An Important Message re: Booking w/Jody Leon


Lately some of my existing clientele have been letting me know how hard it is to get in to see me on a regular schedule. 


In order to accommodate my current clients as of today I will not be taking on NEW clients.


If you are a new client who has already booked with me but not yet had your first appointment then no worries, you made it under the wire!


If you are a current DERMASPACE client and have not seen me previously then I'm going to please request that you continue to see either Chanté or Kailey.


That said, I am always available for advice and I work closely with my team so if you have any concerns we will all work together to address them.

When booking online you will see two marked "NEW CLIENTS" and the other "RETURNING CLIENTS". Please book future appointments under "RETURNING CLIENTS".


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Thanks for doing business with us and we look forward to working together to help you achieve your skincare goals.


Jody Leon, Owner


Hi there - 


Just a quick update on what's happening at DERMASPACE.

Beginning in 2017 we will no longer be carrying MALIN+GOETZ.  It's a great line of skin care but we are continuing the expand our own DERMASPACE ADVANCED THERAPY skin care line as well as PCA Skin Care.

Some price increases need to happen to balance out operational cost.  Some facials will be increasing $5 while others will stay the same.

All DERMASPACE ADVANCED THERAPY skin care product prices will stay the same while some PCA prices will increase.

DERMASPACE is now open 7 days a week by appointment so please book ahead to ensure you get your desired time.

Cora, our fab front desk person will be pursuing her career and esthetics and will be starting esthetician school in January then will be joining the Dermaspace family as an expert in not only skincare but the Iderm Facial Treatment.  She will be training with me throughout 2017 as well as working front desk.

I think that's it for now......thank you all and here's to a fab 2017. 


Jody Leon 




With the list of “must-have” skin-care products growing by the minute, the list of ingredients you’re putting on your skin is growing, too. It’s no surprise that some just don’t go together. Here, David Colbert, M.D., aNew York City-based dermatologist, points out which combinations you should always avoid.


Benzoyl peroxide is an acne-clearing staple in many people’s skin-care routines. Enter vitamin C, the trendy new kid in town that every dermatologist seems to be recommending. While you totally can (and should!) add vitamin C to your routine, Colbert warns not to use it with benzoyl peroxide. The topical treatment will oxidize the vitamin C, rendering the effects of both useless. Only use one on days you won’t be using the other.


All acids are not created equal, and they all don’t have the same effects on your skin. Salicylic acid is anacne treatment, and glycolic acid is an exfoliator that removes dead skin without your having to scrub away at it. Both are great ingredients, but when used together, they can seriously dry out your skin, says Colbert. Again, only use one at a time.


Retin-A is an ingredient seriously loved by dermatologist for its ability to help skin renew itself; it helps treat wrinkles, discoloration, and overall roughness. Unfortunately, Retin-A has a tendency to dry out skin, causing it to peel. What better way to get rid of dry skin than removing it with an exfoliator, right? Wrong. Retin-A makes skin super-sensitive, and rubbing gritty exfoliants against it will only make the situation worse, says Colbert. Try a cleansing with a muslin cloth, which is a gentle way to buff away dead skin.


When sonic brushes came on the scene, they were praised for their gentle exfoliation capabilities. But old habits die hard, and you may still have an exfoliator in your routine. If so, it’s time to let go, says Colbert. You may be exfoliating too much, stripping your face of healthy oils, and roughing up your skin. It’s either one or the other—you choose.


Toners are great for a multitude of reasons; some have glycolic acid that brings new skin to the surface, some contain witch hazel, which is great at treating acne. But when Retin-A is in your routine, Colbert warns against using them. “You wouldn’t want to use them together over your whole face, otherwise it will dry our your skin,” he says. Pick your favorite, and stick with it.

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Here's Why Chemical Peels Are the Secret to Perfect Skin BY JOLENE EDGAR for Allure

I LOVE this article and it's a great explanation of why I love PCA Chemical Peels.....available now at DERMASPACE.


Here's Why Chemical Peels Are the Secret to Perfect Skin


APRIL 27, 2016

A spotless, lineless, flawless complexion is lying just beneath the surface of your skin—and doctors have found that a classic treatment is the fastest way there.

Satin slip dresses slinked down the spring runways. Celebrities are wearing chokers on the red carpet. And here's one more '90s revival for you: the chemical peel. After being eclipsed in the early 2000s by new skin-resurfacing lasers, these classic treatments (like, ancient-Egypt classic) are back on top in dermatologists' offices. More people are getting them now than in 1997 (when peels were the number-one cosmetic procedure in the country), according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. "Turns out good old chemical peels can actually deliver certain skin benefits—like reversing melasma and breakouts—better than high-tech devices," says Doris Day, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. By casting off dull surface cells, they improve fine lines, acne, discoloration, and more. And they do it for all skin types and colors—usually for a fraction of the cost of flashier (literally) options. "The minute I switch on a laser, things get expensive," says Vivian Bucay, a San Antonio dermatologist. A superficial fractional-laser treatment can run up to $1,000 a session—and you'll probably need several. A medium-depth chemical peel may cost a third of that and "gives more impressive results in a single treatment," says Bucay (but count on more recovery time).

As with most old-is-new-again ideas, today's peels aren't just total retreads (the new slip dresses are better too, FYI). "When glycolic peels got really popular in the '90s, they hurt like a mother and left skin raw," says Jeannette Graf, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. But acid formulas have been refined, and so have dermatologists' approaches to using them. "Our goal now isn't so much to cause visible peeling as it is to infuse the skin with ingredients that diminish lines, build collagen, and improve tone," says Jennifer Linder, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and the chief scientific officer for the clinical line PCA Skin. Still not sold? Here are five more reasons to book a peel—and help your skin make a radical comeback.

Peels can make your skin—and skin-care products—work better. In minutes, acids lift away dead cells and trigger a lovely chain reaction: "As that topmost layer is shed, signals are sent to the living cells below to multiply and move up, to increase collagen production, to make more hyaluronic acid—to act younger," says David Bank, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. A thorough sloughing also offers one very immediate upshot: smoother skin that's both more radiant and more receptive. "Your skin-care products perform better after a peel because there are no dead cells impeding their penetration," says New York City dermatologist Neal Schultz, who averages at least 50 peels a week in his Park Avenue office.

They're low-risk, and you can go custom. There are chemical peels that are safe to use on every skin color without risk of hyperpigmentation (usually a worry with darker complexions). "We now know that using low percentages of multiple acids gives a better outcome with less irritation than a single acid at a higher strength," Linder says. Doctors have plenty of premixed cocktails to choose from, like PCA Skin Sensi Peel, which mixes trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and lactic acid to rev up collagen synthesis deep down and dissolve the drab skin on top. But a lot of doctors also cook up their own recipes to address very specific concerns. For tenacious brown spots, Bucay adds a pinch of brightening vitamin C or a smidgen of bleaching hydroquinone to her acids of choice. And when treating those same spots on sensitive skin, she offsets the potent lighteners with soothing polyphenols.

The right peel can end acne and soften the scars that come with it. Salicylic acid peels and Jessner's peels (equal parts salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol, an antiseptic exfoliant) dive deep into skin to unclog pores while also skimming the surface to erode blackheads and fade post-pimple marks. Another advantage of salicylic acid: It lingers in the pores, where it continues to keep them clear over time. To improve pitted acne scars, Harold J. Brody, a clinical professor of dermatology at Emory University in Atlanta, targets individual divots with a high percentage of TCA before applying a weaker acid to the rest of the face to even things out. "I think this method beats most resurfacing lasers, plus there's little to no downtime and it's safe for all skin colors," he says. Bucay prefers treating acne scars with peels to skirt this surprising laser pitfall: "There's roughly a 30 percent chance of an acne eruption following Fraxel," she says. "It's really disheartening when someone gets a flare-up of the very thing that left her with scars in the first place."

Nothing controls melasma better. There isn't a permanent cure for the recurring sun-triggered dark patches brought on by hormonal surges (like those caused by pregnancy and the Pill), but chemical peels (paired with at-home bleaching creams, high-SPF sunscreen, and strict sun avoidance) offer the best fighting chance. Lasers may make lofty claims, yet "they're essentially trying to treat a light- and heat-sensitive condition with light and heat," says Cheryl Burgess, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Even when a laser does eviscerate splotches initially, pigment often reappears weeks later, making lasers seem like a major investment for a short-term reprieve.

A peel will let you (maybe) toss your undereye concealer. We don't even like opening our eyes in the pool, so we'll be the first to admit that acid near our eyeballs sounds dicey. But doctors say Glytone's new Enerpeel Technology Brightening Peel System works beautifully and safely on the hereditary dark circles created by piled-up pigment. They credit the form of the acid—3.75 percent TCA and 15 percent lactic acid in a nondrippy gel carefully dispensed via a pen applicator—and the delivery system, which "drives the acid in deep, bypassing the epidermis to lessen irritation," explains Graf. A series of treatments may be needed, but some people see a profound improvement after just one.

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I tell my clients all the time that the best anti-aging cream isn't found in a $400 jar of *insert expensive brand name here* but in a simple container of a GOOD SPF.  

At least an SPF30.  Daily.  Every day.  Even when the clouds are out because if that sun is in the sky, hidden or not, then you are at risk of sun damage and pre-mature aging.  Period. End of story.  

I could go on and on about how toxic sunbathing is and how at this point if you don't already know that then you have far worse things to worry about.

I say this because if you don't know how bad sunbathing is for you (and this most certainly includes indoor tanning beds) then clearly you have been sheltered your whole life either under a rock or hidden away in a bunker somewhere.  

Hopefully neither of these are true.  

Yes the sun feels nice and warm on our skin and we can still enjoy that.....WITH PROTECTION. That said, this protection does not last all needs to be reapplied about every 90 minutes or so.  Especially if you are in the water.  

So please do yourself and your skin a favor and just protect it - it's the only one you get and although that golden glow might look pretty in your 20's......the damage it causes won't look so cute when you hit your 40's and beyond. 

Check out this great video to see what I mean.....

Cheers and enjoy the weather, just be smart about it. (Check out our sunscreen recommendations below the video)




As all of you are very aware Seattle has been experiencing record growth over the last few years but with growth comes increased overhead costs for small businesses like Dermaspace.  Just within the last few months we have seen increases in everything from rent and insurance to supplies and shipping.


Dermaspace has not raised it's prices for services in 2 years but with that said the time has come.  

Effective immediately the foundational Iderm Facial Treatment will increase by $10. 

(Originally $100 now $110)

Please note that the prices on our other services as well as our retail product will remain the same.


We hope you understand.


We look forward continuing to provide you with excellent skin care.


Thank you.


Jody Leon, Owner