Laser Facial in Kansas City

Rejuvenate Your Skin for Summer: Trying Lasers

The heat has arrived, and you may find that you no longer want to spend most of your time cooped up at home, hiding from the world. For some of us, enjoying life outside again is great news. For others, it means skin issues are out in the open for everyone to see. 

No matter what kind of products you’ve tried or how long you’ve been trying them without success, we’re here to tell you that your skin isn’t doomed. With a safe-for-summer customized laser facial in Kansas City, our physician-led and board-certified team of dermatologists can help you turn your skin around. 

At Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center, we are dedicated to providing skin care for patients to be the healthiest and most confident versions of themselves. Providing the best possible results for patients in our in-house aesthetic center is a passion of ours. Our team of extensively trained on-site physicians, nurses, and aestheticians is truly what makes each patient’s experience top tier. 

Our facials treat:

  • General skin rejuvenation 
  • Textural or tonal imperfections
  • Scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven tone
  • Rough texture
  • Pitted scarring
  • Not for active acne
  • Signs of aging

Gearing Your Skin Up for Summer

Below are our dermatologists’ recommendations for safe summer laser facials in Kansas City.

Laser Genesis: Laser Facial in Kansas City

Laser Genesis is a gentle laser facial treatment that lightly heats the skin to turn over new cells and produce collagen and elastin. This treatment is best for addressing texturally and tonally uneven and aging skin. 

What It treats: 

  • Sun damage
  • Uneven texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne scars
  • Rosacea
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

How long is a Laser Genesis session?

Laser Genesis has been named the “lunch break laser” because it only takes 15 to 30 minutes!

Laser Genesis Aftercare

A laser facial with zero downtime does exist thanks to Laser Genesis. The main things to keep in mind are: 

  • Keep out of the sun for 24 hours
  • Avoid excessive heat and sweating for 24 to 48 hours
  • Do not exfoliate for at least 48 hours
  • Stay away from acidic products until your skin fully heals

How many Laser Genesis sessions do I need? 

For optimal results, your treatment plan will include somewhere between 3 and 6 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart. As with any treatment, we will tailor your number of sessions based on your unique skin concerns and goals. 

SkinPen® Microneedling: Laser Facial in Kansas City

When it comes to resurfacing your facial texture, microneedling is one of the most transformative treatments we offer. We perform microneedling using SkinPen®, a pen-like device that is considered the gold-standard of microneedling technology. 

How does microneedling work? 

Before starting treatment, we will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin and let it activate for 30 minutes. Then, using microneedles within the technology, your KC Skin & Cancer Center aesthetician will create tiny controlled injuries in the skin. Once your skin quickly registers the injuries, your body will begin its natural healing process.

Your skin repairs itself by eliminating old and dead skin cells and regenerating fresh ones to unveil a glow free of imperfections. Collagen and elastin production ramps up to aid in this process, leading to volumized, renewed skin.      

Benefits of Microneedling

In addition to all of the skin concerns that microneedling addresses—fine lines and wrinkles, laxity, acne scars, enlarged pores, and stretch marks—it unlocks a wide range of other benefits. 

Safe and Effective

SkinPen microneedling is safe and effective for all skin types. No matter where you fall on the Fitzpatrick skin types scale or whether your skin type is sensitive or oily, you’re a candidate! 


We use SkinPen to treat various skin concerns. Whether you’re looking to treat pitted scars or for simply an overall pre-summer rejuvenation treatment, microneedling can provide incredible results. 


Microneedling doesn’t put any foreign substances into or onto your skin, making it an all-natural treatment. You won’t have to worry about the potential for allergic reactions or irritation. Leave it to your body to know exactly how to heal itself!

Minimal Downtime

Though micro injuries can cause tightness, redness, and swelling, you can still carry on with your daily activities. These effects won’t stick around longer than 24 hours. We call this “social downtime”; you may not want to attend your high school reunion directly after, but you can still make a Trader Joe’s run. 

How long is a SkinPen session?

In total with letting the numbing cream soak in for 30 minutes, your session will take about 1 hour. 

Microneedling Aftercare

  • Keep out of the sun for 24 hours
  • Do not put anything on your skin for 24 hours
  • Stay away from acidic products until your skin fully heals
Shot from the side. A Kansas City Skin and Cancer Center professional holds the microneedling tool several inches from the client's face. Client is lying down with her eyes closed.

Secret RF Microneedling: Laser Facial in Kansas City

Secret™ RF is another form of microneedling that adds a heated component (radiofrequency) for even better results. The process is similar—we use the device to create micro injuries—but it also heats up your skin’s channels during this process. The heat penetration creates a tightening effect to minimize acne scars, texture, fine lines and other imperfections

Just like in non-RF microneedling, your body will repair itself and produce more collagen and elastin to rejuvenate and heal your skin from within.

Benefits of RF Microneedling

The benefits of RF microneedling are the same as with traditional microneedling! It’s safe for all skin types, it’s versatile, natural, and it requires minimal downtime. Both microneedling treatments yield amazing results, but RF can penetrate deeper into your skin. The heat energy creates quicker, more dramatic results

How long is a Secret RF session?

In total (accounting for 30 minutes of numbing time), your session will take about 1 hour. 

RF Microneedling Aftercare

Similar to the aftereffects of non-RF microneedling, you will likely experience tightness, redness, and swelling. You can still carry on with your daily activities, but may want to take a day of “social downtime.” 

Follow these aftercare instructions: 

  • Keep out of the sun for 24 hours
  • Do not put anything on your skin for 24 hours
  • Stay away from acidic products until your skin fully heals

How many microneedling treatments do I need? 

Whether you opt for SkinPen or Secret RF, we recommend 3 treatments for general skin rejuvenation and 6 treatments for correcting scars or other deeper imperfections. 

Combining SkinPen and Secret RF for Optimal Results

Why make yourself pick between 2 of our best aesthetic treatments when you can have both and amplify your results?

At Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center, we often perform SkinPen and Secret RF in tandem for patients wanting speedier resurfacing results. This is best for patients struggling with deep-pitted acne scars, other textural abnormalities, and/or moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re seeking general rejuvenation, picking one of the two will suffice!

How does this treatment combination work?

If after a consultation we decide a combination of RF and traditional microneedling is best for you, we’ll schedule each appointment 4 weeks apart. You’ll never receive them at the same time; we’ll alternate treatments every appointment so that your skin has ample time to heal and regenerate. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): An Add-On to Your Laser Facial in Kansas City

As if skin rejuvenation couldn’t get any more powerful, we also offer platelet-rich plasma injections as an add-on to microneedling treatments. 

How does PRP work? 

PRP treatment uses your own blood to accelerate healing of the micro injuries. During a PRP microneedling treatment, we will draw your blood and place it into a centrifuge to separate the platelets from your blood. Once the centrifuge does its job, we will begin microneedling to create channels in your skin for your PRP to penetrate. When the PRP permeates your skin, your body will begin healing itself. 

Why add PRP?

Adding PRP onto microneedling is a natural way to create quicker and greater cell regeneration and renewal than microneedling alone. It does so by inducing more collagen and elastin production in the deeper levels of your skin. Because it’s your own blood, there’s no risk of allergic reactions or irritation. 

Close up of a client receiving a hydrafacial. In the image is the hydrafacial handheld application device and the hands of the medical professional administering the treatment, as well as the client's forehead.

HydraFacial: Facial Rejuvenation in Kansas City

Maybe you aren’t necessarily looking for a true laser facial in Kansas City, but you’re still wanting rejuvenation and an immediate glow. Our HydraFacial at KC Skin & Cancer Center is the perfect choice! It’s truly a fan favorite because of how gentle it is and how glowy and refreshed it helps every patient feel.

A HydraFacial is suitable and highly customizable for all skin types. 

What It treats: 

  • Age spots
  • Blackheads
  • Enlarged pores
  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation

How does a HydraFacial work?

Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and your dermatologist’s handpicked antioxidants and serums, we will exfoliate, extract impurities, and hydrate your skin. 

How long is a HydraFacial session?

A HydraFacial session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. 

HydraFacial Aftercare

Part of the reason patients love this treatment so much is because there’s zero downtime! The only things we ask is that you:

  • Avoid excessive heat and sweating for 24 hours
  • Do not exfoliate for at least 48 hours

How many HydraFacials do I need? 

One HydraFacial will provide noticeable results, but for long-lasting results we recommend 3 to 6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. We’ll build your unique treatment plan after we get to know you during a consultation. Your treatment plan may even include a combination of a HydraFacial and a laser facial!  

Enhancing Your Results Post-Treatment 

After receiving a medical facial or laser facial in Kansas City, it’s important to follow your specific aftercare instructions. These treatments themselves produce amazing results alone, but the most stunning results come from implementing skin care into your daily routine

Post-Treatment Kit

At KC Skin & Cancer Center, we offer post-treatment kits that include the best product matches that’ll help you enhance your results. Medical-grade skincare products are a must when it comes to taking your skin care seriously. You can feel at ease knowing that the products you receive were handpicked by only the best board-certified dermatologists in Kansas City.  

Medical-grade skincare contains higher concentrations of the active ingredients that help skin repair itself. Unlike over-the-counter products, these prescription-strength products penetrate deeper into the skin with stronger and purer ingredients. They work more efficiently to address multiple skin concerns. 

Pharmacies manufacture medical-grade products and only allow licensed providers—like physicians and aestheticians at KC Skin & Cancer Center—to purchase them for patients.   

Wear Sunscreen

As a professional dermatology and skin cancer practice, we can’t stress enough how important it is to wear sunscreen every day. This doesn’t just mean every day in the summer—it means every day year-round. Harmful UV light can be present both inside and outside.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology and American Cancer Society, you should wear an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every 2 hours. Wearing sunscreen not only protects you from skin cancer, it protects your laser facial investment. Your brilliant results will last longer if you protect your skin from sun damage. 

Maintenance Treatments

Unfortunately, our treatments can’t put a complete stop to the natural aging process. For most of our aesthetic treatments, we recommend maintenance treatments at least once a year. This will of course vary by individual and treatment. We’ll be able to recommend your session frequency once we get to know you and your skin concerns.

Address Your Skin Concerns Safely with KC Skin & Cancer Center

One thing you can count on our team to always be is honest. If there’s a treatment that we don’t recommend for summer, we’ll tell you. Laser facials are a safe option for rejuvenating your skin for summer; you don’t have to wait until the fall to see results. 

Gone are the days of hiding away indoors—with a laser facial in Kansas City, you’re going to want to be flaunting your glow and newfound confidence all around town. 

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