If comic books have taught us anything, it's that getting zapped with mysterious rays always gives you crime-fighting abilities—in this case, superhuman smoothness. Let your skin fulfill its dream of pummeling two-bit hoodlums with today's Groupon: for $129, you three laser hair-removal treatments on one small area of your choice: brow (a $250 value), lip or chin (a $375 value each), underarm (a $425 value), bikini (a $475 value), or full face (a $600 value for women; $1,000 value for men) at Portland Spa and Boutique.
From within Portland Spa and Boutique’s woodsy waterfront location, visitors can whisk away unwanted hair with three laser hair-removal treatments. Knowledgeable technicians operate the powerful Soprano XL laser, diminishing stubborn follicles from any skin tone and hair-growth conference. Stiff upper lips are softened and slicked in an average of 30 minutes, and sessions devoted to deforesting entire visages may take up to an hour. Wait times between treatments vary by patient, area treated, and hair vacation schedules, and guests generally return every four to eight weeks, allowing overthinkers ample time to ruminate with complimentary tea in the relaxation waiting room.
Some results may be immediately apparent, but most areas require six treatments for optimal results. Those interested in completing the full cycle can purchase an additional three treatments from Portland Spa and Boutique for $129 to ensure the least wind resistance in next summer’s family relay race.
Portland Spa & Boutique
Natural beauty and modern med-spa technology converge at this spa and boutique situated a stone's throw from the Portland waterfront. Guests can anchor their boats and then dock themselves comfortably at the pedicure bar, where toes enjoy a refreshing dip in jade-colored basins before being softened with mandarin ginger essential oils. Leafy green walls flanked by potted palms and vases filled with tall grasses reflect the spa's preference for all-natural skincare lines, including products by Éminence Organic, while jet-black furniture and sharp track lighting hint at the cutting-edge services––including laser hair removal and pixel skin resurfacing––that await inside private treatment rooms. Still, the spa is most proud of its specialty organic treatments, including a blueberry-soy slimming wrap that aims to improve circulation and activate the lymphatic system and a champagne-mimosa sugar scrub that bids bon voyage to dead skin cells as it hydrates and tones the body.
Customer comfort is given top priority, and guests are invited to unwind pre- or posttreatment in the spa's relaxation room, where complimentary tea, wine, and water are always available. The staff also encourages clients coming to the spa from work to bring a change of clothes so they can head home afterward in their coziest sweatsuit or velour overalls.
0315 SW Montgomery Street
Portland, Oregon 97201