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.
When it comes to hair removal, the certified technicians at Pure Vanity have a goal besides precision: painlessness. Their Soprano XL laser emits less energy with a faster pulse than many other laser tools, enabling it to shut down follicles just as effectively but without a harsh sting. This FDA-approved brand of virtually painless hair removal is the staff's specialty, and can clear fuzz from faces, backs, arms, legs, and bikini zones.
The staff's other focus is skincare. Pulsed light remains the weapon of choice for banishing age spots and redness during photofacial and skin-tightening services. Crystal-free microdermabrasion smooths and brightens complexions without incorporating diamonds or other crystals, which can be abrasive and lead to misconceptions about whether your aesthetician is ready to take your relationship to the next level. For those looking pamper their muscles and psyches, massage treatments bypass gadgetry in favor of trained kneads by a licensed therapist.
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 name of nurse practitioner Lisa Williams's aesthetic center reflects its most popular treatment: laser hair removal. At Ultra Smooth Skin, techs regularly employ noninvasive laser beams to minimize hair in areas such as chins, underarms, and bikini lines. However, the center?s lasers can do more than just eradicate hair. They are also used for procedures such as Fraxel skin resurfacing, during which they lighten age spots and smooth away wrinkles to expose the youthful, healthy skin hidden below the face?s surface. Visitors can also opt for injectables such as Botox, Restylane and Juv?derm, which further combat wrinkles. Topical treatments round out the center?s offerings, such as CoolSculpting contouring treatments, Latisse treatments that encourage eyelash growth, and rejuvenating chemical peels.
Spa 810 is like a modern version of the cocoon: after entering the facility, clients undergo cosmetic changes before returning to their lives renewed. With a slew of technology at their fingertips, technicians are able to conceal signs of age spots, stimulate collagen production, and firm skin using noninvasive laser and pulsed-light systems. Their skin treatments also extend to crystal-free microdermabrasion and exfoliating chemical peels that improve skin's tone and texture.
Among the more unique aspects of the spa is its capsules, which promote relaxation during facials. Each individual chamber uses vibrational massage, gentle warmth, and aromatherapy to help clients sink into a deeply restful state during their procedure. According to the technicians, 20 minutes in the capsule can reenergize patrons just as effectively as two hours of sleep or three espresso-filled IV drips.
As an aesthetician, Nadjege feels responsible not only for how her clients' skin looks but how they care for it. That's why any session with her, whether it's a facial or a Brazilian wax, might include tips on how to care for the skin at home, what products work best for the client's skin type, or how to naturally obscure signs of aging without surgery. She's such an expert that she often concocts her own exfoliants for use alongside her arsenal of organic serums. At Le Studio De L'Adjege, she juggles these responsibilities with ease, administering treatments for immediate results while informing clients so they can sustain radiant glows for fortnights to come.