Since 1998, Bellalaser, Inc.’s certified technicians have cared for clients with a menu of noninvasive laser services for the skin and body. Using a laser armed with an integrated cooling system, licensed operators can help reduce or eliminate unwanted hair so patients can stop other hair-removal routines such as waxing or wearing a name tag while shirtless. Techs will also harness the power of the FDA-approved VelaShape laser system to reduce cellulite and shrink waist circumferences. Skin specialists use lasers to tighten and rejuvenate wrinkly skin, while aestheticians treat faces with a variety of non-laser procedures, including microdermabrasion, facials, and collagen masks. Bellalaser also carries a signature line of skincare products including sunblock, exfoliating body shampoo, and skin-tightening contouring gel.
The eclectic staff of Yaffa’s Living Well provides a comprehensive repertoire of services to promote holistic wellness, helping clients become healthier and more relaxed from the inside out. Visitors in need of physical relaxation can opt to de-stress weary soul sacks with rounds of detoxifying ionic footbaths, therapeutic massages, or energizing reiki. Those looking to enhance aesthetic wellness can enlist their services for facials, mani/pedis, acne treatments, and even Lipo Laser sessions to sculpt tummies and torsos. Bridal packages are also available for larger groups. To unwind the kind of stress accumulated over the long term, clients can find relief from the center’s new-age staff, including a psychic and a life coach.
Skin Science's team of licensed technicians helps eliminate unwanted fuzz and wrangle figures into more shapely profiles with noninvasive laser treatments. Laser hair-removal sessions bombard bristles with intense light energy, swiftly exterminating strands for long-lasting hairlessness. VelaShape treatments shower skinscapes with a profusion of radio frequencies designed to cause cells below the thighs, buttocks, love handles, or abdomen to suck in their collective guts and release excess fat into the lymphatic system, pulling the overlying skin into a pleasantly smooth surface. The procedures typically cause little to no pain, and, like traveling in a hovercraft, require no downtime.
Variety is the best word to describe the menu at Bay Ridge Diner, where breakfasts kick off with dishes such as eggs Benedict and more than 20 styles of omelets. French toast and pancakes join in, flanked by other breakfast favorites such as belgian waffles and homemade muffins. Chefs stack up more than 60 varieties of sandwiches, ranging from the Louisiana-style crab-cake sandwich to the london broil sandwich and the roast-beef-and-swiss triple decker. They also craft classic American plates such as homestyle meatloaf and Italian entrees including spaghetti bolognese and jumbo-shrimp parmigiana. Customers can eat in, pickup, or have their food delivered so as not to interrupt any staring contests.
Surrounded by leafy green plants, the treatment table at the Radiant: Massage Therapy and Integrative Wellness cushions visitors as a therapist combines stress-relieving bodywork with fundamental meditative techniques. This holistic emphasis stems from the owner's extensive massage training and his adherence to harmonizing zen and Shambhala Buddhist philosophies. During massages, he employs Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to knead organic oils and lotions into musculature, either promoting circulation or coaxing out muscle-bound toxins. The therapist encourages clients to focus on their breathing throughout the session, which leaves them as calm as a hibernating triceratops.
With six locations peppering Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, Precise Brows’ fleet of trained waxers keeps faces and bodies looking polished. Waxing banishes unwanted fur from arms, legs, stomachs, and bikini areas, and hairstylists shear off split ends from scalps and blow-dry remaining lengths into sleek shape. Faces fearful of wax can forgo the sticky stuff in favor of threading services available from the neck up. Taking a break from bristle, the staff can also enhance winks with eyelash extensions or etch beautiful black or herbal henna onto skin to ready it for a special occasion or camouflage regretful tattoos of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.