I was very pleased to have their office accommodate me since I was a new patient and got to see the doctor that week once I had my referral. Staff is awesome. Dr. Wu gave me the correct cream to heal my eczema and within two days my skin was back to normal. I would recommend this office to anyone who has skin issues. – JULIE B. M.
Our team of dermatologists, who are board-certified and each with their own sub-specialties, provide patients with the best possible care.
Our dermatologists have earned regional and national recognition from their peers for their exceptionally high level of care and have been awarded ‘Top Doctors’ in Seattle Metropolitan magazine, ‘Best Doctors in WA State’, ‘Best Doctors in America’, Vitals.com ‘Top 10 Doctor’, Vitals.com ‘Patients’ Choice Award’, Vitals.com ‘Most Compassionate Doctor’, and Healthgrades.com ‘Recognized Doctor.’
Board-Certified Adult Dermatology
Our dermatologists are trained to properly diagnose and assist in treating several common skin conditions.
Some of the common conditions we provide treatment for in our practice include:
- Acne – Acne is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. While many consider it a condition that only affects adolescents, adult acne is not at all uncommon.
- Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis – This skin condition often begins during childhood but about half of individuals afflicted with this continue to deal with it through adulthood.
- Skin Cancers and Pre-Cancers – Screenings completed by a dermatologist can allow for early diagnosis of skin cancers or pre-cancerous lesions. Regular examinations are essential to maintaining good health and finding unusual spots and bumps on the skin that should be investigated further.
- Melasma – Sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy,” this condition causes large, brown patches on the face and neck.
- Psoriasis – This inflammatory skin condition can be a chronic disease for many. It can affect patients of all ages, though there are many effective treatments available to properly address this disease.
- Rosacea – Rosacea results in redness of the face, and can sometimes extend to the neck and chest. It is often confused with adult acne. There may be thickening of the skin, bumps, highly-visible blood vessels, and even nose deformities.
Board-Certified Pediatric Dermatology
Mireille Chae, MD, FAAD is one of only three board-certified pediatric dermatologists in the state.
She understands the fragile nature and special needs of young skin. She is also a pediatrician and has a wonderful rapport with children.
A few of the most common pediatric skin conditions include:
- Acne – This is the most common skin concern of teenagers, but it can appear in young children, and even infants. Without treatment, it can leave permanent scars.
- Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis – This well-known skin condition, often called atopic eczema, usually begins between the age of two and puberty, although it can occur in younger infants.
- Diaper rash – This itchy skin eruption is usually caused by excess moisture irritating the skin, although it may be complicated by localized infections.
- Hives/Urticaria – These red or pink welts appear as a result of an allergic reaction. Anyone can get hives at any age. However, allergies are most often discovered in childhood, making this a common and unexpected problem for children.
- Molluscum contagiosum – This viral infection causes flesh-colored or pink bumps on the skin. Although it is actually harmless, it is highly contagious, often transferred through sports or playground equipment.
BLU-U / Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), using the BLU-U light is an excellent treatment option for acne patients who prefer not to take oral antibiotics. Some insurances will pay for PDT acne treatments.
It is also considered a first line treatment for pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratoses) and most insurances will cover PDT treatment of pre-cancers.
Phototherapy (Narrowband-UVB and PUVA light therapy)
Specialized ultraviolet light therapy, known as Narrowband-UVB (NB-UVB) and PUVA, can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions safely and effectively. Each session only takes a few minutes, and treatment may be repeated up to three times weekly, until improvement is achieved.
North Sound Dermatology’s offices are equipped with the state-of-the-art Daavlin M-Series narrowband-UVB hand and foot units, as well as the Daavlin Series 3 narrowband-UVB units, for superior results. This is an effective therapy for conditions such as eczema/dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo, generalized itchy skin, and more.
Call North Sound Dermatology at 425-324-3494 to request more information, or to schedule an appointment.