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Facials & Peels

Both men and women who suffer from conditions such as premature wrinkling, skin discoloration, spotty blemishes or sun-damaged skin are excellent candidates for the many different kinds of facial peels at Vargas Face and Skin Center in Kansas City.


The unique Vortex-Fusion® serum delivery system is what sets the HydraFacial MD® apart from other procedures. The multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. Thanks to the devices’ superior delivery system, these performing ingredients are able to more effectively help mitigate environmental damage, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, and plump and firm skin for long-term results you can see and feel instantly.

This revolutionary treatment includes a deep cleansing, a light chemical peel, painless extractions, and the infusion of beneficial antioxidants, vitamins, and hydration leaving you with a healthy glow.

Photo Facials

Photo facial treatment are full face, neck and/or chest treatments using pulses of visible light that effectively improve facial redness and flushing as well as the visible signs of sun damage and aging. Specific settings are selected for each treatment to maximize improvement. A series of five or more treatments are performed at four week intervals.


The benefit of Photo Facial Treatments are consistent, visible improvement in the skin with no downtime, little discomfort and minimal risk. With Photo Facial Treatments, the embarrassing redness and flushing of rosacea can be dramatically reduced and sun damage, aging skin can be noticeably improved.


Each treatment takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. A mild amount of discomfort can be expected. People with more sensitive skin may prefer to use a topical anesthetic cream. When topical numbing cream is used 30 to 60 minutes before treatment there is almost no discomfort with treatment. There is no discomfort after treatments. Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed any tiny capillaries may appear more visible. Brown spots generally appear darker. All of these changes gradually fade over a period of hours to a few days.

PCA Facials

Formulated with the breakout-prone patient in mind, Clarify: Therapeutic Salicylic Acid Mask is both purifying and calming, to promote a clear complexion.

This mask was strategically formulated to soothe and hydrate impaired skin conditions of all kinds. Oat milk, an excellent humectant, is also an antioxidant. This unique treatment mask incorporates advanced botanicals and pro-vitamins such as cucumber, arnica and panthenol to calm and improve the skin’s appearance.

This nutritive treatment mask addresses thick, resilient skin while promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion. Retexturize: Therapeutic Pumpkin Mask combines exfoliating pumpkin enzymes and salicylic acid, along with a host of purifying and antioxidant ingredients to leave skin glowing following treatment.

This mask combines a combination of papaya puree and additional fruit extracts from lemon, orange and apple to brighten dull complexions and exfoliate, leaving the skin with a healthy glow. Green tea, vitamin E and honey are moisturizing antioxidants that help keep the skin soft and hydrated. This results-oriented therapeutic mask is appropriate for all skin types and conditions.


This is an excellent choice for detoxifying all skin types. The active blend of antioxidants, lactic, glycolic and salicylic acids exfoliates and promotes a purified and clear complexion. This gentle, deep pore cleansing treatment provides clarifying benefits.

This antioxidant therapy supports skin metabolism. This treatment will help to first detoxify the skin and then will provide the skin with antioxidants and enzymes that leave skin smooth, purified and glowing.

Chemical Peels

A physician-grade chemical facial peel includes a chemical solution (Glycolic, TCA or Jessner) to improve and smooth the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layer. The main benefit of a facial peel treatment is to facilitate a rapid turnover of skin cells and stimulate the formation of new collagen. In this, wrinkles and other blemishes are smoothed away or significantly minimized.

There are numerous types (or levels) of chemical peels. Some are highly superficial, others deeper. The precise formula of a facial peel (light, medium or deep) may be adjusted to meet the patient’s needs, and should be regulated by your physician or dedicated professional. At Vargas, a chemical facial peel takes about five to 10 minutes to process. The chemical agent itself is a clear product that generates a warm feeling to the skin of the face and works to gently exfoliate the skin.

The most potent of our enhanced Jessner’s formulas, this peel will help improve the appearance of skin tone and provide exfoliation for oilier, thicker and more resilient skin types. It is also effective for those who require deeper treatment.

This enhanced Jessner’s formula is for those who want an even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. This peel helps promote an even skin tone and a clear complexion.

This enhanced Jessner’s solution is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin or those allergic to or sensitive to hydroquinone. This treatment will help to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of breakout-prone skin, while also promoting an even, bright skin tone.

This is an excellent treatment that can be used alone or in combination with any other PCA SKIN® treatment for smoothing and brightening the skin, and promoting a clear complexion. Its advanced formulation of lactic acid and vitamin A, along with a host of polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, humectants and brightening ingredients, helps promote a glowing, even skin tone.

This advanced exfoliation treatment may be used alone or at the end of any other PCA SKIN® professional treatment to promote a bright, even skin tone. This retinoid booster contains the MMPi genistein and moisturizes aging skin. The vitamin A content exfoliates and helps keep skin looking fresh, while the antioxidant L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Sensi Peel® is formulated as a unique peeling option for all patients including those with highly sensitive skin. This gentle 6% TCA solution will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone. This multi-faceted and skin-brightening treatment is an excellent option for sensitive skin and higher Fitzpatrick skin types.


Specially formulated to treat maturing skin, Ultra Peel® I is also appropriate for many other skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion.

After your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and will have a more even tone. These improvements are gradual and will be more visible after each treatment. Five treatments are performed for optimal results. Some patients will benefit from additional treatments.

Other Treatments

Provide extra hydration to the entire eye area from eyebrow to cheekbone with this intensive mask. Designed to Plump and firm the skin, while also targeting dark circles and puffiness. Can be performed alone or as an add on to any spa treatment.

Rice Powder and Marine Collagen work to strengthen your skin. Designed to reduce wrinkles, tighten, and lessen puffiness around your eyes. Can be performed alone or as an add-on to any spa treatment.

Facial Peels Q&A

There are many variations of peels. Since there are many options it is best to receive a consultation for recommendations that fit your skin’s needs.


Lighter peels need to be repeated more often, usually in a small series. The more aggressive peels may only need to be performed once.

The most common sensation during the treatment is heat. This only lasts temporarily and is controlled during treatment.

Post-procedure redness is normal and usually subsides within a couple of days. Peeling or flaking may or may not occur and doesn’t relate to the success of the treatment.

The hydrafacial is a skin treatment that instantly brightens the skin with no downtime. The treatment involves removing dead skin cells and extracting impurities while simultaneously hydrating and infusing the skin with moisturizing serums. 

The hydrafacial is typically done on the face, but oftentimes individuals will have their neck, chest, and hands treated as well.

The hydrafacial is a great monthly treatment and can replace standard facials. If you are treating a specific skin condition a series may be necessary.

No, this is a very relaxing treatment that our patients look forward to and enjoy.

Some redness may occur and usually resolves within less than an hour. Makeup can be applied if needed and patients can immediately return to their normal routine.

Any procedure that addresses cosmetic needs is not usually covered by insurance. Special cases like trauma may be reimbursable in part or whole.  It is the patient’s responsibility for pre-approval of coverage and to process the claim for insurance.

Give your skin some TLC with a facial peel.

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