Laser Hair Removal

There is no normal amount of body hair. In fact, the amount of hair on one’s body can vary greatly between individuals. While women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens), sometimes a woman’s body produces larger amounts of this hormone. This can lead to unwanted hair growth. In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. Many women find it bothersome, or even embarrassing. Summit Skin and Vein care offers professional laser hair removal services in the Kansas City area.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair from virtually any part of your body. Unlike waxing, shaving, or electrolysis, you get permanent reduction with each treatment. Six to eight treatments are generally needed for optimal results.

During the procedure, FDA-cleared lasers target the hair follicle, which disrupts the hair growth cycle. The laser is beamed onto the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. The heat from laser travels via the pigment in to the root of the follicle, and destroys the root of the hair.

How long will the results last?

Over 90% of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of 6-8 sessions. On average, expect to need six treatments in order to get your desired results. All of your hairs grow on a slightly different cycle, so multiple treatments over time ensure that the maximum number of hairs is treated during the active stage of the growing cycle.

Common Causes of Unwanted Hair

Laser Hair Removal in Lee's Summit and Kansas City

  • Genetic
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Medications

Areas We Treat with Laser Hair Removal

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Bikini
  • Chin
  • Face
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Underarms
  • Upper Lip

Laser Hair Removal Procedure

LightSheer™ Diode Laser

Laser Hair Removal vs. Other Methods

● Tweezing is fine for small, isolated areas like eyebrows. Minimal hair removal by tweezing can be performed daily at home.

● Shaving can be used to remove hair from legs and underarms. Shaving does not result in permanent hair removal, however, and will require regular touch ups, which may lead to discomfort.

● Waxing can be done at 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. Lasting skin damage can occur due to the use of hot wax in place of wax strips.

● Laser removal is the use of a very concentrated light beam into hair follicles to eliminate the hair. It targets the hair’s root and can lead to permanent loss of the hair follicle after 3-5 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.

To schedule a permanent hair removal treatment or to speak to a skin care specialist about laser hair removal, contact Summit Skin & Vein Care at (816) 533-4398 today!

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