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Thank You! - The Angel

Dear Angel

I have heard that electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal.  What areas of the body can you do?

- tired of shaving

 

Angel Answer: Dear shaving,
Although most people come to get electrolysis for facial hair, we have just as many coming to work on body hair.  We can successfully remove hair from the lip, chin, neck, sideburns, eyebrows, cheeks, chest, arms, back, tummy, bikini line, legs, and even from the hands and feet!  We also are specialist is removing and correcting ingrown hair.  We have a pretty significant number of men who come for electrolysis, too - for ears, top of the nose, brows, cheekbones, face, neck, arms, back, chest, and shoulders.  During the confidential consultation we can look at the area and answer any questions, and give you an estimate of how much treatment you will need and how often you will need to come at first.  Of course, as your treatment progresses you will see less and less hair, finer and slower growing until they are gone.  You will love your new smooth skin!
- The Angel 

 

Dear Angel
How much does it cost to do underarms? or bikini line?
-dreaming of being hairless

 

Angel Answer: Dear dreaming of,
Underarms are very successful with electrolysis treatment, since most people have never tweezed or waxed that area and the hair there is not usually hormonally influenced.  We charge by the time we use in treatment, so the cost really depends on how much hair is there.  Some people only need a 15 minute session per underarm; others need more than an hour.  Likewise, the bikini area cost depends on the amount of hair.  Call to make an appointment for a consultation and we'll be glad to see you and answer any questions.  The consultation is no charge.  Call - 804-526-6344 for an appointment.
The Angel

 

Dear Angel

Does your new Botinol treatment really work?  Or is it some of that "hocus-pocus" stuff?

- wanna younger look

 

Angel Answer: Dear 29,
The Botinol Anti-Aging Treatment is great for relaxing frown lines and expression lines.  It has a "Botox-like" effect on lines around the eyes, between the brows, on the forehead by interfering with the signal that controls muscle contraction.  This reduces the lines from frowning.  The great thing is that there are no needles and no pain! AND - it will help in areas that Botox can't.  It also helps with lines around the mouth and other lines on the face that are more from expression than from frowning.  The exclusive formula contains peptides that not only relax frown lines, but help to tighten the skin matrix by plumping the skin.  You get a younger healthier look.  A series of treatments is recommended, although you will see a difference even with only one treatment!

 

Dear Angel

Do you have any treatments for severe acne?

 

Angel Answer:
YES! First, we would see you for a free consultation to analyze your skin and be able to recommend a treatment plan for you. Some of the treatments we may suggest include Micro-Dermabrasion, Clinical Treatments for Acne performed by our aesthetics department, and home-care products for you to use at home between treatments.
An alternating series of our Glycolic Peel and Micro-Dermabrasion can be very helpful for acneic skin. We offer both as professional clinical treatments, not like the "home kit" variety. Of course, the treatment plan would depend on skin condition and severity. We now carry GM COLLIN products - Puractive products for acneic or oily skin, Skin Clear Gel for acne, Acne Complex and Puractive Concentrate for general acne treatment or spot treatment. We also have an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) for skin renewal and exfoliation, and a clinical treatment - Derm Renewal Clinical Peel which is a stronger, more intensive deep exfoliation.
For a personalized consultation, call the office for an appointment - we'll be glad to help.
- The Angel

 

Dear Angel
My husband has hair on his ears, do you remove hair for men, too?

- married to "fuzzy wuzzy"

 

Angel Answer:

Yes! We see quite a few men for electrolysis to remove hair from the outer ears (but not in the ear canal), between the brows (we do men's brows on men so they still look like men), back, shoulders, and upper arms.  We also treat men for ingrown hair. For those who have severe problems with pseudofolliculitis (inflamed or infected follicles from ingrown hair), the electrolysis takes care of the hair and the skin improves as the inflamed or infected bumps disappear. 
- The Angel

 

Hello Angel!

I am interested in the new facials you have.  Do they all come with a masque?  And what different flavors or scents do you have?

- Love Chocolate

 

Angel Answer:  Dear Love Chocolate,

We now have 3 new facials  - Chocolate Cranberry Cordial, Chocolate Lover's Valentine Facial, and Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte, as well as our holiday favorite - the GingerBread Facial with Warming Pumpkin Masque.  See our Specials Page for more information.  For each facial, we cleanse your face, exfoliate with a delicious smelling sugar scrub, detoxify with a natural masque which includes mineral-rich exotic clays.  The masque is removed with warm towels, and a wonderfully scented moisturizer is applied.  All products are from Bella Lucce and are all natural, pure products.  Each of our facials is an experience to remember...

- Angels Love Chocolate, too...

 

Hi! I am a 43 year old woman who has sensitive skin and few age spots and moles.  How safe is it to get the [micro-dermabrasion] treatment done? How long does the effect stay?  Also, what will you do in this treatment?  I would like to know if any testimonial you have for this treatment?

Thank You

 

Angel Answer:

For the micro-dermabrasion, we always do an individual consultation (no charge for the consultation) so that we can analyze your skin type and which treatment we would recommend.  The intensity of the micro-dermabrasion treatment is varied according to sensitivity and skin type.  The micro-dermabrasion can actually help with skin sensitivity as the treatment helps to improve micro-circulation.  Increasing micro-circulation helps your skin’s ability to heal itself, fight off infection, reduce acne breakouts, and also gives your skin a healthy glow.  A series of treatments will also increase your skin’s collagen production to make your skin smoother, more supple, and younger looking!  Fine lines and wrinkles diminish as well.  For the age spots, the spots become smaller and lighter with treatment, but of course individual results vary from person to person.  For the moles, we do not treat the moles, but go around them – no problem.  Please see our testimonial page for what people say about our services!

- The Angel

 

Dear Angel,
I am very sensitive to artificial or chemical scents.  It seems I am allergic to almost everything!  Those valentine facials sound great, but are they all natural?
- I want a gingerbread man cookie cutter

Dear I want
I'm glad you asked! Our Chocolate Fantasy Facials and the Gingerbread Facial all consist of only Bella Lucce products, which use only natural substances.  These include exotic clays, salts, butters, seeds, oils and honeys from around the world. They are all natural products made with pure ingredients.  Some of the natural ingredients include Cocoa Absolute, Rhassoul Clay, Coconut Milk, Organic Coffee, Fresh Fruit and Berries, Raw Organic Honey,  Pure Cane Sugar, Silk Proteins, Bourbon Vanilla Beans, Pumpkin Pulp and Pumpkin Seed Oil, Cranberry Seeds and Cranberry Pulp, Sunflower and Coconut Oils, and more natural herbal fragrances and aromatic essential oils.
- The Angel

Dear Angel,
The hair above my lip is dark and some are starting to get coarse at the corners of my mouth. How expensive is the electrolysis?
- tired of bleaching

Angel Answer:
Electrolysis is not very expensive, but if you are on a budget, you can work on it a little at a time.  The treatment is according to how much time we use in treatment - a 15 minute treatment = $22 (for larger areas we have a discounted hourly rate). We don't ever do all the hair on the upper lip in one treatment because the hairs are so close together.  We do a thinning on a weekly basis until they are all gone.  How many treatments you need depends on how thick and how coarse the hairs are and what temporary measures you have been using.  During the consultation visit (no charge for consultation) we can advise you of how much treatment you need and how often.  If you want, we can start your treatment the same day.
- The Angel

Dear Angel,
My daughter is 14 years old and already needs electrolysis for her eyebrows.  At what age can she get treatment?
- Concerned Mom

Angel Answer:
Many young girls begin to develop bushy brows early.  We routinely see teens and pre-teens as young as twelve, although at that age they usually are satisfied with just a little thinning between the brows.  As they mature, we do more shaping of the brow.  The girls (and boys also!) are happy to improve their look.  Some bring their CD player and headset, others bring a bag of french fries from McDonalds to munch on while getting their treatment, but they all look much better when they leave.
- The Angel


Dear Angel,
I have been getting Micro-Dermabrasion on my face and I am really happy with the results, but now I have noticed that the skin on the back of my hands is starting to look older than my face.  It is not only dry and starting to look wrinkly, but also there are brown spots, too.  Can I get Micro-Dermabrasion on my hands?
- wrinkled hands

Angel Answer:
Micro-Dermabrasion is great for lightening dark spots on the face AND on the hands!  With a series of treatments, you will see a gradual lightening of the spots.  Some spots go away entirely, or may be barely noticeable, and others will lighten up a little.  The "wrinkly" look will improve as the collagen building increases skin suppleness and elasticity.  And - don't forget to use sunscreen (at least spf 15, but we prefer spf 45 for the greatest protection) to keep those dark spots from getting darker!  Good Luck!
- The Angel

 

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