Dr. Madhukar Chhatre is proud to offer laser hair removal at our Kansas City, MO, medical spa. At Summit Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we are one of the very first practices in Kansas City to provide this treatment with the Vectus® Laser. This advanced technology can safely and gently remove unwanted hair, providing quick and long-lasting results. Natalie and Heather, our licensed estheticians and knowledgeable laser specialists, have been providing this treatment for over a decade for patients interested in removing unwanted hair from areas, such as their legs, arms, back, chest, face, arms, underarms, and bikini line.
Vectus® Laser Technology
One of our more common Medi-spa procedures, laser hair removal uses a pulsating concentrated laser light to minimize the production of hair. As the laser penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the follicle, it slowly and safely damages the follicle to prevent hair growth without harming the skin.
With the invention of Vectus® Laser, this treatment can now deliver fast, lasting results in a matter of just a few treatments for all skin and hair types. Compared to traditional laser therapy, this state-of-the-art technology provides optimal comfort and can treat large areas, such as the legs and back, in far less time.
This laser hair removal system also provides advanced technology in the form of:
- Skintel™ Melanin Reader™: This technology allows us to tailor the treatment for your unique skin type and tone, providing safe and successful hair removal.
- Advanced Contact Cooling™: The sapphire treatment tips protect and cool the skin as it treats your follicles, providing an overall more comfortable experience.
- Photon Recycling™: This advanced feature reduces treatment time and the number of sessions required, while still providing better results than traditional laser therapy.
What To Expect During The Procedure
At your first appointment with our team, we will perform an evaluation of your skin and hair to determine the best treatment plan, taking into consideration your specific cosmetic goals and the areas you would like treated. If you have been waxing or tweezing unwanted hair, you will need to switch to shaving for at least six weeks. The laser targets the hair in the follicle, so you must have hair growing for effective treatment. However, it is safe to shave the day before or day of your first session. The length of your treatment will depend on your skin, hair, and the amount of hair removal required. Most areas can be treated in six sessions, anywhere from six to ten weeks a part.
During the actual procedure, Heather or Natalie, will administer the laser system. You may feel a slight zap, but most patients experience little to no discomfort throughout the experience. While you are undergoing laser hair removal, we recommend avoiding the sun for at least six weeks before and after each treatment in order for your treatment to be more effective and to protect your skin.
At Summit Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic desires.
Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal
The primary benefit of laser hair treatment is the removal of undesirable hair with long-lasting results. Other benefits you can enjoy, include:
- No more shaving
- No more waxing
- Virtually painless procedure
- Removes hair without damaging skin
- Immediate results