It’s that time of year again – time to get smooth and bare all!
According to BEAM Laser Spa in New York City, clients come in year round to keep stubble under control, but March through September is their busiest season. Beam’s laser of choice is the Candela GentleMax laser that gives amazing and has a special cooling device to blast the skin’s surface while the active hair follicles are destroyed, making it almost painless.
But if you’re not quite ready to check into a laser clinic, you don’t need to look like a caterpillar with these new DIY hair removal helpers.
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Is that tribal tat you got in college not working for you anymore? Are you rethinking the rose/heart/angel/butterfly on your wrist/ankle/back/shoulder? Are the disapproving looks you get at the office when your tat is exposed cringe-worthy?
Tattoos seem to elicit a visceral reaction in all of us. Some find these adornments sexy and edgy, while others consider them a symbol of a ‘bad boy’ who has a rebellious streak or a lingering reminder of a past life. Terms like “tramp stamp” and “slag tag” also come to mind. The celebrity influence cannot be overstated either. Every starlet and stud on the red carpet – from Angelina to Hayden, Eva to Megan, Brad to Beckham – seem to be sporting some b
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When it comes to lasers, dermatologic laser surgeon Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE, certainly knows his stuff. As the Director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, he is often first in line to adapt a new laser technology. He is also widely published and even more widely quoted on the latest and greatest laser trends. Dr Bernstein, the director Main Line Center for Laser Surgery in in Ardmore, has more than 15 issued patents for laser and anti-aging technologies, both within the U.S. and worldwide. He sits as the Chairman of the Candela Laser Corporation Medical Advisory Board and was integral in developing ma
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One of the biggest challenges for laser hair removal has been the inability to treat all skin types. Treatment on darker skin carried the risk of burning, and subsequent scarring—that is, until the new Gentle Hair Removal System from Syneron was launched recently.
“I can’t believe how incredible this laser is. It made the grade for us to bring it on,” said New York dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD, who runs a prominent dermatology practice at 900 5th Avenue in Manhattan, and is the founder of the uber popular Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare who brought us Alpha Beta® Peel Pads. “Even darker skin can be treated effectively and safely with Gentle Hair Removal,” he said at a recent pres
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