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Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that use chemical solutions to improve the feel of the skin. It can be applied to the hands, face and neck. If you have acne, fine lines, oily skin, sun spots, blotchy pigmentation, age spots, melasma, or wrinkles, a chemical peel treatment might just be the skin care solution you’re looking for.
The formulas contain purified ingredients, such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, and antioxidants that work at the molecular level to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote healthy cell growth. Special brands containing only the purest, non-irritating ingredients are used and are safe to repeat as needed for all skin tones and types. A chemical peel treatment can last anywhere around 30 to 90 minutes and you can start feeling the results right after your first peel.
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Benefits of chemical peel include: 

  • Improves fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, dryness, and uneven skin tone
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars 
  • More even skin tone 
  • Improves sun-damaged skin
  • Smoother, younger-looking skin
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Benefits of dermaplaning include: 

  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Enhances the absorption of topical products 
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Minimizes enlarged pores
  • Improves makeup application
  • Creates healthier, more radiant skin


Dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation designed to remove the top-most layer of dead skin and rid the skin of fine vellus hair or peach fuzz. This procedure uses a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, leaving behind smoother, brighter, and more luminous skin. It’s different from microdermabrasion treatments, where your aesthetician will use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin.
During your dermaplaning treatment, you shouldn’t feel any pain but typically, your doctor will apply a numbing spray or local anesthesia to avoid any discomfort. You will notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after your first dermaplaning treatment. Side effects of dermaplaning are temporary and go away on their own within a few days.


Spa facials the perfect way to renew your skin and relax at the same time. They are safe for all skin types and tones. There are many types of facials to choose from including ageless facials, acne facials, and relaxing facials. At Knott Street, we customize facial services for our customers offering cleansing, lifting, rejuvenating treatments to help you feel refreshed.
Each facial starts with facial cleansing, extractions, exfoliation (enzyme mask or Exfoliation AHA mask), a facial massage, and then finishes with post products resulting in more vibrant, smoother skin. Our experienced team of medical estheticians take the time to get to know your skin to customize each treatment to your needs and goals. Schedule your facial today.
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Benefits of facials include: 

  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Improves skin tone, texture, and appearance
  • Cleanses the skin from blemishes
  • Prevents aging
  • Reduces anxiety and uplifts your mood 



With cutting edge technology and techniques we make sure you are cared for in the best way possible. Our team is here to address your every dermatologic need. Whether it’s hair, nail, or skin care, we’ve got you covered. Find everything you need right here at Knott Street Aesthetics. 



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Alicia McCarthy, ND

Dr. Alicia McCarthy earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from California State University of Fullerton in 2008 and her Naturopathic Medical degree in 2017 from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. The twelve years Dr. McCarthy spent working in emergency medicine as an EMT set the foundation for the provider she is today. She now specializes in aesthetic medicine, dedicating her continuing education and practice to staying current on the latest techniques and products. Dr. McCarthy believes in aging gracefully. She takes the time to sit down with each patient and find out what this means for them.

Prior to joining Knott Street Dermatology, Dr. McCarthy had her own practice in Lake Oswego focused on aesthetic medicine, hormone balancing, thyroid conditions, and IV medicine.

Originally from Southern California, Dr. McCarthy has lived in Portland for the last eleven years. When she is not working Dr. McCarthy stays busy with her two young kids, husky pup, and husband. They enjoy spending time outside, camping, swimming, and playing at the park.

Rachel Almada advanced Aesthetician from KNOTT STREET DERMATOLOGY

Rachel Almada LE,CAE

Rachael graduated from the Aesthetics Institute in 2020 and recently acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University. Coming from a dermatology background, Rachael has a passion for skin health and sun protection. Her favorite part about being an Advanced Aesthetician is helping patients reach their skin goals and watching their confidence build because of it. She understands that everyone’s skin requires its own unique approach whether it’s a treatment plan or a skincare regimen.

When she is out of the office, Rachael enjoys traveling, trying new food, making art, and doing pretty much anything outdoors – especially if it includes her Doberman-mix pup, Rubio!

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