Dr Zook's Blog

May 18, 2024
How UV Causes Skin Cancer

Welcome to the second of our Skin Cancer Awareness Month newsletters, where we’ll explore in some detail the mechanisms by which sunlight damages the skin and causes skin cancer. Most people know excessive sun exposure causes sunburn and tan in the short term, and photoaging and skin cancer in the long run. Understanding on a […]

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May 9, 2024
Skin Cancer: Overview, Identification & Prevention

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, an entire month dedicated to educating the public about the most common type of cancer, its impact, identification and prevention. As a dermatologist, I am passionate about educating patients about this important subject that is close to my heart and is my life’s work. Every day in my clinic […]

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February 4, 2024
PRFM Hair Restoration

Hair loss affects individuals of all age groups, genders and ethnicities, and its emotional impact can be devastating. Fortunately, there are now great options for restoring thinning hair. In our practice we approach hair restoration comprehensively by combining different modalities for enhanced benefit. We recommend topical or systemic minoxidil to promote blood flow to the […]

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July 6, 2022
Acne Awareness

Acne is among the most common conditions dermatologists treat. It affects about 85% of Americans between the ages of 12 and 24, and for many people continues well into adulthood. Despite being common, there are a lot of misconceptions about what causes acne and how to treat it. If you have acne and aren’t having […]

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June 1, 2022
The sun’s finally out!

We know the sun causes skin cancer and skin aging, so how do we enjoy the outdoors safely?    First, cover up. Cover up with clothing, hats, and sunglasses. Any lightweight, tightly woven clothing will do, but try sun protective clothing when the sun’s rays are intense, such as at the beach or golfing. For swimming, […]

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May 4, 2022
May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month!

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide. By the age of 70, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer (1). More Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. More than 2 Americans die of skin cancer every hour! But the good news […]

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March 29, 2022
Annie Osnis, about PRP and PRFM treatments

Read what Annie Osnis, ARNP has to say about PRP and PRFM. Imagine the possibility of your body restoring and replenishing its own tissues using your own intrinsic drive to rejuvenate (skin, hair follicles and so much more). In the last decade this became a reality known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich […]

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January 19, 2022
Introducing our New Cosmetic Dermatology Team Members

Annie Osnis, ARNP & Kenlynn DeCamp, LME We are delighted to introduce Annie Osnis, ARNP, who has joined Spectrum as an aesthetics and regenerative medicine specialist. Annie has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2014, as well as having 20 years experience working in emergency and urgent care.  She specializes in neurotoxin, fillers, and PRP/PRFM for […]

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March 16, 2021
Introducing Amy Sarkie, our new Physicians Assistant

Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle is delighted to welcome Amy Sarkie, PA-C to our team.  Amy comes to Spectrum from Northwest Skin Specialists, where she practiced for over 16 years, until its closure in 2020. Amy is excited to return to clinical practice and reconnect with her patients, who have been eagerly awaiting her return. Amy […]

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February 22, 2021
Why choose pharmaceutical vs cosmetic grade skin care?

Hint: it's not cost. Pharmaceutical grade skin care products are regulated by the FDA in the same way as medications. This means the ingredients must be 99.9% pure, be scientifically proven to do what is claimed, and not contain fillers or impurities. Pharmaceutical grade skin care products are sold only through medical clinics or directly […]

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