Cathy Peru, Laser Hair Removal
Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut, L.L.C.
208 Post Road West, Westport
Shorn underarms became popular around 1915. A few years later hairless gams were all the rage. Then a circle of sisters parked themselves on 57th Street in NYC and introduced legions of hair-fearing women to depilated pudendums.
That means a typical non-European woman will spend months of her life painfully de-fuzzing limbs, armpits and, you know, other things. And now: men. Yep. Not sure who wrote the memo, but men in their ‘20s and ‘30s are mowing, or ripping out, their private little lawns.
I, however, will not. Because I met Cathy, RN and skin care specialist. You may think I’m histrionic when I say she’s my new best friend, but if you’ve experienced the myriad of “permanent” hair removal processes I’ve experienced, you’ll understand. However, for dignity’s sake, let’s not go there.
Important side note: hair removal hurts. No getting around it. So it gives me some satisfaction to know men are in on it now and can experience what females must endure. In fact, if the Crips and Bloods initiated their young members with hair removal instead of arbitrary manslaughter, my guess is that there would be far fewer gangs roaming the streets.
At any rate, Cathy has been a registered nurse for 25 years, many of which were spent in the maternity ward (so no need to be embarrassed about… yeah). To the delight of numerous well-groomed women, she’s focused on laser skin care and hair removal for the past 7 years in the office of top plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph O’Connell (see write-up on this site).
She’s lovely, knowledgeable, and amazing at eradicating annoying and unwanted keratinized filaments. And if you’re one of the unlucky individuals whose hair is disinclined to leave its host, she’ll do whatever she can (short of blowtorching) to ensure you’re happy with the results.
Philosophically, she doesn’t believe beauty should be as painful as natural childbirth, which is something I’d like to explain to a number of specialists with whom I bite on a leather strap during treatment. She doesn’t crank up the diode to “uncontrollable sobs” before checking with the recipient of the electrical current.
Cathy charges in half-hour and hourly increments, making her far more reasonable than what most area laser hair removal centers charge.
Robin’s note: Last October Cathy gave me a laser facial. My complexion was so fabulously clear I was afraid to touch it. Then summer came and I got a tan, etc., etc., so it’s not as porcelain. But, damn, I looked good.