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It is not surprising that the bikini area is one of the most common areas treated with laser hair removal. There are many advantages to having laser hair removal on the bikini area, but the most obvious is convenance. Lasers offer a more permanent solution to hair removal than waxing or shaving, so you don’t have the constant maintenance. Laser hair removal eliminates stubble, ingrown hairs and irritating red bumps. After laser hair removal, you no longer have to worry about shaving or waxing before you put on a swimsuit or skimpy little panties the area is always smooth.

Terms for popular bikini hair removal styles

Many of the terms used to describe the styles for bikini hair removal are used interchangeably, so always be sure to communicate exactly what you want with the person doing your bikini hair removal treatment.

Basic Hair is only removed from outside of the standard bikini panty line.

American (Modified Bikini) Hair is removed a little deeper inside bikini line than the basic.

FrenchHair is removed from the sides, leaving a thin strip on top. Hair is not removed from the labia, buttock or peri-anal area.

Brazilian Hair is removed from the sides, buttock and peri-anal area, leaving a small strip or triangle. Hair is not removed from the labia.

Playboy Hair is removed everywhere including labia, buttock and peri-anal area, leaving only a small strip on top.

Hollywood Everything is removed, leaving the area completely bare.

Bollywood Bejeweling the top of the bikini area, with crystals.

Bunny Tail Just above the anal area, between the cheeks

Don’t be shy

Many people feel embarrassed or awkward about having hair professionally removed from the bikini and anal area. As an Esthetician and Laser Technician, I can assure you that nobody should ever feel embarrassed about having a bikini wax or laser hair removal. This is our job, this is what we do all day. We do not care about the size, shape or color of anything. You do not have anything we have not seen before. ( Unless you have two vaginas) I have seen it all, piercings, tattoos, tampon strings and hemorrhoids. I have treated women, men and pre-op transsexuals. If you are someone that feels shy about having a bikini treatment, try to remind yourself that you are being treated by a professional.

What to expect during a treatment

Before you have a laser hair removal treatment you will have a consultation with your laser technician. During your consultation you will discuss what shape or style you would like, it is usually best to shave the area in the shape you like about two days before your treatment. Your laser technician may shave the area if there are any long hairs.

You will be taken in to a private room and asked to undress from the waist down. The technician will leave the room while you undress. You may wear panties or a swimsuit if you are only treating the hair that extends outside the pantie line. After undressing you will lay on the table and drape yourself with a sheet or towel. The laser technician will come back into the room and prep the area by shaving any hair that is to long and then applying a topical numbing cream. ( Numbing cream is optional) The numbing cream is usually left on for about thirty minutes before the treatment begins. After the numbing cream has had a chance to take effect your technician will come back in and begin treatment. Your technician will treat a section at a time, draping the other areas. The treatment itself takes about thirty minutes.

After your treatment the area may feel like a mild sun burn or razor burn. The area may also have little red bumps, this is follicular edema. Follicular edema is a normal response to the hair follicle heating up. The hair will begin to fall out over the next two weeks after treatment. It is important to keep the area cool immediately after your treatment.

How many treatments are needed?

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments, a minimum of 8 treatment is needed on non-facial areas such as the bikini. Treatments are generally done about 6 weeks apart. Most people will require periodic maintenance treatments, after the initial series of 8 treatments. You may be told that you will only need 5 treatments, this is almost never true. There is not any special laser that has the ability to eliminate hair with fewer treatments.

Why do you need so many treatments?
When we do laser hair removal, we treat the entire area and most of the hair will fall out with each treatment. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of hair is permanently removed with each treatment. In most cases less than ten percent will be permanently removed with each treatment. The reason has to do with the growth cycle of hair. Hair goes through a growth cycle that includes anagen, catagen and telogen. Hair that is in the Anagen stage ( active growing phase) respond best to laser hair removal. Each hair follicle acts independently, so not all hair will be in the same cycle of growth at the same time. On the bikini area you may have only about thirty percent of hair follicles that are in the anagen stage at any given time, while up to 70% can be in a telogen stage for about twelve weeks. These growth cycles vary from person to person, and from time to time.

To complicate the hair removal process even further we all have “potential” follicles that have never produced hair, but have the potential to grow hair. The number of potential follicles far out number the anagen or telogen follicles. These potential hair follicles can be stimulated to produce a hair at any given time and laser hair removal can not prevent a potential follicle from having the ability to produce a hair.

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Read MoreMarch 19, 2012 10:03 pm - Posted by Kristy

About 8 of of 10 women have cellulite, even women that are thin or work out often have cellulite. Some of hottest celebrities have cellulite, Pamela Anderson, Misha Baton, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Beyonce have all been photographed with cellulite. Kim Kardashian has even had Velashape cellulite treatments on her show. VelaShape offers an effective solution for treating cellulite, which is probably why we have seen it on shows like Dr Phil, Rachel Ray and The Doctors.

What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the unsightly lumpy, dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘orange peel’ appearance. Cellulite consists of fat deposits that appear mainly on the hips, thighs and buttocks. The skin’s connective tissue surrounds fat cells, which are arranged in chambers. The margins of these chambers contain septae. Over time, the fat cells increase in size and number. This phenomenon together with accumulation of localized edema, push the skin’s surface between the septae in an upward direction. This is what creates the lumpy and dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ appearance, associated with cellulite.

VelaShape™ Cellulite Treatment
VelaShape™ features the unique elōs™ technology combination of Bi-polar Radiofrequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to deploy targeted heat to adipose tissue. The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The combination of these energies increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. The net result is gradual smoothening of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite. With VelaShape™ it is easy to enhance your body, improve your lifestyle and feel better about yourself!

The result:
Gradual smoothing of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite
Circumferential Reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area
In a clinical multi-center study, 85% of the treated areas have reported Circumferential Reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction.



You can schedule a Velashape treatment at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic. 480 421-1701
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480 421.1701
wwwshapiroplasticsurgery.com

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Read MoreAugust 1, 2011 5:11 pm - Posted by Kristy


Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. – Greenville Kleisser

Best Of Both Worlds Az, recently co-hosted an event to benefit Athletes International, at Stand Up Scottsdale comedy club. We really had a great time and would like to thank everyone that came out to help us support a good cause. For those that didn’t make it, you missed a great show. The show featured Andrew Norelli as the headliner, along with the other comedians that opened the show.


Kristy and Stephanie with Comedian Headliner Andrew Norelli

Andrew has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comedy TV, Entertainment Studios with Byron Allen, and Comics Unleashed to name a few. He is real a top act. Not only is he funny, but he is able to make a crowd laugh out loud without using derogatory terms or offensive language. ( Which, in my opinion is a talent ) Sometime’s you watch a comedian and their style of comedy is only enjoyed by a certain targeted group, however Norelli’s act is tailored to be enjoyed by everyone in the audience. I am guessing his experience with improv has helped him to read a crowd, while working as writer for nationally syndicated television programs has given him an understanding of mainstream humor. Two thumbs up!

Stand Up Scottsdale is known for booking some of the most relevant comedians on the scene, you can expect an amazing headliner every weekend. They also have open mic on Wednesday nights. Stand Up Scottsdale! Comedy Club is located in old town Scottsdale, on 5th Ave between Goldwater and Indian School. It is the old Anderson 5th Estate building. The location is great for anyone that may want to go to dinner in Scottsdale and then a show, or enjoy Scottsdale’ night life at some of Old Town’s Dance Clubs, Bars and Restaurants. You can also enjoy food and drinks at the comedy club before, during or ofter the show, which may be a good idea because the drink prices are more affordable than most of Scottsdale’s trendy hot spots. Most shows are $15. and they offer discounts for military, studants, fire and police.

We really enjoyed working with Howard and everyone at Stand up Scottsdale Comedy Club, we will definitely be back to the club for a good laugh.

Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th. Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.882.0730
www.standupscottsdale.com
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Read MoreMay 10, 2011 5:15 pm - Posted by Kristy

Best Of Both Worlds AZ, is proud to presents “The Celebrity”

The Celebrity is the Best of Both Worlds Az signature facial, designed by Medical Estheticians Kristy Harris and Stephanie Willis. You will truly have the “Best Of Both Worlds” as you enjoy the luxury and pampering of a spa facial while still receiving the benefits of a medical treatment.

The Celebrity

Best Of Both Worlds AZ, proudly presents “The Celebrity” a multitasking treatment, featuring the best aspects of a full cast of facials. We open with a thorough Clarisonic cleansing under steam, followed by an AHA/ Intensive Resurfacing mask. Dermaplaning and diamond tip microdermabrasion of the face, neck and chest give a leading performance as they gently exfoliate removing dead skin cells. Extractions and high frequency are then utilized to combat acne. A cooling Rejuvenating mask formulated with hyaluronic acid is applied, to sooth and hydrate skin. Cold Derma-globes are gently rolled and massaged over the skin to reduce redness, inflammation and contract pores. The treatment is completed with a soothing oxygen treatment, designed to nourish and revitalize skin with the use of pure oxygen that is infused with vitamins and minerals. The entire experience is further complemented with a paraffin hand treatment and a relaxing massage of the face, neck and shoulders. The Celebrity skin is healthy, radiant and sure to demand an encore.
120 minutes / $275. * Gratuity not included

[ Read what Scottsdale Fashionista has to say about The Celebrity Facial ]

The Celebrity Facial is offered exclusively at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.

Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480 421.1701
www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com

[ Read about Celebrity Estheticians Kristy Harris and Stephanie Willis ]

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Read MoreApril 27, 2011 8:35 pm - Posted by Kristy

Andrew Norelli will appear at Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club, Friday May 6th.

Andrew has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comedy.TV, Entertainment Studios with Byron Allen, and Comics Unleashed where he was also a staffed joke writer. Las Vegas, New York, and Boston, where he placed 2nd in The Boston Comedy Festival, are just some of the U.S. cities he has hit. International performances have included The Montreal Comedy Festival, and The Comedy Store and Laugh Garage in Sydney, Australia. See below for a brief montage of TV clips… www.andrewnorelli.net


Andrew Norelli will appear at Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club, Friday May 6th.

Friday, May 6th 2011 at 6pm
Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale 85251
www.standupscottsdale.com
Tickets are $20, and all Procedes will benefit Athletes International (501c3)

To Purchase Tickets Click on “Register Now!”

Proceeds from this show will benefit Athletes International
Athletes International reaches the active and retired professional athlete, the collegiate athlete, coaches and other athletic affiliates. Their vision is to use the extensive platform athletes are given to influence the community. With the help of respected athletes, Athletes International improves the lives of young athletes and helps them to realize their potential.

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Read MoreApril 17, 2011 9:49 pm - Posted by Kristy

Wow! Now that’s a work out! I can attest to this incredible fitness kickboxing class. I had been wanting to do a kickboxing class for a long time and after driving by Koncrete Gym every day, I finally stopped in to check it out. I decided to try a few classes, and a month later I am still enjoying these sessions! The class sizes are small which I love. Everyone there is very experienced and are always willing to help and improve your fitness goals. They also offer private training lessons for only $22 a session. Your other options are, for $79 a month, you can have unlimited fitness classes or for $99 a month unlimited classes and nutrition boot camp. See their website for other offers. www.koncretegym.com

This gym offers highly skilled, experienced world champion trainers. Its not going to be your typical Lifetime Fitness class. Learn real boxing techniques from the pros, and self defense techniques of martial arts. I even have my own pink boxing gloves (which you can purchase there, or just borrow a pair for free!) Cardio kickboxing has been rated as one of the absolute best calorie-burning workouts around. Get toned and get into shape at Koncrete gym with these cardio fitness/ boxing classes that will kick your butt and teach you how to kick butt!

boxing classes

Koncrete Gym is conveniently located in Scottsdale at 69th Street and Shea
6949 East Shea Blvd Ste 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 656-6308
www.koncretegym.com

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Read MoreApril 14, 2011 11:09 pm - Posted by Kristy

intimacy

{intimacy} of Scottsdale at Fashion Square – NOW OPEN!

{intimacy} is the lingerie store founded by Susan Nethero also known as the ” Bra Whisperer”. If you have never been into an {intimacy} store, prepare yourself for a new kind of bra shopping experience. It is similar to shopping in a high end bridal shop. You will have a private appointment with a bra fit stylist, that will be working exclusively with you, she is your bra stylist. In addition to determining your bra size, she will also select bra’s that are appropriate for your body and lifestyle. Your bra fit stylist will assist in dressing you in your bra, and educate you on the proper way to wear your bra. (Oh-yes, there is a proper way wear your bra) Even the way you actually put it on my be wrong.

If you have a large or difficult to find bra size, you will be happy to learn that {intimacy} has over 90 sizes (A to K cup) from the best international designers. I know many women with a small band size and large cup size, that are settling for a different size because it’s all they can find. For example try finding a 32D or 32DD, most stores have little to no selection in these sizes. So most women with this challenge will just get a 34D, 34DD.

A great bra is always in fashion and will enhance any outfit!

The Bra Whisperer

Susan Nethero in known nationally as “The Bra Whisperer.” Nethero has over 15 years experience as a bra fitter and she was trained under the Queen of England’s Royal Bra Fitter, June Kenton.

As the exclusive bra fit expert on Lifetime’s “How to Look Good Naked” with Carson Kressley, she has also appeared on the follwing shows:
“The Oprah Winfrey Show,”
“TODAY” Show
“Rachael Ray,”
“The Doctors,”
“The Tyra Banks Show”
“What Not to Wear”
bra

The Fitting

About 85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. A womans breast size and shape will change several times during her life, changes can be from pregnancy, birth controll, exercise and changes in weight. Working with a bra fit stylist can help ensure you are wearing the right bra. Each bra fit stylist at {intimacy} is properly trained at a “Bra Fit Boot Camp” with Susan Nethero. At {intimacy}, they practice a holistic method of fitting that is focused on more than size. Your personal stylist will show you the style of bra that is best for you, teach you the propper way to wear your bra and how to eliminate back fat. They also cary over 80 sizes from A to HH cup, which is great news for those with large or difficult sizes.

Collections

{intimacy} has many collections from European designer that can be a rare find in the United States. Customers can find labels like: La Perla, Lise Charmel, Aubade,PrimaDonna, PrimaDonna – Twist, Chantelle, Simone Perele, Aubade, Conturelle, freya, Panache, Marie Jo, Marie Jo – L’Aventure, Fantasie, Lejaby, Fauve, Elixir and Empreinte. You will also find a nice selection of nursing and sports bras.

My Personal Bra Fit Experience

I can now say that had have had the true bra experience. No woman should miss this experience. Sorry to say, but Victoria’s Secret does not even compare to the {intimacy} experiance. This is a “real” customized bra fitting and with the highest quality of bra’s and lingerie. It was obvious that my bra specialist has been through extensive training to ensure the best service possible. I was delighted to learn they offer free custom alterations!

I feel like a new girl with this awesome bra. I really loved the bra I had recently purchased from Victoria’s Secret, it was comfortable and cute, but the problem was that it wasn’t giving enough support. In my case the band size I was wearing was too big. I had no idea how involved a true bra fitting really should be. I learned why it is important to see a bra specialist and to wear the correct bra size. For example, if you don’t wear the correct bra size, (which many of us don’t) you could be causing strain and damage to your breast tissue which can contribute to sagging of the breasts.

Reservations

They do welcome “walk-ins”, however, wait times may exceed 2 hours depending on the day.
You can schedule a reservation with a bra fit stylist on the intimacy web site, or call the store.

{intimacy} New at Fashion Square
Scottsdale, Az
(480) 428-1010
www.myintimacy.com

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Read MoreFebruary 2, 2011 6:55 pm - Posted by Stephanie

Master Injecter

shapiro plastic surgery, master injecter, pat foley
Pat Foley-Naumentz, R.N. Nurse and Soft Tissue Injectable Specialist at Shapiro Plastic Surgery.

Pat Foley-Naumetz is very respected by industry professionals, and her artistic eye and gentle hand has earned her the reputation as Arizona’s best injector. As a registered nurse, born and educated in Arizona, Pat has been in plastic and reconstructive surgery for the last 30 years.

Pat is an instructor for Aesthetic Advancements Inc. and Alga-Medic, which is Allergan’s Consortium of Research and Education Programs, she travels throughout the United States teaching expertise and safety principles in soft tissue filler and Botox® injection techniques to doctors, nurses and nurse practicioners.

[ Botox injections are not used to plump lips]

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Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480 421.1701
wwwshapiroplasticsurgery.com

Read MoreJanuary 21, 2011 11:01 pm - Posted by Kristy

IPL
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is used in photo-rejuvenation for the skin and hair removal treatments. Broad Band Light (BBL) is essentially the same thing as IPL and is used in the same way. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is not actually a laser. IPL emits a non coherent, broad spectrum light, rather than a monochromatic single wavelength like a laser. Basically lasers have one wavelength ( for example: 800nm) with a very specific target, and IPL uses a wide spectrum of wavelengths at the same time (for example: 500nm — 1200nm) that can target any chromophore in that range. You can think of the laser like a sniper that can precisely hit a single target with one shot, and IPL is like a grenade that hits several targets at once.
IPL

IPL uses special filters that block unwanted wavelengths. The filters can be changed to “cut off” the shorter wavelengths. The appropriate filter will depend on the depth of the intended target.

intense pulsed light

The cut off for the wavelength at the deeper end is predetermined, but can vary with each devise.

For example: Lumenis One has a wavelength of 515 – 1200nm,
and has 7 filters: 515, 560, 590,615, 640,695, and 755.
The 515 filter would block out wavelengths above and below 515nm – 1200nm, while the 560 filter would block out wavelengths above and below 560 -1200nm. The deeper wavelength, in this case 1200nm remains the same, while the “cut-off” filter can be changed to block out specific shorter wavelengths.

Each devises may use different wavelengths.
Sciton BBl: 420 -1400nm
Lumenis One: 515-1200nm
iPulse 1200: 530 – 1200nm
LimeLight: 520 – 1100nm
E-Light: 470-980nm
Cynergy XPL: 560 -950nm

ipl vs laser

[ Read more about Aesthetic Lasers ]

SELECTIVE TARGET

IPL is well absorbed by chromophores that have color such as melanin, hemoglobin. The concentration of a specific chromophore peaks at different depths in the skin. The filter used in treatment is decided based on the depth of a desired target and the color of skin. A deeper cut off filter would be used for hair removal, while a shallow filter would be used when treating vascular issues such as rosacea. It is important to remember that IPL targets color in the skin, so tanning must be avoided before treatment. Patients with darker skin should seek treatment from someone experienced in treating their skin type, to avoid complications. IPL treatments can provide beautiful results, but can also cause serious burns. It is the patients responsibility to choose an experienced professional, be honest about sun exposure and follow all pre and post treatment instructions.

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Read MoreJanuary 10, 2011 3:33 pm - Posted by Kristy