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By Narra Dermatology and Aesthetics
January 14, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Cancer  

While many people love achieving a beautiful golden glow, no one wants their love of tanning to turn into skin cancer in Issaquah. Yet, millions of Americans put themselves at risk for developing the serious disease and needing to see Dr. Suseela Narra, MD for treatment by believing skin cancer myths that simply aren't true. Whether you love tanning or you only get a little tan on occasion, here are four major skin cancer myths you need to be aware of.

1. You Only Need Sunscreen At the Beach

While you do need sunscreen at the beach, the beach isn't the only place you can be overexposed to the sun. Contrary to popular Skin Cancerbelief, you can get too much sun exposure on a cloudy day, while driving, or even inside near a window. If you're going to be outside or near a window for any length of time, you may want to consider putting on sunscreen just in case.

2. Getting A Base Tan Will Protect Your Skin from Damage

While a base tan may reduce your risk of burning, it does not reduce your risk of cancer in Issaquah. Every time your skin changes color - even if the change is only slight - it is a sign of skin damage. The best way to prevent a sunburn isn't to get a tan, but to wear a good sunscreen.

3. People of Color Don't Have to Worry About Sun Damage

While people of color are less likely to get skin cancer in Issaquah, they are more likely to die from it. There are even certain forms of skin cancer that are more commonly seen in people of color. Whether your skin is light, dark or somewhere in between, you still need to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

4. Tanning Beds are a Safe Alternative to the Sun

Tanning beds are an alternative to the sun, but they aren't a safe one. Tanning beds contain both UVA and UVB rays - the same types of rays that are found in sunlight. Tanning light is also much more concentrated, so your chances of getting skin damage are much more severe.

There's nothing wrong with wanting beautiful, radiant skin - you should look and feel your best! Sun damage is not the way to achieve the look you desire, however. Choose a sunless tanner instead, and spare your body the risk of developing skin cancer. If you're worried that your tanning or sun exposure may have damaged your skin, visit Narra Dermatology and Aesthetics in Issaquah.

By Suseela Narra, MD
October 03, 2014
Category: Dermatology
Aging doesn’t have to be a drag, at Dr. Suseela Narra’s Dermatology and Aesthetics office in Issaquah; we offer solutions for your skin problems through safe and convenient laser treatments. Our laser treatments can perform skin resurfacing, as well as hair removal. Laser treatments are also used to reduce wrinkles, treat acne scars, remove pigmented blemishes, and treats vascular lesions.

Skin Resurfacing

Laser rejuvenation is the treatment to resurface your skin. It removes your skin layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during healing give your skin a tighter, younger looking surface. Laser skin resurfacing can help you with:
  • Static wrinkles
  • Dynamic wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Scars
  • Vascular conditions
  • Loss of skin tone
During a laser facial procedure, a pulsed laser light infiltrates the skin, removing small columns of tissue and depositing heat into the deeper layers of the skin. In this way, the damaged, apparent layers of skin are able to go away, while the deeper layers of cells are stimulated to produce renewed, healthy cells and more collagen and elastin fibers. This provides your skin with youthful agility, tightness, and tone.
For some patients, the laser skin resurfacing procedure does an excellent job of diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, scars, and irregular skin pigmentation. However, patients with certain skin types, skin tones, and medical conditions may suffer a bigger risk of developing unpleasant side effects. Laser skin resurfacing may worsen such a patient's facial appearance. The only way to know for sure if you are a perfect candidate is to visit our office.

Laser Hair Removal

Women and men have found that removing hair that constantly needs to be shaved is a weekly annoyance. If this sounds like you, then you should consider laser hair removal. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Patients should note that multiple treatments may be needed which are spaced a number of weeks apart.

Common laser hair removal locations include:

  • Legs
  • Armpits
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini Line
To learn more about skin laser treatments at our Issaquah office, contact us today! Our laser treatments are certain to help with your skin concerns & the sooner you set up an appointment the sooner you will see results!
By Suseela Narra, MD
September 16, 2014
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  
botoxSagging skin got you down? Sick and tired of crow’s feet and wrinkles making you look…well, sick and tired? While this might be a natural part of the aging process, it doesn’t mean that we can’t tweak the sands of time a bit to offer a more youthful appearance. Botox in Issaquah might just be the solution to your aging woes.
So what can you expect with Botox? Your Issaquah dermatologist is ready to answer all of your most popular questions regarding this revolutionary treatment.

What does Botox improve?

Do you have worry lines, smile or laugh lines, crow’s feet, or forehead wrinkles? Do you think they are a nuisance? If so, what if we told you there was a way to diminish these wrinkles and improve your skin? Botox in Issaquah targets these main problems by injecting a chemical known as acetylcholine into the skin, which stops the muscles from contracting and causing wrinkles.
If you have relatively shallow wrinkles and lines, then Issaquah Botox might just be what you’ve been looking for!

When will I see results?

The results appear rather quickly, with many people noticeably visibly younger skins within two to four days. These results also last about four to six months.

Can I get multiple treatments?

Yes, you most certainly can. In fact if you want your results to last longer, your dermatologist in Issaquah recommends coming back every few months. Some patients wait until the procedure has completely worn off, while others want to enjoy the continuous results and don’t mind the regular upkeep. The choice is up to you!

What is the procedure like?

Getting Botox in 98027 is fairly simple and straightforward. No need to worry about a drawn-out or complicated procedure. Botox is performed in our office everyday, and only takes about 10 minutes. Also, we are happy to report that anesthesia is not needed for this treatment.
Since there is no anesthesia and the treatment is quick, the appointment won’t disrupt the rest of your day. There’s no need to have someone pick you up from the doctors or call off work. Minimal downtime means you can go on enjoying your day just as it was. Botox in Issaquah, WA is really that simple.
Ready to join the 11 million men and women that have already experienced the wonderful results of Botox? If you’re in good general health and just looking for a way to revitalize your skin, then look to your Issaquah, WA dermatologist to turn back the hands of time. Call us today at (425) 677-8867.
Are you amazed at how much Botox has helped you? Tell us your before and after stories. We love to hear uplifting tales from our patients.
By Suseela Narra, MD
March 26, 2014
Category: Dermatology
At Narra Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer improved skin care options through the availability of laser treatments in Issaquah. Laser treatments have been proven to decrease fine lines and wrinkles successfully as well as reverse symptoms of aging.  Through this advanced technology, you can also experience acne relief and the removal of unwanted hair.  No matter what you are searching for, Dr. Suseela Narra will work with you to determine the best skin care treatment plan, including lasers for Issaquah residents.

Laser Wrinkle Treatment

The use of lasers in Issaquah allows Dr. Narra to successfully reverse the signs of aging and wrinkles.  Through the use of lasers in wrinkle treatment, you will experienced decreased wrinkles and skin laxity, with virtually no downtime. Micro-pulses of light are emitted from the laser to stimulate and remodel collagen, which helps the skin to look smoother, tighter and younger.
The laser’s quick pulses of light both heat the treated layer of skin and create columns of micro-damage stretching down into the dermal layer.  Through this small amount of tissue damage, it starts the healing process and promotes growth of a connective tissue that helps the skin, which is recognized as collagen that helps to boost skin volume and soften wrinkle lines, giving you a more youthful appearance.
We want to help you improve the appearance of your skin. Whether you require wrinkle treatments in Issaquah, or acne treatment, we utilize laser treatments to best meet your individual skin care needs.  Schedule your next appointment with Dr. Suseela Narra to learn more about laser treatment and how it can improve the appearance of your skin.