Non-Surgical Procedures Offered at Refine, MD Northwest

Jun 5, 2024 | Blog, Facial Procedures, Plastic Surgery | 0 comments

Non-surgical procedures have significantly grown in popularity over the last few years, allowing patients to improve their looks without lengthy recovery. Depending on your needs, they can be used for skin rejuvenation, fat reduction, or age sign reduction. 

Considering the sheer number of such procedures, finding the right one can be quite difficult. Fortunately, Refine, MD Northwest has many non-surgical treatments for every condition. Read our blog to find out more about them.

Injectable Procedures to Consider

Injectable treatments are effective non-surgical procedures that can have an array of purposes. The most popular options include the following: 

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic: Harnessing the power of botulinum toxin type A, BOTOX® Cosmetic is effective against dynamic wrinkles (e.g., crow’s feet, forehead lines, elevens), as it temporarily stops the muscles from contracting.
  • Dermal Fillers: Based on hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® can help restore volume and fill static wrinkles.
  • KYBELLA®: Commonly used for chin contouring, KYBELLA® relies on deoxycholic acid to permanently eliminate submental fat. It can even be used throughout the body in stubborn areas.

Depending on your concerns, the injectables may be used alone or in combination. An appointment with Dr. McIntosh can help develop a correct treatment plan.

Laser Resurfacing Treatments

Laser resurfacing procedures effectively trigger the skin’s healing system, reduce excess pigmentation, and increase collagen production. Each wavelength and type of laser can have its own benefits. Here are some popular options we offer at Refine, MD Northwest: 

  • Sofwave™ Skin Tightening

Sofwave™ uses high-intensity ultrasound to reach deep into the mid-dermal layers of the skin, triggering new collagen and elastin. The treatment is most effective for those who have wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines, treating various areas of your face and chest without potential downtime.

  • Laser Hair Removal

Should you have body hair in unwanted areas, laser hair removal can offer beautiful results. The treatment sends concentrated light beams into the hair follicle, targeting the pigment within. This permanently damages the hair follicle, preventing any strands from growing.

  • Photorejuvenation IPL

Photorejuvenation IPL (intense pulsed light) delivers multiple wavelengths of light into the skin, promoting collagen production. The treatment can also be used to reduce excess redness and pigments, resulting in an even skin texture. Refine, MD Northwest uses Palomar Icon™ Photorejuvenation IPL, a cutting-edge technology that delivers beautiful results.

  • Laser Skin Resurfacing

Should you be interested in laser skin resurfacing, our providers at Refine, MD Northwest, can address various concerns with the Palomar Icon™ 1540 Fractional Laser. The procedure can treat skin irregularities like sun damage, acne scars, stretch marks, and even melasma. 

  • SculpSure® 

If you are looking to reduce excess pockets of fat, then SculpSure® can help you obtain beautiful results. Using a 1060nm diode laser, the procedure heats the fat in the treated area, naturally causing your body to flush the damaged cells with time. The procedure is effective for those who have stubborn fat resistance to traditional fat reduction methods (like diet and exercise) but do not want to undergo invasive alternatives.

  • Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing 

If you’re looking to reduce acne scars, uneven texture, or wrinkles that go deeper into the skin, Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is one of the most popular non-surgical options. The procedure creates micro-holes in the skin that promote collagen production while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. This leads to a shorter recovery time and more comfortable treatment. 

Skin Rejuvenation Procedures

Refine, MD Northwest also offers various skin rejuvenation procedures to improve skin quality. Some popular options include the following: 

1. DiamondGlow™ 

If your goal is to reduce skin dullness, clogged pores, discoloration, and fine lines, DiamondGlow™ can help rejuvenate your features. Using a diamond-tipped wand, the procedure goes through different stages, including exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion. It offers a deep facial cleanse while nourishing the skin. 

2. Dermasweep

Dermasweep is a 30-minute skincare treatment focusing on exfoliation to diminish various concerns. The procedure is similar to most microdermabrasion treatments, exfoliating the top layer to remove surface imperfections. This not only stimulates collagen production but also improves blood circulation and allows the skin to absorb the customizable serums more easily.

3. HydraFacial®

Should your skin lack moisture and appear lackluster, the three-step process of HydraFacial® can help restore its health. Following a cleansing, exfoliation, and infusion process, the procedure can help reduce hyperpigmentation and congested pores, as well as wrinkles and fine lines. 

4. Chemical Peels

The skin takes approximately 28 days to renew itself, but the lengthy process might cause signs of aging and pigmentation to linger. Chemical peels use acid solutions to trigger skin peeling, revealing the healthy, blemish-free skin underneath. Since the peeling process also starts a new collagen production, it is effective against wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars.

5. SkinPen® Microneedling

If you want a simple approach to reduce wrinkles, SkinPen® microneedling can help you in this journey. The treatment uses a specialized tool with fine needles to create microchannels in the skin, stimulating its healing response. In return, this should create more elastin and collagen, diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores.

Enhance Your Appearance With Our Non-Surgical Procedures

Non-surgical procedures can be an effective way to obtain smoother features without having to go under the knife. All that’s left to do is to find the ones that address your needs the most. Contact Refine, Northwest MD, and schedule an appointment for a non-surgical procedure today!


For more information about non-surgical procedures, please contact Refine, Northwest MD, at 425-654-2409. Dr. Bryan McIntosh can choose the most suitable procedure for your needs. As an alternative, feel free to fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.