Dr. Steven Yarinsky spruces up facial façades with an array of high-tech surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. After a five-year general-surgery residency, Dr. Yarinsky devoted two years to intensive study in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Every three years, he returns for 150 hours of additional schooling to brush up on the latest treatments. Whether he's working on the face, breasts, tummy, or antlers, the doctor strives to keep final results natural in an effort to bolster patients' confidence in their own beauty. Dr. Yarinsky performs all Botox and filler treatments. Alongside the doctor, a team of highly trained nurses, techs, and licensed massage therapists perform med-spa treatments such as laser procedures, BioMedic peels, and microdermabrasion.
Spa on the Green's beautifiers relax and freshen epidermises within a two-story ranch-style house filled with soft natural light, plush furniture, and the green accents of potted palms. Aestheticians coddle expression makers with a 50- to 60-minute spa facial, which rejuvenates normal, overactive, or acne-prone skin. Deep cleansing removes accumulated dirt and caked-on pie residue, and gentle exfoliation rousts out rooted impurities, leaving faces glowing and soft.
Sunny Waitze, M.D. and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, oversees Pomperaug Plastic Surgery, where clients receive a variety of surgical and med-spa treatments for their skin and body. Services range from breast modifications to noninvasive skin rejuvenation intended to increase collagen and tightness.
Patients meet with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Harold E. Beam amid the contemporary décor of his office or the tranquil setting of his med spa to plan surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Using brands such as Obagi Medical and Skinceuticals, aestheticians soften surfaces and address imperfections through facials, peels, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion. A collection of injectables reduces signs of aging and augments facial features, helping lips reach their full capacity or eyebrows raise in the least judgmental manner.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Personal spa assistants are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment.
Chez Mike owner and Culinary Institute of America graduate Michael Cohen whips up delicious, made-from-scratch dishes at his restaurant in Hannaford Plaza. Like a game of cheeseburger cricket, Chez Mike's cuisine is seasonal and eclectically American. Carnivores can start their meals off with house-made country pâté, served with garnishes, Dijon mustard, and grilled crostini ($7.99), or a hot-and-sour matzo ball soup, in which the sultriest matzos are simmered with parsnips, chicken, and scallions ($6.99). Ladies who lunch can openly indulge in delicacies such as crispy trout with pecan brown butter and roasted potato ($15.99), or blush over a bagel all-the-way, a luscious combination of smoked salmon, veggies, and a schmear ($12.99).