Laser Hair Reduction in Kansas City

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A client receives Laser Hair Reduction in Kansas City. They are lying down with a towel covering all of their body except for their calves and feet. The medical provider is holding the hair reduction device up to the client's right leg.

After years of burning, bumps, and irritation all caused by bad razors and other hair removal techniques, you’ve likely had your fair share of experience with unwanted hair. It’s completely normal to have hair in places you’d rather not, but removing it can be time-consuming, tedious, and never-ending. 

But here at Kansas City Aesthetic Center, we have the perfect solution for that unwanted hair: laser hair reduction in Kansas City!

When we first started the Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center, we wanted to help everyone who was experiencing issues with their skin. 

So, we opened up our offices and began doing everything from skin cancer treatments and medical dermatology, to cosmetic dermatology and some aesthetic treatments, as well. How

Laser Hair Reduction Works

There are lots of different hair removal methods out there today, but few can provide you lasting results. And many can also cause adverse effects, like ingrown hairs, razor burn, and more. 

So, why does laser hair reduction work so much better? It all has to do with how the laser is absorbed and interacts with the hair follicle itself.

During a laser hair reduction session, the laser device emits a light, which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. That light is converted to heat energy, which damages the hair follicles in the treatment area. This damage helps prevent future hair growth.

Is It Permanent?

Depending on the size of the treatment area and the coarseness of hair, laser hair reduction is an FDA-cleared, near-permanent solution for unwanted hair. 

This can mean saving hours and hours by removing the need to shave, pluck, or wax—not to mention saving money on the appointments and tools needed for traditional hair removal methods.

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How permanent laser hair reduction is for you depends on your hair’s density, growth cycle, and other factors. Most people may need a yearly touch-up session to make their results permanent. Any hair regrowth after laser hair reduction is usually less dense, finer, and lighter in color.

Our Process for LHR in KC

First: Your Consultation

You’ll meet with one of our trained experts to discuss your desired treatment areas and the factors that need to be addressed for successful laser hair reduction.

For years laser hair reduction was considered to be only for those with light skin. This was because the technology used was not capable of telling the difference between skin color and hair color. This means that the tools experts have been using were not able to help those of all colors.

With advancements in technology we are now able to provide any and all patients with the laser hair removal they deserve and have been looking for! And these new technologies can do LHR without seeing any scarring, discoloration, or other skin damage.

So by taking the time to meet with all potential patients we take into consideration the technology they need to do successful laser hair removal. So the consultation is the first and very important step in the laser hair removal process.

Your provider will answer any questions or concerns you have prior to coming in for your treatment, as well as discuss anything specific to your particular skin type.

Second: Scheduling

Once you are comfortable with how the process works, you and your provider will schedule an appointment and go over the dos and don’ts prior to your treatment.

A female client stands outside the front doors of the Kansas City Skin and Cancer Center for Laser Hair Reduction in Kansas City

Patients will be instructed to shave the morning of or day before their scheduled appointment. You and your provider will also discuss any pain management options that may be needed.

Third: During Your Appointment

Once your appointment begins, we’ll prep the area and the appropriate laser. A beam of highly focused light is absorbed by the hair and disables unwanted hair follicles. There is some mild discomfort that lasts only a few seconds; the heat from the laser light destroys the hair follicle, and a hair can no longer grow from it. Treatments can be 4 to 8 weeks apart and require 6 to 8 treatments in total.

Lastly: Reactions & Recovery

Your skin may feel sensitive, warm, and red immediately after the treatment, but there is no downtime for recovery after laser hair reduction in Kansas City. Most laser hair reduction sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to treat all hair growth cycles.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

How long does laser hair reduction take to perform?

The laser hair reduction procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area.

What are the side effects of laser hair reduction?

Some varying degree of redness and swelling is to be expected. Aloe or steroid cream may be applied to help relieve any mild discomfort after your laser treatment.

When will I see results?

You will see results immediately after leaving your first treatment! Over the following weeks, your follicles will naturally fall out, leaving your skin looking silky smooth and hair-free. Even though you will see immediate results, you’ll achieve best results by completing a full series of treatments.

Is there a way to perform laser hair reduction at home?

While many products claim to provide laser hair reduction treatments at home, and while this may be tempting, it’s best to keep lasers in the hands of professionals. We have seen so many clients over the years, we have developed an excellent sense of what the skin both can and cannot handle.

Will my hair grow back?

Hairs that are growing when you receive laser hair reduction will never grow back. However, hair follicles that are not in the active growth phase, or are “resting”, while being treated, will need to be treated again.

Since every one of your hairs is on a different growth schedule, all of this should be taken care of throughout a few rounds of treatment sessions. It is best to consult with one of our expert laser hair reduction technicians to find the perfect treatment plan for you.

Discover freedom from unwanted hair today with Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center’s LHR!

Unwanted hair can be a thing of the past when you come to Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center! While we hope we’ve helped you understand more about what goes into laser hair reduction in Kansas City, we’re always more than happy to meet with you for a consultation to answer any remaining questions you may have.

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Taking care of your skin is more than just cosmetic and skincare products—even though we have those, too! Whether you have a specific issue or a few general concerns, you can count on having a timely appointment with an experienced professional.

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