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How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need?

Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz offers laser hair removal using the latest technology to ensure speed and comfort. Each person’s case runs specific to their treatment goals and preferences, so the number of sessions needed will vary from person to person. Keep reading to learn more about laser hair removal and the specifics involved with determining how many sessions you’ll need.

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Laser Hair Removal Overview

Unwanted hair in areas where it shouldn’t be can make even the most confident individuals feel self-conscious. Laser hair removal treatments are designed to thwart hair growth in places where it’s not wanted.

Unlike some other cosmetic procedures, the effects of laser hair removal take a little time before ideal results are achieved. Since hair growth phases differ from strand to strand, multiple sessions are typically needed. 

Your specific treatment goals and preferences will dictate how many sessions are needed to produce the results you want.  

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal uses a laser or concentrated beam of light to eliminate unwanted hair. 

Here’s how it works: The pigment in the hair strand absorbs the laser. From there, the light energy converts to heat. The heat damages the parts of the follicle that grow hair. In this way, laser hair removal delays future hair growth.

A laser hair removal procedure can prevent hair from growing for extended periods; however, hair usually grows back, eventually. This explains why more than one procedure is needed. Most patients require multiple treatments for initial hair removal followed by maintenance treatments.

The procedure works exceptionally well for light-skinned, dark-haired individuals, though people of all skin types can expect to see favorable results. 

How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need?

On average, most patients receiving laser hair removal treatments require six to eight sessions. However, with the Sciton®️ Profile laser system, we can reduce the number of sessions needed to four to five in many cases. Sessions should be scheduled at four-week to six-week intervals to allow your skin time enough to heal.  

Something else to keep in mind is that hair strands grow at different rates. Since the laser can only target hair follicles in the active growth phase, attending multiple sessions helps ensure all hair growth stops in the treatment area. 

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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.

The Ease and Comfort of the Sciton®️ Profile Laser  

Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz strives to provide patients with the latest technologies and devices, and laser hair removal procedures are no exception. In an effort to increase our success rates with laser hair removal, we use the Sciton®️ Profile laser system.

What sets the Sciton®️ Profile laser system apart from other devices is its ability to emit two wavelengths of laser light energy instead of the standard single wavelength device. This dual-energy effect allows our Premier Vein & Body specialists to better control and customize the procedure to your specific skin and hair type.  

The Sciton®️ Profile laser also makes hair removal treatments more comfortable in that the device has a cooling plate that cools the skin before, during, and after the laser pulse is emitted. In this way, the cooling plate makes for a safer, more comfortable experience. 

Also, the Sciton®️ Profile emits a wider laser beam than most other systems, which allows it to treat larger batches of hair follicles at a time. This makes the Sciton®️ Profile an ideal choice for removing unwanted hair on large areas, such as the legs and back. 

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Initially, you can expect unwanted hair strands to thicken in response to the laser energy they absorb. As hair follicles shrink and shed, new follicles enter the active phase and replace them. For these reasons, it can take up to three sessions before you see noticeable results.

With each successive hair removal session, you’ll notice increasing hair loss as all the follicles in the treatment area die off. Within six to eight months, you should see a silky, hair-free skin surface!

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for a laser hair removal treatment runs around $287 as of 2019. However, keep in mind that this is a national average, so prices will vary depending on your location and treatment needs. 

Factors that affect hair removal costs include:

  • The cosmetic center you use
  • The location of the cosmetic center
  • How many treatment sessions you need
  • The size of the area being treated (large areas, such as legs, take more time than smaller areas like the face)
  • Whether you receive treatment for one area or multiple areas 


*Individual Results May Vary


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

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If you have further questions about laser hair removal, call us at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form.

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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