The Four Overlooked  Threats to a Fulfilled Life Our self-confidence has an impact on our lives, but how much?
Why Urban Body Laser commissioned a study… <ul><li>We work side by side with Canadians from all walks of life every day, s...
Our careers are more than just financial support… <ul><li>Professionals often define themselves  by their career </li></ul...
<ul><li>One study found that we are  judged  by our appearance almost  instantly by those that meet us— within 1/10 th  of...
We are naturally drawn to youthful faces <ul><li>Source: What makes us attractive, Eden, D. accessed 2011 </li></ul>© Urba...
Threat #1: A person’s perception of their appearance impacts their entire life <ul><li>48%  of  women  strongly agree with...
Our body image affects the  workplace <ul><li>91% of hiring managers  said that  pride in appearance  helps them decide wh...
Our body image affects our  relationships <ul><li>An extensive study on self-esteem found that people with low self-esteem...
Even the genital area is affected… <ul><li>In a study of nearly  2,500 women , pubic hair removal was reported to improve ...
Our negative body image is stifling us <ul><li>Many of us don’t live life to  the fullest—simply because  we don’t feel we...
<ul><li>More than  33% of men  suffer  from excessive body hair— especially back hair </li></ul><ul><li>According to a rec...
<ul><li>Unwanted hair carries such a social stigma  for women that  83% of Canadians  shave  themselves regularly </li></u...
Threat #3: It’s harder than ever to look good <ul><li>Most skincare products use synthetic, chemical  preservatives  to in...
Products may be causing weight gain as well <ul><li>Scientists say that  chemical  exposure  could be playing a  significa...
EDCs are also known as  obesegens <ul><li>Researchers have  linked EDCs  to obesity —and now call  them  OBESEGENS </li></...
Threat #4: Most people are turning to cosmetic procedure. Unfortunately, private clinics are unregulated <ul><li>Imagine l...
Using poorly trained technicians can be a costly mistake… <ul><li>The hair removal industry is in the  top 20%  of Better ...
Poorly trained technicians can cause serious damage <ul><li>When  outdated machines  are used or when  poorly trained tech...
Photo rejuvenation has serious risks as well <ul><li>Source: Photorejuvenation with BBL/IPL,  Illawarra Dermatology, 20 </...
Our reality… <ul><li>HAPPINESS ,  SELF-ESTEEM , and  SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS  are greatly affected by feelings about physical...
Taking small steps can drastically change your outlook… <ul><li>79%  of participants in a survey said that removing body h...
As a solution, people turn to laser hair removal <ul><li>Studies show that  properly  performed  laser hair removal can ac...
What about photorejuvenation? <ul><li>Some of us live with permanent skin conditions that shatter our self-esteem </li></u...
Investigate essential factors in cosmetic clinics <ul><li>Does the provider have the right equipment?  </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Understand keys to successful cosmetic procedures <ul><li>There are three key aspects to  consider when looking at equipme...
How can people know the staff is properly trained? <ul><li>Ask about their training programs </li></ul><ul><li>They should...
What should people look for in cosmetic products? © Urban Body Laser - 2011 50 Mineral based makeup Preservatives that use...
© Urban Body Laser - 2011 1 Utilize a provider who... Provides cosmetic products that are free of harmful, toxic ingredien...
What about the human element? <ul><li>One of the most important but overlooked qualities of a superior provider is compass...
Ask yourself… <ul><li>How is my appearance affecting  my body image and quality of life? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I using proc...
We hope you learned valuable information today… <ul><li>Negative feelings about appearance can  damage our body image  and...
Our mission <ul><li>When you walk through our door, our mission is to not only to give you exceptional treatment but also ...
How we do what we do <ul><li>We invest in top-of-the-line equipment to provide clients of all skin types extremely safe an...
What is the difference? <ul><ul><li>The system we use lets us safely treat tanned and dark skin effectively </li></ul></ul...
What sets us apart <ul><ul><li>We believe that advanced equipment  and better trained staff can change lives </li></ul></u...
What sets us apart? <ul><li>We are equally dedicated to the personal connection with our clients  as we are to the technic...
What our clients are saying about us © Urban Body Laser - 2011 70 &quot;I used to be very self conscious about my back hai...
Our Offer <ul><li>$200 towards your future services ! </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 71
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    1. 1. The Four Overlooked Threats to a Fulfilled Life Our self-confidence has an impact on our lives, but how much?
    2. 2. Why Urban Body Laser commissioned a study… <ul><li>We work side by side with Canadians from all walks of life every day, so we’re familiar with the difficult challenges they face </li></ul><ul><li>We know that when we feel good about ourselves, our entire life becomes more fulfilling </li></ul><ul><li>But each day, we see people who struggle with self-confidence, and we wondered why so many are having such a hard time… </li></ul><ul><li>So we hired an independent research company to investigate the power of confidence and how it relates to appearance </li></ul><ul><li>We are pleased to share this study with you! </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 3
    3. 3. Our careers are more than just financial support… <ul><li>Professionals often define themselves by their career </li></ul><ul><li>Men are especially notorious for keeping score in life by how much money they make </li></ul><ul><li>However, true fulfillment is not just about the money…it’s also about outwardly reflecting who we are inside </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 8
    4. 4. <ul><li>One study found that we are judged by our appearance almost instantly by those that meet us— within 1/10 th of a second </li></ul><ul><li>But we judge ourselves even faster— 70% of self-esteem is connected to body image </li></ul><ul><li>The sad truth is that the majority of us suffer from poor body image </li></ul><ul><ul><li>56% of North American women and 43% of men, report that they are unhappy with the way they look </li></ul></ul>Is who we are on the inside being reflected on the outside? © Urban Body Laser - 2011 9 Source: First Impressions, Psychological Science, 2006; Does high self-esteem cause better performance, Interpersonal success, happiness, or healthier lifestyles? Psychological Science, 2003
    5. 5. We are naturally drawn to youthful faces <ul><li>Source: What makes us attractive, Eden, D. accessed 2011 </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 12 <ul><li>Being drawn to attractiveness seems to be hard-wired into our brains </li></ul><ul><li>Babies as young as three months old can pick out a “classically beautiful” face </li></ul><ul><li>One of the key qualities that is subconsciously looked for is the smoothness of the face —a face that is wrinkle free! </li></ul>
    6. 6. Threat #1: A person’s perception of their appearance impacts their entire life <ul><li>48% of women strongly agree with the statement “When I feel less beautiful I feel worse about myself in general” </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 14 Source: The Real Truth About Beauty: A Global Report, Harvard University, 2004
    7. 7. Our body image affects the workplace <ul><li>91% of hiring managers said that pride in appearance helps them decide whether a candidate will do well in a job </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confidence was such an important factor that it ranked higher than sense of humor or even where a candidate attended school! </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 17 Source: The ugly truth is that looks matter, Newsweek, 2011; First Impressions Count, Career Women, 2010 Appearance can equal an 18% difference in salary!
    8. 8. Our body image affects our relationships <ul><li>An extensive study on self-esteem found that people with low self-esteem engage in a variety of potentially destructive behaviors in their intimate relationships </li></ul><ul><li>For example, 34% of women said they avoid sex because they are unhappy with their appearance </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 18 Source: The ugly truth is that looks matter, Newsweek, 2011; First Impressions Count, Career Women, 2010
    9. 9. Even the genital area is affected… <ul><li>In a study of nearly 2,500 women , pubic hair removal was reported to improve both self-image and sexual function </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 19 Source: Pubic shaving trend baffles experts, Spiegel, 2009 <ul><li>And yet, only 50% of women between the ages of 18-25 take the time to shave their pubic hair </li></ul>
    10. 10. Our negative body image is stifling us <ul><li>Many of us don’t live life to the fullest—simply because we don’t feel we look good </li></ul><ul><li>What factors hurt our confidence the most? </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 21
    11. 11. <ul><li>More than 33% of men suffer from excessive body hair— especially back hair </li></ul><ul><li>According to a recent survey, 90% of women find back hair unattractive </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, shaving the back is nearly impossible, and even when it is done--when hair grows back, it seems to be thicker than ever </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 22 Source: Body Hair-What women think about body hair on men, Billet, D. 2010 Threat #2: Hair and skin problems
    12. 12. <ul><li>Unwanted hair carries such a social stigma for women that 83% of Canadians shave themselves regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Shaving is time-consuming and expensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>83,520 minutes , or nearly 1,400 hours of our lives will be wasted shaving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It can cost a woman up to $23,000 over her lifetime to keep herself smooth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And yet, we continue to do it because… </li></ul>Nearly all have turned to hair removal © Urban Body Laser - 2011 24 Source: Overview of hair removal methods, Celluline, 2011; Women squander up to $23,000 and 58 days during lifetime removing unwanted hair, American Laser Centers, 2010
    13. 13. Threat #3: It’s harder than ever to look good <ul><li>Most skincare products use synthetic, chemical preservatives to increase shelf life </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, scientific evidence shows that these preservatives can have negative effects on the skin and can actually speed up the aging process </li></ul><ul><li>While women are relying on these products to look younger and more beautiful, they may actually be damaging their skin and causing premature aging </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 28 Source: How to prevent premature aging with preservative free skin care, World wide health, 2011
    14. 14. Products may be causing weight gain as well <ul><li>Scientists say that chemical exposure could be playing a significant role in our inability to control our weight </li></ul><ul><li>Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals found in many common beauty products </li></ul><ul><li>They are called EDCs because they disrupt normal hormonal functions in the body </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 29 Source: Obesegens May Contribute to America's Obesity Epidemic, American Health and Beauty, 12/21/10
    15. 15. EDCs are also known as obesegens <ul><li>Researchers have linked EDCs to obesity —and now call them OBESEGENS </li></ul><ul><li>Obesegens change the way our body processes fat </li></ul><ul><li>More than a dozen studies link Obesegens to weight gain-- showing that they can lead to as much as a 36% increase in body fat </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 30 Source: Obesegens May Contribute to America's Obesity Epidemic, American Health and Beauty, 12/21/10
    16. 16. Threat #4: Most people are turning to cosmetic procedure. Unfortunately, private clinics are unregulated <ul><li>Imagine licensing a car but not licensing its driver </li></ul><ul><li>This is essentially what happens with laser hair removal and photorejuvenation </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone who can afford to buy a machine can use a machine </li></ul><ul><li>In an effort to save a dime, many consumers risk undergoing cosmetic procedures that are performed by poorly trained technicians </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 33 Source: Laser hair removal: No training required? Journal Canadian Medical Association, 2010
    17. 17. Using poorly trained technicians can be a costly mistake… <ul><li>The hair removal industry is in the top 20% of Better Business Bureau complaints in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of these complaints--for ineffective treatment --are typically a result of poorly trained technicians or faulty equipment </li></ul><ul><li>More than 75% of these complaints are never resolved </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly trained technicians not only have your pocketbook in their hands…but your health as well </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 34 Source: BBB 2010 Canada Statistics
    18. 18. Poorly trained technicians can cause serious damage <ul><li>When outdated machines are used or when poorly trained technicians perform laser hair removal treatment, permanent problems can occur, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe burning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scarring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Damage to the eyes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin discoloration </li></ul></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 35
    19. 19. Photo rejuvenation has serious risks as well <ul><li>Source: Photorejuvenation with BBL/IPL, Illawarra Dermatology, 20 </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 37 <ul><li>Photo rejuvenation involves using an energy-delivery device to improve skin texture, fine wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation </li></ul><ul><li>When improperly performed , photo rejuvenation may cause harmful side effects including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe burning of skin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change in skin color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muscle pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scarring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indentations </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Our reality… <ul><li>HAPPINESS , SELF-ESTEEM , and SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS are greatly affected by feelings about physical appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals can take a proactive approach to enhance their outer beauty, but they face serious threats if they use poorly trained technicians or substandard equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Fortunately, these threats can be overcome, and a transformation of life can be achieved… </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 38
    21. 21. Taking small steps can drastically change your outlook… <ul><li>79% of participants in a survey said that removing body hair made them feel cleaner </li></ul><ul><li>56% said it made them feel more attractive </li></ul><ul><li>42% said it made them feel sexier </li></ul><ul><li>Taking control of our appearance is key to feeling more attractive and confident </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 39 Source: Why We Take It Off…Hair, That Is, Nair Survey, 3/11/08
    22. 22. As a solution, people turn to laser hair removal <ul><li>Studies show that properly performed laser hair removal can achieve significant hair reduction—nearly 95% </li></ul><ul><li>Laser hair removal is also cost effective— a woman can save up to $20,000 over a lifetime </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 44 Source: Effective permanent hair redeuction study, Harvard Medical School, 2008; Women squander up to $23,000 and 58 days during lifetime removing unwanted hair, American Laser Centers, 6/28/10
    23. 23. What about photorejuvenation? <ul><li>Some of us live with permanent skin conditions that shatter our self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>All of us will see our skin begin to display the effects of aging over time </li></ul><ul><li>Photo rejuvenation can restore the youthful, healthy appearance we desire </li></ul><ul><li>A study found that proper maintenance of photo rejunenation treatments can actually SLOW DOWN the aging process </li></ul><ul><li>However, it is critical to find the right expert to perform any cosmetic procedure </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 45
    24. 24. Investigate essential factors in cosmetic clinics <ul><li>Does the provider have the right equipment? </li></ul><ul><li>In order to avoid the risk of burning or ineffective treatment , it is absolutely essential that a provider uses the most advanced equipment possible </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment should have sophisticated cooling systems in order for the procedure to be more controlled and customized </li></ul><ul><li>This would include a large treatment area to increase efficiency and save money </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 46
    25. 25. Understand keys to successful cosmetic procedures <ul><li>There are three key aspects to consider when looking at equipment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technician Training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Without high quality equipment and expertly trained technicians , complications and unsatisfactory results WILL occur </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 48
    26. 26. How can people know the staff is properly trained? <ul><li>Ask about their training programs </li></ul><ul><li>They should be investing in extensive training by leading experts in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Staff should be trained in all procedures on an ongoing basis to ensure consistent results and a safe environment </li></ul><ul><li>After receiving cosmetic procedures, it is appropriate to take a look at superior beauty products </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 49
    27. 27. What should people look for in cosmetic products? © Urban Body Laser - 2011 50 Mineral based makeup Preservatives that use essential oils rather than chemicals Free of toxic, chemical ingredients found in most makeup Has physical sunscreen rather than a chemical one Free from all fillers Protect from environmental aging factors
    28. 28. © Urban Body Laser - 2011 1 Utilize a provider who... Provides cosmetic products that are free of harmful, toxic ingredients and that actually reverse the aging process Offers the latest technology and cosmetic procedures Has a highly trained staff Provides treatments that are effective and safe Has a history of success stories and gives you access to them Provides a spa like environment to relax you
    29. 29. What about the human element? <ul><li>One of the most important but overlooked qualities of a superior provider is compassion </li></ul><ul><li>Technicians should not only be highly trained on equipment and procedures, but also on human relationships </li></ul><ul><li>They should realize that changes that improve body image can be transforming life events </li></ul><ul><li>Every visit should be like a date with an old friend— relaxing and rejuvenating throughout the entire process </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 52
    30. 30. Ask yourself… <ul><li>How is my appearance affecting my body image and quality of life? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I using procedures and products that may be doing more harm than good? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes can I make to improve my self-confidence and my future without risking my health? </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 58
    31. 31. We hope you learned valuable information today… <ul><li>Negative feelings about appearance can damage our body image and hinder life fulfillment </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing a superior cosmetic professional can improve body image and bring peace of mind </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that we can provide answers to help overcome the issues that were discussed in this presentation </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 59
    32. 32. Our mission <ul><li>When you walk through our door, our mission is to not only to give you exceptional treatment but also to touch your heart </li></ul><ul><li>We want Urban Body Laser to be a place that people can’t wait to return for their next visit - or even come early or stay late just to share with us </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 61
    33. 33. How we do what we do <ul><li>We invest in top-of-the-line equipment to provide clients of all skin types extremely safe and effective treatments </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike many systems, ours is able to access the necessary depth in order to be used SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY all year round </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For example, in the summer months you can continue your hair removal regardless of if you are tanned or not </li></ul></ul></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 63
    34. 34. What is the difference? <ul><ul><li>The system we use lets us safely treat tanned and dark skin effectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A larger treatment area for each procedure to increase efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A more advanced cooling system to control and customize temperature settings </li></ul></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 64
    35. 35. What sets us apart <ul><ul><li>We believe that advanced equipment and better trained staff can change lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our staff is trained by Dr. Bitter Jr., the foremost dermatologist in the field and co-inventor of the foto-rejuvenation© protocol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We know that incorrect use of this protocol can actually cause skin imperfections, rather than healing them </li></ul></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 66
    36. 36. What sets us apart? <ul><li>We are equally dedicated to the personal connection with our clients as we are to the technical aspects of treatment </li></ul><ul><li>It's about making that human experience an unforgettable one! </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 68
    37. 37. What our clients are saying about us © Urban Body Laser - 2011 70 &quot;I used to be very self conscious about my back hair.  After my treatments, I don't even think about it any longer.  It has raised my confidence level as well as my self-image.  The staff at Urban Body Laser is very professional and friendly.  I would recommend their services to anyone.  If you are thinking about getting anything done, check with UBL - they are the specialists.&quot; ~ Kurtis Kril &quot;I recently completed the 4 month Flawless Face treatment and the results are amazing. I had a lot of dark pigment on my face from many years in the harsh Australian sun, and I had resigned myself to thinking that it was there to stay. But not anymore!! My face is now almost completely pigment free. I had visible results from the very first photorejuvenation treatment, and my skin hasn't looked this good since I was about 18. The girls at Urban Body all do an awesome job, explaining procedures to you thoroughly and making you feel genuinely cared for. Great job, great results!!&quot; ~ Vicki Earl
    38. 38. Our Offer <ul><li>$200 towards your future services ! </li></ul>© Urban Body Laser - 2011 71

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