For some individuals, plastic surgery procedures such as face lift are not necessary to accomplish their goals. In these cases, minimally-invasive rejuvenation treatments can provide subtle, but effective, skin renewal. Large pores, wrinkles, and brown spots are but a few of the conditions that can be readily treated. Our facial plastic surgeons, Drs. J. David Kriet and Clinton D. Humphrey, offer a range of skin care options that can help you refresh your appearance.
For more information about which treatments can benefit your skin, please contact our skin care center to schedule a consultation.
Microneedling stimulates the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin for healthier, younger looking skin. This new production can reverse years of sun damage, improve acne scars and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin. The procedure typically takes 15-30 minutes, depending upon the severity of skin damage. Total healing time depends on the depth of treatment. On average, patients are pink for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time and continues to improve up to six months after treatment. For the treatment of acne scarring 3-5 treatments are recommended.
For patients seeking a more even complexion; a BBL Photofacial will yield the best results. Patients with heavy solar damage will see improvement after one treatment. BBL is also appropriate for treating Rosacea. This treatment can be done alone, or in combination with a Microlaserpeel. This is a KUMedWest favorite and is also suitable for necks, chests, arms, and hands. Broadband light targets unwanted vessels, and sunspots. This is our best treatment for skin prone to rosacea or vascular conditions. Excellent for treating sun damage and age spots on the face, neck, chest and hands.
The customized facial starts with a skin analysis. No two people have the same skin. Your skin care needs are unique, and so is your facial. Patients experience a cleansing massage with steam, exfoliation, and aromatherapy. If needed; extractions are performed. Serums and masks are then customized for each individual person. A facial stimulates blood and lymph, and it’s a great way to maintain healthy glowing skin on a monthly basis. We’ll choose one that’s right for you.
As we age our skin cells slow down, sometimes leaving the skin looking tired and dull. Our chemical peel is a light superficial peel to accelerate skin cell turnover. It immediately leaves the skin brighter and tighter looking. Depending on skin condition a series of peels may be recommended. It helps combat the early signs of aging, speeds the delivery of other topical treatments, and complement facelifts.
Designed to target superficial and medium-depth skin conditions, chemical peels can provide you with significant reduction in the appearance of damaged skin and signs of aging. Additionally, these treatments can rejuvenate your skin to a healthier, more youthful sheen. A series of 4-6 peels provides the best overall results.
If skin resurfacing is your concern, our MicroLaserPeel is the solution. Also known as skin resurfacing. Our laser removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve skin texture, and provide a more refined, youthful, and healthy appearance. Our deep laser peel addresses fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size. If hyperpigmentation is also a concern MicroLaserPeel can be done in combination with BBL. Skin appears smoother, brighter and tighter within 1 week. This treatment is a great compliment to Botox and fillers. Depending on depth of peel, patient will look and feel sunburned for an average of 3 days. For best results it should be done 2 weeks before fillers and Botox®. This is a great treatment prior to a special event, or yearly for maintain a more youthful appearance.
Laser Hair Reduction
Do you waste too much time shaving? Are you embarrassed by unwanted facial or body hair? Laser Hair Reduction reduces unwanted hair production by 60-90%. This treatment is suitable for dark hair on the face or body. It does not work on grey hair or peach fuzz. The area to be treated, should be shaved 24 hours before treatment. Typically 5-8 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart, yield the best results.
If you wish to achieve longer, fuller upper eyelashes, LATISSE® can be an excellent solution. Distributed by Allergan, LATISSE® is a prescription-strength medication approved by the FDA to treat insufficient eyelash growth – a condition known medically as hypotrichosis. Based on your specific needs and goals, the innovative product can be applied topically to the base of your upper eyelashes once a day, helping to thicken, lengthen, and darken the upper lashes for an enhanced overall aesthetic result.
Initial effects of LATISSE® generally begin to show after about 8 weeks, and results should continue to improve until an optimal outcome is attained at approximately 16 weeks.
Skin Care Products
Obagi® skin care products are some of the most recognized brands of skin rejuvenation available. Our practice offers these treatments as effective remedies for conditions such as age spots, acne, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and others.
Obagi is the #1 prescription strength, physician dispensed skin care system. Designed to correct, clear and transform your skin.
Contact Our Practice
To schedule an appointment with one of our skin care professionals, please contact the practice of Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey.