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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.

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 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?

You don’t have to live with painful and bulging varicose veins!  Dr. Craig Schwartz, Kansas City’s “Original Vein Doctor” has been treating varicose and spider veins in his Kansas City vein clinic since 2003 and has performed over 12,000 vein procedures! Medically-Necessary Varicose Vein Treatment Varicose veins are considered to [...]

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!) [...]

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