Desiree Chmura was a featured aesthetician at the 2010 Aesthetic Everything Oscar Gifting Suite, and, as she pampered famous pores before the Academy Awards, she realized she wanted to open up her own med spa. She's trained in a sweeping array of medical-grade skincare and cosmetic disciplines and has advised listeners on Cosmo's XM radio show on how to reduce inches with a seaweed wrap and how to ensnare a crush with a pair of tweezers.
To create her spa, Desiree corralled a staff of nurses and aestheticians. With treatments that range from deep-cleansing facials and ear candling to dermal fillers and photofacials, guests of all beautification goals can find a service right for them.
Serving more than 5,000 clients since 2007, Dr. Ismail Ozcan and the rest of the experienced staff at Oz Medi-Spa Center wield a laser to combat acne, wrinkles, sun spots, pregnancy masks, and unsightly body hair. Male and female technicians are available to operate the device, which emits pulsating beams of light that penetrate the layers of skin to tend to issues. Dr. Ozcan also performs laser-free fixers, including Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero injections, as well as microdermabrasion and varicose vein treatments. The center is open six days a week with flexible appointment times.
At ornate, wooden styling stations, Peter Alexandra Salon's designer and master stylists combine knowledge gleaned from continuing-education courses with their wealth of existing experiences. Setting clients before gilded mirrors, the staff enhances flirty bobs, flowing curls, and chic bald caps using sundry products from such lines as Unite Styling, Goldwell, and Liscio Thermal Straightening. Below-chin beauty services fill out Peter Alexandra's menu, which includes waxing, nailcare, and spray-tan services.
At East Islip Surgical, Dr. Edward John Bieniewicz and his staff revamp patients' appearances and self-esteem with or without the use of surgery. Their treatments for the body, face, and skin include Botox injections, Smartlipo, and lifts and implants for myriad body areas. The center's patients aren't the only ones being revamped, either. The 15-year-old facility recently updated its surgical suite according to AAAASF guidelines.
Cactus Medspa is a collaboration between Cactus Salon and Associated Plastic Surgeons, and the result represents the best of both worlds. At the spa's six locations, specialists smooth faces with Botox and other injectables, focusing on beautifying their clients as the staff does at the parent salon. With an eye toward safety, a board-certified plastic surgeon oversees each treatment.
At South Shore Laser, a team of trained aestheticians utilize laser and ultrasound equipment in beautifying treatments for men and women. Procedures include skin tightening and rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin, as well as laser treatments to remove the presence of veins, acne, and hair.