For those of you who are local to SE Wisconsin/Northern Chicago burbs (or have ever been curious to try laser hair removal), this post is for you!
This post is all about a local business that I checked out recently: A Younger You Medical Spa.
They have locations in both Burlington, WI (where I visited) as well as another location in Brookfield, WI. Their Burlington location is right downtown and is in an old historic home and is just GORGEOUS. It doesn’t have the clinical feel of a standard medical spa, which I really appreciate. It feels relaxing and puts anyone who may be nervous about a treatment at ease. From the intricate woodwork to the gorgeous architectural elements throughout the home, it is so gorgeous!
According to their website, their mission is to uphold an atmosphere of professionalism, personal attention, and excellence in care. They offer the most advanced minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedures in an effort to help you rediscover your natural beauty.
After having laser hair removal done on various areas of my body in the past, I have been wanting to have it on my legs and was excited to see that there was a location close by without having to travel far.
Their team of medical injectors and aestheticians offer complimentary consultations, which is what I started with. I set up a consult and met with Carol, who was fantastic. She took her time showed me around, including the various rooms, and then we sat and discussed what the laser hair removal process was like, along with policies, procedures, preparation, timelines, etc. She was able to answer all my questions and put me at ease. When I left, I felt confident that I knew what to expect. In addition, they offer packages at a very reasonable cost compared to others in the area. I ended up going with their package, which includes 6 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart and scheduled my first laser hair removal session shortly after.
When I arrived for my first session, I was promptly escorted upstairs to the treatment room, which was very relaxing. Carol walked me through everything and got me set up. We chatted throughout the session while she worked away, and she checked in with me throughout the entire process. It took about an hour to do both legs from the knees down. She worked in long vertical strokes down my leg, then went horizontally to ensure she didn’t miss any spots, and then I flipped over and she did the same thing. (She even got the tops of my feet and toes.) While it wasn’t pain free by any means, the “worst” pain was around the ankle area, where the hair is darker and coarser.
After my first session, I have to say I was seriously impressed. It takes several sessions due to the life cycle of your hair follicles to get them all, but even after one session, my outgrowth has dramatically decreased. I’ll spare you photos (HA!) but prior to starting laser hair removal, I’d have stubble a day after shaving my legs. It’s been a week since my session and the hair growth is noticeably slower than it was prior to starting. (And if I’m being honest, the results after one session are so much better than the previous place I went to for other areas on my body, which I attribute to the laser itself– the one here is downright awesome!) I literally cannot wait to see what it is like after the rest of my sessions!
From the office staff/receptionists to the aestheticians, I was very impressed with their professionalism, honesty, warmth and how down to earth they were. It really made me feel comfortable which is so important! I love that there is a full service medical spa in a spot with so much character right in Burlington!
Have questions about laser hair removal? Post them in the comments or email me and I will answer them in another post in a Q&A style format!
This post was in partnership with A Younger You Medical Spa. All opinions are my own.