Choose from Three Options
- $99 for three IPL laser hair-removal treatments for a small area ($297 value)
- $149 for three IPL laser hair-removal treatments for a medium area ($597 value)
- $199 for three IPL laser hair-removal treatments for a large area ($1,497 value)<p>
Although treatments can be effective in permanently reducing unwanted fuzz, six treatments are typically required for optimal results due to hair-growth dormancy and laser-absorption rates.<p>
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.
Pure Vitality Rx
Pure Vitality Rx uses nonsurgical procedures to accentuate clients' natural radiance. Welcoming visitors to their boutique-like environment, Natalie Sharp—a board-certified nurse practitioner—and Dr. Eugene Raber present visitors with a range of aesthetic treatments. Like drenched flash mobs, the practice's Palomar Icon and Emerge laser systems shower faces and physiques with laser-light energy or intense pulsed light to rid them of unwanted stubble, wrinkles, scars, sun damage, or acne. Chemical peels thoroughly exfoliate the skin and reveal the healthy layers underneath, and the microneedling DermaPen procedure tightens skin by stimulating collagen production. Additionally, Pure Vitality Rx helps visitors by offering supervised weight-loss programs.