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

and I think I like it…..

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

Urban Body Laser’s Best Before and After’s

There’s nothing we love more than a good ‘Best before and after’s’ story, especially when we’re in charge! At Urban Body Laser in Vancouver, our trusted medical estheticians work day in and day out helping people change, correct, and revamp the way they look and feel about themselves. From pigmentation to acne scars, there’s nothing better than seeing the look on someone’s face when you’ve removed something that was causing them embarrassment, insecurity, or even shame.
If you’ve been following us on Instagram, then you may have caught a few of our favourite before and after shots of recent clients. In case you missed it, here are just a few of the best Urban Body Laser makeovers of 2015!
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Rachel came to us this past fall after suffering from extensive sun damage. The sun’s rays are amongst the most harmful contributors to aging, leaving sunspots and fine lines on the skin, as evident on her chest. FotoFacial®-AgeDelay™ is one of our most effective methods to reduce this damage, just check out Rachel’s results after just three treatments! Because you can’t be exposed to the sun after receiving FotoFacial®-AgeDelay™, fall and winter are the best times to get started.
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We all suffer from the occasional pimple, but before you start layering on concealer, please check the ingredients. Most conventional make-up you find at the drugstore is filled with chemicals, fragrances, and toxins that clog your pores and aggravate the skin, often causing more breakouts. Pictured above is a client who contacted us for a Colorescience application, a luxury make-up line that uses natural ingredients that not only covers those pesky pimples, but also nourishes the skin. Interested? Call us to book in a free skin analysis!
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Do you suffer from skin discoloration from birthmarks or scars? Photorejuvenation may be the answer you’re looking for. We use Sciton’s BBL, a safe and effective system that specializes in darker skin tones. After just one treatment, our client’s knee is looking shades lighter! We’ll be sure to update you once she’s finished her program.
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Did you know that laser hair removal for your underarms not only reduces the hair, but also decreases sweat? We call that a #winwin. If you find your light shirts discolor from sweating, or the constant shaving has caused thick hair you can’t seem to rid of, ask our medical estheticians for a custom laser hair removal program.
Interested in these or more of our services and products? Contact us and start the New Year as a new you.

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**20% off all moisturizers for the month of October. Contact us for details!**

Though it’s officially Fall, it’s not quite time to completely forget about the shorts-weather season. Why? Because as the colder weather starts to creep in, it’s the perfect time to start your laser hair removal treatments.
It’s a common misconception that laser only needs to be done when the weather requires barely-there clothing. However, this could not be further from the truth. Most of our treatment systems require that you have minimal sun exposure for one month, which makes Fall the perfect time to start your custom-designed laser hair removal program.

2 months after completing Guaranteed Service Package

2 months after completing Guaranteed Service Package


Rather than pulling the hair out by the root or shaving it off at the skin, laser hair removal stops it at the source by destroying the hair follicle, preventing any new hair growth one hair at a time. Because only a small percentage of hair is in the growing phase at any given time, multiple treatments are required for long-lasting smoothness.  These treatment are between 7-11 weeks for torso and 5-9 weeks for the face/neck.
2 months after completion of the Guaranteed Service package

2 months after completion of the Guaranteed Service package


Our state-of-the-art systems are able to treat areas like underarms, face, chest, bikini line, legs, back, head and our signature Balls n All ™. Designed after clients’ requests, this program removes all hair on a male’s private parts, including the shaft and base of the penis, the testicles, the area between the anus and the testicles, as well as the area between the bum cheeks.
Post 2 months after 7th treatment

Post 2 months after 7th treatment


Excess hair can affect visual appearance, personal hygiene, and self-esteem, so we completely understand if there are certain areas you never want to see hair growth again. Before you have to break out that bikini, contact us for more information so you can stay smooth and sleek for Summer ’16 – and be sure to ask us about our October special, 20% off all moisturizers!
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After these past cold, dark months, we’re excited to say that Spring is just around the corner. The weather is warming up and the days are getting longer, which means we can shed the layers and start showing more skin! So if you’re still toying with the idea of laser hair removal, don’t wait any longer. In order to be smooth and hairless by summer, you better start your laser hair removal treatments now!
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Laser hair removal is the best solution to rid of unwanted hair. Saying goodbye to shaving and waxing means you’ll no longer have to deal with razor burn, bumps, or ingrown hairs – forever.
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While we can remove hair from virtually any part of your body, here are the most popular treatments for both the ladies and gents:
For Women:

  • Brazilian/ Bikini Ling
  • Bunny Tail
  • Underarms
  • Full Leg
  • Facial Hair

For Men:

 
While these are the most popular areas for men and women, practically any part of your body can be treated. Our medical estheticians customize the right treatments for you with our state-of-the-art technology, ensuring you have the best results. To learn more about our systems, we explain in this blog post.

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Underarms before and after 6 treatments


So get ready to throw on your bikini or bare it all without a second thought of shaving! Contact us for a free consultation.
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Starting any new cosmetic procedure can be intimidating, so we often meet with people who are interested in receiving laser hair removal for a free consultation to answer their questions and clear away any jitters or concerns. Most of the questions they ask include how long the treatments take, what kind of results they can see, and overall cost. While these are all important questions, there’s something else that we often add to the consultation to prep the first-timers.
Committing to a customized program requires more than just coming to your appointments. While hair loss is our primary goal, you also have to think about taking care of your skin before and after treatments.
Do clients have to buy the products?
No one is required to buy the products. However, they usually do after we show them a picture of what could happen if they don’t.
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This is folliculitis (inflammation of the follicle). This gentleman came in and had one side of his back treated, and the next day came in for the other. He didn’t use his pre/post care, and as a result his skin suffered the consequences.
Yikes! So what are the pre and post treatments people should be doing?
We highly recommend two products: Hydrogel and Gentle Cleanser, both by Pro-Derm.
How long/often should people use them?
3 days before and 3 days post treatment. Once in the morning and once before bed.
Why are these products so important? What do they do for the skin?
We want our client’s skin to be in what we call a ‘peak state.’  This means properly PH balanced with the Gentle Cleanser and properly hydrated with the Hydrogel.
The Gentle Cleanser is a properly PH balanced cleanser of 4.5 and contains glycolic acid which acts as a mild exfoliant. It also has 40% Aloe barbadensis extract, allantoin, and is enriched with Lavender essential oil.

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Hydrogel is an amazing hydrator and healer. Because laser is putting heat into the epidermis, it needs hydration and cooling. Hydrogel contains Omegas 3,6, and 9 in it, which all work to calm the skin. It also has 40% organic aloe that acts as the cooling agent.

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Both of these products are free of fillers so a little goes along way.  They are also Paraben free and made in Canada.

Do you have a question for our medical estheticians? Feel free to contact us about this or any other of our services, we’re happy to meet with you!
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It’s one of our favourite times in Vancouver, Pride Week! We love how it draws people together to celebrate who they are and whatever lifestyle they choose to lead. Not to mention it’s an awesome party!
Vancouver Pride Week serves as a great reminder to be happy with who we are. Working in the beauty and health industry, day after day we meet people who are embarrassed or even ashamed of their appearance. That’s why we take such pride in what we do, as we see our clients’ confidence and self-esteem levels go from 0 to 100 after their treatments. This is especially the case after two of our services in particular: laser hair removal and photorejuvenation.
Our culture loves the look of smooth, sleek, and hairless skin. So when you’re genetically predisposed to have thick, coarse hair in areas that you’d rather not, it’s bound to cause some embarrassment. When our clients see dramatic hair loss after just one appointment, you can almost feel their confidence levels go up. Now they’re wearing tank tops, bikinis, and short-shorts without thinking twice.

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Sleek, smooth, and flawless!


Photorejuvenation is also an effective way to restore the skin – and self-esteem. With consistent treatments prescribed by our medical estheticians, it’s an effective and non-invasive method of fighting acne, pigmentation, and vascular issues like rosacea, telangiectasia (“spider veins”), and red spots. Using pulsed light, it penetrates the skin to restore skin’s youthful, flawless appearance.
Life is too short to be unhappy, so start taking pride in who you are and what you have to offer. Remember: real beauty comes from within!
Will you be taking part in Pride Week? Tag us on Instagram and share your pride-ful photos with us!
If you want to learn more about these or other services we offer, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.
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The start of a New Year always brings so much hope, excitement, and anticipation. January 1st marks a clean slate when many people resolve to eat healthy, exercise regularly, and accomplish all of those things they’ve always wanted to do.

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So now that January is almost over, we have to ask: how are those resolutions coming along?

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If you’re having a hard time staying on track, you’re not alone: only 19% of people who make resolutions actually stick to them two years later. Often it’s because their resolutions are too extreme. For example, cutting out all sugar, alcohol, and carbs may seem doable for the first week, even two, but a whole year? You’re bound to only set yourself up for failure. That’s why creating goals that are realistic and less extreme will help you stay on track.
Another reason people lose sight of their resolutions is because they tend to always put themselves last. When we first meet with a client, more often than not they tell us that microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, or any other treatments we offer are always something that they’ve wanted to do for themselves, but never made it a priority. Investing in your own health, beauty, and happiness is key to keeping motivated and accomplishing your goals. To ensure that you don’t fall into the 81%, here are a few tips to staying committed.

5 Ways to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

1. Know that you’re worth it. First and foremost, put your needs as equal or greater importance than anyone else. Make yourself a priority. If you need a reminder on how to do this, read our blog post on the importance of self-love.

2. Make a list. Write down why these goals are important for you and how you’re going to feel once they’re accomplished. With everything going on in your life, it’s easy to get distracted, so keep these visible throughout the day so you’re constantly reminded of your resolutions.

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3. Make a plan. Most people jot down their goals on a piece of paper and then quickly forget about them. To be apart of the 19%, figure out a plan of action and take the first step. For example, if you’ve always wanted to try microdermabrasion, contact us and set up a free consultation, then go from there. The same method can be applied to anything else you want to do, like take a night course or learn an instrument. The first step is making the call to those who can give you more information about your goal.
4. Reward yourself. Every time you finish something on your plan of action, treat yourself. It doesn’t have to be expensive or laden with calories. It can be as simple as buying a new magazine or sleeping in an extra 5 minutes.
5. Be accountable. Tell your friends, family, and partner what your goals are and ask them to keep you accountable. When you know other people are expecting you to accomplish something, you’ll be more likely to get it done.

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If you’ve always wanted to improve your skin, try laser hair removal, or simply just learn what treatments we offer and how they can help, contact us (and then you can tick that off your list!).
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There are a lot of businesses out there that will talk about their services, but not about the equipment or processes they use to perform them. We strongly believe in knowing everything there is before you undergo any type of procedure. Not only will this ensure your safety, but also give you peace of mind knowing that you’ve done your research and can trust that you’re in good hands. That’s why we’ll be talking about our equipment, machines, and products more in depth on our blog. Today’s spotlight: Forever Bare BBL.
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It’s a common misconception that all laser hair removal machines are created equal. The truth is, different types of hair require different types of treatments. If you visit Urban Body Laser, you’ll find a variety of state-of-the-art systems that will remove unwanted hair for good. Our medical estheticians analyze which machine will be the best fit based on your needs.
One of these machines is the Forever Bare BBL, a hair removal system that gently and smoothly removes hair thanks to BBL technology. Abstracting hair from the follicles, it’s a safe, comfortable, and fast method of treatment. The results are almost immediate, with hair growing back much thinner and sparingly until there’s nothing left but smooth, hairless skin.

Forever Bare BBL: How it works

Pulsed light delivers photothermal energy to hair follicles, and these rapid, short pulses of light causes the follicle to stop producing hair without harming surrounding tissue. Forever Bare BBL works differently than conventional laser systems because it decreases the risk of skin damage and minimizes pain through these short pulses of light. It has the best results on finer hair, so we often use this system as we move towards the later stages of your laser hair removal treatments.
Practically any part of your body can be treated, even sensitive areas like the lips, ears, nose, underarms, bikini line, and our signature Balls-n-All. BBL can also be customized to your specific skin colour, hair colour and hair density.
These winter months are exactly when you should get started so you’ll be smooth and hairless by summer. Plus these treatments require that the treated areas do not see sunlight for one month, making now the ultimate time to book your appointment.
Want to learn more? Our medical estheticians are happy to help!
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You know those things you always vowed to try, then for some reason keep putting it off?

laser hair removal

Chances are you have heard our radio ads, seen commercials on television, or read about it in the magazines. We’re talking about laser hair removal, our most popular treatment that we offer. So what exactly makes it so great?
Plenty. On average, Laser Hair Removal permanently reduces between 70% up to 95% of your initial hair growth. The hair that does grow back is thinner, lighter, and much less visible than before. Plus unlike waxing, you can shave in between treatments.
Without fail, the first thing anyone says after trying laser hair removal is, “I can’t believe I haven’t done this sooner!”.

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But don’t take our word for it. Just see what our clients have to say:
“… hair initially was medium to thick covering most of my back, after four treatments now most of my back is hairless with a few tiny baby hairs. Janiece and Adranna were extremely friendly and had complimentary TLC (tender loving care).”
“Never having to worry about booking waxing appointments before vacations is a huge time saver.  I’d much rather treat myself to a pedicure or a hair cut before leaving town.”

“From the moment I arrived for my consultation I was greeted warmly, offered tea and was put at ease. The procedure itself was slightly uncomfortable because it was my first time. The woman who was doing the procedure was fabulous and really made me relax. I had a lovely experience and will definitely return.”

Stop Procrastinating and Start Laser Hair Removal!

We have four systems that treat areas like underarms, face, bikini line, legs, even balls-n-all. All of our machines are of the latest technology and are customized based on your needs. Our medical estheticians give you a free consultation and match you with the machine that suits your skin and hair tone.

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The Fall and Winter seasons are actually the prime time to get started, as three of our machines require that you have zero sun exposure for one month. Plus because hair grows in different cycles, it takes at least a couple of treatments for maximum results.
If you’re ready to throw on your bikini or bare it all without a second thought of shaving, then laser hair removal is the right decision. As a bonus incentive, for a limited time you can try us out and receive 50% your first treatment!
This special offer won’t last long, so pick up the phone or email us to book your consultation. Stop the procrastinating and get ready for a hairless future with Urban Body Laser.
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Is Fall your favourite time of year? Pumpkin-flavoured everything, Halloween, and cozying up to a warm fire are easy to ‘Fall’ in love with. Plus with bathing suit season out of the way, you no longer have to worry about saying no to desserts or flexing your abs at least once a day (hallelujah!).
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Even though you’ve traded your flip-flops for UGG boots, you may think that along with your diet, you can ease up on your other grooming as well, including laser hair removal treatments.
Wrong!

Fall is the Perfect Time to Start Laser Hair Removal

It happens every year; at the first sign of Spring people start calling us to start their laser hair removal appointments. However, many don’t realize that it takes several treatments before the hair is gone for good. This is because there are three phases of hair growth. Since only a percentage of hair at any given time is in the first phase of hair growth, multiple treatments are required.  Plus, out of the four systems that treat these areas, three of them require that you have zero sun exposure for one month. That’s why these next few months of winter are a great time to get the process started.
Our most common areas to treat are:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdominals
  • Back
  • Balls-n-all
  • Brazilian
  • Legs
  • Underarms

 
So if you want to stay smooth and sleek at the beach next year, book those laser hair removal appointments now!
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Our medical estheticians are happy to answer any questions you may have. Just contact us for more details and get ready to look forward to a (hairless) summer 2014!
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