Get Ready For Warm Weather With Our Specials

Get Ready For Warm Weather With Our Specials

With spring warming it’s way through the blistering cold and summer hot on its heels, it’s time to start thinking about getting rid of the winter from your skin as well. We have a variety of services that will rejuvenate your skin and get you looking fresh in no time. [Read more…]

Simplify Your Hair Care Regimen and Opt For Laser Hair Removal

Simplify Your Hair Care Regimen and Opt For Laser Hair Removal

The sun is starting to peak out and the pavement is heating up. With the Midwestern sun comes intensely hot summer weather — and it’s only two months away. After you’ve loaded up on sunscreen and found an amazing sun hat you need to focus on your skin. More specifically, your hair. Whether you want to remove general body hair or if you have an overgrowth of hair due to genetics, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or a medication side effect. [Read more…]

Is Laser Hair Removal for You?

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Laser hair removal is one of the most common and popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, and for good reason. Many people have unwanted hair growth or wish to avoid the regular hassle of shaving or waxing. Laser hair removal is a unique method of removing unwanted hair that involves focusing beams of highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. That light converts to heat, which is then absorbed by the hair’s pigment, also known as melanin, in the follicle. The heat damages the follicle and prevents more hair from growing. However, this procedure is much more than just magically poofing hair away. It requires a trained medical professional in order to perform the procedure correctly and prevent any damage to the skin. [Read more…]

What to Do After Laser Hair Removal

In our last post, we wrote about how to prepare for laser hair removal. But what should I do afterward? Laser hair removal is a fantastic alternative to shaving and tweezing, but to be successful it’s important to provide appropriate care for your skin after your appointment. Here are a few tips for keeping your skin happy and healthy.Laser Epilation

Redness and Itching Are Normal

Most people who undergo laser hair removal experience mild itching and redness for about the first 24 hours post treatment. These symptoms are normal with laser hair removal as the treatment does irritate the skin. A hydrocortisone cream or an aloe gel can help with soothing this irritation. If this condition persists or becomes worse, it may be worthwhile to contact the technician who performed the laser hair removal.

Sunscreen Is More Important Than Ever

Sunscreen is always essential, but it’s especially so after laser hair removal. When irritated skin gets sunburned, it’s unbelievably painful. Protect yourself with regular applications of sunscreen. You’ll also get a bonus for using sunscreen on your next visit. With paler skin your next laser hair removal appointment will be even more effective.

Hair Regrowth

One laser hair removal session is typically not enough to completely remove hair. Usually at least five to seven laser hair removal appointments will be required to get the job done because hair grows in cycles. Consequently, you’ll notice hair growing between sessions. Use a gentle exfoliation technique to help loosen and detach any shedding hairs. Pour an exfoliating body wash onto a soft washcloth or loofah and gently massage onto the affected area. This will eliminate the shedding hairs that were treated in the last session. To handle hair regrowth that will be targeted in the next session, rely only on shaving. Tweezing, waxing and other hair removal methods that work on the follicle will sabotage your laser hair removal treatments.

Keep Track of Medical Issues

Inform other medical caregivers about your laser hair removal therapy, and let your dermatologist know about any new medications or treatments to avoid complications.

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How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a fantastic choice for anyone wanting to get ready for bikini season. After having laser hair removal, there’s no more need to worry about shaving and waxing. However, if you’ve never had laser hair removal, you may have a number of questions about the procedure.Laser Epilation

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

Information is key when getting ready for laser hair removal. Ask plenty of questions during the consultation so you’ll know what to expect, and be sure to disclose any medical issues you may have.

Take Pictures

A single picture is worth 1,000 words, and you’ll want to be able to track your progress. Take a few photographs of the area that’s going to be treated with laser hair removal. You’ll want to check the results.

Leading Up to the Laser Hair Removal Appointment

Your technician will have many warnings and reminders to give you at your consultation. The more closely you follow these instructions, the better the results of your laser hair removal are likely to be.

One of the most important warnings relates to staying out of the sun. Tanned skin is much more at risk for side effects during a laser hair removal treatment. For instance, skin lightening has occasionally occurred when someone has gone tanning before their treatment. It’s often recommended to stay out of the sun for about a month and a half before having the procedure performed.

Another vital word of advice relates to hair removal. While plucking and waxing may be a way of life now, they should be avoided in the weeks leading up to the appointment. Because these hair removal methods involve pulling hair out by the root, they can interfere with the laser removal process. Your technician will probably give the go ahead for shaving since this does not affect the hair follicle.

Laser hair removal is safe and effective. Follow these tips to prepare for a successful hair removal procedure, and stay tuned for tips on what you should do after laser hair removal.

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For more information about our treatments and services, or for advice about laser hair removal,  call Summit Skin and Vein Care in Lee’s Summit at (816) 533-4398.

Do You Believe These Laser Hair Removal Myths?

Since the earliest days of its development, laser hair removal has emerged as one of the most effective methods for getting rid of unwanted hair. Unfortunately, there’s misinformation out there about it. Is belief in one of these myths keeping you from trying laser hair removal?

The Truth About Laser Hair Removal

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Myth: Laser Hair Removal is Dangerous

As long as the technician is using an FDA approved device, laser hair removal is perfectly safe. In fact, it’s virtually pain free. Getting the same part of your body waxed is actually more painful.

Myth: Laser Hair Removal Makes Hair Grow Back Thicker Than Ever

Not so! Laser hair removal effectively damages the hair follicles. This helps to prevent the hair from growing back. However, it’s possible for skin to develop new hair follicles, so eventually you may experience hair growth on a different part of your body. There is no connection between laser hair removal and the development of new follicles.

Myth: Lasers Give You an Unhealthy Dose of Radiation

The truth is that the laser treatment doesn’t expose you to any radiation. You’re probably at more risk while getting an X-ray at your dentist’s office.

Myth: One Extra Long Session Can Get Rid of All Your Hair

Sorry, but if you’re serious about hair removal, you’re going to have to undergo laser hair removal at least three times or more. That’s because hair grows in cycles and at different rates. If you truly want a portion of your body to be completely hairless, several treatments may be required.

Myth: Laser Hair Removal is Equally Effective on All Hair

While technological advances have made this technique more effective for most people, it does not actually work on everyone. People with white or gray hair probably are not good candidates because their hair is not heavily pigmented enough for the laser to target.

Overall, laser hair removal is safe, effective and long lasting, making it a fantastic choice for getting rid of unwanted hair.

Laser Hair Removal Solutions

Find out if  laser hair removal is a good solution for you by contacting the experienced team at Summit Skin & Vein Care.

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Maximize the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Both men and women love the look of smooth skin that is achieved through laser hair removal. Here’s how you can ensure that you have the most effective laser hair removal treatments.

How to Get the Most From Laser Hair Removal

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal in Lee's Summit and Kansas City

Consult with a technician to discover whether or not you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. People with fair skin and darker hair usually experience the best results.

It’s not unusual for people who are interested in laser hair removal to use other products to control hair growth. Some of these, like waxing or tweezing, remove the hair by the hair follicle. You’ll want to avoid this for six weeks prior to your first treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hair at the follicle. You can still keep a more groomed look during this time by shaving.

Laser hair removal is known to be somewhat painful. Fortunately, new technology is helping to ease the pain. Before scheduling a session, ask the technician about the equipment they use. The newer equipment is more efficient and less painful. Other ways to reduce the pain of the treatments are to shave just before the appointment and to avoid caffeine for a full day before each session.

Offer the technician feedback as the laser hair removal procedure progresses. If you feel that you’re experiencing an unusual amount of pain, the technician may be able to make adjustments to alleviate your pain.

Those who are unfamiliar with laser hair removal may find it helpful to know that hair will not grow in the treatment area for at least 24 hours. Later, some hairs are bound to return. Some of these will be very loose and can be removed with a washcloth in the shower or a pair of tweezers. However, avoid tweezing any hairs that seem stuck. Leave them for your next session of laser hair removal.

Find out how to get the most out of your laser hair removal treatment with the experts at Summit Skin & Vein Care.

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Are More Men Getting Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal has long been a popular choice for women, but it seems that an increasing number of men are choosing to become less hairy too.

Laser Hair Removal for Men

Laser hair removal for men

Men undergo laser hair removal for a number of reasons. For many, it provides a boost of self-confidence. After the laser hair removal, men claim to feel more attractive and ready to take on challenges that they previously felt were beyond them.

Society is becoming more accepting of men who choose to undergo laser hair removal. However, there are many factors to consider. Laser hair removal can be expensive, with the price varying on the size of the area treated and the amount of hair. Accordingly, a man who wants to receive laser hair removal on his chest, back and arms will be looking at more expensive treatments than a man who is only interested in having laser hair removal on their back

Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

When it comes to laser hair removal, some men are better candidates than others. Men with fair skin and dark hair usually respond the best. The treatment involves a laser beam being directed at the hair follicles. The darker the hair, the better it absorbs the laser. Laser hair removal on men with dark skin or light colored hair may not be successful, so it’s important to consult with a technician about the likelihood of the procedure working before proceeding.

Laser hair removal is mildly painful. Most men say it is far less painful than waxing, and since the results are permanent it requires less dedication than shaving. However, several appointments will be required to achieve results.

After going through laser hair removal treatments, men feel at ease taking their shirts off at the beach. They don’t have to worry about chest hair poking out of the collar of their shirt, and back hair is just a distant memory. There’s no stigma for men who choose hair removal these days, and the results are definitely worth it.

Find out how to get laser hair removal with the experts at Summit Skin & Vein Care.

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Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

There are many ways to remove unwanted hair from the face and body. You can tweeze, shave, or wax. You can even consider laser hair removal. What are the benefits of the procedure compared to the other methods?

Laser Hair Removal vs. Other Hair Removal Methods

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal in Lee's Summit

• Tweezing is the method most women use on their eyebrows. They can perform the procedure at home, by themselves, as long as their vision is good. They can remove several hairs or a single hair at a time on a daily basis. As long as they are careful, it works well on this very small isolated space.

• Shaving is the method that most women learn to remove unwanted hair from their legs and underarms when they are young. It should not be used on arms or on the face as the hair tends to return quickly and be darker and coarser.

• Waxing can be done in the home or in a beauty salon. It is fast, but like shaving, it generally needs to be performed again and again. It is also slightly painful. If hot wax, instead of wax strips, is used, skin damage can occur.

• Laser hair removal is the use of a very concentrated light beam into hair follicles to eliminate the hair. It targets the hairs root and can lead permanent loss of the hair follicle after 3-5 laser hair removal treatments. The procedure must be performed by a skilled technician or doctor, to prevent skin damage. It is a fast procedure. Laser hair removal removes hair in a quarter size location in just a second. In the same way that tweezing can isolate a single hair for removal, laser hair removal can do the same.

Skin should be protected from the sun for a couple of weeks after laser hair removal. However, as a hair removal method, laser hair removal has a number of advantages. Laser hair removal is quick. Laser hair removal, performed correctly, causes no damage to the skin. In addition, after just a few treatments, laser hair removal may remove hair permanently from problem locations.

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