Laser Hair Removal

image of woman getting laser hair removalIt’s that time of year, when the weather starts warming up and everyone is looking forward to being out in the sun.

Shorts, tank tops and sandals are the trend. For ladies, this also means more frequent shaving or waxing is a must. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely despise having to shave and am definitely not a fan of the grow-it-out-for-three-weeks to finally have it-waxed method.

But what else can I do??

Laser Hair Removal! Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser – an intense, pulsating beam of light – to remove unwanted hair. The powerful heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair.

Is the hair loss permanent?

Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. It is permanent hair reduction, and a large reduction at that. Typically it takes multiple laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well.

Does it really work?

Ladies and Gents I am pleased to let you know that IT REALLY WORKS! Personally, I am not your ideal candidate. I am a dark-haired Filipino woman. I have received the recommended treatments for my skin type, which is 12-14 treatments of full body laser hair removal, followed by the occasional one or two touch each year. It has been ten years since I completed my initial treatments. I have had two babies during this time frame who are now a five-year-old son and an eight-month-old daughter. I was told that I would experience some hair growth during my pregnancies and possibly after but this was not the case. Randomly, I’ll get a hair here and there as an indication that I could go in for a laser hair removal touch up, but there are so few hairs that it’s a breeze to shave.

Can I still get laser hair removal once I’ve had sun exposure?

During your consultation at Spa Trouve, you will be advise not to tan in between your laser hair removal treatments. But let’s get real, most of us are going to get sun because…well, vitamin D feels good on our skin. So to answer the question, “Can I still be treated once I’ve had sun exposure?” the answer is YES! Yes, with a couple of precautions: One, wear sunscreen and do not get sunburned. Two, make sure your sun exposures are at least one week before and after your laser treatment. There is no need to take a break from your laser hair removal treatments. Your esthetician will adjust the laser energy to avoid any complications and there’s a slight chance you might need additional treatments for your desired amount of hair reduction. But, let’s enjoy the summer!

What type of laser does Spa Trouve use for laser hair removal?

At Spa Trouve, we use two different types of laser technologies that treat all skin types and all hair colors with the exception of blonde and red (sorry that group, hopefully one day). The 755nm Alexandrite laser used at Spa Trouve targets pigment and is predominantly best for clients who have light skin with dark hair. The 1064Nd Yag laser targets the blood supply to the hair follicle and is ideal for clients with a darker complexion and dark hair.

All of your additional questions or concerns in regards to laser hair removal can easily be answered during your free consultation. Schedule one now and take advantage of the “buy one area get one area free” promotion. Take me at my word…I LOVE LASER HAIR REMOVAL AT SPA TROUVE! 801-229-2229

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Skin Care Review | Rodan & Fields

Skin care choices in Utah.

How skin care options like Rodan + Fields compare to medical spa services.

I was chatting with a good friend the other day.  We had just finished waxing her eyebrows and the topic of good skin care came up.   She wanted to know if I had heard about Rodan + Fields because it was all over her Facebook feed.

“Is it any good?”, she asked.

At the time I knew very little about Rodan + Fields except that the same doctors who were behind Proactive (acne skin care line) formulated it as well.

This spiked by curiosity.  I would get back to her with more information once I did some research.

Here’s what I found out.

In 2002, the doctors established Rodan + Fields, a more upscale brand for aging skin with four distinct product lines.   Early Rodan + Fields, Estee Lauder bought the brand and sold it in department stores.  It wasn’t flying off the backlit shelves so in 2007 Rodan and Fields took an unusual step by buying back their company.  The doctors thought, Why not skip the department stores and just pay your friends?

So it began, Multi-level marketing!  It was to be distributed by your everyday woman.  Your neighbor up the street and she doesn’t have to be a skin care specialist to sell it.

During this time the economy was tanking.  People were losing their jobs like crazy.  Everyone needed a new way to make money.  At the same time social media was taking off.  The launch timeline was perfect.

A Rodan + Field consultant is more likely to use Facebook and Instagram, posting before-and-after skin selfies and offers for free products.  It has gotten into the hands of some well known celebrities who would post on Instagram with hashtags.  Soon everyone was talking about it.

But is the product any good?

I took out my Milady’s, Skin Care & Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary to look over the ingredients.  It’s a decent line.  Some of the components include hydroquinone, an active ingredient used for lightening the skin.  However, it doesn’t compare to medical grade product with scientific studies to back it.

Because Rodan + Fields can be distributed by anyone, your consultant most likely isn’t a skin care specialist.  Their focus is to lead with the business and not with the product.

Personally, I would prefer to purchase my skin care from someone who is knowledgeable about the ingredients and my overall skin care needs.  Not to mention what other services I could benefit from.  I call them Skin whisperers.


The average cost for a Rodan + Fields product line is about $250 and if you add additional specialty products you could be in $500.  That’s a pretty penny!  Rodan + Field consultants advertise a special membership pricing where you can get up to 20% off in savings if you have it shipped to your door every month.

If you’re needing product every month, you’re going through it too quickly.


I spent some time reading the reviews on Google.  It was split down the middle on who loved Rodan + Fields and who was disappointed.  The biggest complaint was that the consultant who sold the product to them over promised and under delivered results.


Rodan + Fields is a multi-level marketing skin care product sold by your everyday woman, who may or may not have any prior expertise in skin.  Its price is comparable to medical grade product.

I would rather purchase my skin care products from a medical spa, dermatologist or plastic surgeon, a professional educated in skin.  Wouldn’t you?


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