What Do the Gen-Xs and Gen-Ys Demand for Their Skin that Baby Boomers Don’t?

By Patricia Funder, M.S., C.L.T.

Generation XAre you tired of shaving yet? Are you dreading the last-minute pool or boating invitation, because your bikini line might be due for shaving or waxing, but doing so leaves a red, bumpy rash?

Invest 40 minutes to see how laser hair removal can help you — without the pain, itching and frequent treatments that accompany other hair removal methods: call LaserLight for Men and Women, at 781-871-2224, for your FREE consultation.

Our perpetual-motion Generation-X and Generation-Y clients, who value their time beyond what Baby Boomers ever did at their age, have jumped all over Laser Hair removal as one of the methods they use to get ready for any summer event that pops up on their Smartphones. What do they know that their moms and dads are missing?

Time and Convenience: They show up at LaserLight once a month for 20 minutes to an hour, and leave with their hair gone and a smooth, silky feel to the treated area. (For larger areas like backs and legs, it may take more than an hour – and it is once every eight weeks.)

An end to constant waxing, trimming, electrolysis: It takes only six to eight visits to put a stop to hair growth in the laser-treated area. At LaserLight, we constantly hear people complaining that they have been using other hair removal methods for years – and they still have a lot of hair!

More money in their pockets: There is an END to treatment with laser, while other hair removal methods will insipidly drain your bank account over a lifetime. Even electrolysis, the only one among the others that FDA has approved for market as being “permanent” hair removal, can take years to get to “clearance” of an area.

Relative comfort: When hair grows back after other hair removal methods — which do not provide long-lasting results — the area often itches and hair can even become in-grown. Not so with laser hair removal treatments. First, the hair growing post-treatment is from follicles that were dormant when you were lasered, and the new cycling into growth feel lighter and finer. The area typically does not itch. Second, using LaserLight’s equipment with patented Continuous Contact Cooling™ clients easily manage the small “pinch” they may feel during the actual treatment. Other methods usually hurt more.

Confidence in their appearance: the Gen-Xs and Gen-Ys have no worries about hair poking out of the bathing suit or shirt collar, and no sudden fears when checking the mirror in the car that they have undesired facial hair. They did their research, and seeing that laser is safe and works well, they took care of the problem.

If this doesn’t convince you that you can look and feel younger, smoother and more confident because you invested short-term in a long-term solution for hair removal, then call LaserLight at 781-871-2224, and ask all the questions this blog raises for you. We will give you a financial incentive to give laser a try.

You’ll be happy you did!

Copyright 2014, LaserLight Skin Clinic, LLC and Patricia Funder.
All rights reserved.

Enjoy Tax-Free Weekend!

There is still plenty of summer left …. August gives us 31 days to squeeze in more summer vacations, and dozens of trips to the beach or the pool … or to get in a lot more golf games.

And here comes September, which thanks to global warming hangs on to the summer heat and humidity. Why suffer the embarrassment of excess hair, or the rashy bumps you get from waxing and shaving, for another six or eight weeks of outdoor play weather? Why limit your particiption in fun activities because of it?

How much would you love to get smooth, hair-free skin? What if you could have it for FREE?

Right now we are offering three ways to get the best deal from the best laser medspa in the area, LaserLight for Men and Women:

  • Buy any laser treatment, and get a second, smaller area lasered for free!
  • Take advantage of the Tax Free Holiday to save 6.25% off any product that LaserLight provides — and get a FREE skin care consult!
  • Get 20 percent off our new products to enhance your laser treatment results: the PRESCRIBEDsolutions™ skin care line!

 

You save twice! No tax, and with 20 percent off you get customizable* skin care products that include:

  • The Eyes Have It, to reduce dark circles
  • Up the Anti, a tinted, moisturizing SPF 30 sunscreen for youthful post-treatment looks and protection
  • Stop the Clock, with DNA repair, polypeptides, antioxidants and SPF 50 to make this your all-in-one skin cream
  • And many more!

Call ahead for an appointment for a FREE skin consult
with Biopelle representative Sue Bombard,
or walk in early and be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday from 10am – 1pm only.

* Less than $8 to add serum to boost the effects of brightening, firming, rosacea control, acne control, and anti-oxidant activity!

Greet Summer with a Clean Bikini Line, Hairless Back, and Silky-Smooth Underarms

 

 

teeth whitening promoThe warm weather arrived this week and you are now wearing fewer clothes.

Maybe it occurred to you that you need some laser hair removal — fast.  In your current state, it would be too embarrassing to put on a bathing suit, or even a tank top.

You would prefer to greet the summer with the confidence that comes with a clean bikini line, or without all that back hair, or with silky-smooth underarms.  LaserLight can help you to get hair-free quickly, if you act now.

And now you have no excuses:  for a limited time only we will give you a FREE GIFT with the purchase of any hair removal package!  Read on ….

While extremely effective in reducing unwanted hair, laser treatments do not produce instantaneous, complete hair removal, making it essential that you plan ahead to schedule appointments.  With pool openings and the call of the beach and the boat only weeks away, you want to BOOK NOW to squeeze in at least three treatments before summer arrives in your back yard.

While all the laser companies say that you need six to eight treatments to experience “clearance” of your unwanted hair, even three treatments will likely reduce a good amount of your embarrassing undesirable hair in areas like your bikini line, back, arms, legs, or underarms.  And don’t be tempted to consider waxing or shaving as a quick-fix:  the bumps, redness, and stubble that reappears in a few days leave you with the same embarrassment as having the hair in the first place did.

If you choose LaserLight in Norwell as your provider, you’ll reap some special advantages:

  • We have one of the few lasers that treat tanned skin, so you can continue to get safe, effective laser hair removal all summer long.
  • You will get a FREE LaserLight Express Teeth Whitening (up to $600 in value) when you purchase any laser hair removal package — for a limited time only.

Call us now before school gets out, or before you unpack your summer clothes for the season. Get a head start on bringing out that “summer-best” look and confidence about your body!

 

teeth whitening promo

Time to Celebrate!

prom and graduation specialsCan you or someone you know use a little help to look their best for the prom or graduation? This spring, LaserLight will be offering Prom and Graduation specials that include underarm hair removal, teeth whitening, and acne reduction.

Underarm laser hair removal – only $89* (upper lip laser hair removal only $60*)

Express teeth whitening – only $69*

Laser acne reduction – $79* for a small area or $159* for the full face

(* Limit two treatments per person at this price. Must be a high school or college student age 23 or younger. Offers expire June 30, 2013.)

It typically takes a few laser treatments to see the results you want —  so make sure to schedule your treatments at least a month in advance of your big event!  Call (781)871-2224 today to take advantage of these offers!

Is It Safe for Teenagers to Get Laser Treatments?

laser treatments for teenagersDealing with peer pressure is part of the teen years. Whether you’re a young girl with excess body hair who is sensitive about your appearance, or an athlete or model for whom hair removal can make the difference between success and failure, you may be wondering if laser treatments are a safe option for teenagers.

The answer is yes, if properly performed by an experienced, well-trained and certified professional. Although those under age 18 require the presence of a parent on the first consultation and written consent from a parent, the risks of laser hair removal for them are the same as for an adult adult – and with the right laser and the teenager adhering to a good aftercare regimen, they are reduced even further.  You should discuss these risks, which are very rare, with your laser professional..

Consider the alternatives. Shaving can cause “shaving bumps” or ingrown hairs. Cream depilatories can cause chemical burns, and waxing requires the hair to be grown out first — which misses the whole point of hair removal.  In contrast, laser hair removal is safe no matter which areas are being treated, since the laser does not pass beyond the second layer of skin (dermis) where the hair follicles are located. Because laser treatments use non-ionizing energy, there is no risk of skin cancer. (Tanning beds are far riskier!)

The accepted minimum age to begin laser hair removal can be as young as 14 years old, although most experts recommend waiting until the teen is through puberty and, if female, has begun her menstrual cycle. Females should be hormonally stable and should not have medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

It’s important to realize, however, that results may be very temporary in the early teen years, since hormones are changing so rapidly that hair growth is rampant. More treatments than usual will likely be needed, resulting in higher costs. (You might want to look for a laser hair removal provider who offers reduced pricing for teens — but again, check their experience and credentials.)  Once hormones have regulated (usually between ages 17 and 19), treatments are much more effective and permanent.

Also, the teen must be mature enough to deal with any discomfort during the procedure, and be disciplined enough to maintain the treatment schedule. It’s essential that he or she is responsible enough to comply with pre- and post-treatment instructions, such as using an effective sun block and limiting strenuous exercise for a few days after treatment.

The teen years are an important time for building self-esteem. If insecurities about your body are causing you unhappiness, talk with your parents about whether laser treatment is right for you.

 

Now Available: Non-Ablative, Fractional Laser Treatments!

Palomar Lux 1540 non-ablative laser

We’re very excited to announce that we now offer non-ablative, fractional laser treatments! We recently purchased a Palomar Lux 1540 laser which can help you with the following:

  • Reduce or eliminate unsightly scars
  • More effectively reduce wrinkles that make you look old, especially around the mouth, eyes, and other facial areas
  • Get rid of the acne scars you’re been living with since high school
  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production to get a younger, tighter look and feel to your skin
fractional non-ablative laser

Fractional laser treatment

Fractional laser treatment applies light in tiny micro-beams to focus treatment on specific areas. By targeting only a portion of the skin and by controlling the size, energy, and depth of the treatment area, healing and recovery is much quicker, with fewer potential risks.

There are two types of fractional lasers: ablative and non-ablative. Most people don’t realize that ablative lasers actually remove the top layer of skin and even part of the sub-layer, often leaving the patient with a bloodied look.

In contrast, non-ablative lasers keep the outer layer of skin in place, speeding up recovery time and leaving the patient looking a little red and puffy for a few days — but otherwise “normal.”

We’re guessing that looking “puffy” rather than “bloodied” is more your style, so we’re happy to report that our new fractional laser is non-ablative!

before and after scars

Before & After: Scar

Considered to be an aesthetic laser, we use it to to rejuvenate skin and improve its appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing surgical and acne scars, and reducing stretch marks .

Call now to schedule your appointment. The first 10 people to call to book a non-ablative fractional laser treatment during March will get a FREE $50 treatment credit towards their next laser treatment of any kind, including skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal.