Laser Hair Removal in St. Louis

Some equipment we use for laser hair removal in St. Louis, MOThe Sheen Vein Institute is making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past for men and women alike. No more painful waxing, electrolysis, or razors! Our hair removal system delivers a specially tailored light source that is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. Our experienced team of physicians and nurses can treat men and women of all skin types and tones safety and effectively.

Cutera Xeo Laser system: Laser hair removal, laser genesis, and lime light.


What’s the Sheen Vein Institute Difference?
The Sheen Vein Institute utilizes the best laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types and tones, from light to dark including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wave lengths, and innovative cooling design allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results. Have your hair removal treatments performed by experienced medical professionals.
What areas can be treated?
Hair can be removed from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
What do the treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors which include hair thickness and the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In addition, the physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.
What are the possible side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
How does the laser hair removal compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. The Sheen Vein Institute offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
How does laser hair removal compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By using a laser, we can deliver light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, allowing us to effectively treat an area in just seconds that would normally take over an hour with electrolysis.
Why choose Sheen Vein Institute over other laser hair removal companies?
All procedures at the Sheen Vein iInstitute are performed by experienced physicians and nurses, not by non-medical personnel as is commonly found in other hair removal facilities. Laser hair removal is a medical procedure so it should be performed by experienced medical professionals. The Sheen Vein institute prides itself in being a true medical office not a med spa. We use the latest technology in laser hair removal and can treat large areas quickly, safely and effectively. By utilizing a longer wavelength we are able to treat patients with light or dark skin tones. The cooled hand piece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.