I got this question from a reader:
“I spent a lot of time in the sun this summer. Even though I slathered on the sunscreen and wore a fedora most of the time, my skin still looks and feels a little dry and some fine lines seem more apparent than they did a couple months ago. I’m 33 and obviously not looking for a drastic fix, what can I do to spruce up my skin?
– Jacqueline, Brooklyn, NY. ”
Luckily for Jacqueline and the rest of us, the technicians at Assara have some new tricks up their …Read more
I’ve heard people give every excuse in the book to avoid trying laser hair removal.
Although its not a new technology, its only recently become a “household name” as a technique for removing unwanted hair. Some people apprehensive, and understandably so – I know I was. When my friend told me about lasering her under arms my eyes glazed over; I was not interested at all. When that same friend waited 20 minutes outside my house while I did some last minute leg and bikini shaving she put her foot down. “You HAVE to try laser hair removal. …Read more
I’ve been getting lots of questions from readers, so I thought I’d do a little list of do’s and don’ts to help y’all out. Follow these tips and you’ll have a positive laser hair removal experience.
Do – Come in for your first visit with hair underneath your skin (but not long hair above your skin) so your laser specialist can properly asses your situation. That means no plucking or waxing for at least 2 weeks before the procedure.
Do – Start laser hair removal NOW (in the fall and winter). Laser hair removal is most effective when …Read more
I was in the waiting room after my microdermabrasion and laser facial appointment and I didn’t feel like braving the rainy weather so I hung out and did a little Q&A with the girl next to me. She was in for laser hair removal on her bikini and underarms.
Name: Jessica L.
Procedure: Laser Hair Removal for Bikini and Underarm
Laser Center: Assara Laser Centers, New York
Describe Your Experience:
At first, I only planned on doing my underarms, but after my first visit I signed up to do my bikini as well …Read more
As much as you’d love life if you woke up every morning looking smooth, bright and perky, you know that the truth is that it takes effort and energy to look great and groomed. Do you spend ever increasing amounts of time in the mirror plucking and tweezing newly minted facial hairs? I do.
I used to have a downy light brown duvet on my upper lip. It wasn’t very apparent in the summer (the sun took care of bleaching it out, or so I told myself). In the winter as I would get pale, the hairs seemed …Read more
This question comes from Tin998 via Yahoo! Answers:
Ok, I have an appointment Friday for some laser hair removal. Am I supposed to shave my legs like normal, or am I supposed to leave some stubble so the laser has something to zap at. I don’t want to show up unprepared either way. Thanks for the help!
Before getting treated, you should shave the area 1-3 days before your appointment. Do not use any other methods of removing hair at least 4-6 weeks prior. Laser hair removal works by targeting hair shafts and destroying them. The …Read more
This question comes from Bailey via Yahoo! Answers:
Question: How much does laser hair removal cost?
Embarrassing but, I’m looking to have my unwanted mustache taken off forever! Does anyone know how much this typically costs?
Laser hair removal costs usually vary from person to person and depend on many factors, including more obvious factors such the amount of hair and the area to be treated, as well as less obvious factors, such as the color and coarseness of the hair and hereditary factors.
Prices also vary between centers, though it would not be prudent to pick …Read more
To learn a little about how your brain works, look at the animation below. Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counter-clockwise. You may think that it is clear that she is turning only one way. It turns out, however, that different people have different perceptions of the direction of her spin.
If you see her turning clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain, and vice-versa. You can also try to concentrate and make the dancer spin other way around just by using your brain! Seriously.
So, by now, you’re interested in laser hair …Read more
I went to Assara yesterday and asked Angela, one of Assara’s laser Specialists a few questions, so that you can get to know her.
Name: Angela J.
Title: Esthetician and laser Specialist at Assara, since 2004.
The best thing my job: …Read more
How Can I Do Laser Hair Removal on My Arms Without Having a Sharp Contrast Around The Middle of My Arm?
This question comes from Curious via Yahoo! Answers:
Q: Arms Laser Hair Removal Question: How can i do it without having a sharp contrast around my mid-arm?
I tried one time laser removal, it hurts and it costs but i think it’s the best solution…
Only problem is, i ended up having a big contrast (no hair/long hair zone) around my mid arms (around T-shirt sleeve length)…
- I a man with long hair on my arms and upper back
- I don’t like shaving, bleaching or waxing, I want a permanent solution…
- Shaving my forearms is …