Meet Dr. Daria First, let me thank you for visiting. Here's a bit of personal and professional info about me! I have been doing aesthetic injections (botox and dermal fillers) for well over a decade and have treated hundreds of clients and performed thousands of treatments.
Here's the background story: I've been a practicing physician since 1984 and spent 20 years as an emergency medicine physician (yep, an ER doc), running a Level 1 Trauma Center for 11 of those years. A serious cancer diagnosis in 1992 shook my world for a while (and I am happy to report that all is well there) which got me in the mind frame of moving away from the stress and crazy work shifts of emergency medicine. Fast forward to 2004 as I left the ER behind and moved into medical aesthetics with some of my professional time and integrative/holistic medicine with the rest of it. I took a position as a physician "injector" at a medical spa (part of a very large national medispa company) and had the great good fortune of having Dr. Mark Bailey as my first instructor in the art of botox and dermal fillers. Dr. Bailey (from Toronto, Canada) is one of the most recognized pioneers in the aesthetic uses of botox.
From there, lots of additional training opportunities and lots of treatments for our many clients followed. Quickly I was advanced to Medical Director of all 6 of our medispas in Washington state, supervising and training all of our physicans, physician assistants and nurses. It was mostly good there ... but not completely. Candidly, there was a "heavy sell" culture at the medispa (by the intake sales staff) and that kind of culture does not work for me. So, I resigned in 2008 and opened Bellevue Dermal Arts as a boutique aesthetics practice across the hall from my integrative medicine practice. I love the privacy and low-key result of that decision. So, a doctor board-certified in emergency medicine and integrative/holistic medicine providing botox and dermal filler with heart .. and art? Yep. It is one of my favorite things. Your time with me should be a look good, feel good experience! Schedule your visit!