For too long, the gentle laser has been forced into a mind-numbing existence of reading an endless number of bar codes and destroying planets. Give laser light a much-deserved career change with today's Groupon: for $165, you get six laser-hair removal treatments for the lip, chin, or between the eyebrows (a $446 value) at Radiant MedSpa in Wallingford.
Radiant MedSpa's highly trained aestheticians undergo ongoing education in the latest cosmetic techniques needed to smooth furry hides. Laser hair-removal treatments employ the high-powered LightSheer laser to banish undesirable fuzzies from their epidermal lairs. Heat from the laser obliterates the follicle, preventing the offending party from growing back and thickening up for winter. Like the conclusion to allegorical space operas, optimal results are reached in about six rounds, allowing four to six weeks in between.
Medical Director Dr. Marilyn Tompkins, ARNP, busies Radiant MedSpa's staff with an array of services that refine skin surfaces. Injectables such as Botox and Sculptra free faces of wrinkles or circles around the eyes that reveal age. IPL photofacials and fractional skin-resurfacing treatments leave skin as brilliant as an Einstein wrapped in reflective tape; the spa's laser systems can also halt hair production in follicles or zap away spider veins. Glycolic or lactic acids reveal youthful skin and fight blemishes during chemical peels, and HCG weight-loss programs bolster weight loss with a combination of booster shots, protein shakes, and vitamins.