I had laser hair removal on my bikini line in 2001. Every laser pulse felt like someone was popping a BIG rubber band on my skin. After a few sessions, the hair removal was completed but I ended up with rings marked/burned on my skin that took a year or more to fade. What a different experience at Body Envy!! The staff spent a full consultation hour with me before I even gave them a penny or signed a single document. They explained all the procedures, expectations of results, and how they would only do a certain number of body areas at a time. (I originally went for a Brazillian and upper lip, but also added Photofacial.) The staff is professional and really knows what they are doing. I really like that they are so concerned with their customers, that they always do a med-check before any appointment and let you know if any might affect your treatment. They have also been very considerate of my reschedules (I had a period of busy travel in the fall). And I love that I get appointment reminders in email, as well as, a phone call. The personal touch is wonderful. The results have been fantastic. I have basically no hair left - an occasional fuzz that I shave every once in while. A bonus was that I had a C-section scar that faded considerably with the treatment. The photofacial far exceeded my expectations. I have never had compliments on my skin and now receive them regularly. I even get asked what my skincare regime is. For someone who had high school acne scars 20 years later that is HUGE! So, now I am doing hair removal on undearm and chin. Also, I will be alternating that with Photocorrection (i.e. Photofacial for other parts of the body) on my arms and chest (that area where your shirt is open and exposed to the sun). Needless to say I am more than pleased. I must be - I drive from Galveston to go to Body Envy, bypassing many, many other spas along the way.
I had IPL on my legs, bikini line and buttocks at Body Envy. Initial price comparisons showed them to be the cheapest. They explained the process clearly, and the expected results. There was never a wait, when your appointment starts they are ready, which is the idea of an appointment, but seems unusual elsewhere. They were flexible with appointments, they charge a fee if you don't give them 24 hours notice to reschedule, and are upfront about this. Professional treatments, clean and hygienic, I didn't shave perfectly each time and whilst it doesn't help the effectiveness, they worked around it. Zapping my bikini line I was kept covered up and didn't feel uncomfortable. Friendly and welcoming, always offered something to drink, convenient location although parking can be a problem during the school run as they are 2 blocks from a school. The treatment itself; The treatment works on growing hair, as not all hair grows at any one time the treatments are spread over several months, I had 1 every 6 weeks so 36 weeks. For the treatment to be effective the skin needs to be as light as possible, so no sun exposure during the treaments. After several months with no sun I had some very white legs. The session length depends on the area of skin, sessions are split up to make them more manageable, my longest I had was 2.5 hours. There is some pain at the time, on bones or near nerves seemed worse for me, ice packs used prevented any lasting soreness, the next day I was fine. One session I managed to fall asleep so it can't be too painful. I finished the last treatment 6 weeks ago. The results to date have been great, a lot less hair, none in a lot of places, because it happens over several months I have forgotten how hairy I was. Overall I don't know a better method for permanent hair removal or a better place to have this done.
I had been wanting to do laser hair removal in a sensitive lady area for a while. I decided about 8 months ago to do it and started doing research. Calling the different places around town, I found this treatment might be expensive and just maybe not worth it. I saw the review page for BodyEnvy on Citysearch and decided to give them a call for an estimate. They provided the cheapest price by at least a HALF of what other places were charging. Of course this made me skeptical about the effectiveness of the treatment but I figured going in for a free consultation wouldn't hurt. For my consultation, the technician fully explained all the details of the treatment. She talked about the risks, effectiveness, a list of do's and dont's, and cost. She did a test spot to make sure my skin could handle it and sent me home. A few weeks later i was back to start my treatment. The tech made me feel super comfortable in my sort of uncomfortable position. She also gives 120% to her job, making sure she gets everything. I was happy to report that in one month there was serious hair reduction due to the treatments. 5 Sessions later and I'm pretty much hair free. I would say about 95% reduction. No joke. Infact, I'm so happy with the treatment and the price that I'm getting another area done. I would recommend anyone use this company. I have told all my friends that live in Houston to give them a call for a consultation.