Our Newest Skincare Product!

We are so excited to announce that we have launched a new product to our skin care line! Are you looking for some added hydration, plumping, and firming?! Get your hands on PCA’s newest product, Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum!

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Why is hyaluronic acid important for healthy skin? Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component of human skin. It adds moisture and fullness to the skin. Unfortunately, as you get older, your own body’s hyaluronic acid depletes. By supplementing the production of HA into the skin, deep and long lasting moisture is provided leaving your skin hydrated and glowing! It’s the perfect serum to add to your beauty regimen just in time for the warmer weather! It’s super lightweight, has a smooth texture, but leaves your skin feeling amazing!

Key benefits:

  • Moisture is drawn up to the surface of the skin increasing hydration.
  • Penetrates the skin for deeper moisture and plumping.
  • Encourages and stimulates the skin to produce more of its own hyaluronic acid.
  • Increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
  • Can be used under a moisturizer for added hydration.

 

The team at Laser For Less is OBSESSED with this product! Call or visit one of our offices today to purchase one for yourself… and maybe an extra one because we know you’ll love it so much! 😉 This bad boy retails for $115 and is worth every penny!

 

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My CoolSculpting Experience

My name is Hayley. I have worked for Laser for Less for many years as a Certified Medical Laser Technician. I love my job and I truly love helping our clients feel better about themselves through hair removal and now giving them their body back through CoolSculpting.

When I first heard that we were bringing on the CoolSculpting technology to Laser for Less I was ecstatic! I had heard a lot about it over the recent years and personally, was extremely curious to see what the hype was all about. This seemed like a perfect treatment for me because even with diet and exercising, I still had stubborn areas of fat that wouldn’t seem to go away. So, on day one I decided to go for it and had my co-workers make me a detailed treatment plan of what areas I would be having treated. We started with my flanks and bra fat on my back. During the treatment, I felt a noticeable vacuum suction and slight chill. The cold feeling went away after about seven minutes and from there I had no real discomfort. After the treatment, I was slightly tender, had noticeable redness and could see a bruise starting to form in the place where one of the applicators had been. I continued throughout the rest of the day as normal and didn’t feel like the treatment restricted any of my activity for the day.

When I woke up the next morning, I was definitely sore to the touch, but no signs of markings or bruises except for where one applicator was on my upper back, it was faint and was gone in 2 days. I didn’t notice any discomfort while I was sleeping on my back or sides. I went back to work that day and the rest of the week as normal. It really only gave me discomfort when I applied pressure to the area.

On the third day, I noticed that the area was swollen and appeared larger than it did pre-treatment. The swelling only lasted a few more days and then was back to normal. Closer to day five post treatment, while I was running errands, I experienced a “zinger” or two. This is where the nerve endings are coming out of a frozen state and starting to regain their feeling. It only happened the two times to me but it can happen more frequently depending on the person. Around day seven, my hips felt like I had a weight belt that was detached from my body and barely hanging on, almost as though the fat had completely detached and was beginning to shed away. After the first week was over, the area still felt numb when I would touch it, but it was nothing that bothered me.

We decided to continue on to the next areas that I would be treating. We started with the chin and this was the only area that had a different experience than the rest. The applicator goes directly under the chin while it is on for 45 minutes you cannot speak, eat or drink. Swallowing was difficult and slightly painful, but not impossible. They warned me that some people get a tension headache, which I did experience; felt more like I was wearing a headband too tight. After they took the applicator off, the 2-minute post treatment massage was uncomfortable. When the 2-minute massage was over, it felt nice to put pressure on the area with a wash cloth for about 5 minutes then the pain was gone. I noticed slight swelling of the area, but no other noticeable side effects. Again, the area was numb for a few days. I regained feeling after about two weeks.

Since my first round of treatments we have also treated my stomach, inner thighs, banana rolls and the second round of my chin. The banana rolls are the extra tissue located underneath the buttocks. The second round on the chin was similar to the first but the 2-minute post treatment massage was more sensitive this time. However, any discomfort went away after about five minutes like the first. All of the other areas treated reacted the same way as my flanks and bra fat as described above. We took pictures of my stomach and back about nine weeks’ post treatment and the results already are showing. I am amazed with the outcome and would highly suggest this treatment to anyone who is looking to get rid of stubborn fat that diet and exercise may not be doing the trick for.

So, I would just like to say, one of the things I love about our company is that we test everything out on ourselves first, because if we can’t stand behind what we do and be sure that the equipment we invest in actually works, then we won’t do it. So, my verdict on CoolSculpting is a very pleased YES, it does work! I will edit with updated pictures once my transformation is complete!

If you’ve been thinking about CoolSculpting or have any questions, we would be happy to answer them over the phone for you, or you can feel free to come in for a free consultation. Let’s see how Laser for Less can help you reach your body shape goals with CoolSculpting!

 

 

CoolSculpting® at Laser for Less

Laser for Less Now Offers CoolSculpting® Non-Invasive Fat Reduction at our Scottsdale Location

Ever wondered how to get rid of that “muffin top” or “double chin”?

Have you already been eating right and working out, but still that stubborn fat won’t budge?

Are you generally healthy and in good shape, but just need a little help with problem areas?

Look no further, Laser for Less can help!

The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet and exercise resistant fat. You’ll literally be freezing away fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device or two devices are positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, watch a movie, check email or even take a nap.

The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good!

With more than 4 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, people everywhere are getting a better view of themselves, thanks to the one-of-a-kind CoolSculpting procedure. The science and technology behind CoolSculpting is absolutely proven to work. At Laser for Less, we have two CoolSculpting machines so that we may DualSculpt, saving you valuable time during your treatments.

Our consultations are free and any of our wonderful trained specialist will be happy to help pick the best treatment plan for you, and as always try to save you some cash!

Stay tuned for a personal blog from one of our technicians that has had CoolSculpting done recently. It will be complete with her journey through the experience and some before and after pictures!

Microneedling at Laser for Less

Laser for Less is up to something again! 2016 has been a crazy year of expanding and why stop here? We are now offering microneedling at all THREE locations!

Microneedling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a skin treatment used to rebuild collagen and rejuvenate skin. The electric pen that is used to perform the treatment uses a fractional delivery of needles making micro injuries to the epidermis. The trauma simulates the regrowth of your skin. The technology used today is much more advanced and has several safety features that prevent the tearing of the skin that the traditional rollers can do.

Why Micro Needle?

  • Fast
  • Safe
  • Cost effective alternative to laser resurfacing
  • Treats scarring, wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, and pore reduction
  • Minimal pain
  • Little to no downtime
  • Great for all skin times
  • Easily treat hard to reach areas
  • Improves skin suffering from hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation
  • Creates a fresher appearance or glow to your skin

We are taking appointments for this treatment now, and make sure to ask what the special is for October! Spoiler alert: It’s for microneedling!

Phoenix is OPEN!

Our Phoenix location is officially up and running! We are so excited to add this third location to the Laser for Less family. It is on the Northeast corner of 24th and Indian School inside the Biltmore Suites. The location will offer everything the other two offices have such as laser hair removal, VI Peel, PCA chemical Peel, microdermabrasion and, soon to be offered at all three locations, dermaplaning and micro-needling. We are so excited to expand and can’t wait for you to come see the new location.

Bethany is our rock star laser technician and aesthetician who will be holding the fort down at the Phoenix location. A few of our other technicians from the Scottsdale and Chandler locations will be there on certain days as well.  Here is a little more information about Bethany.

“Hi, I’m Bethany! I’m originally from Prescott, AZ, but moved to Phoenix about 7 years ago. Growing up, my dad was in the Air Force, so I’ve also been blessed enough to live all over the country. When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my dog, Franklin. We enjoy watching TV together, taking trips to the park, going for rides, playing fetch with socks, sleeping and cuddling. I also enjoy spending quality time with my family, being outdoors, cooking, going to country concerts, and going out with my friends.

I’ve always had a love for the beauty industry. When I was younger, I always thought I wanted to be a makeup artist, but as I got older, I fell more in love with medical aesthetics. I graduated from The Skin and Makeup Institute of Arizona with certifications in microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels, manual lymphatic drainage, natural body detoxification, Aryuveda skin typing, and basic aesthetics. I continued my education even further and went on to graduate from National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. There, I became a certified laser technician, laser safety officer, and also got certifications in different types of laser skin rejuvenation/skin resurfacing, laser tattoo removal, skin tightening, and collagen induction.

I’m so excited to be at Laser For Less, where I can put my education to use, and do my part to make someone feel beautiful about themselves.”

We can’t wait to have you come see the office, meet Bethany and continue or begin your laser hair removal and aesthetics journey! We are open Monday – Saturday 10a.m.-5p.m. give us a call at any time to book your next appointment! 480-905-3080

Laser for Less 15 Year Anniversary

June is a time to celebrate at Laser for Less. This month, 15 years ago, we first opened our doors to begin our laser hair removal journey. We are locally owned company by a husband and wife team, and we started in a small room located in a dermatology office. Our customers loved our professional service and great prices, and our little company grew fast as our clients began referring us to others. We outgrew our space in January of 2003 and our Scottsdale location was born. With the amazing growth in business in just two and a half years in Scottsdale, our dreams of a second location came true. We realized in July of 2005 we had an incredible opportunity to open another set of doors in the Chandler neighborhood.  Four years into business, we already had two standing locations.

Then, as our success grew, a location in the West Valley only seemed right. In 2007 we opened our third office in Peoria but sadly with the recession occurring right after opening, we had to shut the doors the following year in 2008 to keep our other two offices afloat. The recession wasn’t going to stop us from doing what we do best: high quality laser hair removal at an affordable price. In hopes to find a busier location with more foot traffic and better visibility, we re-located our Chandler office to the South-East corner of Ray road and the 101 in the summer of 2012.

With business going well and our Scottsdale office needing a facelift, we began the remodel in January of 2016. We updated everything from the floors, walls, counter tops and receptionist desk; we even completely gutted the bathroom. Our new, fresh look has a modern feel with retro influences and orange accents. It matches the theme the owners have always wanted and gives us an alternative edge from your typical med-spa.

The most exciting news is yet to come; we are once again expanding the Laser for Less name! For the past three years we have been considering opening a third location and the time is now. By mid-July, our third salon in Phoenix will open its doors. The location is temporary, but fully functioning. It is located inside studio suites and Laser for Less will have its own room. Once we find a permanent, larger business space that is well-suited for us we will make the move to somewhere nearby. The salon will offer all of the same service as our other two locations such as laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and purchasing gift cards.

During the decade and half we have seen many other laser hair removal businesses open and then close their doors. Some were small and some were large, national companies. We are confident that our long term success is due to our strong ethical code of doing business, and because of this we strive to continually treat our clients and our employees with the upmost respect. Laser for Less wouldn’t be what it is today without our great clients, or our amazing employees. We want to send a huge thank you to all of our clients- past, present and future for being faithful customers. We are so happy to continue to provide you with all of your laser hair removal and aesthetic needs!

Colorescience® at Laser for Less

We at Laser for Less pride ourselves on making sure our clients are well taken care of. We show this by researching skin care lines that not only are great for your skin but will keep you looking young and healthy for years to come. Our lines include, PCA Skin®, VI Derm® and now introducing Colorescience®. We currently carry four products from this line; Even Up™, sunforgettable® broad spectrum SPF 50, and two face primers, skin mattifying and skin calming.

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Even up™- The newest product using skin-brightening UV complex, Lumira™ which addresses the underlying causes of skin discoloration, evens skin tone and keeps you safe from the sun with SPF 50.

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Sunforgettable®-Recommended by the skin cancer foundation for active and daily use is a physical mineral powder sunscreen that offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. Sunforgettable® is a sheer, easy to apply formula, and is water resistant. It contains titanium dioxide, micronized zinc oxide and red seaweed extract to help firm and balance skin. This is offered in four different shades which we have in store for you to match the perfect one to your skin tone.  The mineral powder comes in a compact tube with brush that makes it easy to apply on the go and will not mess up or cover your existing make up.

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Skin mattifying face primer SPF 20– The universal nude shade helps to give the appearance of even skin tone while minimizing the appearance of blemishes. It will help control oil and shine with a soft matte finish.

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Skin calming primer SPF 20– The golden nude shade will camouflage redness and calm sensitive or post-procedure skin.

The beauty with colorescience® is their belief behind the company.

“Our color cosmetics were created to be naturally beautiful, infused with ultimate sun protection and superior skincare ingredients.

We’ve made no compromises in our commitment to gorgeous, healthy skin. Our principles are simple and non-negotiable. We use only the finest luxury-grade ingredients in our all-in-one protective makeup because we believe in 100% healthy skin.

Because women should not have to compromise health for lasting beauty.”

We invite you in to try out product testers and ask us questions. Also, if you would like us to order another product from Colorescience® please let one of our staff members know.

Face lift for Laser for Less

After almost 15 years in business, Laser for Less is undergoing our biggest remodel yet. To establish a modern theme with retro influences, we are changing everything from the floors to the ceiling. Over the next few weeks of 2016, we will be working on completing the full remodel scheduled to end by early March, so please pardon our dust. We are extremely thrilled to get this project done, and eager to see the finished product. We know our clients will surely love the changes we have in store!

Our biggest project thus far was our floors. Over a four-day period we had AZ Garage Floors come to our facility and rip up the tile and complete a metallic epoxy look with chrome and mica pigments. Our floors give the new reception desk the desired attention it deserves. A tile-faced, built-in desk with more functionality is another great asset to our salon. Small accents that will be completed throughout the duration of the remodel include drop down pendant lights, rope lighting throughout the span of the desk and new counter tops. You will notice the tile has a unique texture that adds just a touch of flare to our new style. One thing you won’t be able to ignore is the splashes of orange. As our theme continues, you will notice our orange accent wall carried through the entire facility. The receptionist area is a retro pattern of white and orange while the rooms are a solid orange color.

The next big change is going to be the cabinets and countertops in each treatment room. B. Ann builders will be re-facing our existing cabinets with a white gloss and the countertops will be grey with a stylish pattern. This along with minor accents will complete the look of the treatment rooms. The restroom is also undergoing a facelift as well with a white textured tile along the majority of the walls, a much larger mirror, drop down pendant lighting and a grey vanity.

The project is coming together and we are thrilled to ring in our 15th year with a new look!

VI Peel®

We’ve just added another treatment to our services here at laser for less, the VI Peel®.

“The VI Peel® contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types and Fitzpatrick’s. The self-neutralizing VI Peel® will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate solar lentigines (age spots), treat hyper-pigmentation (including melasma), soften fine lines and wrinkles; clear acneic skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.”

It is typical to start peeling 2-3 days after treatment and you could potentially shed the skin for up to one week. You will be given a kit that contains a post peel protectant, a cleanser and an SPF. This kit provides resources to help keep the skin moisturized while protecting it from the sun as well as keeping you from any discomfort. You will see results almost immediately after your skin finishes the shedding process.

For deep blemishes such as acne scars, pigmentation, or melasma it may be suggested that you do a small series of treatments a few weeks apart for best results. Give Laser for Less a call and schedule a skin consultation with one of our aestheticians to learn more about what a VI Peel® can do for you. (480) 905-3080.

 

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Before and after two VI Peels.

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Sun Exposure and Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a wonderful service that provides great results, but it is not without its risks. At Laser for Less, your technician will always ask if you have had any recent sun exposure, had a recent spray tan or used any products that could make your skin darker. There are a few reasons we ask you these questions and they are all for your own safety. If your skin is tanner than it was the last time you were in, the settings on the laser may be set too high and could cause damage to the skin’s surface. Some of these risks include but are not limited to hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, burns, blisters and pro-longed redness. The reason for this is because the laser is attracted to melanin. Sun-tanning increases the melanin in your skin, making it hard for the laser to decipher the difference between your skin and the hair follicle. However, at laser for less we do have the option to treat tan or dark skin with the Nd:YAG made by Candela on the Gentle Max Pro. This laser is effective, but because it is safer for dark skin, it is not as aggressive as the Alexandrite, so you should expect more treatments in the long run. As always, we encourage you to be safe in the sun and always use a SPF of 30 or higher.