What Do We Say to Carbon/ Activated Charcoal?

Yes, Yes, Yes!

Carbon has been found to be a miracle worker for the body, it eliminates many toxins that are trapped inside us. People are using it for  their teeth, also as a detox and most of all scrubbing their skin, and hair with it.

We want to talk a little more about how it helps the skin, specifically your beautiful face that you want to be taking care of. Like I mentioned it eliminates toxins, that means those little blackheads that you might have will be absorbed by this wonderfully yucky stuff.

By saying goodbye to the toxins and dirt trapped in your pores you are also saying goodbye to acne, dehydration, inflammation and even aging skin. But the secret formal is to use carbon/activated charcoal with laser treatment.

When this black substance is used with a laser facial it not only lifts those toxins it makes them disappear as well. The laser will absorb the carbon along with any dirt or toxins it has grabbed a hold of. This only leaves room for squeaky clean pores, but your face won't exactly squeak after this treatment if feels more like heavenly soft glowing baby skin.

And who doesn't want baby skin?!?

So add Carbon Laser Facials to your calendar, because we suggest it seasonly! 




The New and Experienced Woman's Anti-Aging Secret

We all come across the beautiful and flawless middle-aged women advertised today; gorgeous gray/silver hair and the perfect balance of youth and sophistication. 

When you flip through everyday magazines that these women are seen in you might be saying to yourself,

"Why do not they have crow feet wrinkles, or pigmentation and spider veins around their cheeks?.......Oh, it must be photoshopped."

Well it is not all photoshop! Even though I cannot vouch for each company that uses these beautiful models, they definitely have a few additional secrets to share.

The second response usually would be

"Oh, everyone knows about Botox."



This secret is more than just a minor face filling. Laser facials are booming with popularity as a treatment for several cosmetic flaws, including acne, wrinkles and more.

You might be saying now,

"What? Ouch!" 

But our patients seem to find laser facials quite relaxing.

These type of facials have several benefits including a wonderful soft glow after you hope off the table. Men and women have found that it quickly reduces wrinkles as well as absorbs pigmented lesions and spider veins.

Vermont Laser Services recommends this treatment seasonally. Between winter dinners, summer BBQ's and those special events between your friends and family will be saying how youthful and glowing you look year round.  

Forget about the anti-aging creams that you have stacked in your medicine cabinet, the money you spend on cosmetic at-home treatments can quickly be turned into real results. 


At Home or In Spa Treatment? How Your Medical Spa Can Help

Trust us, we know it can be a hassle coming in for treatments....when really you could be sitting on your couch with a glass of wine, your face mask on, and a laser hair removal wand in hand watching Gossip Girl reruns. Yas, please!


The reality is at home treatments are much less effective and you will be exhausted putting in hours of treatment time with very little result. Your arm will get tired...if anything, try four glasses of wine. 

At-home laser hair removal kits have a much lower laser settings than spa lasers. Kristin, our laser technician here at Vermont Laser Services, discusses how she varies her energy levels based on a person's skin type and hair color. One of the most popular home kits on the market right now is not even close to reaching the potential of a professional laser. Powerful lasers should only be used by highly trained professionals. 

Tip: Make sure when you do make an appointment for a laser treatment at your local medical spa that your technician is trained in that service by asking them about their certifications. 

So the actuality is that you will not experience the same results or effectiveness with at home treatments and it takes ten times longer. If I were me, which I am, I would want to go for a 15 minute treatment and then sit on the couch without worrying about leg hair. 

As for facials, if you're like any other girl, you will have dozens of different creams, masks and face washes in your medicine cabinet. If you added all of those purchased up it would probably be worth a couple hundred if not more. Carbon Laser Facials have been proven to be highly effective not only reversing aging but also getting rid of black heads, acne and leaving your skin flawless and glowing. 

Vermont Laser Services recommends a facial for each season, and you will receive your third facial with us for free! 


Toe Nail Fungus Got You Down?

Also known as Onychomycosis, nail fungus can really put a damper on things.  Instead of spending your time enjoying the outdoors or walking barefoot, you may be focusing on how you are going to be able to hide those funky feet!

Maybe you have tried the oral medications that your doctor can prescribe, but you are concerned about the side effects that can accompany them? Or your nail polish is just not cutting it anymore.

Laser treatments are definitely a safe, fast, and highly effective option!  Here at Vermont Laser Services, we pride ourselves at being the best of the best! There are several things you should do to prevent re-infection of the fungus because it lives in your shoes, socks, and even your drawer that you keep your socks in!!  Yuck!

We walk all our patients through these important steps and deliver top notch results.

Now is the time to plan for Summer and warm weather!  Never again hide your feet and live life the way you should! 

Free from fungus!!


Why We Chose Laser Hair Removal

Are you nervous about laser services due to horror stories?

Do you wonder what types of certification laser technicians have? 

Do you worry about their experience or training?

Vermont Laser Services started out as Laser Tattoo Removal of Vermont four years ago. Now with over 10,000 treatments under our belt we felt that it was time to expand our laser services; starting with facials and laser skin care. Now we are moving into the business of laser hair removal; how exciting!

This type of hair removal has been growing in popularity amongst many celebrities and is now opening up to the general public as affordable and safe. 

Even though we are only a few months into the laser hair removal business here we are definitely not inexperienced. Our laser hair removal technician, Kristin Parker, has been treating patients for over two years now and has preformed thousands of procedures. She is quite the catch; her great sense of humor really allows patients to relax and enjoy the experience.

Many wouldn't exactly describe any type of hair removal as relaxing. However when you step into Kristin's office that is exactly how you feel, at ease. As if you were having a drink with a best friend; a best friend that is highly trained in her field and knows what she is doing. Kristin is able to walk you through each step without leaving anything out; answering the multiple questions you might have without you having to even ask!

When deciding amongst the hundreds of laser machines on the market, we preferred the Quanta Pronto Laser. Why Quanta Pronto Laser? Right now it is the fastest laser hair removal machine in the business; as well as being pain free by incorporating multiple cooling elements. Many of the lasers being used out there will feel like a large elastic rubber band hitting your skin with each pulse, there is no such sensation with the Quanta Pronto Laser. 

And the best part of it all would be no more hair, nope, you heard it here. The razor, the wax, the Nair, can all be thrown out! We recommend purchasing our discounted eight sessions with 4-6 weeks between each session; making sure we check in to see how your results are holding up.

With any of our procedures here at Vermont Laser Services you will find our first priority is safety and our second is comfort. We care about our patients experience as much as the results.  

So don't be afraid to stop by and ask Kristin and our other laser technicians about their training and experience.  

Find out for yourself! 

Laser Nail Fungus Treatment | Pre & Post-Care Instructions

Laser treatment of Onychomycosis is a relatively new solution,  but it has already proven to be highly effective, yielding tangible results for even the most stubborn of Nail Fungus Cases.


1. Clip your nails as far down as is comfortable before your appointment. This preparation will allow you to remove as much of the infected nail as possible.

2. Clean nails and exfoliate your hand or feet to remove any dead skin that may be harboring fungus.

3. Remove nail polish thoroughly before treatment. The laser energy cannot pass through nail polish. Even clear nail polish should be removed to achieve ultimate results.

4. Bring new socks or freshly washed in bleach and an additional pair of footwear for after the appointment. Do not put them on until after you have undergone your procedure. You do not want to put a treated foot back into a sock that may contain fungus. New, cotton socks are best because of their moisture-wicking properties.

Following these steps allows for more effective treatments and for an increased likelihood that the fungus will not re-infect the nails.


After your appointment follow-up care is very important to the success of your nail fungus laser treatment. Please keep these instructions for future reference.

1. Normal activity may resume immediately.

2. Apply an anti-fungal cream with one of the following active ingredients: clotrimazole 1%, tolnaftate 1%, terbinafine 1%, miconazale 2%, or butenafine 1% to the skin on the bottom of your feet, sides of your feet, between your toes, and around the nails. (This cream is not intended for use on your nails.) Apply 2 times a day for 2 weeks; after 2 weeks apply once a day indefinitely, or as instructed by your provider.

3. Spray the insides of your shoes with an anti-fungal spray such as Lotrimin or Lamisil at the end of each day or use an ultraviolet shoe sterilizer (SteriShoe) as directed. Try not to wear the same shoes every day.

4. If your feet sweat a lot, use an anti-fungal powder such as Tinactin or Lotrimin.

5. Buy new nail clippers and files since current pair may be infected. Metal nail care instruments may also be cleaned with diluted bleach or boiling water.

6. Wash all fabrics your feet come in contact with regularly in hot soapy water or bleach immediately following the laser treatment.

7. Keep your toenails trimmed and clean. If necessary, have you toenails cut for every 3 to 4 weeks.

8. Wear flip- flops in public places especially hotel rooms and showers, athletic club locker rooms and showers, and indoor swimming pools.

9. Avoid nail salons that do not clean instruments properly or use a whirlpool system.

Most people keep their socks in a drawer or a basket. If you keep them in a basket it’s time to get a new basket. If in a drawer, you should remove all socks and other items and disinfect that spot. Apply a solution of warm water and bleach with a sponge and allow the solution to sit for a minimum of five minutes. Afterwards wipe the area down using a sponge with warm water will reduce the bleach smell.

Wash all colorfast socks with hot water and a slightly heavy amount of bleach to kill the fungus. If you have socks that are not colorfast they may be boiled in order to kill the fungus.

As always, should you have any questions please call our office at 802-777-8949 during regular business hours or email us anytime via Info@VermontLaserServices.com