The majority of real-life lasers are productive members of society, contrary to their negative Hollywood portrayals as family shrinkers and stealers of guns' jobs. Discover the truth with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $129 for six laser hair-removal sessions on a small area (up to $450 value)
- $149 for six laser hair-removal sessions on a medium area; valid for women only (up to $540 value)
- $399 for six laser hair-removal sessions on a large area (up to $1,200 value)
Licensed professionals use the Candela GentleLASE to target follicles, thereby reducing the growth of hair. Although treatments can be effective in permanently reducing unwanted fuzz, multiple treatments are typically required for optimal results due to hair-growth dormancy and laser-absorption rates.
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.
Professional Laser Hair Removal Center
Professional Laser Hair Removal Center's technicians have devoted more than 12 years to helping men and women rid their bodies of unwanted fuzz. Utilizing a Candela GentleLase cosmetic laser system, these technicians target follicles with pulses of laser light energy, which prevents the hairs from growing back over time. Before each pulse, the hand piece's dynamic cooling device sprays the skin with a brief burst of cryogen, minimizing any discomfort that the treatment may cause. The appointments can take as little as 10 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated, although they can take as long as one hour if clients want to test the laser's effects on a peach.