Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

A Softer, Smoother Version of Juvederm

volbellaAt Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery, we believe in enhancing the natural look of our patients.  After all, we live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, not glitzy South Beach.

We have just added a brand new filler product that helps us with this mission called Volbella.  It has been available for a few months now and targets roughness of the skin on and around the lips.

It adds a subtle volume without giving our patients the “done” appearance, and it also helps soften vertical lines above and below the lips. It is a softer, smoother version of Juvederm, a gel filler with which most of our patients are already familiar.

Call us at (360) 823-0830 to see if Volbella might be just the answer for you!

Epionce offers 20% off for Cyber Monday and Tuesday

epionce_logoSalmon Creek Plastic Surgery and Spa is proud to offer our customers 20% off any purchases made through the Epionce website only during Cyber Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 28 & 29.

Go to the Epionce website and during check-out, use the following Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery “expert code” to redeem your discount: 20080506

In addition to the discount, you will receive the following:

  • Free ground shipping on every order!
  • Epionce brochure and the latest edition of “Skin – The Epionce Magazine”
  • Free Epionce trial size samples


Treat face pigmentation problems with new pain-free procedure

pico-genesis1pico-genesis-before-after For years, many of our patients have sought our advice regarding the treatment of pigmentation issues on their face.

We have long recommended the Obagi NuDerm skin care program for correction of sun damage and minor skin texture issues.  Over the last six months, we have begun to incorporate a new laser procedure called PICO Genesis into our patients’ treatment plan.

This no-downtime (and pain free, believe it or not) procedure uses a special picosecond setting on our new tattoo removal laser to rapidly direct low energy pulses of light at the skin, targeting both pigmentation and superficial texture concerns.

Examples of some of the initial results are shown here.  The treatment feels similar to Laser Genesis, an application on our vascular laser that we have used for nearly 15 years to treat redness and rosacea.

If you have concerns about blotchy pigmentation on your face, please give us a call us at (360) 823-0860 to set up a complimentary consultation. This new and exciting technology might be just the thing for you!

Thanks for another great Open House

open-houseThe surgeons and staff of Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery want to thank everyone who visited our Open House on Friday, October 21. It was a great turnout! Many people seem to prefer the earlier October date over the December date of previous years.

If you missed it, don’t worry! We’ll keep you up to date on sales and events through our newsletter and Facebook page. Congratulations to the winners of our basket raffles, all of whom have been informed.

If you would like more information on anything you heard at the open house, please contact Angie at  or Karen at or call the clinic to set up a consultation at 360-823-0860.

Yoga Comes to the Rescue of Aging Joints and Loss of Running Buddy

A few weeks ago, we lost our wonderful springer spaniel at age 12 ½. No creature will love you unconditionally in the way that a good dog will.   Jenny was my running buddy for many years, and she also excelled at board games.

Jenny the Springer Spaniel

Jenny, the springer spaniel

As she started to slow down in the last couple of years, and as my knee started to swell with running, I needed to find another form of exercise that would be easier on middle-aged joints. My wife suggested that I try out a new yoga studio that had opened just across the new I-5 bridge near our office.

To be honest, I didn’t think that yoga was actually exercise. After all, my mother had gotten into yoga in the 1970s, but was not much of an athlete. I also wasn’t interested in chanting, gongs or anything that I might perceive as “strange.”

It has now been 20 months since I tried yoga for the first time and I continue to really enjoy the classes. They counteract all of the bad postures I find myself in during a long office or operating day. My flexibility continues to improve very slowly, but my balance is significantly better, and my shoulder, back and neck pain have entirely disappeared.

Any golfers reading this might be interested to know that I have increased my clubhead speed by five miles per hour (which means that I now hit my ball much further into the trees).

One of the things I like best about yoga is that people of all ages and all body types can practice together, regardless of ability or experience.

I would encourage everyone to consider trying something new like I did, especially if you find yourself with some nagging pain or stiffness that you just can’t shake. Jessie, the owner/instructor at Simply Yoga, has offered 10% off of an initial series of classes for any new student who mentions Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery.