Ridding bodies of unwanted hair can aid in competitive swimming, professional cycling, and avoiding indiscriminate fur trappers. Speed past snares with today's Groupon: for $99, you get six laser hair-removal treatments at Bond Clinic, P.A. (up to an $600 value, depending on treatment area) in Winter Haven. Groupon customers also receive a 20% discount on Botox, Latisse, and M.D. Forté brand cosmeceuticals.
Founded more than half a century ago, Bond Clinic has grown into a highly trusted community of 40 doctors, specializing in 20 fields, including an able-handed aesthetics department. Skilled dermal detailers wield a Gemini laser to disable hair, even if it's still below the surface, curly, or clad in chainmail. Delicate pores and skin structures remain undamaged after a 5–15 minute barrage of the Gemini's photon pulses and futuristic zapping noises. Clear follicle forests from the standard bikini area, underarms, upper lip, chin, sideburns, front or back of neck, ears, cheeks, and glabella. During treatment, the sensation lies somewhere between a mild pinprick and a porcupine kiss, but there is little residual discomfort afterward. Though a person typically needs six sessions to achieve complete area smoothness, the number of sessions can vary for each individual.
Bond Clinic, P.A.
Bond Clinic, P.A. may be staffed by a range of doctors—from cardiologists to ophthalmologists—but the medical center offers a surprising twist to the typical clinic. While docs discuss women’s health or remove butterflies from a patient’s stomach without setting off the cacophonous buzzer, cosmetic experts man private spa rooms, where they dole out treatments for face and body. Laser technicians eradicate unwanted hair and erase signs of aging, acne, and sun damage with cosmetic laser therapy. Aestheticians take a gentler approach, treating both men and women with seven types of facials, such as the classic European treatment or the teen facial designed to combat acne and placate noses threatening to run away from home. Licensed massage therapists can also calm internal stress with Swedish, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages.