The technicians and physicians at Simplicity Laser Hair Removal work to evict wily follicle lodgers of all colors with advanced hair-razing equipment that combines FDA-approved diode, Nd:Yag, and alexandrite lasers. Customers can gently pulverize strands in one body area with six or eight treatments of concentrated pulsed photons, which coax squatting body threads out of their skin shelters with laser wavelengths and candy. Alternatively, opt for a full year of treatments to tackle multiple areas across unlimited visits. Simplicity Laser Hair Removal's triad of modern laser technologies promises safe and effective treatment during each session of 30 minutes or less. Although these treatments can be effective in permanently reducing unwanted fuzz, most patients require 8–12 sessions for full reduction due to hair-growth dormancy, laser-absorption rates, and hard-to-locate follicle foxholes.
The experts here clear unwanted hair patches via waxing, sugaring, and threading. Use Groupon's comparison of these methods to help decide how you want to go bare.
Waxing: A relatively quick procedure with results that can last up to six weeks, waxing requires a technician to pull the entire hair follicle from its root using a heated, resin-based wax. Some find that after multiple waxes, the follicle ceases to produce hair.
Wax comes in soft and hard varieties. A paper or cloth strip is required to remove soft wax, which sticks both to the hair and the skin around it. Since the wax becomes pliable when cooled, beauticians can cover a large area and then quickly remove the hair all at once. Soft wax is usually more popular when removing hair on the face, arms, legs, chest, or back. Hard wax, on the other hand, cools into a solid form that can be pulled from the skin without a strip. The wax only adheres to the hair, not the skin, which can minimize pain and decrease the appearance of redness or bumps. Hard wax is typically preferred for areas where coarser hair grows, such as the bikini area.
Body sugaring: Long before wax was everyone's favorite food, ancient Egyptians were already stripping unwanted hair from the body by its root using a honey concoction. Similar to the waxing process, modern body sugaring involves cloaking a patch of hair in a sweet, sticky solution??typically made from sugar, lemon juice, and water??and then pulling out the hair using a cotton strip. Aside from the all-natural formula, sugaring differs from waxing in that the solution is lower in temperature, won't strip away live skin cells, and rinses off with water. Most people find sugaring less painful than waxing, and the technique naturally exfoliates the skin. Since it's safe for sensitive skin, sugaring has gained popularity for those removing hair in the bikini zone, above the lip, or on the chest.
Threading: During this centuries-old procedure, long practiced in Asia and the Middle East, a practitioner uses a loop of fine cotton thread to lasso the base of individual hairs, puling them from their roots with a quick tug of the hands. Since the method allows for greater precision than other hair-removal approaches, it is favored for shaping eyebrows and muttonchops and for removing unwanted facial hair. The thread barely touches the skin, making it a gentle alternative to waxing for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.
The licensed aestheticians at Blush Skin Care utilize the latest trade secrets to revitalize aging, acne-ridden, and dull skin. Dermaplaning, PCA chemical peels, and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion round off the spa’s more advanced services, but the team offers simple cleansing treatments as well, including custom facials for the face and back. Beyond combating wrinkles and sunspots, the Blush crew goes head-to-head against errant hairs, using warm wax to smooth both face and body.
Led by Dr. Sudeep Punia, a board-certified doctor and member of the National Society of Cosmetic Surgeons, the staff at Abloom Medical Spa takes aim at wrinkles, cellulite, unwanted body hair, and other skin imperfections to resurrect youth in all parts of the body. Technology by Matrix IR helps correct skin laxity, using heat to restore tone and smooth mild to moderate wrinkles, and SmartLipo body-sculpting lasers help diminish fat cells and elicit leaner forms with a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction. Additional services include cosmetic injections, as well as facials that use Image Skincare products to target common problems including hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and milk mustaches.
Expertise reigns at Advanced Laser Clinics, part of a national chain that has performed more than 250,000 laser treatments. Technicians can calibrate the center's Lumenis LightSheer laser system to treat a range of hair and skin types, with each noninvasive session incurring minimal amounts of downtime afterward. Microdermabrasion treatments and laser tattoo removals lock mechanical arms to keep the topmost dermal layers as spotless as a Dalmatian spy disguised to infiltrate a Labrador militia. Staff members look past the surface with injectable services, which can hide minor blemishes or boost a client's metabolism.
As a board-certified women’s healthcare expert for more than 11 years, Dr. Gulinson has helped women look and feel their best with medical and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Scott Gulinson and the beauty professionals at Millennium Laser and Aesthetics Center fine-tune dimpled skin using the nonsurgical, FDA-approved VelaShape system or liquefy fatty cells using SmartLipo. Visible imperfections on the face can be wiped away with various treatments that use injections, IPL, and novelty-size erasers.