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I Let Urban Body Laser have their way with me….

and I think I like it…..

I have always been content with the way I appear on the outside.  I’m no beauty queen, but I’m happy about how I look.

Also, I have never been caught up with getting older.  Some of the most beautiful humans I have ever laid eyes on are in their 80’s.

So, I had never really thought of facial rejuvenation as something I’d be into.  I heard the ads that my friends from Urban Body Laser ran on the PEAK pretty much ever since we went on air.  But, I always thought they were talking to someone else.

Then, recently, I started noticing the effects my love for the sun has had on my skin.  I had so many crazy sunburns on my face, one so bad I had to be hospitalized.  And it realized that my careless ways with the sun were catching up with me.

When I heard the Urban Body Laser ads about Photorejuvenation I started to pay attention.  The idea that maybe some of the spotting and redness on my face can be removed with light therapy began to appeal to me.

So I talked to my friend Janiece at Urban Body Laser.   I had my first photorejuvenation and skin tightening treatment just before the holidays.  I was a little freaked out.  ( The picture is of me, just before I had my first treatment )  I was afraid it would hurt like crazy ( it hurt a tiny bit ).   I was afraid there might be scarring ( there was none – in fact, Janiece made me look better when I left than I did when I walked in thanks to the Colorscience  mineral make up she hooked me up with ). Mostly, I felt refreshed and relaxed and like I’d been pampered.

The treatment comes with a excellent skin care line for use after to help nourish and protect the skin.  I love it.

I didn’t really notice a difference, but my friends did.  I have already started getting compliments on how great my skin looks.  After one treatment.  Crazy.

Next step, microdermabrasion.  It’s happening soon.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

We’ll be posting the before and after pics of me after I’ve had all the treatments.  But from what I’ve experienced so far, it’s working.

It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching our last few days of summer. Just when we’re getting used to weekly beach sessions and leaving our sweaters at home, Labour Day Long Weekend is already upon us. So to make bidding farewell a little less somber, the Urban Body Laser team have a September promotion that will make you cheering for the new month ahead.

Our Skin Tightening treatment uses broad band light to reduce one’s appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. How it works is that it stimulates collagen production by putting heat into the tissues, causing them to contract and tighten. Collagen is a protein molecule that is found in the skin and provides basic structural support. With age, collagen is gradually lost causing deterioration and deflation in the form of facial lines, sagging, and wrinkles.

While virtually painless, you may experience a warm, tingling sensation, causing redness after the treatment. That’s where the Colorescience application comes in. If you haven’t heard of this luxury make-up line, this is unlike anything you’ll find in a drug store or make-up counter. It’s the only type of makeup our medical estheticians will use.

Take a look at the before and after of this Skin Tightening and Colorescience combination:

Whether it’s your birthday, anniversary, or you just want to turn heads during a night out, this combination of Skin Tightening and Colorescience will stop people in their tracks. It’s also a great gift giving the person you love a little pampering.
Have questions? Book an appointment!

Do you have your wedding preparations organized?

Summer is fast approaching, which means wedding season is about to begin. For those of you about to say ‘I do’, the last few weeks can be an incredibly stressful time as you try to coordinate the venue, catering, visitors, décor, stags, stagettes…the list goes on and on. Often brides and grooms forget to factor in a crucial step in the nuptial process: their skin.

If you haven’t started your skincare prep, don’t worry, there’s still enough time to schedule a few appointments in order to get yourself in photo-ready shape. Here are a few of Urban Body Laser’s must-do’s to saying “I do.”

Laser Hair Removal
Brides often find the last few days leading up to the wedding the most stressful. With so much to do, how nice would it be to know that you didn’t have to shave your underarms, legs, or get a Brazilian wax? There’s a reason more and more people are turning to laser hair removal: it works. Though it takes a series of treatments for hair to be completely gone, often our clients see incredible results after just one or two appointments. If you grow thick hair on your underarms, legs, or pubic area, the hair that grows back is much thinner and sparing after just one treatment. And for fellas, we know your future wife will definitely appreciate our signature Balls-n-All™.

Skin Tightening and Microdermabrasion
Every bride and groom wants flawless, radiant skin on their big day. In order to achieve this, we highly recommend 3 or 4 treatments of skin tightening combined with microdermabrasion. Clean pores are key to ensuring you don’t suffer from blemishes on your wedding day. Microdermabrasion removes clogged pores and cleans the outer layer of the skin. It’s incredibly effective to reduce ingrown hairs, discolored and congested skin, and even fine lines and wrinkles.
To achieve a glowing complexion, try skin tightening. This non-invasive method uses broad band light (BBL) to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It does this by stimulating collagen production, which is the protein that aids in the structural support of the skin and causes it to contract and tighten.

Colorescience Pro
If you buy most of your make-up in a drug store, chances are it is filled with so many chemicals and unnatural ingredients that it’s actually causing more damage to your skin. After receiving microdermabrasion and skin tightening, the last thing you want to do is pollute your epidermis with harmful products.

To enhance your natural beauty, Colorescience make-up is a-must. This luxurious line does more than just camouflage blemishes and discoloration; it actually helps to remedy it. Each product is designed to complement and blend together, allowing you to layer to achieve a flawless complexion. From foundations to lip gloss, this extensive line has plenty of options to match your needs and skin tone. Paired with our R3 Derma cleansers and moisturizers your skin will be ready to tie the knot.

While these are the most popular treatments for brides and grooms, we offer a wide variety of services that will help you get ready for the big day. Just keep in mind that many of these take at least a few sessions to really see results, so contact us as soon as possible to get started and get ready for the big day!

Only moms understand how frustrating it can be to finally reach your pre-pregnancy weight, yet still have a hard time buttoning up your jeans because of the loose skin caused from pregnancy. Even after months of diet and exercise, it continues to sit around your abdomen. For many women, this can cause insecurity and embarrassment when having to wear a bikini or tight-fitting clothing.

There are hundreds of articles that recommend everything from exfoliation to miracle creams that claim to magically firm up your midsection. Unfortunately, the only result you’ll see from these is an emptier wallet and further frustration.

The fact is that even after strict dieting and exercise, the loose skin around the tummy may never firm up. This is the exact scenario our client was experiencing when she came and visited us last year. After two kids and hard work in the gym she just couldn’t get rid of stubborn skin surrounding her abdomen.

When we meet clients like this, we offer our post pregnancy Skin Tightening services to effectively tighten the problem area. We use Broad Band Light (BBL), which is a mix of both infrared and visible light that penetrates the epidermis. BBL stimulates changes at the molecular level to bring visible changes to the dermis (the visible layer of skin).

To increase elasticity and firmness, the gene expressions in damaged skin cells caused by pregnancy are changed to resemble the genes in younger skin cells. With regular treatments, cells are reinvigorated over time. Just check out our client’s results!

Loose skin is a common side effect of pregnancy, but thankfully there are treatments we offer at Urban Body Laser that can get you back to your
regular self after just a few treatments.

To see if this treatment is right for you, contact us!

It can be a scary transition departing your twenties and entering your thirties. As a 21 year old, no one expected you to think about saving for retirement, making your mortgage payments, or climbing up the corporate ladder. But now that you’ve reached a new decade in your life, it’s not just your responsibilities that may be plaguing your mind. There could be an unwelcomed change that’s also starting to take shape: wrinkles.

Wrinkles are faint lines that appear on the face and usually affect people who are 35 and under. We all know aging is inevitable, but many don’t expect to see crow’s feet and frown lines as they push thirty. The good news (yes, there’s good news!) is that you don’t need to have painful surgery in order to fix them. There are actually a number of effective ways our medical estheticians can help reduce and eliminate the appearance of wrinkles.

The Best Treatments for Wrinkles at Thirty

Collagen and elastin keep our skin plump and flexible. Unfortunately, we lose both as we age. To replace it, we offer Skin Tightening treatments that work specifically to increase collagen. Our systems use broad band light (BBL) which stimulate collagen production by putting heat into the tissue, causing it to contract and tighten.

After your Skin Tightening treatments, we recommend following-up with Photorejuvenation. Fast and convenient, Photorejuvenation treatments can be done over your lunch hour. This also uses non-invasive, innovative BBL technology that is extremely effective to reverse the signs of aging. In fact, a recent study from Stanford University revealed BBL treatments can actually change a person’s genetic DNA to help reverse the aging process.

While these treatments will produce effective results, in order to maintain them you need to be using products that will continue to hydrate and nourish your skin. Like we said in last week’s blog post, it is so important to use the right skin care because what you put directly on your epidermis can determine the look and texture on a day-to-day basis.

If you were trying to hide a baseball under a bed sheet versus a fluffy down comforter, which would you think would do the better job? It’s the same with your skin; fine lines can disappear when your epidermis is evenly hydrated. To ensure you’re receiving enough moisture, the Colorescience® Even Up® Clinical Pigment Perfector® Sunscreen works amazingly well.

Other must-haves are the R3 Enrich and R3 Enrich Plus. Enrich contains highly concentrated Hyaluronic Acid serum that attracts and maintains skin hydration with high and low molecular weight proteins which permeate the skin and address aging where it begins, while Enrich Plus stimulates elastin, smooths fine lines, tightens, firms and fortifies.

No matter what birthday you’re celebrating this year, embrace your age and feel comfortable in the skin you’re in—with a little help from us 😉
To find out more about our skin care services and products, contact us.