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Calidora Skin Clinic

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2613 NE University Village Street (at 25th Avenue NE)
Seattle, WA 98105
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Calidora Skin Clinic - Seattle, WA
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Calidora Skin Clinic - Seattle, WA
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I have been to Calidora more times than I care to remember, but each time I come out feeling MUCH better that I did going in, and looking much better as well. I have had several ...

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I have had several treatments at various Calidora locations and have always enjoyed my interactions with all of the professional staff. I have had good results with removing brok...

Well worth the price 3/3/2011

I have been to Calidora more times than I care to remember, but each time I come out feeling MUCH better that I did going in, and looking much better as well. I have had several facials, a little bit of laser hair removal and couple of treatments with Botox, and each time I have found the staff to be helpful, personable and very professional. Starting with the lovely d?cor and friendly faces, I always feel like I am in good hands when I visit Calidora. The feedback that I received from friends before my first visit was that it was going to be expensive, but as a regular and happy customer, it is well worth the money! more

Skin Care with PROVEN RESULTS 1/3/2011

We always thank the people that do our skin care (and they are the very best ? example Megan for facials at University Village and Wendy for Accent XL at Redmond). However I would like to personally thank Colette Courtion for putting together an incredible business like Calidora. We are very fortunate to have two on the Eastside. It truly is a class act. She has done everything exactly right. The customer service is fantastic, the design/layout of the skin care clinic, the colors, the curtain circular drape in the waiting room, the great magazines (New Beauty) everything is always so clean and immaculate ? the rest rooms, the lighting, minimal to no waiting time, great display of products that actually makes you want to buy even if you hadn?t planned on a purchase along with your procedure. They use products that actually work on your skin. You don?t need to pay $150 for a jar of eye cream ? their pricing structure is also fair and reasonable and you see results. Colette is one intelligent caring woman as what she put together in her business plan for Calidora works and we all are very fortunate to have her here in the Northwest. I have read here that people find it somewhat pricey but I disagree totally - for everything (and I mean a lot) you get with a facial it is worth every penny and again - Megan is four star outstanding. I plan a trip to Santa Monica the end of January and will be visiting the clinic in that area and I plan to give some gift certificates to friends for product and services. So let?s all do a salute to Colette who put a jewel like Calidora in the crown of the Northwest. It just doesn't get any better. Sue F/Bellevue more

Do not get Botox there. 12/3/2010

I have never had any surgery to my face but decided to get Botox for the holidays. I went to Calidora because they offered a Groupon. The nurse injected the medicine into my forehead. The next day my eyelid were huge and my eyes don't open all the way so my vision is affected. I went to see the plastic surgeon that is affiliated with Calidora and he said she injected me in the wrong areas and there was nothing I could do. Tonight I am suppose to go to a Christmas party UKES. If you want Botox go to a DOCTOR. more

POOR RESULTS 10/11/2010

i had a series of treatments at calidora with NO results and found out mid treatment that i paid 3x higher price than other clinics. the LASER they used was excruciatingly painful and i was told it was the most comfortable laser. The staff is very stuffy and unfriendly i felt very uncomfortable each time i visited this clinic. i am going to another clinic for laser hair removal and feel very satisfied with the outcome! more

Calidora- The BEST of the Best! 9/17/2009

Let me start by saying I am over 50, but people always say I look like I'm in my 30's- and I owe it ALL to Calidora and Leah!! I've been passionate about skincare all my life, but never found a place that really made a difference in my skin until I found Calidora four years ago. I've been everywhere from Nordstrom?s to Gene Juarez to "skin boutiques" and have never seen results like I have there! Calidora uses pharmaceutical grade products and are results-orientated. The experience there is nothing like the fluffy facials you find elsewhere. From the moment you walk in the door to days after you leave, the people that work there genuinely care about your experience and your skin! They have definitely created a client-for-life in me! I refer all my friends to Leah! She always maximizes her time with me and pairs an effective, aggressive treatment with massage and tlc. My skin loves her and you will too! The products that Calidora carries pair well with their facials- results results results! Leah always has great suggestions for me but there is never pressure to buy. I buy them when I feel like my budget allows, but always look forward to hearing about any new products that could boost my homecare regimen. The price tag that goes along with the treatments might seem like a lot, but so much is included in each treatment that you need not worry you are getting your money's worth. A light chemical peel or microdermabrasion is included in the price of the facial, not an add-on like at some places. Their lasers are on the cutting edge and are administered only by medical practitioners who have undergone rigorous training. Basically, I think Calidora is wonderful and I don't understand how someone can have a bad experience there! I recommend it for EVERYONE!! Pros: Treatments that WORK! Cons: Pricey- but worth every penny! more

I recommend Calidora Skin Clinic to all my friends 8/20/2009

I recommend Calidora Skin Clinic to all my friends...I have received facials, peels and laser treatments...enjoy the experience and results every time. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Pros: Friendly Staff/Great Results Cons: Parking at times more

Awesome service--even better results! 7/7/2009

OMG--my skin is glowing! Thank you Shelley and Lynn! I've gone to a dermatologist for years but my skin has never looked better after 4 trips to calidora. The staff are so friendly and helpful -- I would highly recommend! Pros: friendly staff; easy to get to; glowing skin Cons: short hours on sunday more

True Fan! 7/1/2009

I have been back multiple times and a bunch of my friends are going now. I have had 3 facials with Amanda and I get some ?procedures? with Carolee?. I have probably been a total of 7 or 8 times and I love it. It is the first time I have really enjoyed a facial and thought that it made a difference in my skin-not just someone rubbing my face and trying to make me buy products (which I did, by the way. All my cleaners and lotions are from calidora now too!). I actually noticed results from the facial with smoother skin and had multiple people comment on how great my skin looks. I have also always had great service and the staff is wonderful. Thanks Calidora! Pros: Beautiful skin, friendly staff more

What a rip off 3/3/2009

I have not had a good experiance at Calidora the Botox treatment I had lasted approximately half the time it has done when I have had it done elsewhere. They are constantly selling to you and their services are significantly more expensive than other places in Seattle. The staff at UV were patronizing and rude I felt I was an imposition to them and they were dissapointed that I would not sign up for the many thousands of dollars worth of treatment they said I needed. This suprized me as many people compliment me on my skin so why they insited I needed all these treatments just proves they want your money and don't care if you are happy or not. I will not go back there again. more

Calidora saved my skin! 12/8/2008

I was considering going on accutane to tame my problematic skin. I decided to check out Calidora and see what they had to offer. They did a complimentary skincare analysis and recommended that I do a series of laser treatments to clear up my skin. It worked and my skin is amazing and blemish free after 6 treatments. I'm really happy with the results and the people were great! Pros: Friendly atmosphere, convenient hours and location more

Big disappointment 5/23/2008

I was really excited to take my mom to Calidora for an afternoon on Mother's Day. We had 2 appointments for facials. I got a call in the am from the receptionist saying that one of the esteticians was sick. I was really bummed of course and was sort of disappointed that they didn't seem to make much effort to do anything else. Not another service/location etc..I decided to just let my mom take my appointment and when we showed up early they had scheduled her for the wrong treatment. The treatment they had her down for was going to take up to 2 hours and we didn't have that amount of time so I had to cancel that appointment too. They didn't seem to feel bad at all that our afternoon was completely messed up, and I had gotten a sitter and everything. When we were walking out, the receptionist said "do you want a free water?" I almost laughed. I emailed the director at Calidora after my experience just to give her feedback on how the front desk staff handled the situation and never heard back. Total disappointment in their customer service! Cons: disappointing customer service more

Great Professional Staff - Not So Great Treatments / Business Practice 12/5/2007

I have had several treatments at various Calidora locations and have always enjoyed my interactions with all of the professional staff. I have had good results with removing broken capillaries as well as facials. Unfortunately, the most expensive thing I've had done - a series of Titan treatments - has had a very disappointing outcome. I had 4 treatments done within the recommended time frame, about a year ago. After each treatment, I experienced skin tightening immediately, but then it would quickly diminish. I was told that the overall effect could take months to see. It never happened. My skin looks exactly the same as it did before I started the treatment. I am wary of Calidora for recommending such an expensive treatment that provided no results. And one other thing....my boyfriend went to Calidora to buy me a gift certificate for a present but wasn't sure what a reasonable value would be. The front desk person asked him my name so that she could look up the treatments that I'd had so she could recommend a reasonable amount for the gift certificate. She told him that I'd had my capillaries zapped, and that I'd had a series of treatments to tighten my sagging skin....and I had not intended that he know that information about me and I felt that was a breach of confidentiality! I was pretty alarmed when he came home and rattled off the treatments I'd received there! Pros: Pleasant Staff Cons: Treatments Did Not Work more

Very Disappointing! 11/1/2007

My visit to Calidora was incredibly disappointing. I have had microdermabrasion in the past, coupled with microcurrent, and was very pleased with the results. I am new to Seattle, and went to Calidora for these same services. Somehow, the fact that that I had requested the microcurrent with the microdermabrasion was not passed on, so I never received this. I only received lots of various lotions applied to my skin--even before the microdermabrasion, which I feel reduced the effectiveness of the procedure. Secondly, rather than watching my skin improve over several days following the procedure, I could not even tell I had had anything done to my skin after 24 hours. Furthermore, the cost of Calidora's microdermabrasion was 40-50% higher than the more effective services I have received elsewhere. I will not return to this salon and regret that I gave them my money in the first place. I feel they got quite a nice fee, and I received a very poor service. Pros: none so far Cons: poor service for higher than average cost more

Love Looking In The Mirror Now!! 8/2/2007

From my first consultation to my second facial -- I have loved every minute at Calidora! The staff is extremely helpful and nice -- something you usually do not see from posh places like this. They make me feel so welcomed there! When I first went it, the woman who went through my consultation was nice and eagar to help me! My facials from Meaghan are absolutely wonderful! She really understands my goals and wants for my face and every time is a pleasure! The extractions hurt -- like everywhere -- but the results outweigh the pain! My face is in better shape than ever -- THANK YOU MEAGHAN!! She didn't try to pressure me into buying the skin products for sale there. I have become hooked and have told my family members to go-- which they have and are now hooked as well! My only issue is that I find myself looking in the mirror too much because my skin is gorgeous!!! Thank goodness!! Pros: Front Desk Staff is Super Sweet -- Excellent Service Cons: A little pricey for a college student like me -- however, its worth it! more

I am a smart consumer 5/16/2007

I have enjoyed the benefits of good skin services from many places in the US. Calidora has a technology that is supposed to give an in-depth diagnosis of your skin, In the end, I was told the same things as other places that diagnosed my skin with their eyes and hands, silly and hype. I guess they are good at marketing because they got my attention. I found Calidora to have an appearance of "better than", only to experience a mediocre service with my skin feeling less than alive, I paid more here and didn't feel it was justified. I will be going back to my other place in Seattle which I wont mention.... to be polite. Sorry Pros: Nice Atmosphere inside Cons: Horrific parking and traffic clusters more

Bye bye razor! Hello freedom!! 4/26/2007

I was terrified of laser hair removal and it took me a long time(and several visits to various spas) to finally make the decision. Calidora offered me a complimentary analysis where they dedicated a whole hour to informing me about my skin and answering all my questions. I am Asian and hyperpigmentation is a risk for my skin tone(which I didn't know). They even offered me a spot treatment for FREE to make sure it was an appropriate chioice for me. Jessica is a medical practitioner and she was so nice! She answered all my questions and made the treatments very comfortable. I could tell she was focusing on my experience as well as my treatment. After 5 treatments, I am now able to slip on a strappy top any time without worrying about if I have enough time to shave. I love it!!!!! Thanks Calidora!!! Pros: They validate valet parking during my treatment! Cons: None more

A hidden treasure 12/20/2006

It's easy to miss Calidora. Situated on the second level of University Village, their door on the ground level is tasteful, understated, and closely nested between two other businesses. If you are lucky enough to find them, though, they will be some of your new best friends! Incredibly knowledgeable and proffessional, the Calidora staff takes a lot of time with new clients and walks them through the safety concerns and procedures. I should know, I am currently seeing them for a year long treatment for hair removal. At no point have I felt pressured or slighted by their staff. They have taken time to explain the process to me, have never offered false claims or "get beautiful quick" promises. Best of all, they made sure to get me the best price based on their own market list. Instead of charging me individually for things, a technician sat with me and went through the price guide to find the perfect combo for me. The result was a price less than half of what I would have paid individually, and the service was (and is) incredible. Pros: Everything Cons: I really don't have any more

Great Experience! 12/10/2006

The visit and consultation was very informative. The photo skin analysis was very interesting, you can actually see sun damage, dryness, etc. The staff was very helpful, knowledgable and accomodating. Great skincare products too! more

Knowledgeable,Friendly and Excellent treatments. 1/4/2006

I had a Visia skin analysis, which gave me considerable information and a specific plan of care and treatment. I had a wonderful facial and also had a treatment of Botox and Restylane-all treatments were incredible. And there was no pressure to buy products. I will continue to be a client there. Pros: Knowledgeable, Prompt, Excellent results more

impressive 1/4/2006

impressive staff, advanced technology and beautiful clinic. Really educational, they have a machine that measures your results with a picture of your skin when you come in. Pros: results driven Cons: parking more
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Owner Message

  • At Calidora, we're committed to safe, comfortable treatments that deliver the visible results you desire. We adhere to the safest standards of practice, hire only the most qualified individuals, and train thoroughly on the most state-of-the-art equipment...

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  • In Short
    Royal blue walls accent plush leather chairs filled with clients waiting to see their skin care specialist. New customers receive a complementary photo analysis, which offers a detailed look at any abnormalities in pigmentation, pore size, or ultraviolet damage they may have. Then, with these results in mind, clinic treatments and at home care are personally tailored based on a customer's need, budget and schedule. Common treatments include the Calidora Custom Facial with microdermabrasion, assured to leave clients with fresh, firm skin in 60 minutes. Other treatments include laser hair removal, microcurrent facials, dermal fillers, and chemical peels.

  • 5/1/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Wednesday, 9:00 am to 8:00 Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Ravenna, Northeast, Northeast Seattle

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