Seattle Dermatological Surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Reichel, Offers Effective Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Reichel, founder of the Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, uses her extensive experience in eye anatomy to perform efficient blepharoplasty procedures that reduce signs of aging in her patients.

Aging comes hand-in-hand with drooping skin and lines on the face. One prominent sign of aging is that excess fat and skin around the eyelids begins to sag, making eyes look tired and sometimes even impairing their vision. The eyes are a prominent features of one's face, and their appearance is often what determines how young and fresh a person looks.

The results of eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can last ten years or more, and some results may even be permanent. The procedure's results will become visible in just three to six months, and any pain resulting from the procedure is mild. Most patients are back to their normal activities in just one week. The convenience of minimal downtime makes eyelid surgery a popular procedure for those who have a busy schedule but are looking to refresh their look.

"The procedure yields effective, considerable results, and is often improved even further with laser resurfacing around the eyes," says Dr. Jennifer Reichel, M.D., of the Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. "This helps in erasing any leftover bags, excess skin, and wrinkles."

The blepharoplasty procedures corrects any drooping of excess fat and skin around the upper and lower eyelids by either removing or repositioning extra skin in order to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and to help clear any impaired vision. During the procedure, small incisions are made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids in order to minimize any visible scarring.

Patients considering eyelid surgery should consult with a board-certified doctor who is skilled in performing cosmetic procedures involving the eyes and surrounding areas. Dr. Reichel has a vast amount of knowledge and familiarity with the structure of the eye and performing surgery on the eyes, including removing skin cancer from the delicate area. She has also worked with some of the top eyelid surgeons in Seattle during her formal training at the University of Washington.

Patients who are interested in learning more about the blepharoplasty procedure are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reichel at the Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center at (206) 859-5777 or

About Dr. Reichel

Dr. Jennifer Reichel is the founder and director of Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle. As a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Reichel has advanced fellowship training in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, eyelid lifts, BOTOX®, tissue fillers and lasers. Dr. Reichel is also fully trained in leg vein treatment.

After attending the University of Colorado for both her undergraduate degree and her doctorate of medicine, she then underwent residency training in dermatology at the University of Washington. This was followed by a postgraduate fellowship in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Reichel is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS), and the Seattle and Washington Dermatologic Societies.

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center can be reached at (206) 859-5777 or