In addition to probably (and definitely) resolving the argument about your roommate's boyfriend always sleeping over, lasers have practical cosmetic applications as well. Give unwanted follicles their walking papers with today's Groupon. For $179, you get three laser hair-removal treatments at Laser Cosmetica, a $324–$1,159 value depending on the treatment area you choose. Your Groupon is only valid toward zappings of the upper lip, underarm, regular bikini, lower legs, shoulders, boss's car, beard, or back of the neck—you can choose one treatment area for three repeated sessions. It's good at all seven New York locations (Uptown, Midtown East, Midtown West, Chelsea, Financial District, Long Island, and Westchester).
It generally takes about six laser treatments to completely banish unwelcome hair, which is why you are conveniently able to combine two Groupons for a total of six sessions on one area. Those who don't want to go completely body bald but just want to thin out and lighten up a particularly hairy situation can simply get fewer sessions than the magic six. Upon your first visit, a clinic director will help set up your individualized treatment regimen to establish the frequency and number of visits necessary to achieve desired results. Use this initial consultation to ask pertinent questions or to swap apple-streusel recipes with your lasersmith.
Both men and women can reap the benefits of a few personal laser-light shows. It's easier and longer-lasting than the traditional shaving method, involving melted butter and a sword. The treatment is FDA-approved, safe for the skin, and fast (15–45 minutes per session). By using a keenly calibrated light, follicle bases are specifically targeted, bypassing the beautiful skin lawn residing above the roots. Crabgrass hairs quickly fall victim to the potent pruning of America's favorite repurposed supervillain weapon and cat distracter.
With seven locations to choose from in New York, the nationally recognized Laser Cosmetica should be easy to find. Past mentions in Jane, Life & Style, and many other publications give it serious hair-removal street cred. More than 80 Citysearchers give Laser Cosmetica's W. 57th Street location four stars, while other Citysearchers give the Financial District and E. 73rd Street locations five:
- I am planning on going back and I would recommend anyone considering hair removal to do the same! You will not regret it! – Lindz 32, Citysearch
- The laser hair removal is a must for anyone who cares enough to shave regularly, or even wax. There's really no reason to keep doing that. I had a great experience with this company and will surely go back again. – bevlymann, Citysearch
- Not having to spend time and money on waxing is one thing, but not having to even think about hair growth is a remarkable relief. Somethings you wish you had done [sic] sooner, laser hair removal was one of those things for me. – verowens, Citysearch