Hair follicles often become emaciated due to constantly expending energy to retain their vice-like grip on the scalp. Bulk up thinned-out strands with today's Groupon: for $59, you get four laser hair-enhancement treatments at Maida's Hair Studio (a $125 value).
A nonthermal, low-level laser therapy device swathes thinning locks in a ruby sea of laser diodes to nurture a thicker head of hair over the course of four 30-minute sessions. An advanced, helmet-like apparatus from Salon Lasers fits comfortably over the scalp during each nearly painless session, concurrently indulging receding hairlines and science-fiction soldier fantasies. This advanced treatment can enhance the natural appearance of hair, promoting fuller, healthier curls without the cost of transplants or the discomfort of a super-glued afro wig. The low-level laser is safe and noninvasive for both men and women, with little to no side effects.
Although laser hair enhancement has led to many successful first dates and some less-successful first-date marriage proposals, individual results vary. Customers should expect to visit the salon for sessions twice a week, with the thickest vines and tendrils visible after continuous treatment for a period of six to 12 months.