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Hobbit Feet – and Laser Hair Removal

Our friends at the popular television show The Doctors recently had quite a challenge on their hands – a man with extremely, hair feet! (Watch the clip. We’re not kidding!) We have to agree with our gracious medical doctor who says that socks and open toed shoes don’t go together. But when one has endured people making fun of his hairy feet for such a long time, it’s hard not to hide them. So what can be done? Play the video below and see:

We’re happy everything worked out so well for Rami and almost certain that his toes will enjoy a little more sunshine. Find Your Provider – click here!

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A Guest Post from Beauty Blogger Maureen Hayden

We say a lot about hair removal lasers and laser hair removal. As regular readers know, we’re obsessed with both. It’s always best, however, to hear from the professional who use our hair removal lasers day in and day out. Therefore we’re happy to present a guest post from Beauty Blogger Maureen Hayden.  Here’s what Maureen had to say about laser hair removal and the Pain-Free, Hair-Free laser hair removal treatment from Alma Lasers:

“Well, what can I say about this Soprano hair removal laser. A lot – it’s been fantastic. Speaking from my own personal experience on both sides of the laser it’s just been brilliant. I have raved about this machine in particular on my blog for a while now and I would say the Soprano has been the best laser hair removal machine I have used.

Now I do tend to get carried away when talking but allow me to state a few things so you can see where I’m coming from. I’m an Aesthetician and I’ve used various other lasers including IPL’s.

When training on a new device, I always ask, “Is it suitable for darker skin?” I’ve often found that the technology isn’t suitable in the first place. If it is, there’s usually more pain involved and poor results. This is a real shame so I was very happy to learn that the Soprano was suitable for darker skin. In fact it’s suitable for any skin type. Note that I say I was happy, but still skeptical.

I must admit I didn’t jump in and start having the treatments done myself straight away. It still took some time for me to try it out for myself. I liked the fact that the Soprano’s setting can be adjusted and, with me being a bit of a chicken, I opted to turn it right down. I was then pleasantly surprised because it didn’t hurt. It felt a little prickly sometime where I had coarse hair, but it was not painful.

At this time, I have had four treatments on my legs and other treatments on smaller areas. I’ve timed the treatments more or less consistently every four to five weeks apart. I only shaved between treatments as recommended and then I have had one treatment in March of this year as a touch up.

Usually a course of six treatments is recommended for optimal results but it worked so well for me I was happy with five and just shaving every few months to keep stray hairs at bay. I have only touched them a few times since. I do still have hairs but they are so few and so fine that I don’t notice them and barely feel them at all.

I’m glad I have had treatment as it just means for myself that holidays are hair free. It feels more comfortable and I’m very smooth indeed. Not a lot of clinics use this laser. It’s one of the latest technologies to come out in the ‘hair removal market.’ I would advise anyone to have this done and anyone that has dark unwanted hair is perfect. Any skin color which is one of the big plusses for me including it being virtually pain free as mentioned earlier. If you are thinking along the lines of having a more permanent option of hair removal then this is the laser to research. Where I work, Medizen, my clients travel from afar to have this particular machine used.

I do hope this has encouraged some of you who are thinking of having this done. I’m now thinking of having another area done. It’s just addictive. Why have unwanted embarrassing hair when you have soprano FOR ALL SKIN TYPES!

Follow Maureen on Twiiter: @LovebeautySkin and contact Alma Laser to bring Pain-Free, Hair-Free virtually painless laser hair removal to your office. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe? Buyers Guide for Laser Hair Removal

We’re passionate believers in hair removal lasers. Of course we’ve worked hard to make our technology safe and effective to minimize the risk of laser hair removal. We believe, in fact, that safety is our most important responsibility. But it’s important to ask; do all laser manufacturers feel the same way?

The answer may be found in a story reported by a Toronto, Canada television station. “Don’t Get Burned” featured several horrific examples of laser hair removal treatments gone wrong as well as other horrific outcomes of other cosmetic laser treatments. The story identified factors that may have contributed to these horror stories.

The news story made some excellent points.

The truth is simple: laser hair removal, like any cosmetic laser treatment, is a procedure that contains risks. Furthermore you should be aware of not only the risks involved but a few steps you can take to minimize the potential for burns, scar, loss of pigment and even excessive pain. Knowledge is power, as they say, and we want to empower you with the knowledge to make the most educated decision that you can before your laser treatment.

Canadian and Provincial Regulations  do not fully regulate or monitor lasers. So how do you know if a device is right for you? How can you be sure? You don’t have to rely on words alone. You can obtain the name of laser and verify the information at the FDA’s website. Let’s use one of our hair removal lasers’ as an example. Visit the FDA’s site and enter the name Soprano in the search form.

Then, select the device itself:

And from there read the FDA’s summary:

In the summary document you’ll learn that, “The Soprano XL system is indicated for use on all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI), including tanned skin.”

If you can’t find your laser in the FDA data-base, you might not want to let it anywhere near your skin.

By the way, you can utilize the same data-base to determine whether a machine has a history of adverse events, meaning that others have experienced burns or injuries – or worse – from the device Simply enter the machine’s name and its manufacture along with the words adverse event. A sample AE, as its known in the business, can be seen here: competing laser on FDA website.

Trainingis another important concern. As the story reported, some location recieve, “…Questionable training” and a certification in about one hour. Is this appropriate? Alma Lasers conducts a robust training program by medical professionals. Furthermore, we make on-going training available and have medical professional standing by to answer questions when they come up.

We understand that certifications can be confusing. Furthermore, anyone can say that they were trained by Alma Lasers and authorized to perform the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment. Your best bet, we believe, is to find your provider here. These locations purchased hair removal equipment with FDA  clearances and completed their training. These professionals are backed by the leader in aesthetic laser technology – Alma Lasers. In summary, these professionals stand as the cream of the crop in the laser hair removal industry.

We know that nothing can eliminate all risks all the time. But we’re committed to making laser hair removal as safe as possible for as many people as possible. We introduced sophisticated laser platforms and an innovative proprietary hair removal treatment, Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ to the market. The technology has been used to safely perform the treatment thousands of times all over the world. Is it the right treatment for you? Considering the competition, we believe it’s the only treatment for you.

To learn more about the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatment please visit our Consultation and Treatment FAQ pages then find a laser hair removal provider in your area. Accept no impersonations and, remember, not every laser is a Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser.


A Study in Decreasing Pain, Laser Hair Removal

Chances are, anyone looking for laser hair removal does a bit of homework on the subject. Correct? It may be challenging, however, to separate fact from fiction when gathering laser hair removal information. Some hair removal providers may tell you, for example, that all hair removal lasers feel the same to clients and that they all pretty much make people cry. Look, we know that pain is subjective and that some folks have higher pain tolerances than others. We also know that the facts are a result of scientific studies conducted under controlled circumstances.

Dr. Chris Zachary recently presented the findings of one such study. He compared the virtually painless laser hair removal technology from Alma Lasers against another hair removal laser. Here’s what he had to say:

When it comes to hair removal lasers, we’re passionate to the point of being obsessed. We’re even more passionate about your laser hair removal treatment. So ask your provider about Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal. You might even mention that you know a thing or two about laser hair removal procedures and that you’ve done your research. Better yet, find your laser hair removal provider right here.

Laser hair removal professionals; contact us for more info on virtually painless laser hair removal and other aesthetic innovations from Alma Lasers. 

Things you’ll Probably Never Hear, Part I

Are you ever going to hear this statement?

You’re back hair is so sexy! I just want to comb it with a brush and put it in braids…

Yeah, didn’t think so. If you’re a guy and your back looks like something that could be nailed to a hunter’s wall, you’re might be scaring off the perfect mate. If you’re a woman… Well, maybe there’s a subculture that likes females with hairy backs. In any case, you’re probably considering laser hair removal and found this site looking for information. Great – we’re glad you’re here. Furthermore, we have a lot to say about laser hair removal in general and Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ virtually painless laser hair removal in particular.

The first thing you should know is this:

Hair Removal Lasers are NOT all the same.

Has someone told you this? If so, let’s consider that statement carefully. If someone bought the cheapest laser they could get their hands on they’d probably be desperate to convince you that all hair removal lasers are alike. The owner of that cheap or outdated hair removal technology wants you to be a customer, after all. As a consumer, however, you know that products have different levels. A new BMW is very different from a Ford Pinto. They’re both cars, sure. Both have 4 wheels, a gas pedal and a multitude of other similarities. But you’ll probably never confuse the two, correct? 

You can think of laser for hair removal the same way. Hair removal technology has been around for a while now and the industry has a range of options. Likewise, some very old fashioned hair removal lasers may still be in operation. Many hair removal lasers utilize a micro-second’s worth of hot laser light to attack the unwanted hair. Imagine what this feels like penetrating your skin? Perhaps the level of pain and discomfort was the reason why some people never finished their hair removal treatments.

Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal gives consumers an alternative. While pain tolerance is subjective, most people find the treatment not just tolerable, but comfortable. So now that getting rid of that pelt on your back doesn’t involve pain and suffering, shouldn’t you give it a try? Learn How Its Better and Find Your Laser Hair Removal Provider today.

Laser Hair Removal Professionals – Learn more about hair removal lasers from Alma Lasers and what makes the virtually painless hair removal lasers the best choice for your clients. 

Is Laser Hair Removal the Right Decision? Part II

So you’re considering laser hair removal? That’s great – it’s a smart decision. If you spend a portion of your day hacking at unwanted body hair with a razor, laser hair removal can save you a lot of time. Laser hair removal can also save you from embarrassment. For example, you probably don’t want someone to say this about you:

You’re really a catch except for that back hair…

Laser hair removal can mean you’re not ashamed to take your shirt when you’re on the beach. Heck, it may even mean you’re not afraid to take your shirt off when you’re in the bedroom! Today’s celebrities sport a smooth, hairless look and, we believe, it’s for one reason – it looks hot. So if you think laser hair removal can save you from the embarrassment of unwanted back hair – or hair on any other body part – you’re probably right.

But know this – not all laser hair removal treatments are Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatments. If a laser hair removal provider tells you that, “…They’re all the same” they may not care about your comfort. If they don’t care about your comfort, you have to wonder what else they don’t care about. Look, we don’t want to put anybody down. We just want to make you aware of your choices with hair removal treatments.

The truth is, laser hair removal treatments can be vary dramatically depending on a lot of factors, especially the hair removal laser equipment used for removing the unwanted hair. Older hair removal technology generally sends massive amounts of heat into the skin, essentially killing the hair follicle in a fiery blast. Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal breaks new ground. The trademarked treatment deploys low heat levels at a fast rate. The gradual, yet effective, build-up of heat is why most people find the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatment comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, patients have described Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ as soothing and like a, “Hot stone massage.”

So why suffer needlessly? Why chance the pain involved with ancient technology that may put your skin in jeopardy? Find your virtually painless laser hair removal provider today and join the Pain-Free, Hair-Free revolution now.

Laser Hair Removal Professionals – Learn more about hair removal lasers from Alma Lasers and what makes a virtually painless hair removal laser the best choice for your hair removal clients. 

Is Laser Hair Removal the Right Decision?

If you’re here, you’re probably looking into laser hair removal. Congratulations – it’s a smart decision. After all, a number of statements can be made about people who don’t have laser hair removal. Warning – these statements are not, by any stretch of the imagination, complimentary. For example:

She’s a pretty girl except for her mustache…

Imagine how a short session of laser hair removal might change that girl’s life? Look, nobody wants to be mean. We certainly don’t want to allude that butter-faces are out there, (everything about her is beautiful butter face). We do want to say that laser hair removal, a routine and simple procedure, can be radically life changing. Chances are you’re already know what laser hair removal can do for you and how it can change benefit you.

It’s important to understand, however, that not all laser hair removal treatments are alike. In fact, laser hair removal treatments can vary in a number of ways depending on the equipment used for removing the unwanted hair. Older hair removal technology generally relied on pouring massive amounts of heat into your skin to kill the hair follicle. Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal, on the other hand, uses low heat levels at a very fast delivery. The gradual heating is why most people find the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatment comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients describe it as soothing and like a, “Hot stone massage.”

If you think laser hair removal is right for you, you’re probably right. But why suffer needlessly? Why subject yourself to old technology that can give you a terrible experience and may even put your skin at risk? Join the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ revolution and find your virtually painless laser hair removal provider today.

Laser Hair Removal Professionals – Learn more about hair removal lasers from Alma Lasers and what makes the virtually painless hair removal lasers the best choice for your laser hair removal clients. 

Laser Hair Removal and Halloween, Part II

Some things should be scary. Is laser hair removal one of them?

Have you heard horror stories about laser hair removal? A quick search on Google can lead anyone to some scary and unfortunate tales. Consumers have reported burns and blisters and investigators have blamed a variety of factors. One thing’s for sure; when it comes to laser hair removal you probably want to decrease your risk of side effects as much as possible. Furthermore, this is a case where knowledge really is power.

So let’s talk about the old way of performing laser hair removal. Prior hair removal technologies simply blasted the hair follicle, eradicating it with a massive blast of hot laser light. If that sounds painful, well, it kind of was. In some cases it was even too much too bear and laser hair removal clients discontinued treatment. It’s also fair to say that using high temperatures could contribute to burns and blisters and other horror stories.

Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ hair removal lasers were conceived with patient comfort and safety in mind. The revolutionary IN-MOTION™ technique utilizes a low energy with fast delivery. The low energy, as you can imagine, lessens the risks of blisters, burns and other horror stories. So even though it’s Halloween, we suggest finding a Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal provider and leaving the horror stories someplace else.


Aesthetic Professionals – Learn more about hair removal lasers and what makes the Soprano hair removal laser an effective and virtually painless experience.

Some Things Should be Scary

Some things should be scary. Is laser hair removal one of them?

It’s that time of year again – Halloween. Kids dress up like monsters and knock on doors for candy. Parents hand out treats to little zombies, blood thirsty vampires and a precious princess or two – or suffer the consequences of a trick as nasty as old fashioned laser hair removal. Horror movies run non-stop on cable and, maybe, the undead sneak into your house in the middle of the night. It’s accepted that Halloween can be a frightening time.

Laser hair removal, on the other hand, should not be frightening. It’s just our opinion, of course, but we believe that hair removal by laser should be more enjoyable than, say, being burned at the stake. After all, it’s your back, your legs,  your bikini area and your skin that’s being treated. Why pay to have it tortured?

Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal from Alam Lasers is based on science. The unique technology delivers low heat levels at a rapid delivery. By utilizing low heat, Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ decreases the pain. Of course, it’s more complicated than simply turning down the heat on an old-fashioned hair removal laser. In fact, it takes a hair removal laser designed with Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ in mind to accomplish this, and the place to find a Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ provider is here – Find a Provider.


Aesthetic Professionals – Learn more about hair removal lasers and what makes the Soprano hair removal laser an effective and virtually painless experience.

Truth in Laser Hair Removal, Raleigh NC

We know a few things about laser hair removal. It’s a subject we could blog about all day long. However, the laser hair removal providers who select Alma Lasers as their partner know a thing or two about laser hair removal, too. In a recent article, The Truth About Laser Hair Removal, we vowed to share their thoughts with you. We want you to know why these professionals – who had their choice of any hair removal laser on the planet – chose to offer Pain-Free, Hair-Free™. The first location to share their thoughts is the Museum Spa and Laser Center of Raleigh, North Carolina.

laser hair removal Raleigh NCThe Museum Spa & Laser Center was established in 2000, making it the longest established Medical Spa in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Since that time, the Museum Spa & Laser Center has served thousands of diverse patients.

The Museum Spa and Laser Center had older hair removal lasers in place. They also had all of the problems that went along with it. For one, the older technology was only able to treat certain skin types. No one at the Museum Spa wanted to turn people away. Even more challenging, however, was the pain factor. The eligible patients who were able to withstand the treatment could do so in limited areas. Moving to a sensitive body part such as the bikini area was almost impossible.

With a long-term reputation on the line and extremely high standards in place, choosing the right hair removal laser was an arduous process. After all, not just any hair removal technology was going to do the job.

The Museum Spa and Laser Center evaluated several lasers for efficacy (the expected outcome) and patient happiness. They Then they made their decision.

“We selected Alma Lasers for a number of reasons, but patient satisfaction was the biggest factor,” said Judie Mapoma, Spa Director. “Traditionally, laser hair removal has been very painful. Let’s face it, even people with a high pain tolerance found the process uncomfortable. The IN-MOTION™ technology allowed us to take a historically painful treatment and turn it into a good experience. Plus, we can now treat all skin types and even tanned skin.”

Sounds like the future looks bright for laser hair removal, Raleigh NC. It’s important to note that Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ technology is based on proven science; and that clinical outcome was another huge consideration. “Our reputation is valuable,” said Dr. Richard Carlino, the Museum Spa and Laser Center’s Medical Director. “We don’t try to meet expectations. Our goal is to exceed them. The technology we use must work – period.”

Laser Hair Removal, Raleigh, NC To the Museum Spa and Laser Center – we say Thank You! It’s our pleasure to partner with you. Follow this link for more information on Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal in Raleigh, NC. Or call The Museum Spa and Laser Center at (919)785-9696. Too far from Raleigh? Find your local provider and experience the new generation of virtually painless lasers from Alma Lasers.


Aesthetic Professionals – Learn more about hair removal lasers and what makes the Soprano hair removal laser an effective and virtually painless experience.