Before being discovered by med spas, lasers were used exclusively for slicing turkeys during space Thanksgiving. Give thanks for lasers with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $69 for two laser hair removal sessions for a small area ($198 value)
- $139 for two laser hair removal sessions for a medium area ($398 value)
- $155 for two laser hair removal sessions for a large area ($450 value)
- $380 for two laser hair removal sessions for an extra-large area ($950 value)
Technicians target unwanted fuzz with the LightSheer Duet, which pulses at a fraction of a second as it heats up the pigments in the hair follicles. This causes just enough damage and makes it less likely that the hair will grow back. Techs also rely on two different hand pieces to comfortably treat both large and small areas without requiring any topical numbing gels.
Tanning, tweezing, and hair removal of any kind should be avoided for several weeks before your appointments. Click to view a list of treatment areas, along with recommendations for before and after care.
Hair Growth: It’s Just a Phase
Waxing works 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 years 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 waxing these areas helps curb unwanted hair growth. Humans need removal methods such as waxing 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.