Michelle Lydston, PA-C, MPAS
Michelle Lydston, PA-C, MPAS is a board-certified Physician Assistant with over twenty years of experience in practicing medicine. She comes to PUR Skin Clinic with an impressive professional background including being a fellow with the American Society of Laser Medicine, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is certified through the National Commission of Physician Assistants. Michelle graduated Summa Cum Laude from her PA program in 2002 and received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies with honors in 2004. She’s currently working on her doctoral degree in medicine.
Here at PUR Skin Clinic, Michelle specializes in both non-surgical aesthetic treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler along with laser skin rejuvenating treatments. Michelle’s goal for each and every one of her patients is to help reveal their inner beauty, with the help of her artistic eye and non-surgical aesthetic treatments.
Proudest career moment
My proudest career moment thus far was when I took my Hippocratic oath of medicine. It was at that juncture that I saw all my years of hard work and dedication come to fruition. I knew that I would now have the chance to make positive change in the lives of my future patients.
When I’m not at Pūr
I am mothering my four phenomenal children and giving attention to one of our 19 furry children!
On my nightstand
Dermatology journal articles and a large glass of water. Never stop learning and always stay hydrated!
Favorite skin challenge
Melasma. I have a personal experience with the chronic disease and am currently writing my doctoral thesis on new therapies for this diagnosis.
Pagliacci Pizza and glass of cold Rose. After a week of delivering Happy Medicine nothing beats that taste of a crispy savory slice and sweet wine to kick off the weekend.
The tool I’m always reaching for
Lasers! Don’t ask me about it unless you want me to go into full geek mode. Lasers can treat such a wide array of conditions that I always keep them in reach.
I’ll cry if I’m out of
Training opportunities. I am always striving to learn a new technique, method or treatment in Aesthetic medicine. The constantly evolving science motivates me to keep finding the perfect treatment for you.
Love this place! I have had the best Botox treatment ever administered by Denice and I’ve had microdermabrasion that was perfect for my sensitive skin. I’ve sent two of my friends there. I highly recommend PUR.
Denice has been wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and experienced in her field of work. She was able to provide me with answers to my concerns. Overall it has been a wonderful experience for me as I knew that I was in good hands. I’m looking forward to my next visit.
Denice was highly recommended by a friend 10 years older than me. My friend looks beautiful while also natural and not like she’s “trying” to look younger. Denice listens to my priorities each time I see her and works very carefully to fulfill them. I consider Denice a tool in my beauty toolbox, like workouts and eating well. With her help, I feel more beautiful than ever!
Michelle comes to PUR Skin Clinic with an impressive professional background including being a fellow with the American Society of Laser Medicine, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is certified through the National Commission of Physician Assistants. Keep reading to get to know more about Michelle.
We wanted to get to know Raina beyond all of amazing, results-driven work she does in the treatment room at PUR Skin Clinic with her patients. We recently had a chance to sit down with Raina and asked her a few questions about why she loves most about working at PUR, her favorite skincare products, the PUR treatments she likes to receive herself and where we’d find her when she’s not in the treatment room at PUR. Here’s what she had to say.
Summer sunshine is something everyone looks forward to in the grey months here in the PNW. When the warm weather finally arrives, we want to soak up as much vitamin D as possible. The only downside to this season, is that it can cause unwanted damage to our skin that...