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Dr. Mark Johnson

Aesthetic Medicine
Kennewick, WA
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kennewick, WA

Address

7233 W. Deschutes Ave., Suite A, Kennewick, WA
Directions

Vitality Body Sculpting

Seattle, WA

About

Bio

Graduated from Rush with MD and PhD, practiced emergency medicine until 2009, when I began practicing aesthetic medicine full time. I have performed many hundreds of liposculptures and stem cell-augmented fat transfers to the face (Stem Cell Facelift), breasts, and buttocks (Brazilian Buttlift), and have lectured frequently on these topics at national aesthetic meetings.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Aesthetic Medicine

Cosmetic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
59 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Brazilian is best!: Implants bad! brazilian is natural, has less complications, better aesthetic results, less invasive, less costly, and if necessary, can easily be re-... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Chemical burns: Barring necessary neutralization of the chemical, these burns are treated the same way as other burns. Leave the blister intact (can drain with singl... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Hair growth: Your hair is going to grow at the rate at which it grows. You can make it appear that hair is growing faster by using Propecia (finasteride) and Mino... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Cerebellar healing?: In sept issue cell, a stem cell line called nsi-566 (neuralstem) was successfully used to regenerate transected spinal cords in mice, with over 57% ta... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Eye patch: I am not sure if you are wearing for bell's palsy, amblyopia, or extraocular muscle palsy. In all cases the length of time can be quite variable, and... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Muscle use & pain: Yoga strains your muscles as it conditions them and also requires increased flexibility. Most likely you have not used these particular muscles and t... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
No: Stem cells are immunologically privileged, meaning they are not recognized by the body's defense system as foreign. Stem cell transplants can be succ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Definition stem cell: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comp... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Rosacea: Use a doctor dispensed product that diminishes the inflammation of the skin. Avoid alcohol and any other foods that increase your redness.
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
YES!: Yes, it is possible with few exceptions. Sculpting around the waist is important to produce the very best looking changes for your butt and the fat t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Breast asymmetry: It really depends on the degree and type of asymmetry, but I have found that fat transfer using stem cells can produce excellent results.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
SC and disease: Other than the fine answer given by dr. Singh, any other use would be strictly experimental and not available for current patient use (in most cases).
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Many things!: 1. Check thyroid 2. Propecia 3. Minoxidil 4. Hair transplantation then dye your hair! newer techniques yet unproven include platelet rich pla... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Yes-adult stem cells: Once we are formed and growing, our body has stem cells in virtually all parts of the body. The bone marrow has classic cd34-expressing stem cells, b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Facial hair removal: Several options are available. The most effective include ipl treatment and laser treatment. However, the hair has to have enough pigment to absorb ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Razor bumps: 1. Keep legs exfoliated 2.Make sure your legs are wet for several minutes before shaving 3. Find a razor that feels good in your hand and on your le... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Ice pick acne scars: Yes, i quite agree. I find fractional ablation with an erbium laser followed by a superficial application of prp to provide the best results. Howeve... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Dandruff: Over the counter products for dandruff (seborrhea of scalp) include zinc pyrithione (head and shoulders), selenium sulfide (selsun blue), and tar comp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Mineral makeup: A good line of mineral makeup is generally recommended for patients with acne.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Hospital Angeles: A wide variety of studies utilizing stem cells are being conducted at hospital angeles in tijuana, mexico. I believe this is also the only jhaco appr... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Current stemcell use: If i understand your question correctly, as to the current use of stem cells, clinically they are primarily used in aesthetic procedures like stem cel... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Obama & stem cells: Hard to generalize to that degree but embryonic stem cell research has expanded since president obama took office and seems to have faded somewhat fro... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Androgenic alopecia: Rogaine (minoxidil) may be a viable alternative to prevent further hair loss. Propecia is also useful if potential side effects are tolerable. Hair tr... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Female thinning hair: First, check your thyroid function. Rogaine may be a viable alternative to prevent further hair loss. Hair transplantation is also an option. One... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Controversy stemcell: Proponents say the research has the potential to cure serious diseases, while critics believe harvesting and studying embryonic stem cells is immoral ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Both bone marrow derived cd34 stem cells and mixed population stem cells acquired from fat (fat derived mesenchymal stem cells, stromal vascular fract... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
NO!: A great deal more research is needed and unfortunately i dont think this is at the top of anyones list.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Asymetric lips: Dr placik's answer was right on. My guess is you are still about 2 weeks out. These asymetries usually correct themselves by around 4 weeks post op.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
BBL cost: Part of the cost includes how much area needs to be liposuctioned to provide the fat for transfer. I typically perform the upper and lower abdomen, f... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Definition stem cell: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comp... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Age spots: The most effective way is to undergo a series of 4 photofacial treatments. Less effective treatments include a variety of lightening products.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Fat to lips: Variable results which are impossible to predict pre-proceedure. When it works, it looks great. I can also give a partial volumization, and in som... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Translucent skin: Tanning, spray tanning, and makeup.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Hand lightening: Otc products may provide some benefit, but you will be much better off buying products which are typically only available through your cosmetic physic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Smart lipo: Uses a laser to heat subcutaneous tissue and liquify the fat. I do not see any advantage over traditional liposuction in my hands, it costs more beca... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Stem cells & diabete: No, not currently. However, this is an area of considerable interest and one can remain optimistic that such may be possible some day soon (and by so... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Anencephaly: We have difficulty determining the factors which cause differentiation into certain cells. Complex 3-d regrowth is still in the realm of science fict... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Banking stem cells: There is some controversy regarding this topic currently. The viability of banked stem cells is not great for one. However, the real issue is that w... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Cure 4 paralysis?: In sept issue cell, a stem cell line called nsi-566 (neuralstem) was successfully used to regenerate transected spinal cords in mice, with over 57% ta... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
LIMITS ON STEM CELL : Stem cell use is considered experimental and is not fda-approved for the treatment of any disease. Only adult stem cells can be used must be... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Acne scars: Fractional ablative laser treatments or a series of chemical peels.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Stem cell use: Stem cells can be used for a variety of testing, but one of the most important is understanding what extracellular signals induce the stem cells to di... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Lipo for saddle bags: If the surgeon is good, you are going to get good results no matter what technique. An aesthetic eye is as important as good technique.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Photofacial and peel: Most photofacial units have a wavelength setting that kill the p. Acnes bacteria and can greatly improve your condition. Another useful and less cost... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Natural breast aug: The term "natural" is often used when procedures do not introduce artificial or foreign objects into your body. Natural breast augmentation, the tr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Smart lipo: Lipo is an invasive proceedure. Of course you have to be a doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Lipo vs smart lipo: Smart lipo uses a laser to melt fat. Less can be performed at one time, and it is both more time consuming and expensive than traditional lipo. A go... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Fat burners: Most of these products are in fact almost entirely useless. Virtually all contain caffeine and often, as in this case, synephrine, and a whole list o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Definition stem cell: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comp... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Acne scars and spots: In general, I have found the best results for the scarring using an erbium fractional laser. That said, a series of tca peels often yields great resu... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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But George Bush had stem cell in his back surgery Dr list online .
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your answer Carol
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Fat is still foreign body and will cause a scarring response.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

JOHN H STROGER JR HOSPITAL

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
Recipient, The Henry M. Lyman Memorial Prize, given to the outstanding junior year student as voted by the faculty of Rush Medical College.
Recipent, The Pharmacia and Upjohn Achievement Award, given to the graduating medical student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in research.

Affiliations

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Society of Liposuction Surgery
American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians

Publications

The genetic origin of murine lupus-associated autoantibodies.
Immnoglobulin K light chain variable region gene complex organization and immunoglobulin genes encoding anti-DNA autoantibodies in lupus mice. .
Rapid isolation and purification of DNA from agarose gels: the phenol-freeze fracture method. , .
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