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With more than 30 years of experience in Dermatology, Dr. Peter Jenkin shares how he got into cosmetic medicine and his approach to staffing and marketing.
Name: Dr. Peter Jenkin
Clinic: Dermatology Associates of Seattle
Location: Seattle, WA
Dr. Jenkin completed his dermatology training at McGill University in Montreal in 1980. He was in private practice for 20 years in Canada before moving to Seattle and worked for PacMed and Virginia Mason until he purchased Dermatology Associates in January 2010. Dr. Jenkin is an outdoor enthusiast, loves skiing, hiking and racing cars. When he is not treating patients he can often be found speaking about skin diseases at local seminars or visiting his grandchildren.
How did you first get into cosmetic medicine?
My interest was piqued in cosmetic medicine back in the mid-1980s when I started to use a CO2 laser which was followed in 1987 by the development of the first pulsed dye laser. I was always fascinated by the new advances which extended the range of things we could do to help patients with their cosmetic concerns. That trend has been followed by making those treatments less invasive and safer.
None of these treatments were available when I did my dermatology residency...