Though its primary purpose remains disrupting college lectures and movie screenings, laser light has also proved to be useful in the precise removal of human hair. Reap the benefits of repurposed supervillain weaponry with today’s Groupon to 53 Karat in Gatineau. Choose from the following options:
- For $129, you get six laser hair-removal treatments on a small area (up to a $600 total value).
- For $218, you get six laser hair-removal treatments on a small-medium area (up to a $708 total value).
- For $499, you get six laser hair-removal treatments on a medium-large area (up to an $1506 total value).
- For $712, you get six laser hair-removal treatments on a large area (up to an $2376 total value).<p>
53 Karat’s laser technicians scuttle errant strands using the LightSheer Diode Laser System by Lumenis. Safe for all skin types and effective on most hair colours, the LightSheer system works by emitting both short and long waves of near-infrared energy in pulses that flash for only a fraction of a second, the time it takes to become friends with a sea anemone. The laser light absorbs into specific hair pigments, conducting to the follicle where the building heat impedes the germination of future hair seeds. Back on the surface, the continuous contact of ChillTip technology comforts skin in a way matched only by hugging Morgan Freeman. Sessions range from as few as five minutes to more than a half hour depending on treatment area. Lumenis notes that the number of treatments needed to obtain optimal results varies by patient, though most typically achieve desired mirror-finish smoothness in three to five sessions.
After years of working together in the salons of others, longtime friends and coworkers Sonia Lefebvre and Eve Parr joined forces to realize their dreams of opening their own business, working tirelessly to build 53 Karat from the ground up. Since opening 53 Karat in January of 2009, Sonia and Eve—backed by the talents and passion of their close-knit team of massage therapists, stylists, and aestheticians—have steadfastly tackled the challenges and revelled in the joys of their work, their infectious excitement evident to all those who step through their doors. Bustling about their elegant styling stations forged from unfinished wood, coiffeurs bedizen hair with flattering highlights, and muscle manipulators in wood-floored private treatment rooms revive bodies weary from catapulting to work with tension-erasing massages. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the spacious salon and spa with natural light, and the chic warehouse-like space retains a welcoming warmth thanks to rich red walls and cheery plants.