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October 20, 2010

BOGO Free Laser Hair Removal!

Bets here. I don’t know who’s more excited about this deal—me or you! American Laser Center is offering BUY ONE GET ONE FREE all laser hair removal treatments during the month of October! Beauty Bets readers take an extra $100 off their package at the Edina location (mention referral code 269489).

I had been planning to talk laser hair removal soon with y’all, and this was obviously the perfect excuse. That and the fact that this treatment will change your life. I am almost done with my underarms, and will soon start on my bikini. Is there anything better than not having to shave or wax? I think not. For far less time than you spend on either, and for more money upfront but less in the long run, you can be practically hair free FOREVER.

It’s as a longer process than you might expect, but a very easy one. Every eight weeks (this varies by area), I swing by the center for about 15 minutes. The technician zaps my underarms with an FDA-approved, pulsed, high-intensity light. The laser disables active hair follicles, destroying them for good. It’s uncomfortable, yes, but the treatment takes only a few minutes and then the sensation is gone. There’s no downtime, stinging, or redness – I only felt discomfort the first time, and nothing than 5 minutes with an ice pack couldn’t cure. FYI: Dark hair is typically the easiest to target, but American Laser’s technology is advanced enough to also treat blonde, gray and red hairs!

Since hair follicles grow and regrow in a cycle and only growing follicles are affected by treatment, laser hair removal treatments require multiple sessions to ensure full effectiveness. That’s why I tell people considering laser: BUYER BEWARE. You would never, ever do away with every hair in a couple sessions (as featured in many a Groupon). American Laser is one of the few providers to guarantee its work for two years. Which means, if you’re still showing after your 6-session package is complete, you keep going until the hair is gone. To put that in perspective, I’ve had NINE sessions and probably have a couple to go. And I am not a noticeably hairy girl.

PRICE: not cheap. Expect to spend at least $1000 for small facial areas, more for legs, etc. But keep in mind that if you wax monthly, you probably spend half this much in a year! Laser pays for itself, plus imagine the time you’ll save not having to shave every day or go to wax appointments! Priceless.

To schedule a consultation in your area call 877-252-8922. Twin Cities readers call American Laser Center Edina at 952-351-9093.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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