser hair removal. Lasers are the permanent answer to a smooth face and body, and are also better tolerated than earlier-generation treatments for lasting hair removal.

Advanced devices that use Radiofrequency and ultrasound energies, and therapeutic vibrations, including BodyTite, Exilis, and Cellutone, treat the cellulite that burdens women regardless of age, body type, and weight.

Define your beauty today. Call (425) 414-8553 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Mark Tseng at Plastics and Aesthetics On the Eastside in Kirkland WA or, if you live or work in Auburn WA, call the Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Center at (253) 461-1818. Schedule A Consultation

Transcendent 30s – Celebrate your natural beauty!

As men and women begin to feel more comfortable in their skin, they may turn to Dr. Tseng for ways to enhance the features they love. Also, after the age of 30, the stores of natural lubricant hyaluronic acid are lost at a rate of 1 percent per year (or 10 percent per decade). This results in thirsty, older-looking skin with a crepey texture and visible lines and wrinkles. IV Hydration Therapy helps to replenish beneficial vitamins and micronutrients, correcting deficiencies that lead to fatigued and lackluster skin.

Other changes that occur underneath the surface of the skin may result in volume loss. Many people in this decade of life turn to injectables to restore a healthy and vibrant texture and appearance, including:
  • Botox – A neuromodulator, Dr. Tseng uses fine needles to precisely inject this therapeutic solution into the muscles responsible for “expression lines.” When skin is young and elastic, the lines that are produced when you frown or smile are “dynamic,” which means they only arise when you express yourself. As you get older, those lines become permanent. Botox safely stops the muscles responsible for the expression. A muscle that doesn’t contract can’t produce lines and folds.
  • Dermal fillers – A family of products, Juvéderm treats a number of concerns, from sunken cheeks and facial lines, to dry and poorly-defined lips. The process is like Botox, only instead of inhibiting muscles and treating expression lines, Juvéderm products are formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA) to replenish areas of volume loss for firmer, plumper skin and contours. Restylane softens lines and wrinkles, enhances lips, and lifts the cheeks, but this HA-based filler is also an appropriate treatment for the backs of your hands, which can often betray your age.
  • Kybella – Age-related changes can make an existing double-chin look worse or give rise to a saggy under-chin area. Dr. Tseng injects a product formulated with deoxycholic acid to break down fat, creating a tighter and smoother profile. Patients love that they don’t have to go under the knife to see dramatic results.

As 30-somethings move up the corporate ladder or grow into their families, they may find they’ve “outgrown” their tattoos. The versatile PicoWay laser may be used to fade body art. Since the pulses are so fast, it’s tolerated much better than earlier generation options for tattoo removal. It also works well on a variety of different types of tattoo colors, inks, designs, and sizes.

Fabulous 40s – Let your attractiveness, vibrancy, and desirability thrive!

It is common to see signs of early to moderate photo-aging some 20 to 30 years after damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays (or tanning beds) first occurs. These signs of aging include brown spots, dryness, wrinkles, and visible capillaries known as telangiectasia. Dr. Tseng may recommend treatment with the V-Beam laser, which effectively reduces or eliminates a variety of vascular lesions, including broken blood vessels, rosacea-related redness, hemangiomas, and port wine stains.

During this phase of life, patients may opt for natural, no-downtime, non-invasive rejuvenation therapies as an alternative to facelifts and other surgical procedures; for instance, a variety of procedures by InMode contour the body and face, and encourage tissue remodeling without the burden of large surgical scars and lengthy downtimes. AccuTite by InMode uses Radiofrequency energy to precisely reduce fat and promote skin contraction in the face and body as an alternative to surgical eyelifts and browlifts. Profound by Candela lives up to its name, as this mix of RF energy and microneedling has made a profoundly dramatic difference in patients’ wrinkles and sagging skin by renewing tissues from the inside out.

While hair loss can affect men and women, it’s estimated that by age 50, half of men will have noticeably thinning hair. Dr. Tseng helps to restore hair thickness and confidence with treatments such as:
  • NeoGraft Hair Restoration – The first follicular harvest and transplant system to earn FDA clearance, NeoGraft is a minimally-invasive answer to traditional hair transplant technology. Using automated transplantation with exacting precision, NeoGraft-treated hair looks natural and healthy, and recovery time and scarring is minimized.
  • ACell + PRP – When combined with Platelet Rich Plasma, FDA-approved cellular regeneration product, ACell, is injected into the scalp to promote healthier, larger hair follicles and, ultimately, robust hair growth.

Fantastic 50s, Swinging 60s (and beyond) – Looking as young and lively as you feel!

As women approach menopause and experience hormonal fluctuations, they may notice changes with regard to how fat is distributed. Fat pockets around the middle, hips, and thighs, for example, may be next to impossible to reduce with diet and exercise alone.

Dr. Tseng offers a range of skin tightening, body contouring, and fat transfer procedures. Stem cell therapy or Fat Autograft Muscle Injection is among the newest ways to safely and effectively process and transfer fat to areas of volume loss (such as the cheeks) and reduce areas of stubborn fat for a leaner physique and more youthful facial contours. Target areas may be augmented without the use of synthetic fillers or implants!

Emsculpt non-invasively induces powerful muscle contractions that are not achievable with even the most intense exercise, building muscle mass and toning the butt, arms, and abdomen. Vanquish ME targets fat gently, as a “contactless” body shaping device that delivers radiofrequency (RF) and concentrated thermal energies to reduce areas such as the belly and thighs.

In addition to facial rejuvenation and skin tightening procedures, patients approaching menopause may be concerned about urinary incontinence and changes in their sex lives. Dr. Tseng restores their quality of life with ULTRA Femme, a device that provides non-surgical vaginal tightening and vaginal rejuvenation. Patients have enjoyed improved sensation and lubrication, and freedom from stress incontinence. Stem cells may complement vaginal rejuvenation, aiding in regenerating tissues, and restoring blood flow and muscular tone.

While non-surgical technologies and techniques represent opportunities for Dr. Tseng’s patients to slow the effects of aging, and delay more invasive treatment, there may come a time when surgical procedures are the best way to get the results you want. Mark H. Tseng, M.D. Plastic & Aesthetics skillfully and safely administers procedures such as:
There is also no time like the present to develop a healthy skin routine; notably, products and habits that protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays that not only threaten the beauty of your skin but put you at increased risk of developing skin cancer