Invented by NASA in 1996, lasers were originally developed to help astronauts fight aliens, guide spacecraft, and scrawl marriage proposals on the surface of the moon. Take advantage of multipurpose technology with today’s Groupon: for $150, you get six laser hair-removal treatments (up to a $1,250 value) and a Visia skin analysis (a $50 value) at the Tiffani Kim Institute Medical Spa, located near the Chicago Avenue Brown Line CTA stop (a total value of up to $1,300). Groupon holders can use their six sessions on one of the following areas:
- Upper lip
The expert staff at the Tiffani Kim Institute Medical Spa adroitly eliminates unwanted hair with the zapping power of Candela GentleMax lasers. Guests first receive a multispectrum Visia skin analysis, which uses computer imaging to measure skin variables such as tone, potential wrinkle areas, pore size, and ability to rapidly flash red when frightened. Next, a Candela GentleMax laser beams away offending follicles with high-energy bursts of light, disabling hair growth and leaving skin gleaming with hairless self-satisfaction. The laser’s 18-millimeter spot size ensures speedy, efficient treatments, and technicians can adjust laser wavelengths to accommodate any skin shade. A cryogen cooling tip alleviates laser-caused stinging and irritation, allowing most patients to return immediately to work or attempts to sample every combination of jellybean flavors.
Treatments take place in a medical spa space carefully designed to ease stressed-out psyches and lull twitchy bodies into blissful torpor. Exposed brick and hardwood floors evoke domestic relaxation and soothing earth tones and comfy chairs relax waiting-room-bound guests and take the sting out of mistaking new patient forms for unusually relevant crosswords.
Tiffani Kim Institute Medical Spa.
In her Today's Chicago Woman blog, Living Well and Beautifully, Tiffani Kim shares her thoughts on eating well, maintaining healthy skin, and dealing with stress. At her River North medical spa, open since 1998, she transforms these thoughts into action. A true renaissance woman, she’s also a fashion designer and artist. She creates a spa-like environment in which her legions of devoted readers can actively follow her online advice. Within those walls, she leads a team of medical staff—led by Medical Director Dr. Thomas Klein—who offer services such as physician-supervised weight loss, dermatology, and injectables.