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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Shaving, waxing, and plucking are undoubtedly the most common ways of getting rid of unwanted hair. The trouble is, those methods only deliver short-term results, and in many cases, they can be painful and time-consuming.

Thankfully, laser hair removal offers painless, long-term results.

Dr. Craig Schwartz, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and his team of laser specialists regularly perform laser hair removal treatments at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz using their state-of-the-art dual-wavelength Sciton Profile laser system.

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Laser Hair Removal Preparation

Laser hair removal procedures should only be conducted by laser specialists who are experienced in using laser technologies.

During your initial consultation, your Premier Vein & Body laser specialist will review your medical history, including your ongoing medication, history of skin disorders, and details of any previous hair removal treatments.

We will then determine if laser hair reduction is an appropriate treatment for you and discuss your options. Should laser hair removal be the best option for you, a treatment plan will be discussed. 

Your preparation instructions may include staying out of the sun, avoiding skin creams that darken your skin, and refraining from other hair removal treatments that disturb the hair follicles, such as plucking and waxing.

You should avoid taking any blood-thinning medication like aspirin before the procedure. You will be asked to shave the treatment area prior to your first laser hair removal session so that the laser treatment can provide optimal results.

Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Premier Vein & Body uses a dual-energy approach with the Sciton Profile laser system: the BBL (IPL) and the 1064 nm Nd:YAG. The combination of both wavelengths ensures the best outcome with minimal treatment sessions required.

The Sciton Profile is highly customizable and offers complete control, resulting in a custom treatment plan adapted to your specific skin and hair type. When the process begins, the highly-focused light pulses on hair follicle pigments.

The hair inside each follicle absorbs the light energy from the Sciton Profile and causes it to shed. It’s worth noting that laser hair reduction treatments, such as the one offered by Premier Vein & Body, can only target hair follicles in the active growth phase. No other tissue is affected by the laser and only the hair in the growth phase is removed.

Since only growth phase hairs are able to be treated at any given time, you’ll need approximately four to five treatment sessions, each spaced four to six weeks apart, to target all your unwanted hair. Our laser hair removal treatments are safe and suitable for all skin types, including dark skin tones.

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Laser Hair Removal Results

At first, you may notice your unwanted hair appearing thicker – but this is perfectly normal as it’s due to the hair follicles reacting with the laser energy they’ve absorbed. When they denature and shed, new follicles will replace them.

After around three treatment sessions, you’ll notice visibly thinner and sparser hair, and each session results in more hair loss. A few weeks near the end of your treatment plan, the final strands of hair will fall out. Your skin will be hair-free and feel silky-smooth in this phase.

The entire laser hair reduction treatment plan takes a few months to complete. However, it offers long-term results and means you’ll no longer need to keep waxing, shaving, or plucking.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal offered by Premier Vein & Body is a safe and comfortable way to tackle unwanted hair and enjoy long-term results. The Sciton Profile laser system that we use cools the skin before, during, and after each pulse to minimize discomfort.

The system is computer-controlled, allowing us to deliver highly-targeted and effective results compared with manually-controlled systems. Our laser hair removal system is ideal for removing unwanted hair in most areas, including the legs and back.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

You could be a candidate for laser hair removal if you have unwanted hair in certain areas of your body and want long-term results. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of skin disorders, you should opt for an alternative treatment.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about laser hair removal, 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 vein treatment center can improve your condition.

Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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