Bye Bye Razor

It’s summer, and that means, for many of us, shaving EVERY day. Maybe you have heard of laserimage hair removal and wondered if it’s an option for you. I wanted to share some information on it, to help you decide.

If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering.
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is more than just ”zapping” unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.

Depending on the laser or light source used, you and the technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection. It will also be necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light penetrate the skin.
Next, the technician will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You’ll get treatments until hair stops growing.
Recovery and Risks
For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it’s sunburned. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. If your face was treated, you can wear makeup the next day unless your skin is blistering.
Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.
Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions. Other potential side effects are swelling, redness, and scarring. Permanent scarring or changes in skin color are rare.
Costs of Laser Hair Removal
The cost varies widely, depending on factors that include:
Size of the area being treated and time required for treatment
Number of treatments required
Ask for a consultation to get a better idea of the cost for your particular case.

I hope this answered some questions and gave you a clearer idea of what this procedure entails.

Happy Summer!! Xoxo Jen




This weekend we give a big shout out to all the Rad Dad’s out there! But, we are plagued by the same problem EVERY year…. What do we get that special father in our lives?

If your spouse is anything like mine, he’s almost impossible to buy (successfully) for. There is nothing he is dying to get (that is within reason), and if I attempt to go on my own, it doesn’t fit, is the wrong brand, size, shape, color…

Why not take this holiday as an opportunity to introduce the men in your lives to the salon/spa experience? Whether it’s a massage, facial, waxing, nail service, or even his first treatment with Botox.

Sometimes our guys just need a little nudge to try out a new grooming treatment or perhaps a skin care regime. It has been my experience that most men, when given the information and details for such services, are very interested to try them out. And, they are surprised to discover all the “male” specific products and services.

So, make things a bit easier on yourself, and give your awesome “Dad” a Father’s Day present that, not only he can enjoy, but that will send him down a path to anti aging, grooming and wellness.

And, we can only hope, he will reciprocate with a spa service when Mother’s Day rolls back around!

Happy Father’s Day to all !!

Xoxo Jen