At Gentle Touch Laser Centers, FDA-approved lasers do more than just shed light on skin. When manned by the center’s certified technicians, they can eliminate unwanted hair follicles, smooth coarsely textured skin, shrink pores, and neutralize hyperpigmentation. As for unwanted spider veins, there’s a treatment for that, too; instead of painful injections or covering legs with handfuls of concealer on a daily basis, a laser can gently break down and reduces the appearance of the darkened vessels.
At Schlessinger Eye & Face, Dr. David Schlessinger goes far beyond eye drops and the Snellen chart. As a board-certified surgeon, Schlessinger offers three types of surgical treatments: oculoplastic surgery for instances of ptosis, skin cancer, or tearing disorders; neuro-ophthalmology, which covers all things relating to the eyes and brain, such as double vision or migraines; and, lastly, cosmetic procedures, including brow- and face-lifts and upper- or lower-eyelid surgery.
Supplementing Dr. Schlessinger's cosmetic procedures, his clinic's med spa also offers proven noninvasive beautification procedures. From within the med spa, his staff of licensed medical aestheticians battles the effects of aging and sun damage with chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and custom European facials that leave faces beaming brighter than a headlight in a snowstorm.
Angel Tips Nail Spa specializes in lavish nail care packages performed with care and attentiveness. Services such as the chocolate pedicure—which includes a chocolate sea salt scrub, hot stone massage, and anti-oxidant chocolate cream—promise a relaxing and pampered sojourn that lasts from the first touch of the file to the final stroke of polish. Inside of this clean and modern spa, technicians also offer waxing, massage, and facials.
Spa85 drenches clients with waves of Aphroditian loveliness by offering a full lineup of hair, nail, waxing, and makeup services. In an atmosphere underscored by the ceiling’s bright brown parallel universe, settle into a black-leathered styling chair for a haircut ($50) and a half-hour blow-out ($30), or opt for a partial highlight ($82) to blend in at pom-pom parties. Clients who suffer from harried hair can wax it away from their underarms ($15), brows ($12), or nether region ($65 for a Brazilian). To equip opposable knuckle sticks with shiny new helmets worthy of a hand model, put them where a member of the skilled staff can give them a manicure, which includes a warm soak, a hand massage, nail grooming, and polish ($20).
For more than 25 years, the stylists of Design Masters Hair Salon have helped clients obtain classic and trendy 'dos by beginning each appointment with an in-depth consultation. These beauty talks are then followed by customized haircare services, from Awapuhi conditioning treatments and foil highlights to hair dyeing with ammonia-free color. Clients are also beautified with mani-pedis, aromatherapy massages, and waxing services.
Wrapped in beige and russet tones, SoHo Urban Wax's private rooms cloister both male and female clients in warm serenity as expert aestheticians uproot unwanted hairs with dexterous digits and utmost discretion. Hard wax seizes strands from sensitive areas such as underarms, the upper lip, and funny bones, while warmer soft-wax strips lift fuzz from more durable spots, such as wool coats. While patrons perch on the red-leather banquette in the studio's waiting room, they can sip a proffered cup of coffee or gargle with hot tea while scanning black-and-white photos of the city.