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Constant shaving, waxing, and threading can become tasks you dread, draining your wallet and energy. Laser hair removal can save you time, letting you wake up hair-free without worries about repetitive hair removal techniques. Laser hair removal is a comfortable and cost-effective option for individuals wanting to remove body hair permanently. Learn more about laser hair removal at Levi J. Young, MD, Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Kansas. 

What is Laser Hair Removal? 

Laser hair removal is an efficient treatment used to address unwanted hairs on the body. Laser hair removal is a fast and effective treatment offering reliable, smooth, hair-free skin results. With laser hair removal, you can reduce the discomfort after your disposable hair removal techniques, such as in-grown hairs, razor bumps, skin burns, cuts, and rashes.  

How Laser Hair Removal Works 

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment designed to reduce the growth of unwanted hair on the body. Concentrated beams are focused on individual hairs during the laser hair removal process. The laser light carefully heats the hair, damaging the hair follicle’s base. Damage to the follicle causes the prevention or delay of hair growth. Hair that grows from the targeted follicles is typically lighter, softer, and less noticeable than before. Laser hair removal requires multiple treatment sessions for the best results. After completing your laser treatment plan, you will notice that the hair you had no longer grows from the targeted follicles. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of long-term smoothness in your treatment area. 

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas 

Laser hair removal treatments can remove hair from almost any body area. Common areas for laser hair removal treatment include: 

  • Legs 
  • Bikini Line 
  • Pubic Area 
  • Abdomen  
  • Back 
  • Chest 
  • Arms 
  • Chin 
  • Lip 

Candidates for Laser Hair Removal 

Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types and tones. This treatment is ideal for men or women looking to eliminate the unwanted hair on their bodies. Unlike past hair removal methods, our state-of-the-art hair removal device at Levi J. Young, MD, Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, can inhibit hair growth on even the lightest hair shades. 

Laser Hair Removal Recovery and Results

  • 3-7 Days
  • High Activity

After your laser hair removal treatment, you may notice initial side effects of redness and burning skin similar to the feeling of a sunburn. These side effects are temporary and will fade within several days. You can use ice to minimize any discomfort in the treatment area. After laser hair removal, avoid UV exposure for at least six weeks and wear sunscreen daily. 

Your hair follicles will not fall out immediately after treatment, but you will begin to shed them over the next few days to weeks; repeated treatments are recommended because the hairs on your body grow in different cycles, and laser treatment is most effective for hair in the new-growth stage. You may require maintenance treatments for long-term hair reduction.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Laser Hair Removal Cost-Effective?

    In comparison to a lifetime of shaving or waxing, laser hair removal is incredibly cost-effective.

    The average lifetime cost of razors – even when only used twice a month – is more than $10,500. The average lifetime cost of waxing is significantly higher. Depending on the area being treated, monthly waxing can result in lifetime costs of $25,000+ for women, and $55,000 or more for larger areas commonly treated on men, such as the back.

    Razors and waxing are less effective, less comfortable, and substantially more expensive than laser hair removal. If you are concerned about the cost of permanent hair removal, we would be happy to discuss your financing options during your initial consultation.

  • How many Laser Hair removal treatments may be needed?

    Laser hair removal is cumulative. While some permanent reduction in hair is possible after one session, it may take between six and 10 to see full results. These sessions require little to no downtime and, depending on the amount of time needed for your specific treatment areas, can even be performed over your lunch break.

  • Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

    Laser hair removal can be slightly uncomfortable at first. We will numb the treatment area prior to performing your treatment to help address this possibility. Subsequent treatments tend to be more comfortable as the skin becomes accustomed to this type of hair removal – and remember, you will only need a handful before you never have to worry about hair removal again.

  • What Should I Expect After a Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

    Some redness or swelling may be present for a few hours, but with proper aftercare, these things should subside quickly. Bear in mind: waxing can be extremely uncomfortable, leave painful welts, and encourage acne. Shaving can cut the skin, produce bumps and lumps, and encourage ingrown hairs. All of these issues are eliminated with laser hair removal, which destroys the hair at the follicle to prevent its regrowth permanently.

  • Is There Downtime After Laser Hair Removal?

    The short answer is no, laser hair removal doesn’t require any downtime. You should be able to continue your daily routine and activities as soon as you walk out of our office!

  • When Will I Start Seeing Results From Laser Hair Removal?

    Results can usually be seen as soon as your treatment is completed. However, it’s important to know that how soon you see results can be dependent on your skin type, thickness of hair, area treated, and laser type.

  • How Old Do I Have to be To Start Getting Laser Hair Removal?

    While there isn’t a minimum age to get laser hair removal, you should have at least hit puberty before starting treatment.

  • Can I Get Laser Hair Removal if I’m Pregnant?

    You should wait until you are no longer pregnant before getting laser hair removal treatments.

Schedule a Consultation 

If you are interested in laser hair removal in Overland Park, Olathe, Lawrence, Blue Springs, and other surrounding areas, do not hesitate to contact us through our online contact form or by phone at 913-341-2188 


Hannah Brown

Hannah was born and raised in KC. She graduated from Entourage Institute of Beauty & Esthetics and got her laser training and certification with Lumenis. She is a certified provider with SkinPen, PCA professional peels, and continues her educations with annual trainings from SkinMedica and ZO Skin Health.


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