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Fall Treatments: Fraxel vs Perfect Derma Peel

It’s fall in Kansas City, which is the perfect time to correct summer sun damage. Overexposure to the sun damages the skin on the surface and cellular levels. Stress from the sun causes hyperpigmentation as well as the skin to break down collagen and elastin, which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. We recommend the Fraxel treatment and/or the Perfect Derma Peel to…

The Best Pre-Wedding Facial

It’s Wedding Season in Kansas City! Our favorite facial for brides, grooms and wedding guests is the Fire and Ice Facial by IS Clinical. The facial immediately brightens and clears the skin with no downtime. We recommend it 2-7 days before any event. 1. What is the Fire and Ice Facial? The Fire and Ice Facial is a light chemical peel that gives an immediate…

Why We Love Microneedling Right Now

We are so happy to say hello to summer and goodbye to COVID restrictions! With summer sun exposure, there are a few skincare treatments that are “off limits,” for example, BBL, Fraxel, and harsh Chemical Peels. However, we can do microneedling to the skin in the summer, regardless of sun exposure! Microneedling treats acne scars, surgical scars, wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, and uneven skin…

What are Freckles?

Is the summer sun bringing out your freckles? Read to learn what freckles are, when to be concerned, and how to protect and correct sun damage. 1.What are freckles? Freckles are flat clusters of melanized pigmentation on the surface of the skin. They are caused by a combination of sun exposure and genetics. They can show up as brown, tan, or red. The medical term…

Filler FAQ

What are dermal fillers? Dermal fillers are cosmetic fillers injected to add volume and/or fill deep wrinkles. What are fillers made of? Dermal fillers are soft gel-like substances. All FDA-approved dermal fillers have the same parent chemical, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance in the body, so it is very safe to inject. Another benefit of Hyaluronic Acid, or “HA,” fillers is…

New Skincare Treatment Safe for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

As some of our patients know, our lovely receptionist, Bri, is pregnant and expecting her baby boy June 2021! During her pregnancy, she experiences breakouts, redness, and fine lines. Before her pregnancy, she treated her breakouts with HydraFacials and topical products, her redness with Broad Band Light (BBL) treatments, and her fine lines with neurotoxins like Botox, Jeuveau or Dysport. However, none of these treatments…

What is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, and it’s derived from your own blood. The yellow/gold plasma, aka “liquid gold” contains high amounts of growth factors. It can be injected into the skin or used topically via microneedling treatments to enhance your results and speed up the healing process. What’s the process? PRP with microneedling, sometimes called the “Vampire Facial” may seem intimidating, but we make…

5 Reasons to Get a Fraxel Laser Treatment

Fraxel is a laser treatment that targets aging and sun damaged skin. The technology uses microscopic laser columns to penetrate deep in the skin to expedite your body’s remodelling of collagen. We have performed the Fraxel treatment 10+ years and are constantly wowed by our patients (and our own) results! 5 Reasons to Get a Fraxel Laser Treatment: 1. Reduces Hyperpigmentation (Brown Spots) The brown…

What You Should Know About the New Filler, Versa

Fillers are injected to restore shape, add volume, and improve skin’s contour. You may have heard of the Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra fillers, but there’s also a newer filler, called Versa. What is Versa? Revanesse Versa, or “Versa” for short, is a dermal filler, most commonly injected in the lips, nasolabial folds, and cheeks. Like most fillers, its main active ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid, which…

Tips to Transition your Skincare from Summer to Fall

Our skin has different needs when the seasons change. With the cooler temperature and dryer air, your skincare routine might need some adjustments. Below are some tips on how to transition your skincare regimen from Summer to Fall. Don’t Stop Applying Sunscreen Sunscreen is easiest to remember in the Summer, but it’s important to apply SPF all year long! The sun’s UVA and UVB rays…