The long-term removal of unwanted facial and body hair is one of the most popular cosmetic laser treatments performed worldwide. Whatever your reason for wanting a long-term hair removal solution, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz has you covered with laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal has come so far in the last decade and is more effective than ever. Using the Sciton Profile laser system, Premier Vein & Body elevates the success of laser hair removal treatments further. Unlike most other laser hair removal treatments in the Kansas City area, which typically use just one wavelength of energy, Premier Vein & Body engages a dual-energy approach, using both the BBL (IPL) and the 1064 nm Nd:YAG. This device generates intense, focused light pulses on the pigment in hair follicles. The hair absorbs the energy, disrupting the follicle through the hair’s pigment and causing it to die off and shed. The two different wavelengths of the Sciton Profile -, BBL (IPL) and 1064 nm Nd: YAG = give your Premier Vein & Body laser specialist the control and customizability to adapt the treatment to your specific skin and hair type.
Because the laser can only target follicles in the active growth phase, multiple treatments are required to disrupt all the hairs in a treatment area. As treated hair falls out, dormant follicles return to the active phase for the next treatment until there are no follicles left to replace them. While a few strands may grow here and there, for the most part, your unwanted hair is gone for good.
Most patients require a series of 6-8 treatments, although using both wavelengths can often reduce the number needed to 4-5, depending on the type and quantity of hair being removed. These can be scheduled every 4-6 weeks to allow your skin enough time to heal between sessions but must be done on a regular interval to ensure exposure to the active growth phase. It’s recommended you use sunscreen routinely to protect your skin from sun exposure after your treatments. Otherwise, there’s very little downtime involved with laser hair removal at Premier Vein & Body.
In the past, patients with darker skin couldn’t consider laser hair removal without risking hyperpigmentation. Because of the 1064 nm wavelength, Sciton Profile is a game-changer for these patients. If you have unwanted hair you’d like to remove, a consultation at Premier Vein & Body is a great way to get started.
Sciton Profile laser treatment is surprisingly comfortable, with a built-in epidermal cooling device system designed to aggressively reduce discomfort. Because it fires through a sapphire cooling plate, the skin is optimally cooled before, during, and after the laser pulse, resulting in a safer and less painful treatment. Most patients describe the sensation as prickly or a light rubber band snaps against the skin. Tenderness, much like a sunburn, after your laser hair removal session is normal and resolves in a few days.
Additionally, the laser pulses are delivered via a computer-controlled scanner, rather than by manual movement of the laser head, assuring that there is the exact amount of desired pulse overlap and in a pattern that assures that every part of the skin to be treated is covered and that each laser pulse is separated in time from the pulses on either side of it. This combination assures more uniform coverage with each session with further safety and comfort. And because the Profile has dual Nd:YAG lasers, one can be firing while the second one is recharging, equaling shorter treatment sessions.
With the Sciton Profile Nd:YAG laser, melanin absorption is reduced, making it safe for all skin types, including dark skin tones.
The Sciton Profile also utilizes a wider beam than many systems, allowing a greater number of follicles to be treated with each pulse, making it the most ideal laser for removing larger areas of unwanted hair, including the legs and back.
Both the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser and broadband light (BBL) energy sources available with the Sciton Profile are considered safe and effective for laser hair removal, but even better results can be achieved when using them in combination.
At first, you can expect your unwanted hair to appear thicker. Don’t panic. This is normal as the follicles react to the laser energy they’ve absorbed. As those follicles shrink and shed, new follicles will enter the active phase to replace them. It can take up to 3 sessions before you notice visibly sparser hair in your treatment area. Once this begins, each treatment results in more hair loss, accumulating to where, around 6-8 months after you’ve begun treatment, your hair growth is drastically reduced. A few weeks from the completion of your laser hair removal treatment plan, the final strands will fall out, leaving your skin hair-free and silky smooth. No more shaving, waxing or worrying. What have you got to lose besides unwanted hair?
If you have further questions about laser hair removal treatments, call us at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier cosmetic laser center can improve your condition.
Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Leawood, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.
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