Stylists. Makeup artists. Aestheticians. Massage therapists. Nail technicians. The lengthy staff roster at Mancini Giuffre represents the salon and spa's lengthy list of services, all performed by experts in their respective fields. Skilled hands cut and color hair, deep clean pores with facials, and soothe achy muscles with just the right massage strokes. They also take their treatments outside of the confines of Mancini Giuffre, beautifying wedding parties before they walk down the aisle.
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.
Dr. Victoria Karlinsky looks for ways to restore patients' self-confidence through cosmetic surgery. After training alongside expert bariatric surgeons, Dr. Karlinsky learned the art of weight-loss surgeries and lifts. Dr. Karlinsky's attention to detail extends to her face-lift, eyelid, ear, and lip surgeries, and also accounts for her winning streak in pickup games of Simon Says. Each procedure takes place after patients explain their beauty goals in a one-on-one consultation and Dr. Karlinsky maps out a viable route to achieve them. Dr. Karlinsky brandishes board certifications in both general and cosmetic surgery and can communicate to clients in English, Russian, or scalpel charades.
Bobby Buka, MD, and his experienced skin technicians coddle rough cranium covers in a welcoming downtown office, complete with a tranquility-enhancing Zen garden. Patrons with dull complexions can gift their facades with a chemical peel, designed to whisk away rough epidermises to exciting tropical-beach locations and stimulate new skin cell and collagen production. Adjusted for each individual face, the glycolic peel can assuage wrinkles, unclog pores, and help repair skeleton shucks after acne or sun damage, leaving clients with skin that's smoother and more brilliant than Galileo's juggling skills.
A board-certified dermatologist with more than 30 years of skin-buffering experience, Dr. Westfried is ideally qualified to aid distressed dermis damsels and dudes alike. Let him scrub stains out of your spirit suit with carboxytherapy, a 15- to 30-minute cosmetic treatment. During this procedure, small doses of heated medical carbon dioxide are injected into stubborn stretch marks, stimulating new circulation. Skin-gussying gusts of oxygen then blow into the stretch mark and broken collagen is thought to begin repairing itself, using nothing more than scotch tape and Charleston Chew filling. The treatment works on most skin tones, and smooth-seekers should start to see results within weeks with no downtime or side effects. Each hide-healing session must be performed two to four weeks apart.
Signature Service: Minimally invasive vein treatments
Brands Used: Electrocoagulation (VeinGogh) that close blood vessels
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
According to Vein Medic, an estimated one in four people suffer from some form of leg-vein disorder during their lives. These varicose and spider veins can be painful, and even if they aren't, they can make people feel uncomfortable with their appearance. So Vein Medic's physicians, including board-certified Dr. Michael Kassouf, who has been eradicating unwanted veins for more than 25 years, fight them with a variety of treatments.
Two of the most popular treatments include sclerotherapy and endovenus laser therapy. During sclerotherapy treatments, doctors inject the unwanted veins with an FDA-approved sclerosing solution, which causes the veins to collapse, die, and eventually fade from view. Endovenus laser treatments also collapse veins, though they require a laser fiber to be inserted into the vein. Both minimally invasive treatments can help patients feel more confident walking around in public in shorts, dresses, and figure-skating costumes in a few weeks.