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.
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.
Tresses & Colours’ stylists don’t just offer their clientele a standard array of color treatments, but rather a carefully curated selection of custom color and highlight combinations that change seasonally. Their winter 2013 collection, for example, includes signature colors such as cranberry red—which accentuates jet-back tresses with a splash of crimson ombre—and golden chestnut glow, which infuses hair with a radiant spectrum of bronze shades. Other services in the stylists’ repertoire include keratin hair-smoothing treatments, waxing, and makeup applications.
More than 30 years after its inception, Cactus Salon & Spa and its team of continually educated stylists have not lost their edge—they earned the Long Island Press’s designation as Best Hair Salon and Best Day Spa in 2012. It's not surprising, then, that the salon has enjoyed such impressive growth over the years, with more than two dozen locations now blanketing most of Long Island. Though hair is still the focus—stylists craft hairdos that reflect either everyday ease or fashion-forward thinking—the repertoire has expanded to include everything from nail treatments and massages to permanent cosmetics and laser services. Since the roster of services is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on products and services on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
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.