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What You'll Get
Having unwanted body hair can make you uncomfortable at the beach, much like listening to the lifeguard whisper the safety rules over and over to himself. Feel confident with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $129 for six laser hair-removal treatments for a small area ($375 value)
- $189 for six laser hair-removal treatments for a medium area ($550 value)
- $399 for six laser hair-removal treatments for a large area ($1,500 value)
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Hair Growth: It’s Just a Phase
Lasers work because the hair on our body grows differently than the hair on our heads. Check out Groupon's guide to hair growth to learn the science behind strands.
Hair varies in thickness and length across our body, from the head's massive jungle to the knuckles' tiny brambles. But regardless of where it is, each strand of hair cycles through three phases: anagen, also known as the active growth phase; catagen, or transitional phase; and telogen, or resting phase. During the growth phase, a new hair shaft sprouts from a follicle as its cells rapidly divide and grow upward, forming tightly packed bundles rich with keratin protein. Next, the transition phase kicks in for about two to three weeks, during which growth stops and the outer root sheath shrinks, anchoring the hair to the follicle as it enters the final phase. At that point, the follicle lies dormant until the hair is shed and the cycle begins again.
Not all hair grows at the same rate. On the scalp, hair grows about 6 inches per year, with each strand spending about two to six weeks in the active phase. Meanwhile, hair on the arms, legs, eyelids, and eyebrows actively grows for a much shorter period—only about 30–45 days—and spends more time in the resting phase, which is why using lasers in these areas helps curb unwanted hair growth. Humans need removal methods such as lasers because we don't shed our hair all at once like other mammals; our hair-growth cycles are random and staggered, whereas other animals' cycles are mostly synchronized.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Must use all treatments on same area. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Subject to availability. Valid only for selecttreatment areas Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Beyond Aesthetic Medicine
The Alma Laser Platform is a customizable device that's capable of treating a wide range of skin conditions. Beyond Aesthetic Medicine's technicians favor the Alma technology due to this range and effectiveness, using the multifarious light to treat for a number of conditions. Skin rejuvenation treatments foster more youthful looks by targeting wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. The Alma Laser can also be used to get rid of unwanted hair follicles as well as varicose veins. Beyond Aesthetic also offers dermal fillers and weight-loss plans that, while implemented under the guidance of a physician, can help clients regain their ideal physique and fit back into a favorite crack in the wall.