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.
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.
At Mari Ann Laser Care, certified aestheticians wield multiwavelength Candela GentleMax lasers to tighten skin, reduce the appearance of spider veins, or play high-stakes games of laser tag with the doctors across the street. Technicians also use the GentleMax lasers to perform laser hair removal and deal with vascular problems, such as hemangiomas.
Not many 12-year-olds run their own beauty business out of their home. But this was the case for Suna Serpin](http://www.sunasspa.com/About.html), whose burgeoning interest in skincare inspired her to extend beauty services to her family and friends before she was even a teenager. Years after getting married and raising children, Suna returned to the business, this time receiving her license in aesthetics and training with the American Laser Center. She cites Jane Wurwand, the founder of renowned skincare line Dermalogica, as the inspiration to open her own spa, where she now lavishes clients with services such as facials, laser hair removal, and body scrubs. She also happily offers up Dermalogica products, which retain their soothing qualities from earth-culled ingredients such as plants and the tears of woodland nymphs.
At offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, technicians use the DDC PolyLase LP to permanently purge unwanted hair. The DDC PolyLase LP bundles an Alexandrite laser and an NdYAG laser into one piece of equipment that can remove hair of almost any type, whether it’s light, dark, thin, thick, or able to stretch like a rubber band. Because their focus is so specific, the Studios know their equipment well and are glad to share their knowledge with clients in person and online via an FAQ page and a factsheet. Although they specialize in hair removal, technicians also train their laser beams on faces to resurface complexions for a fresher, younger appearance.
The team at Perfect Brows doesn’t just remove hair above the eyes; they remove it from all over the body, using three different methods. Their threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. During waxing sessions, they paint fuzzy areas with a thin layer of molten wax, which adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. Their third method, called sugaring, is an organic alternative to waxing, which removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio’s other services, which include henna work and facials.