If comic books have taught us anything, it's that getting zapped with mysterious rays always gives you crime-fighting abilities—in this case, superhuman smoothness. Let your skin fulfill its dream of pummeling two-bit hoodlums with today's Groupon: for $195, you get a full-face Smoothbeam laser treatment for active acne and acne scarring at Pulse Laser and Skincare Center on Madison Avenue and 32nd Street.
Pulse Laser and Skincare Center is a state-of-the-art boutique laser center that cares for clients suffering from acne breakouts and scars. The FDA-approved Smoothbeam laser acne treatment addresses both live pimple populations and the archaeological remnants of blemish boroughs past, targeting spot-plotting headquarters deep in the sebaceous gland and potentially reducing pore size, acne, oiliness, and under-eye luggage. Stimulating skin-smoothing collagen-growth beneath the blemished surface, the lightshow not only bulldozes oily topography, it provides a long-term solution to potential scarring and relapse. This beam-based beauty treatment is a medical procedure, so skin-strategy should be determined during the complimentary pretreatment consultation. Results can vary depending on the individual.
Pulse Laser and Skincare Center
Working from their sole location at 149 Madison Avenue and unaffiliated with any other laser center or beauty lounge, owners Kimberly Schanzer and Michelle Moyer and their team of technicians have earned a top spot on Yelp's Best of list for hair removal in New York, and they've even been cited as experts on YouBeauty, a website co-founded by TV's Dr. Oz. The beauty experts are not only licensed aestheticians and certified cosmetic laser technicians, but also certified laser-safety officers. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, the women utilize their wide range of skills to make each client's visit to the boutique-style space personal and comfortable. The team has chosen some of the most advanced laser hair-removal technology available—Candela's GentleLASE, GentleLASE Pro, and GentleYAG lasers—which they can use on light or dark skin. They also diminish acne and deep wrinkles with Candela's Smoothbeam laser.
Editor of American Spa Magazine Heather Mikesell tried out the center's Candela GentleLASE procedure. She said, "Although I’ve had my share of laser hair-removal sessions, I have to say this was one of the most hassle-free." Mikesell appreciated the system's ability to treat a large body area and its patented cooling mechanism, which relieves discomfort better than a blanket sewn from strings of frozen peas. Pulse Laser and Skincare Center has also received accolades from a variety of other press.