Though physicists can't agree whether light behaves like a wave or a particle, they do agree that the most beautiful people in history spent hours at a time exposed to it. Explore the pulchritudinous potential of light with today's Groupon to Skin Solutions inside Rio Salon in Parkville. Choose between the following options:
• For $99, you get an IPL photofacial treatment valid for the face, chest, or neck (up to a $250 value).
• For $120, you get three laser hair treatments on a small treatment area (up to a $450 value). Small treatment areas include the lips and chin, chin-plus (extending down to the neck and over to the sideburn area), neck, underarm, traditional bikini, cheeks, ears, and between and above the eyebrows.
Helmed by a qualified physician, the dedicated professionals at Skin Solutions artfully attend to each client’s dermis to obliterate aesthetic impediments. In a non-invasive IPL photofacial, a sophisticated hand piece uses pulses of light to make blemishes and broken blood vessels disappear like a magician’s paycheck at a high-end rabbit boutique. After applying a cold gel to the patient's chest, neck, or face-parts, the technician moves the IPL device across the skin, breaking up deep discoloration while leaving healthy areas intact. As the pulses of light gently admonish damaged cells and tissue, patients may feel a slight stinging sensation similar to being snapped by a rubber band. Though patients may notice results after one treatment, a series of four–six treatments is usually recommended for best results.
Recalcitrant person fur is easily chased away with laser treatments drawing on the powers of the versatile LightSheer laser, leaving body canvases clear for beautiful oil paintings of Elvis. The laser treats most skin types in as little as half an hour, pinpointing growing strands at the root and limiting the long-term ability of hair-producing cells to sprout more hairs. Because the treatment is effective only on hairs in their young, impressionable anagen phase, a series of up to five–eight procedures may be necessary.
At Skin Solutions, located inside Rio Salon, the staff has an express set of goals: to reduce the signs of age and get rid of unwanted hair while impacting their clients' day as little as possible. To these ends, registered nurse Kathy LeFever leads an aesthetic team through the use of Botox and noninvasive lasers, filling out wrinkles and zapping unwanted hair from head to toe. And the combination of these two treatments is indicative of the larger trend that all the aestheticians follow—pairing pampering services with medical-grade technology. Facials and peels, for instance, offset IPL facial treatments and micro-pigmentation cosmetics, which render eyeliner that lasts up to five years, by which time everyone will have CGI eyeliner.