M. Sean Strother, M.D.

Dr. Sean Strother is a Board Certified dermatologist who has been practicing medical dermatology at the practice since 2004 and in the Seattle area since 2001. Dr. Strother became the owner of the practice in 2013 and enjoys leading the medical team at Strother Dermatology. His busy practice gives him the opportunity to see a variety of medical dermatology conditions, perform skin surgeries, oversee the practices of the physician assistants, and read the pathology for the medical team here at Strother Dermatology.

In addition to his medical training, Dr. Strother received a master's degree in Entomology (the study of insects) from Louisiana State University prior to entering medical school. He has co-authored several chapters concerning skin problems caused by "creepy crawlies" and is frequently consulted by other dermatologists regarding this specialized area of dermatology.

Dr. Strother is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his Medicine internship and Dermatology residency at the University of Washington Medical Center, where he was the Co-Chief Resident in Dermatology during his final year of training. Dr. Strother is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a member of the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Strother loves teaching, which he demonstrates in both his commitment in training new physicians and in his approach to helping his patients understand their particular skin problems and the treatment options available to them.

Dr. Strother enjoys traveling with his wife, a family practice physician, and their two daughters. He is also an avid birder and general "nature geek" who spends time exploring nature in the beautiful Northwest and around the world.

Dr. Strother's vision is to continue the legacy of Dr. Cooperrider, a comprehensive, high-quality, caring, conservative, cost-effective and yet innovative approach to both medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Megan Moody Neill, MD, MPH

As a skin cancer patient herself, Dr. Neill's primary interests involve the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, and especially evaluation of pigmented lesions. However, she just loves medical dermatology in general.

Dr. Neill is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her internship at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and her Dermatology Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas where she also served as chief resident during her final year. Dr. Neill is a member of the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

Prior to her Dermatology Residency training, Dr. Neill worked as a clinical research fellow for a Mohs surgeon in Houston, Texas. During that year, she had over 20 publications in the areas of Dermatologic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology and Non-invasive treatments of skin cancer.

Dr. Neill is so excited to be relocating with her husband and young son to the Pacific Northwest! She cannot wait to trade the Texas heat for the gorgeous greenery, delicious seafood and weekend hikes.

Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center Directions

We are located directly across from Evergreen Hospital in the Evergreen Professional Plaza.

Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center in Totem Lake
Strother Dermatology
Evergreen Professional Plaza
12911 120th Ave NE
Suite G-100 and 104
Kirkland, WA 98034

Please do not hesitate to call for further directions or information. Our phone number is 425-899-4144.

 

Going South on I-405:

Take Exit 20 (NE 124th St.). At the exit stop light turn left onto NE 124th St. At Totem Lake Blvd. turn left. Follow to next light (120th Ave NE) and turn right. You are now on 120th Ave. Follow 120th up the hill (past Trader Joe's). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

Going North on I-405:

Take exit 20B (NE 124th St/Totem Lake Blvd). Stay in the right lane towards Totem Lake Blvd. and go under the freeway, proceed through the stoplight onto 120th Ave NE. Follow 120th Ave up the hill (past Trader Joe's). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

Be sure to allow sufficient travel time as this is a high traffic area and there is often construction going on nearby at Evergreen Hospital.

Pixel® CO2

The newest break-through in laser skin resurfacing

Pixel® resurfacing is safe and comfortable

Pixel treatments are safe and effective, without injections or surgery. You can expect your skin to be flushed and red after the treatment-something similar to a sunburn. Your doctor may also prescribe an over-the-counter pain medicine to make you more comfortable. These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process and should improve quickly.

What is Pixel CO2 laser?
LASER SKIN RESURFACING that lifts away years from your face and stimulates new collagen to grow. It improves your skin's texture and tone to fight fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars.

It is an improvement on the older CO2 lasers because the laser beam has been "fractionalized", or divided into tiny pinpoints of light that actually remove surface skin damage. At the same time, the light reaches the lower layers of skin to stimulate collagen to fill in wrinkles and tighten.

Is there any discomfort?
It is not painless, but it is quick and tolerable with the application of numbing cream prior to the procedure. Numbing cream can be purchased at our office before your visit, or, by appointment, we can apply it for you if you arrive an hour before your procedure.

If you are ready to see some reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration created by aging and sun damage, you can request a free consultation, call (425)296-0270 or email for an appointment.

Is there any healing time?
It generally only takes a 4-day weekend to heal for most people. It heals quickly and is much safer than the older CO2 treatments because the repaired skin has only to cover over the surface area of the tiny dots, rather than the whole treated area.

When will I see a difference?
There will be enough improvement after just one treatment for many patients to be satisfied. Skin will look gradually better over the few weeks following treatment. In most cases, though, three treatments should produce the results that you would like to see.

What areas can I have treated with the Pixel CO2?
We are currently treating face, neck, chest and backs of the hands.

Who will be performing my treatments?
These treatments will be performed by Dr. Cooperrider or one of our very experienced physician assistants.

Our Doctors

The doctors at Strother Dermatology are Board Certified Dermatologists treating all skin conditions in adults and children.

M. Sean Strother, MD

Dr. Sean Strother is a Board Certified dermatologist who has been practicing medical dermatology at the practice since 2004 and in the Seattle area since 2001. Dr. Strother became the owner of the practice in 2013 and enjoys leading the medical team at Strother Dermatology.

Megan M. Neill, MD, MPH

As a skin cancer patient herself, Dr. Neill's primary interests involve the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, and especially evaluation of pigmented lesions. However, she just loves medical dermatology in general.

Peter A. Cooperrider, MD

Dr. Cooperrider introduced the Pacific Northwest to in-office high energy pulsed laser skin resurfacing, and now many doctors are performing it. Not content to develop just one technique, his knowledge and experience has grown in every aspect of cosmetic laser surgery including treatment of wrinkles, scars, spider veins, birthmarks, brown spots, tattoos, and hair removal. Most recently he has concentrated on new, comfortable, "no down time" methods of wrinkle treatment and skin rejuvenation.