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Timeless Beauty GUIDE TO

2011 EDITION

Your guide to looking and feeling your best.


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DOT Therapy Dr. Peter Cooperrider the NW laser expert knows just about everything about the latest laser treatments you hear about on TV and radio. He evaluates what’s out there, including every new technology making a claim, and decides what he thinks will work best and be most cost effective. At The Laser Treatment Center, the latest anti-aging treatment is DOT Therapy by DEKA. If you have spent years in the sun, especially without adequate sun protection, then you know what it can do to your skin. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun spots, skin laxity may be reduced or eliminated with DOT Therapy. Also, if you have scars from acne or other skin injuries, then you may also be a candidate for this procedure. Now, using DOT Therapy, an innovative, new laser technology, less than an hour at the Laser Treatment Center may restore your skin’s youthful appearance. While the aging process cannot be stopped, with proper care you can maintain your rejuvenated skin’s appearance for many years! • Reverse the appearance of aged and sun damaged skin • Improve texture and firmness • Smooth wrinkles and lines • Reduce the appearance of acne, actinic keratosis and other scars

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What is DOT Therapy?

DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is a fresh new way to transform skin and enhance its overall appearance. DOT Therapy can reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and minimize acne scars. Because DOT Therapy delivers the desired outcome with minimal downtime, it is rapidly replacing traditional laser skin resurfacing as the treatment of choice for mild to moderate signs of photo damage.

Call us and start the Summer looking your best! For over 30 years, Dr. Cooperrider has been taking care of your skin with the latest lasers, fillers, botulinum toxins, and skin care products. Come talk to us, in just a short time, you can look years younger! We are always your advocates for the most cost-effective treatment for your individual concerns. We feature the most current treatments to keep your skin looking young, wrinkle and scar-free.

Now featuring: Asclera for Aesclera forleg legveins veins Coolsculpting by by Zeltiq Zeltiq for Coolsculpting fornon-surgical non-surgical bodyslimming slimming and and DOT Therapy The body The Latest in-Facial Latest in Facial Rejuvenation Technology Rejuvenation Technology Dr. Peter Cooperrider’s

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How Does DOT Therapy Work? DOT Therapy is setting a new standard for skin rejuvenation in fractional laser resurfacing. During the procedure, Dr. Cooperrider, Angela Fulton, PA-C, or Gina Mower, PA-C will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin with a controlled laser.Your provider customizes the DOT procedure to your skin. He or she can adjust the laser’s settings to tailor treatment and obtain the best results for you. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as acne scars on the cheeks or fine lines around the mouth.


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Make this your year.

Are you bothered by pockets of fat that resist even your best diet and exercise efforts? A revolutionary new treatment is here to help. SmartLipo™ MPX is the only FDA approved dual-wavelength laser system designed to permanently eliminate fatty areas and tighten the surrounding skin for a smoother, younger appearance.

Is SmartLipo™ MPX right for you? If you’re in good health, exercise regularly, and want a short recovery time, SmartLipo™ MPX may be the right body sculpting choice for you. Less invasive and less painful than conventional liposuction, the procedure requires no general anesthesia, and most patients are back to their regular activities within a couple of days.

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As with any surgical procedure, finding the right partner is the most important decision of all. That’s why so many patients seek out Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Daniel Levy.

doctor was going to be there for me, before, during and after the procedure. I definitely feel like Dr. Levy understands women and beauty, and with his many years of experience I knew I was getting the best care there is.”

What results can you expect?

Dr. Levy and his staff have a reputation for their highly personalized approach to patient care. As Dr. Levy explains, “Even though we’ve performed the SmartLipo™ MPX procedure many times, we understand that each of our patients is experiencing something like this for the first time. We work to make each patient’s experience a positive one – answering all their questions, providing the absolute best techniques

SmartLipo™ MPX effectively liquefies fat and simultaneously tightens the surrounding skin through collagen remodeling, leaving treated areas smoother, more toned, and more youthful looking. After 2-3 days, you’ll be back to your normal activities, feeling and looking better than ever. As Cara explains, “ I’m so pleased I had the procedure done. I’m down a dress size – and I feel great when I step out of the shower!”

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available, and being as focused on their overall health needs as we are on their aesthetic goals.”

Find out whether SmartLipo™ MPX is right for you. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Levy at 425.861.6281

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From the in-depth, one-on-one consultations he conducts prior to the procedure, to the series of scheduled follow-ups a fterwards, Dr. Levy’s highly personalized approach and ongoing involvement distinguish him as the best choice for many patients.

SmartLipo™ MPX effectively tightens and tones problem areas, leaving them smoother and more youthful looking.

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Who will provide the best care possible?

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As patient Cara S. explains, I wasn’t just looking for a quick fix. I wanted to know a

Dr. Daniel Levy Your secret to aging gorgeously


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BLUEBERRIES AREN’T HER ONLY ANTI-AGING SECRET.

Meet cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Daniel Levy, the Eastside’s best-kept beauty secret—until now. Specializing in non-invasive age-defying treatments like Botox ®, Dermal Fillers, Fractionated C02 Laser Resurfacing, SmartLipoTM MPX and the “Liquid Face Lift”, Dr. Levy and his staff of experts deliver visible results that take years off your appearance. Call today – and start enjoying radiant, more youthful looking skin. Your secret is safe with us.

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The “EYES” have it Our services includes: • Botox & Xeomin • Radiesse, Sculptra • Juvederm, Restylane • Lip Enhancement • Laser Skin Resurfacing • Tattoo Removal • Eyelid Surgery • Face Lift, Mini Face Lift • Brow/Forehead Lift • Neck Lift & Neck Liposuction • Fat Transfer • Facial Lesions & Mole Removal

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A beautiful face

t has been said the eyes are the at the University of Washington. She has windows of the soul. Your eyes recently brought into her practice Diane reflect your inner beauty and self Demopulos, M.N., ARNP who brings and are the focal point of your face. many years of broad base experience The framework of these soul windows and laser expertise. are the eyelids, eyebrows, and facial area There are many simple procedures Dr. around your eyes. When we speak or Tarbet can offer to enhance your eyes look at someone, we focus on their eyes. and face. The simplest is The condition of the eye proactive, preventative “framework” gives visual care. Skin care and “When we speak or clues of your well-being: eye cream can be tired or vibrant; sad or used in a reparative or look at someone, we happy, angry or peaceful. proactive, preventative Just like a masterpiece of focus on their eyes.” care regimen. There art can be enhanced by a are millions of creams beautifully complimenting available but only a few framework, the facial region around your ingredients are clinically proven. eyes frames and compliments your focal Dr. Tarbet’s knowledgeable office can point, your eyes. So to present ourselves assist you as to the key ingredients that in the best light, the “eyes” have it. will be beneficial for you. An oculofacial plastic surgeon (oculo = latin Other preventative care is the use of for eye) is a plastic surgeon specialist who botulinum toxin (Botox and Xeomin) to has focused their skills to the facial area erase and prevent crows feet around your with extensive specialization in the delicate eyes and frown lines between your brows and important area around the eyes. They and in your forehead. Dr. Tarbet has been are the most knowledgeable and skilled injecting botulinum to these delicate areas surgeons for this facial region. Dr. Kristin for two decades and trains other doctors. Tarbet has spent extensive years training As a specialists who deals daily with the and specializing in the area of eye and face, anatomy and muscles in this area, Dr. with two accredited fellowship programs Tarbet’s knowledge allows her to provide after her surgical education and two board you with a customized and affordable certifications. In practice for 12 years in treatment to erase and prevent further Seattle, initially at Virginia Mason and now wrinkles impacting your eye framework. in private practice in Bellevue, Dr. Tarbet enjoys educating and helping patients. Fillers (Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane She spends additional time educating and and Sculptra) and your own fat can be training residents and fellow physicians suctioned and injected to fill the hollows of

the framework of your eyes. Most of these simple injections can be performed during an office visit and minimize the “bags or dark circles” under your eyes immediately upon leaving the office. If more extensive lower lid bags or dark circles exist around your eyes, laser treatments can be performed in the office to soften and lighten the discoloration, as well as tighten and firm the loose, wrinkled skin that contribute to the tired, aged appearance of eyes. If there is significant loose skin a blepharoplasty (blepharo = eyelid; plasty =shaping) of the upper and/or lower eyelid can immediately restore a more rested and youthful framework of your eyes. Occasionally, the drooping upper lids may interfere with your peripheral vision or reading. Dr. Tarbet understands the intricate nuances of ethnic, cultural and personal attributes that need to remain after eyelid surgery. A more rested, youthful appearing “you” should emerge after eyelid surgery. As a specialist, she understands the interplay between form and function of the eyelids. Obtaining a natural look, preserving function and restoring the rested, youthful appearance of your eyes and face is the goal of this surgery. As an eyelid facial plastic specialist, Dr. Kristin Tarbet has the most experience, knowledge and skill to achieve your goals without compromising the function, comfort and protection to your most important facial asset, your eyes.

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Kristin J. Tarbet

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M.D., FACS

Oculoplastic, Orbital and Facial Cosmetic Surgeon

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Dr. Kristin J. Tarbet MD, FACS

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Ramona Prineas, a past travel professional, couldn’t wait to show off her miraculous change after finishing MY BEST 10, the world’s premier medically-based health, fitness and beauty program at The PRO Sports Club and Spa.

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o doubt other women can relate... I had reached that age where I was no longer firm, and I wasn’t very healthy. I picked up that bloat around the middle, the soft arms and a lack of energy. I also felt a loss of identity. I was sad about who I had become and didn’t know it. It really hit me when I was going on vacation and tried on bathing suits in a Nordstrom changing room. I tried on one suit after another, looked in the mirror and became disgusted with myself. I knew I had to make a change. And that change was My Best 10. Now, I feel strong, eat well, and I’ve started a new chapter in my life.

“In just 10 weeks, I dropped weight, toned up and reclaimed my best 10. The My Best 10 team‘s emotional support was incredible. They cheered me on – really cared about me reaching my goals. You have your own personal trainer with a personalized exercise program, a registered dietitian who helps you with meal planning, and Dr. Daniel Levy, the Aging Gorgeously expert, who designs a personalized ‘10 years Younger Beauty Prescription’ that will amaze you. Plus, they offer lifestyle coaching workshops that help you live a better, stronger, happier and stress free life. Even though I changed on the outside, medical tests proved a huge change had occurred inside my body. “I’ve never felt better in my life than I do right now. And you can too. In just 10 weeks you can be 10 pounds lighter and look 10 years younger with My Best 10. Come on . . . take that first step and say yes!”

Say Yes! To healthy nutrition. Yes! To a fit and fabulous body.

Dr. Dedomenico’s collective experience, expertise and research in a vast number of fields guides the expert care in the My Best 10 program components. Dr. Dedomenico’s deep understanding of the connection between inner wellness and outer renewal is evident in each step it takes in the rejuvenation of the individual, both inside and out.

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State of the Art Facilities Welcome to Hot Yoga Inc! heat the body directly, as opposed to

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t all started in 1998 in Kirkland, Washington. The love and enthusiasm of our students created Hot Yoga Inc. which now serves the entire community! Our students come from all walks of life and have helped our schools grow into the largest and most loved yoga studios on the west coast. Classes are fun and energetic and we take pride knowing that Hot Yoga Inc. is often considered home away from home. Our goal is to support our communities by improving health and well-being. Hot Yoga Inc. is the largest employer of certified hot yoga instructors on the west coast. We hope to be able to support you on your path to happiness. We offer the most exciting, challenging, hardworking, effective yoga classes in the world. Each series includes breathing exercises and hatha yoga postures designed to work every muscle, organ, gland, tendon, joint, ligament, and cell in the body. The room is heated, so prepare to sweat! Our studios are equipped with state-of-the-art infrared heating and fresh air exchange systems, and an innovative flooring system to provide optimal cushion for an enjoyable yoga experience. Infrared heat technology uses far-infrared rays to

heating the air, with no ultraviolet exposure. Some of the many benefits include: • Pain Relief: Alleviates joint pain, as well as muscle stiffness and spasms while aiding in the healing of sprains and strains. • Heart & Circulatory Health: Increases blood flow and circulation while boosting metabolism, as well as reducing hypertension. • Weight Loss and Management: Burns calories and reduces cellulite dimpling, increasing the metabolism to use calories more effectively.

• Improves Elasticity: Increases flexibility of tissue ligaments, tendons, fascia, joint capsules and symposiums that have become scarred, thickened or contracted.

• Detoxification: Flushes toxins and releases carcinogenic heavy metals such as mercury, lead, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol, while also reducing the acid in our bodies.

• Improves the Immune System

• Improves Skin Tone & Texture: From daily appearance and texture to reducing the inflammation of serious skin conditions. Aids in the healing of skin burns and reduces scarring.

• Provides Stress Relief & Relaxation

• Reduces Sinus Congestions & Migraine Pressures • Improves Quality of Sleep

HEAR WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY! I’m not much for testimonials, so I’ll just share the numbers: 220 lbs - 180 lbs = 4 months Hot Yoga, Inc in Federal Way. The instructors and fellow students will keep you coming back...until you come back on your own—in just a few short sessions! I’ve never met a more encouraging and supportive group of people. As others have said, it’s a new way of looking at my body, and my life. – B. Newburg

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12 2011 Guide to Timeless Beauty I have always enjoyed looking at a person’s face to determine what makes them look youthful and attractive versus aged, unhealthy or “operated on”. As we age, most of the changes seen in the face are the result of loss of support and fullness in combination with hereditary factors, smoking history, and sun exposure. Facial surgery has really evolved over the past fifteen or so years. Gone are the days of the overly tight wind tunnel appearance. In rejuvenating the face we now strive for a soft, natural appearance, making the skin-only removal type of facelift a thing of the past. The skin has no structural support and in addition lasting only a short time, a skin-only lift initially produces an excessively tight appearance that is unacceptable to most people.

Jenifer Henderson, MD, FACS Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Newer facelift techniques involve a two layer approach, called a deep plane or SMAS facelift. For this the facial skin is lifted, but an additional second layer deep to the skin, is also lifted. This second layer, the SMAS, is a fibrous fatty layer that attaches to the lower facial muscles. Tension is diverted to this deeper layer during the lifting process which results in a more natural look and longer lasting results. With this technique and proper incision placement, once the healing process is complete there will be little, if any, tell-tale signs that surgery has been performed.

A newer procedure that has really enhanced my face lifting results is fat injection. Fat injections known as lipostructure, adds volume to the face on a more permanent basis. We borrow fat from areas of excess – saddle bags, love handles, or inner knees; process it, and actually re-inject it into the face to fill it out. If you look at a child’s face, it is a full face. As we age, we lose volume in the face and remaining facial fat tends to redistribute, depositing in the jowl, under the chin and the area above the nasolabial fold (the fold between the nose and the upper lip) with subsequent disappearance of surrounding fullness. Deep valleys in the face, volume loss, and sagging skin create the appearance of aging or poor health. Typical areas for fat injections are the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, jaw line and even in the hollows underneath the lower eyelids. It never ceases to amaze me to see how adding back facial volume makes one look so much younger. I frequently recommend fat injections in combination with SMAS face-lifting, it takes my result and makes it just one step better. Interestingly current scientific research has demonstrated that harvested fat cells actually also contain an abundance of stem cells and various growth factors. Stem cells and growth factors are showing promising results for mending the sundamaged and aged skin by improving skin texture, elasticity and color. Stem cells are the new buzz in facial rejuvenation and I look forward to exciting new procedures combining them in the rejuvenation process. When properly planned and executed, modern facelift procedures can provide long lasting, natural results. Ancillary procedures such as fat injections, eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing, chin augmentation, rhinoplasty and forehead lifts all combine to improve the final outcome.

At Cavalon Aesthetics, my exceptional staff and I have created a safe and comfortable environment so each patient feels confident they are receiving the highest quality facial plastic surgery and aesthetics care. We have locations in both Bainbridge Island and Silverdale, Washington, on the Kitsap Peninsula. We have created a peaceful and private environment in our spa-like center. This environment allows us to offer our many patients from the Seattle area state-of-the-art care, with outstanding results while maintaining privacy and anonymity.

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My practice is unique in that we only operate and perform services on the face. We therefore are qualified to tailor each procedure to achieve an outcome that is harmonious with age and appearance. It is my firm opinion that no surgeon performing full cosmetic surgery can be an expert at every procedure, and that is why I chose to specialize in plastic surgery isolated to the face and neck. Attention to detail, beautiful, yet natural, surgical outcomes with a female prospective are what I am all about.


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Do you suffer from

jaw-aches or get frequent headaches? A “CSI” APPROACH TO DIAGNOSING OCCLUSAL DISEASE by Dr. Marie Durflinger RDH, DDS

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as your dentist ever told you that you grind your teeth? Have you ever looked into the mirror and noticed that the edges of your teeth are worn or fractured? Do you suffer from jaw-aches or get frequent headaches? Are your teeth sensitive or mobile? These are a few of the commonly overlooked symptoms of a condition called occlusal disharmony. The term occlusion refers to the way your teeth and jaw joint come together when you bite. If this relationship is not ideal, there can be many painful and costly repercussions. It is important to have this diagnosed before you have any dental work completed, but unfortunately many dentists do not take the time or have the secondary education to identify and treat occlusal disharmony. Most people understand that x-rays are used to diagnose cavities and that periodontal gum measurements are used to diagnose gum disease, but did you know that there is a device that can diagnose occlusal disharmony? It is called a Kois Deprogrammer. Over the last twenty years, a strong emphasis has been placed upon prevention in the dental field. Fluoride is used to prevent cavities, professional teeth cleaning and proper home care is used to prevent gum disease and there are technologies used to detect oral cancer in its early stages. Because occlusal disharmony can cause many oral problems, it should be approached in a preventive method as well. This is a relatively new way of thinking as many of the symptoms of occlusal disharmony don’t appear to be linked to the cause. For example, if the edges of front teeth

are chipped and worn, many dentists will place fillings to smooth and restore missing structure. This makes sense unless the cause of the wear is that teeth are touching improperly. If the occlusal disharmony is not addressed, eventually teeth and fillings will wear and fracture again. This is why a dentist is like a “Crime Scene Investigator.” There is evidence in the oral cavity that needs to be collected and examined in order to identify the cause of symptoms and then an individualized treatment can be prescribed. The following article will discuss the role that occlusal disharmony plays in relationship to many of the most common dental complaints, how it can be diagnosed through a few simple steps and the different options for treatment. HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE OCCLUSAL DISHARMONY? Many of the most common oral complaints can be attributed to occlusal disharmony. If any of the following symptoms are present, a thorough head, neck and occlusal examination is indicated to determine if symptoms are caused by the relationship of the jaw joint and teeth.

• Teeth that appear short • The edges of your teeth appear worn or fractured • Pain, popping, locking or cramping in your jaw joint • Teeth that are sensitive to cold • Notching in the tooth at the gum-line • Clenching or grinding of your teeth • Earaches or ringing in the ears • Frequent headaches • Soreness in the jaw muscles upon waking in the morning • No “home” position for your teeth • Loose teeth Once it has been determined that there is occlusal disharmony, the next step is to identify its cause and the recommended treatment options. The best way to determine the cause of occlusal disharmony is to take impressions and create study models of teeth and fit teeth for a Kois Deprogrammer.

aid in the diagnosis and initial treatment of occlusion related problems. Because it prevents the top and bottom teeth from touching, you cannot fully engage the muscles that move the jaw joint. When these muscles have an opportunity to rest, they “deprogram” and relax into their physiologically ideal position without any influence from biting or clenching. The Kois Deprogrammer is both a diagnostic tool and a way to temporarily relax the jaw and reduce muscle tension, headaches and excess wear on the teeth. The Kois Deprogrammer should be worn as much as possible and always removed when eating or cleaning teeth. It is especially important to wear it all night prior to and the day of your dental appointments. Eventually, jaw muscles will feel comfortable and relaxed and the teeth will touch in exactly the same place every time. After this process is complete, the next phase is to evaluate the possibilities for providing a long-term solution. Some of the potential treatment options include: • Occlusal Adjustments • Orthodontics • Opening the Bite with Full Coverage Crowns • Implants CONCLUSION Overall, the goal of treating occlusal disharmony is to provide beautiful, functional, long-lasting dental work and reduce or eliminate the causes of excessive wear on teeth. The best way to accomplish this is to do a thorough exam and evaluate occlusion first. Creating a strong foundation is the most important factor in the longevity and beauty of a smile. It is counter-productive to place fillings, crowns and veneers if occlusal disharmony may compromise the outcome.

WHAT IS A KOIS DEPROGRAMMER? A Kois Deprogrammer is a removable dental appliance, similar to an orthodontic retainer that is worn over the teeth to prevent them from touching when you bite together. It is designed to

“ I really care about my patients. I listen to their

concerns. For some people, coming to the dentist can be very difficult. I work to make their experience with me the best it can be. ”

MARIE DURFLINGER RDH, DDS A cosmetic and restorative dentist with over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Owner of Auburn Family Dental and Bella Dental Care in Bellevue.


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