Where to Find Us:
13317- NE 175th Suite N
Woodinville, WA 98072
3138 E Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: 206-322-SKIN (7546)
Please check our Visiting Hours for more detail.
Our medical team specializes in the treatment of all types of skin problems. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and regular staff training ensures that you receive the highest level of medical expertise.
We diagnose and treat all dermatologic conditions including:
- Acne and rosacea
Light therapy (IPL), prescription medications, facial products
An inflammation of the epidermis evidenced by redness, swelling, itching, dryness and similar symptoms.
An autoimmune skin disease that can cause red, itchy patches covered with silvery scales.
Warts are a common ailment and relatively easy to remove.
- Sun damage
We provide service for:
- Yearly Health Exams
- Sports Health Checks
- Preventive Medicine
- Teen Health
- Skin cancer screening, biopsies & treatment
There are several skin growths (lesions) that are very common and benign (non-cancerous) such as mole removal treatments, but individuals seek removal of them due to cosmetic reasons. Some may bleed and cause irritation, such as redness and discomfort, because of their location. Astra Skin and Laser Solutions offers skin tag removal, mole removal treatment, and removal of other cosmetic skin growths. We utilize several techniques to remove the lesions depending on location, size, quantity and type of lesion. The following are examples of the type of lesions we remove:
- Lentigines (sunspots, age spots, freckles, or liver spots): flat, brown, usually small but sometimes large, spot that is associated with aging or sun-damaged skin that develop anywhere on the skin.
- Acrochordon (skin tag): common, acquired, benign skin growths that are skin- or flesh-colored tissue and look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. They are found on the neck, underarms, upper trunk, eyelids, groin folds, and under the breasts.
- Seborrheic keratoses (SK): greasy, waxy, flesh-colored to dark-colored, “stuck-on” lesion. They are common in elderly people; usually located on face, torso, shoulders or back.
- Actinic keratoses (AK) also known as solar or senile keratoses: rough, scaly, red papules or plaques that occur on sun exposed areas such as face, scalp, ears, neck, arms, hands, torso, and legs. They are typically seen in fair-skinned individuals with a history of chronic sun exposure. If untreated, these lesions may become skin cancer.
- Nevi (moles): small fleshed to pigmented colored benign growths on the skin that come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Moles can be round, oval, flat, or raised. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.
- Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN): many small, smooth, raised, benign skin lesions on that face and neck that closely simulate seborrheic keratoses, a condition generally presenting on dark-skinned individuals. They never become malignant.
- Phlebectases (Venous Lake): soft, compressible, dark blue to violaceous papule generally occur among the elderly and commonly found on sun-exposed surfaces of the vermilion border of the lip, face and ears.
- Cherry angiomas (also known as capillary angioma, and capillary hemangioma): cherry-red to purple colored benign skin made up of clusters of dilated capillaries on the surface of the skin commonly found on the torso but can occur almost anywhere on the skin.
- Telangiectasias: small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin found anywhere on the body but are commonly seen on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin.
Skin Cancer Fact Sheet from Academy of Dermatology
• More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed in the United States annually.
• Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
• Melanoma incidence rates in Caucasians are 5 times higher than in Hispanics and 20 times higher than in African Americans.
• Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.
• Melanoma is increasing faster in females 15-29 years old than males in the same age group.
• On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. In 2012, it is estimated that 9,180 deaths would be attributed to melanoma – 6,060 men and 3,120 women.
• The major risk factor for melanoma of the skin is exposure to ultraviolet light.
• In 2010, new research found that daily sunscreen use cut the incidence of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, in half.
• Increasing intermittent sun exposure in childhood and during one’s lifetime is associated with an increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
• Exposure to tanning beds increases the risk of melanoma, especially in women aged 45 years or younger.
• In females 15-29 years old, the torso/trunk is the most common location for developing melanoma, which may be due to high-risk tanning behaviors.
• People with more than 50 moles, atypical moles, light skin, freckles, or a family history of melanoma are at an increased risk of developing melanoma.
Prevention & Detection
• Since exposure to ultraviolet light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers2, the American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to protect their skin by applying sunscreen, seeking shade and wearing protective clothing.
• Warning signs of melanoma include changes in size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin lesion, or the appearance of a new growth on the skin.
• Individuals with a history of melanoma should have a full-body exam by a board-certified dermatologist or dermatologic ARNP at least annually and perform regular self-exams for new and changing moles.