/Premier Vein & Body by Shwartz

About Premier Vein & Body by Shwartz

Craig Schwartz, DO, FACOS, FICS, RPVI, RVT, is the medical director of Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, a specialty vein treatment center and "natural look" aesthetic practice. Dr. Craig Schwartz is board certified in both vascular and general surgery.

Chemical Peels vs. Lasers: What is Best for Skin Resurfacing?

If your goal is to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin, you may be a great candidate for skin resurfacing. Here at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, we use peels and lasers to perform skin resurfacing. Let’s take a closer look at how our skin resurfacing treatments work so you [...]

Choosing the Best Type of Laser Tattoo Removal

PicoSure vs. Q-Switched Rethinking the ink? If you’re not as in love with your tattoo as you once were, laser tattoo removal is generally safe and effective way to get the job done. Between recent advances in laser removal and the frequency in which celebrities seem to get new tattoos, a permanent tattoo feels [...]

When Will I See Results After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

As you get older, you may notice your skin’s youthful texture and look begin to fade away. This is likely the result of collagen, soft tissue volume and moisture loss, sun exposure, and a number of other factors. Laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of your skin and treat minor imperfections to leave [...]

Does Sclerotherapy Hurt?

Are you bothered by spider veins? If so, know that you don’t have to live with them forever. Today’s standard of care, via a combination of treatments, including injection sclerotherapy and superficial or topical laser, can reduce the appearance of these veins and restore your confidence. Many patients often ask us “does sclerotherapy hurt?” Read [...]

Do Varicose Veins Reappear After Treatment?

Varicose veins are a medical condition that can leave you with uncomfortable symptoms such as heaviness and achiness, itching, and/or muscle cramping. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with varicose veins. At Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins and can help you relieve your discomfort and [...]

5 Skin Conditions Laser Therapy Can Reduce

If you’re ready to achieve your best skin yet, PicoSure Focus laser therapy can help. Since its inception, this cutting-edge skin revitalization treatment has helped countless men and women improve and resolve various skin conditions without the prep time, patient discomfort, and downtime associated with non-ablative and ablative laser treatments. Our PicoSure Focus laser [...]

Should I Combine Lipo With Body Contouring?

If you lead a generally healthy lifestyle but can’t seem to get rid of stubborn fat pockets in your abdomen, inner thighs, and other areas of your body, there are two treatments you may benefit from. By pairing minimally invasive liposuction with a body contouring treatment like SculpSure and CoolSculpting, you can achieve a [...]

How Long Do Vein Treatments Last?

When your visible veins become bulging and twisted, you may be diagnosed with varicose veins, which result from underlying vein disease deep within your venous system. Varicose veins are usually blue or dark purple in color and are often painful and uncomfortable, leaving you with heavy or achy feelings in your legs, itching around [...]

Are Laser Treatments For Underarm Sweat Safe?

It can be frustrating and embarrassing to live life with excessive sweating. The good news is you don’t have to. miraDry is an FDA-cleared treatment to significantly reduce underarm sweat and odor in as little as one appointment (those suffering with clinical hyperhidrosis often require two).   The miraDry System uses thermal energy that targets [...]

Does Laser Lipo Have Less Downtime Than Traditional Liposuction?

Do you have stubborn fat in your abdomen, hips, thighs, upper arms, or other areas of your body that won’t seem to go away with diet and exercise? If so, laser liposuction may be the ideal solution. It comes with less downtime than traditional liposuction and can leave you feeling toned and beautiful without [...]

Non-Surgical Treatments for Aging Skin

By taking preventive actions, we can influence and slow the effects of “extrinsic aging” to our skin through environmental and lifestyle choices that can cause our skin to age prematurely. However, what we cannot change is the natural “intrinsic” aging process. Even though our genes largely control when these changes occur, everyone’s face will [...]

How CoolSculpting Is Effective For Treating My Double Chin

Also known as submental fat, a double chin occurs when a layer of fat forms below your skin. While it is commonly associated with weight gain, you may also develop a double chin as result of aging or genetics. If you are feeling self-conscious about your double chin and looking for a way to [...]

What Are the Age-defying Benefits of Forever Young BBL?

Your face is often what people first notice about you. Unfortunately, it’s it can also quickly give away your age. Years of unprotected sun exposure, harsh cleansers and the process of aging can leave your skin looking discolored and wrinkled. The Forever Young BBL™ photofacial is one of the most effective non-surgical anti-aging [...]

How Much Time Off Will I Need For Vein Treatment?

Here at Premier Vein, we are experts in treating varicose and spider veins. Spider veins are usually red, blue, or purple and look like a bruise, especially when they arise in clusters. While they can make you feel self-conscious, they usually don’t pose a health problem. Varicose veins, on the [...]

Is There a Non-Surgical Facelift Option?

A traditional facelift can take years off your face and completely restore your confidence. However, it also comes with downtime, discomfort, aesthesia, and needles. The good news is you don’t have to undergo surgery to enjoy a younger looking face. At Premier Vein, we are pleased to offer a non-surgical facelift called Venus Freeze. [...]

Is There a Liquid Facelift for Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation?

The “liquid facelift” is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures and, although results are only temporary, it is a great alternative to a surgical facelift, as it’s less expensive, has no downtime or risks, and provides almost immediate results! Dr. Craig Schwartz, one of the most skilled surgeons [...]

How Can I Get Rid of My Cellulite?

Cellulite is a cosmetic condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy look. It can occur on your thighs, hips, abdomen, or another body part and make you feel self-conscious. You may have been born with cellulite or noticed it after pregnancy, hormone changes, or weight gain. Fortunately, you [...]

How Does a Liquid Facelift Work?

Searching for a way to improve the appearance of your face but don’t want to undergo surgery? If so, you may be a great candidate for a liquid facelift. A liquid facelift can give you many of the benefits of a traditional facelift without the anesthesia, needles, and lengthy recovery periods typically associated with [...]

How to Know if I’m a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Body Contouring

Non-invasive body contouring procedures, such as CoolSculpting and SculpSure are on the rise. In fact, a recent RealSelf study reports that 80% of US adults want to change at least one body area, and 37% are considering having a treatment in the next 12 months! Many men and women are opting to contour their [...]

Will Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

Will Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment? Varicose veins are bulging and twisted veins that typically appear on the legs and are often the result of damaged valves that allow the blood to travel in the wrong direction. If you are embarrassed by your bulging varicose veins or are tired of the uncomfortable symptoms they [...]

Does the Size of a Tattoo Affect Price For Tattoo Removal?

Historically, unwanted tattoos were either permanent or their removal involved an excessive number of long laser tattoo removal sessions, which, often, did not even provide full clearance.  Fortunately, developments in laser tattoo removal technology mean that those seeking to remove their tattoos with full clearance finally have an effective option!  But does the size [...]

What is the Recovery For Spider Vein Treatment?

It is estimated that over half of adult females and nearly half of adult men suffer from some sort of vein problem, including spider veins. Pesky and unattractive, spider veins are truly cosmetic in nature, even though they can frequently be symptomatic, and often times suggestive of deeper issues. They appear as thread-like red, [...]

How Long Until Results Are Seen for Smoothing Wrinkles?

For wrinkle treatment on the forehead (and “11’s) and around the eyes (“crow’s feet”), both Xeomin® and Botox® both are FDA-approved neurotoxin injections that work at the nerve-muscle interface to relax targeted muscles, helping patients achieve youthful facial rejuvenation without surgery or downtime.  They work differently than other dermal fillers, such as Restylane or [...]

miraDry vs. Botox: Which is Best for Stopping Excessive Underarm Sweat?

For millions of Americans, the serious problem of excessive underarm sweat can interfere with all aspects of daily life.  When an individual seeks treatment for this condition, a doctor often starts by recommending prescription-strength antiperspirant, often not very effective.  For years,  Botox injections have also been used to treat individuals with hyperhidrosis, but results of [...]

Does SculpSure Work in Reducing Fat?

Does SculpSure Work in Reducing Fat? SculpSure® is a non-surgical laser body contouring treatment used to eliminate fat cells and give you a slimmer appearance. Using a Diode laser, SculpSure® is a breakthrough development in the area of body contouring that utilizes controlled, light-based (laser) technology to precisely target and remove stubborn fat cells [...]

Can Varicose Veins Reappear After Treatment?

What causes Varicose Veins? Varicose Veins are caused by venous insufficiency or venous reflux, which occurs when your veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood.  Often painful, varicose veins typically appear dilated, swollen and raised, and have a bluish-purple or red color. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins in the legs [...]

Will Liposuction Help Me Lose Weight?

This May, enjoy $500 off any Liposuction treatment! Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes fat cells from the body – creating a better contour and shape.  Considered to be the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States and worldwide, liposuction involves suctioning out  superficial fat cells that accumulate  between the [...]

Are There Alternatives to Deodorant and Antiperspirant?

Why Choose an Alternative to Deodorant and Antiperspirant? The first line of defense against underarm sweat and odor are antiperspirants and deodorants.  Non-invasive, topical and available in a number of different strengths including regular and clinical strength over-the-counter options, as well as prescription options. However, many are deciding to ditch traditional deodorants and antiperspirants in favor [...]

Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz Celebrates 15 Years in Kansas City

April 10, 2018 – Kansas City, KS: Dr. Craig Schwartz is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his Kansas City vein center and laser aesthetic practice, which is located in Leawood, KS and serves the entire Kansas City metro area.  Known for years as Kansas City’s “Vein Guy,” Dr. Schwartz has performed more than 12,000 [...]

How Soon Will I See Results After CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, in-office body contouring procedure to treat stubborn, diet and exercise-resistant fat. With no surgery and little to no downtime, it is one of our most popular procedures and has revolutionized non-invasive body contouring!  CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss procedure, but it does help to contour and re-shape targeted problem areas by freezing [...]

Do Men Get Varicose Veins?

When people think of varicose veins, they tend to think of them as a cosmetic issue seemingly reserved exclusively for older women.  But the truth is that a surprising amount of men suffer from varicose veins, spider veins and other vein disorders, as well!   Although a larger percentage of women suffering with varicose veins [...]

How Quickly Does miraDry Work for Underarm Sweat?

miraDry is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment that targets and destroys sweat glands in the underarms to curb excessive sweating and end armpit stains in your clothes. miraDry – How Does It Work? Electromagnetic (microwave) energy in the handheld device (“wand”) heats up the water in the sweat and odor glands, causing damage to those [...]

What Is The Best Time For Vein Treatment On My Legs or Face?

If you’re one of the millions of people who experience symptoms from varicose veins or spider veins, including pain, itching, swelling, heaviness in the legs, or discoloration – or you just don’t like how they look - now is the perfect time to start your vein treatment.  Winter is one of the most [...]

How Much Downtime Does Liposuction Require?

Liposuction can be a powerful tool to help remove unwanted fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Tumescent Liposuction under Local Anesthesia Until the late 1980’s, when Dr. Jeffrey Klein introduced tumescent liposuction under local anesthesia, all liposuction procedures were performed either in a hospital or surgery center under general anesthesia, often involving [...]

Double Chin Treatment: Surgical vs. Non-Surgical

A double chin, also known as submental fat, occurs when a layer of fat or additional skin forms beneath the chin. Getting rid of a double chin is difficult, if not impossible through diet and exercise. Though it can be caused by weight gain, some people of normal weight have a double chin due [...]

What is the Best Way to Reduce Facial Spider Veins?

Close to over half of adult females and nearly half of adult men suffer from some sort of vein issues, including spider veins.   Although most frequently found as clusters as tiny red or blue veins across areas of the legs, such as the ankles, thighs and behind the knees, tiny spider veins, called telangiectasia, [...]

Can miraDry Reduce Sweat Under My Arms?

Many people are embarrassed or frustrated with their underarm sweat. miraDry is the first and only FDA-cleared treatment for reduced underarm sweat and odor in just one treatment. miraDry delivers precisely controlled electro-magnetic energy to the underarm area, targeting on the underarm sweat glands so that they are no longer able to produce [...]

What are the Causes of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins affect approximately a quarter of the US adult population. They are unsightly but treatable veins that occur typically in the legs. Varicose veins appear when blood is not sufficiently carried up and out of the leg and instead flowing backward toward the feet. When a vein becomes varicose, it is non-functioning and [...]

XEOMIN® vs. BOTOX®: Which Is Best for Treating Facial Wrinkles?

Though BOTOX® Cosmetic is more commonly known than XEOMIN®, both are FDA-approved neurotoxin injections that work at the nerve-muscle interface to relax targeted muscles, helping patients achieve youthful facial rejuvenation without surgery or downtime.   BOTOX® BOTOX® injections help reduce facial lines and wrinkles for up to four to six months. It [...]

Is There Any Downtime After a CoolSculpting Treatment?

If you are interested in body contouring procedures, chances are you’ve heard of CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a “fat freezing” procedure that uses advanced cooling technology to selectively target fat and aid in the body’s ability to metabolize fat cells gently and gradually, permanently eliminating them. During your CoolSculpting treatment, your technician will apply [...]

Courtney’s Story: Liposuction & Brazilian Butt Lift by Dr. Schwartz

36 year old patient, Courtney, came to see Dr. Craig Schwartz at Premier Vein & Body to get her pre-pregnancy body back after having her 3rd baby.  With a slower metabolism and little free time to hit the gym, Courtney was looking for a non-surgical solution to reduce her belly fat and love handles.   [...]

Where Can Liposuction Be Used?

Most people associate liposuction with unwanted fat around the abdomen, but it can be used on other parts of the body as well. Though this procedure is not a weight loss solution, it’s a great way to remove stubborn fat and contour parts of the body that you may be unhappy with.   [...]

What is the Difference Between Liposuction and Non-Invasive Body Contouring?

With nearly 90% of Americans reporting frustration with excess body fat, it’s no surprise that the popularity of liposuction continues to rise – the number of liposuction procedures in 2016 increased by 6% from 2015*.  At the same time, non-surgical alternatives to liposuction, such as CoolSculpting and SculpSure, are becoming increasingly popular, seeing a 50% [...]

Top Ways to Treat Bulging Leg Veins

If your surface level veins have become dilated, bulging, or twisted, you may be experiencing varicose veins. Heredity factors or family history, pregnancy, trauma, prolonged standing or sitting, age and obesity can cause these unattractive veins. Varicose veins are usually progressive, meaning that in most cases, they get worse over time if left untreated. [...]

How many laser tattoo removal treatments do I need to see results?

As many as 25% of people with tattoos regret their decision to get one and many even consider tattoo removal at some point in their lives. Traditionally, tattoo removal is viewed as a difficult, painful, and expensive treatment.  Fortunately, with advancements in laser technology, safe and effective tattoo removal requiring fewer treatments is now [...]

How Does the PicoSure Focus Laser Facial Compare to Fraxel?

September Special:  Save $250 on Package of 3 PicoSure Focus Laser Facials! (normally $1500) Our mothers weren’t so lucky; today’s generation of aging adults will be able to avoid face-lifts and painful, ablative CO2 laser treatment thanks to accessible, preventative care with non-ablative, fractional laser treatment that continues to improve with better results and less (to no!) [...]

CallEmail GalleryDirections
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.