J. David Kriet, MD, FACS
Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS

Univerity of Kansas
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Microdermabrasion

Since microdermabrasion came to the United States from Europe in 1997, it has become quite popular as an effective method of rejuvenating the skin on the face. After undergoing microdermabrasion at our Kansas City medical spa, patients are delighted to find that their faces appear fresher, healthier, and more supple.

Age spots, stretch marks, and fine wrinkles can all be improved with the application of microdermabrasion. Kansas City doctors J. David Kriet and Clinton D. Humphrey use an instrument that directs a fine spray of tiny crystals at the skin’s surface, gently brushing away the top layer of damaged skin cells. Not only does this process help to soften and renew the skin, but there is also evidence that microdermabrasion may stimulate the growth of collagen, which aids in long-term skin elasticity.

Since microdermabrasion is a gentle, gradual treatment, most of our Kansas City patients will need to undergo a series of six to eight treatments over a period of two months to see the best results. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes and requires no anesthesia or downtime, making microdermabrasion a fast and easy way to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin.

Directly following microdermabrasion treatment, the skin typically has a slightly rosy complexion that fades after a day. The skin may feel dry and must be properly cleansed and moisturized for several days.

Dermabrasion

If the skin’s texture has been radically altered by acne, aging, or an accident, the problem cannot be remedied with superficial methods of skin care. Dermabrasion, available at our Kansas City practice, improves the skin’s texture by smoothing old scars or wrinkles.

Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey perform dermabrasion with an instrument that rotates and removes the top layers of skin that are affected by scarring or wrinkles. Depending on the amount of skin that needs to be treated, dermabrasion may take 15 minutes to more than an hour.

Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation for microdermabrasion treatment at our Kansas City, Johnson County, and Overland Park office locations.