Many people interested in achieving a tighter, firmer body seek out fat removal procedures such as liposuction or CoolSculpting. While these treatments can help provide valuable body sculpting benefits, they don’t address an important aspect of improving your figure – muscle toning. The Larrabee Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to be the first practice in the Seattle area to offer CoolTone, an innovative new treatment that improves muscle tone to help you achieve your desired figure. Continue reading Improve Muscle Tone with CoolTone
Our skin begins to loosen and sag as we age, which can make us look older and heavier than we actually are. Whether you are bothered by a double chin, concerned about a loss of volume in your face, or wish to contour your jawline for a more youthful lift, Profound radio frequency may be an excellent and effective option for you.Continue reading Profound
Below, please click on the laser procedures that are of interest to you in order to get the details on what they do, how they work, and the positive outcomes you can look forward to.
We use Fraxel® laser technology to treat women and men of all different skin types. The treatment can be used to effectively rejuvenate skin in areas including the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and torso.Continue reading Fraxel® Non-Ablative Laser Treatments Seattle
We employ Intense Pulsed Light technology to eliminate chronic redness in the skin caused by rosacea, hyper-pigmentation, photodamage, and broken blood vessels.Continue reading IPL Photofacial Skin Care Treatments in Seattle
The Nd:YAG laser system is top-notch when it comes to making broken capillaries disappear, whether they were caused by trauma, rosacea, or another skin condition. In addition to vein removal, the Nd:YAG laser is also becoming more and more widely used for tattoo removal and the alleviation of sunspots, freckles, and age spots.Continue reading Laser Vein Removal Seattle, WA
We employ the CoolGlide® Laser to safely, effectively, and permanently remove hair from all regions of the body, such as the face, legs, arms, underarms, back, and even sensitive areas like the chest and bikini line.Continue reading Laser Hair Reduction
Lymphatic drainage is the term for the positive effect that results from a lymphatic massage, a very precise manner of massage that works specifically to bring your body the following benefits:
- Stimulate the lymphatic system
- Improve metabolism
- Help eliminate waste
- Eliminate toxins
- Give the immune system a boost
How Does Lymphatic Massage Work?
Your lymphatic massage therapist will work with largely flat hands, a posture that allows the fingers to subtly simulate wave-like movements that work within your body to activate the lymphatic system and its connected circulation, and to simultaneously stimulate the the immune system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer. Lymphedema can also be present at birth or may develop at puberty or during adulthood. This type, known as primary lymphedema, can affect as many as four limbs and/or other parts of the body. The cause is unknown. Lymphatic massage for conditions other than lymphedema is not medically recommended, although it may be promoted by some therapists.
What Condition Is Lymphatic Drainage Used to Treat?
In short, the answer is chronic swelling—known as lymphedema—which is the result of lymph nodes that have been comprised for any of a number of reasons, notably as a side effect of cancer surgery and treatment.
A significant percentage of breast cancer patients undergo surgery that includes the removal of lymph nodes in the area of the armpit—and many of these people go on to develop lymphedema, which is a condition of localized fluid retention (generally in the arms or legs) that puts the patient at great risk for infection.
Lymph nodes are also frequently removed in the course of treatment for other types of cancer, including colon, skin, bladder, and prostate cancers. And, of course, radiation treatments can be significantly damaging to the lymphatic system. Lymphedema can manifest right in the wake of cancer surgery or radiation therapy, but it can also take months or years before it manifests.
Want to Learn More About the Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage?
Lymphatic massage is an extremely gentle process, and it is not painful whatsoever. Each session with your lymphatic massage therapist will last between 45 and 60 minutes. In most cases, therapeutic sessions are performed four or five times per week for a period of two weeks to a month. Scientific studies have suggested that the greatest drop in swelling levels typically occurs in the initial stages—even during the first week of treatment.
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All facial treatments are designed to meet your specific skincare needs. Our licensed aesthetician will provide a skin analysis, followed by cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and a customized mask. The treatment will finish with the application of a serum, moisturizer and sun protection.
50-Minute Express Facial:
This facial is designed for patients who need a professional cleansing treatment in a hurry. The Express Facial includes cleansing, toning, and exfoliating with a fruit enzyme and mask–all in time to get you back to work or fun!
European Customized 1.5-hour Facial:
Your facial will start with a thorough skin analysis, followed by cleansing, exfoliating (which can include medical microdermabrasion, enzyme peel, or Alpha hydroxyl Acid peel), steaming and a relaxing European massage to help de-stress and detoxify your skin, and energize muscle atrophy–all while creating smoother and brighter skin, and leaving your mind and body relaxed.