Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hair Goes Nothing

New Vectus laser makes permanent hair removal quick and easy

Vectus Laser hair removal

Whatever your New Year's resolutions are (or were, depending on how rough your month's been), they probably didn't include "Stop shaving."

Newsflash, they totally should.

Especially since this year, you've got access to Vectus, a new laser that makes permanent hair removal quicker and waaay less painful that other lasers. Forget the numbing cream. And the ice. And the sensation of being attacked by a swarm of angry bees. Here's what you can expect instead...

Vectus laser hair removal Step 1: Sit down with an aesthetician and explain what areas you want treated.
Step 2: Lie back while she uses a melanin reader to measure your skin and adjust the laser's initial settings (light pressure and a few beeps).
Step 3: Keep calm as she and the laser do their thing, blasting unwanted hair with a series of quick zaps (prepare for tiny pinches and a faint whiff of smoke - relax, that's your hair burning, not your skin).
Step 4: Stay still while she covers the area with a calming hydrocortisone lotion.
Step 5: We're kidding, there's no step five. You're done.

Over the next few days, your skin might get red and bumpy, like you just got a wax. That'll fade. You might see stubble from straggling hairs. That'll fall out. Eventually, you'll notice a major reduction in hair growth and, after a few more sessions, no hair whatsoever.

With shaving out of the picture, you'll have plenty of time to do other things, like tackle all the other resolutions on your list.

Just think, it's smooth sailing from here.

The Vectus laser is available in Honolulu exclusively at Vein and Skin Center of Hawaii, 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 808. Prices range from $75/treatment for upper lip to $550/treatment for full legs. Mention Lei Chic to get 50 percent off a Vectus laser package, plus 10 percent off product purchases of $100 or 20 percent off purchases of $200 or more, including facial cleansers, rinses and creams from Latisse, SkinMedica and Revision. All appointments must be booked by February 15. For more information, call 808-949-8346 or visit HawaiiVein.com.

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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