Get Ready For Warm Weather With Our Specials

Get Ready For Warm Weather With Our Specials

With spring warming it’s way through the blistering cold and summer hot on its heels, it’s time to start thinking about getting rid of the winter from your skin as well. We have a variety of services that will rejuvenate your skin and get you looking fresh in no time. [Read more…]

Let Your Radiant Skin Shine With Dermaplaning

Let Your Radiant Skin Shine With Dermaplaning

At one time or another, we’ve all longed for a perfectly smooth face. We see beautiful faces on the internet, tv, movies, and magazines. Magazines have Photoshop but there is one thing you can do to get close. Dermaplaning is the perfect treatment for special occasions, especially for first dates, weddings, or other formal events where pictures are taken. [Read more…]

Professional Skin Treatments — Are They Worth It?

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Rejuvenated skin might seem like an impossible task when you have tried all of the products the ads throw at you claiming to tighten skin and reduce dark spots, but none of them have made a difference no matter how strictly you stick to your routine. By far the best way is to treat your skin and get professional treatments. [Read more…]

Skin Care Through the Seasons

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The transition from one season to another takes its toll on your skin. Thinking that you can go from spring to summer and summer to winter without changing your skin care routine is naïve. The elements play a factor in how much moisture your skin has. [Read more…]

5 Microdermabrasion Myths Debunked

5 Microdermabrasion Myths Debunked

A microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin treatment that works to exfoliate the skin. This exfoliation process can help smooth your skin’s texture, reduce age and acne spots, and brighten your complexion. There are several different options of microdermabrasion, and many individuals see great results for their skin after treatments. However, there are quite a few myths floating around about microdermabrasion treatments, so it is important to differentiate fact from fiction so you know exactly what to expect from this skin treatment. [Read more…]

Get In-Depth with Chemical Peels

The name “chemical peel” is enough to make some shudder, but the results are undeniable. Chemical peels are an effective treatment for a variety of dermatological issues. Minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation and certain types of acne with a chemical peel from your Summit Skin and Vein Care physician.

What are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?

Different types of peels serve different purposes. One depth and chemical agent may be ideal for one person, but too strong for another. However, all peels involve removing the outer layers of the skin using a chemical solution.

There are three different peel depths:

Light – Light, or superficial peels remove just the top layer of skin and are Chemical Peelmuch gentler than others. Results are instant, with very mild side effects of tingling, pinking of the skin and possible flaking. It’s even possible to return to work or hit the town immediately following a light peel, without anyone noticing.

Medium – Though the side effects of medium peels are more apparent, so are the results. This deeper peel can cause more prolonged recovery, typically about a week, with burning, stinging, swollen and itchy skin. The true “peel” part of the procedure becomes apparent, with more skin peeling present than in a light peel. However, this option is great for those seeking to eliminate uneven pigmentation, wrinkles and even sun damage.

Deep – Unsurprisingly, deep chemical peels are the most intense of the three depth levels. The side effects can be a bit frightening to behold, as well as painful to experience, but the results are certainly worth it. Redness, swelling and itching are expected, as the top layers of the skin peels off and scabs over the course of one to three weeks. The end result, however, is dramatic, with beautiful, fresh skin in the place of former scars, damage and wrinkles.

Call Us Today

If you’re interested in a chemical peel, please consult your physician at Summit Skin and Vein Care. We would be happy to figure out a solution to your skin woes.

Call us today in Lee’s Summit at (816) 533-4398.

 

Fast Facts About Fraxel

Stop spending your valuable time and money on countless cosmetics in an attempt to cover up hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and scars. Instead, consider a Fraxel procedure from Summit Skin and Vein Care of Lee’s Summit. Fraxel is an exciting technology that gives your skin new life, minimizing the appearance and effects of uneven coloration, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and even actinic keratosis, a pre-cancerous condition. Here are some quick facts to help familiarize you with the procedure.

Smooth SkinWhat is Fraxel?

Fraxel uses fractional lasers to stimulate your body’s collagen, as well as resurface the top layer of your skin through a non-invasive procedure. The collagen then takes over, healing the skin for a beautiful, smooth finish. Scars from acne or chickenpox are minimized, as are age spots and sun damage. The result is a younger-looking, more confident you.

When Can I Expect to See Results?

Rejuvenated skin is usually apparent within one to three weeks of treatment. Most patients receive one to five, fifteen to forty-five minute procedures to achieve desired results.

Are There Any Side Effects?

As with any procedure, Fraxel treatment has the potential for side effects. Most are similar to a sunburn, with redness, swelling and crusting or scabbing, among others. The majority of patients report experiencing mild discomfort after receiving treatment.

How is Fraxel Different from Other Laser Treatments?

Fraxel combines two popular laser treatment technologies to get the best from both. This results in an optimally effective procedure with reduced downtime. Fraxel’s advanced technology is ideal for all levels of skin damage, from mild to severe.

Is Fraxel Right for Me?

The only way to know if Fraxel is right for you is to consult your physician at Summit Skin and Vein Care. Every individual is different, and your doctor will be able to give you a thorough examination to determine if Fraxel is a good choice for your hyperpigmentation or scarring.

Call us today at (816) 533-4398 for more information.

 

Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence With Skin Care Treatments

Appearances shouldn’t matter. In an ideal world, people would judge you based on your character, not on the way you look. But in reality, your appearance has a big impact on the way other people treat you — and more importantly — the way you feel about yourself. If you feel unhappy with the way you look, it could lead to lower self-esteem and a reduced sense of confidence. That’s why it makes sense to act to improve your appearance with skin care treatments.

How Skin Issues Affect Your Outlook

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The latest skin care procedures offered by Summit Skin & Vein help our clients by fighting the most common skin complaints. For many people, issues like fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, pigmentation issues or unwanted hair can be both embarrassing and frustrating.

Take Charge of Your Skin Care — And Your Self-Esteem

That’s why it is so empowering to do something about the things you do not like about your skin. When you actually take action to improve the way that you look, you’re on your way to feeling better about yourself, something that can help you to lead a richer, happier and more successful life. Skin care treatments can have big rewards for helping to you to enjoy your daily activities and face life’s challenges with a more positive outlook about the way you look. Seeing firmer, clearer skin every time you look in the mirror can be an uplifting experience for many people.

Get Help With Professional Skin Care Today

If you’re looking for a team of skin care experts who can help you look and feel your best, trust Summit Skin & Vein in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. We have the knowledge and advanced skin care to tools to enhance both the way you look and the way you feel about yourself.

To learn how you can get the skin care you need, call (816) 533-4398.

Save Sparse Lashes with Latisse®

Over the span of history, long, full and luscious eyelashes have become a symbol of beauty and femininity and a wink or the bat of an eye have been used to lure and entice. If you’ve got something to be desired in the lash department, you may have considered products to thicken and lengthen your eyelashes. Eyeliner can be a great illusion and mascaras are temporary, but Latisse® may be a lasting solution for your lash woes. Summit Skin & Vein Care will answer your questions about this product and what it can do for you.

What is Latisse®?

EyelashesOriginally developed to treat glaucoma, Latisse®, or bimatoprost, was found to drastically darken, lengthen and thicken patients’ lashes. Soon thereafter, researchers conducted studies on how to best use the formula for this new-found purpose.

Latisse® is currently available by prescription only.

Is it safe to use?

Absolutely. Common side-effects include dryness, redness, itching and mild burning of the eye when in use, as well as darkening of the eyelid skin.

However, as with any medication, there are certain people that should avoid this product. Those with allergies to any of the ingredients, as well as women that are pregnant, plan to become so, or are breastfeeding should consult their doctor first. Others that should do so are people with current or a history of eye problems, including upcoming eye surgery, those with allergies and those taking any sort of medication or supplement. If you fall into one of the above categories, it does not necessarily mean you will be unable to use Latisse®, simply that you should inform the professionals at Summit Skin & Vein of your status at your consultation.

When can I expect to see results?

If used properly and consistently, patients generally see full and thick lashes after week sixteen, but some see changes as early as week four. Remember, however, that every patient is different so your results may not be the same as someone else’s.

Is Latisse® right for me?

To find out if Latisse® is a possible solution to your thin, short or sparse lashes, make an appointment with the caring professionals at Summit Skin & Vein Care. Give us a call today at (816) 533-4398. We look forward to hearing from you.

Can Your Sleep Position Cause Wrinkles?

When it comes to your face and your skin care, not all wrinkles are the same. Some wrinkles, which are caused by genetics, aging and repetitive facial expressions, are difficult or even impossible to prevent, even with a great skin care routine. Not all wrinkles are impossible to prevent, however. In fact, some wrinkles are 100 percent preventable–you just have to know the right skin care tricks.

What Are Sleep Wrinkles?

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In addition to expression wrinkles, there is another type of wrinkle called sleep wrinkles. Sleep wrinkles form when your face gets crunched during sleep, and then over time, the wrinkles deepen and stay that way.

Unlike expression wrinkles, which generally appear as horizontal lines around a person’s eyes and on his or her forehead, sleep wrinkles are generally vertical lines on a person’s cheeks or above his or her mouth. They tend to be worse on one side than the other, depending on which side of the body the person sleeps on.

The easiest way to prevent sleep wrinkles is to avoid sleeping on your side. When you sleep on your back, the skin on your face stays smoother, and new wrinkles do not form. Another great way to prevent sleep wrinkles is to choose a pillow that is soft enough. Softer pillows are more likely to form to your face instead of causing skin bunching on your face which could lead to wrinkles. Of course, these suggestions are only helpful if you can sleep comfortably on your back or with a soft pillow.

While all of the skin care techniques in the world will never prevent all of the signs of aging, such as thinning skin, loss of fat under skin and bone mass changes, changing your sleeping posture is a quick, easy and painless skin care trick that really can help you keep your skin looking younger and more vibrant as you age.

Enhance Your Look With Professional Skin Care Today

If you need extra help with skin care, you can depend on the professionals of Summit Skin & Vein in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology available in house, you are on your way to smoother skin and a brighter look.

To learn how you can get the skin care you need, call (816) 533-4398.

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