Beauty is serious business at Allure Plastic Surgery Center, and the company's four plastic surgeons have been trained accordingly. Dr. Elliot Heller co-founded the American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery, and his colleagues boast board certifications and advanced training in specialties such as reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, and nonsurgical body-contouring alternatives. These physicians focus on keeping their visitors comfortable as they usher them through the surgical suite or into the office for outpatient procedures such as injecting Botox, exfoliating with microdermabrasion, performing laser hair-removal, or simply supplying ultra-flattering mirrors.
At Spa Jolie, aestheticians, massage therapists, and laser technicians cull techniques from a variety of cultures to beautify their clients. Reflexology, a 4,000-year-old Chinese method of applying pressure to specific points in the hands and feet, joins traditional Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to soothe weary physiques. Fresh, European seaweed makes up one of the layers in the four-layer facial to help tone and tighten the skin. When performing the ancient Indian technique of threading, technicians capture unwanted facial hair between twists of cotton fibers. These culturally diverse practices appear alongside a roster of lasers, made from all-natural, locally harvested machine parts, which help reduce cellulite and even whiten teeth.
Located in New Providence's Village Shopping Center, Elements Therapeutic Massage is a professional massage studio that believes massage can be the answer to dealing with chronic pain and stress. Here, licensed massage therapists use deep strokes and focused pressure to relieve everything from muscle aches to back injuries. But before they do so, they make sure to listen to clients carefully so they can learn what ails them. This means every massage is a customized experience, like those choose-your-own-adventure movies that theaters can only project for one person at a time. And because massages by their nature increase circulation, the center believes the practice has benefits even beyond pain and stress relief.
Eclipse shores up scalps with cuts and color tune-ups designed to fit individual faces, hair types, and lifestyles. Submit to the scissor-wielding wiles of the salon's experienced stylists with a haircut ($27+ for men, $35+ for women), which includes a complimentary consultation, shampoo, and styling and dons an equally soothing money-back guarantee. Eclipse's stylists also keep clients well educated with helpful snippets on proper hair maintenance and vegetable canning. If opting for a shade upgrade in addition to the crop chop, color specialists will employ custom blending techniques to add fractal dimension and impart shine or battle botched jobs with a reparative strategy to reign in not-so-subtle hues. Note that it may take two or more visits to fully correct color.
As founder and clinical director of Acupuncture Health Associates, Dr. Andy Rosenfarb leads a licensed, pain-punishing team of acupuncturists that helps patients overcome an array of troubling conditions. Fifteen years of acupuncture experience guide the doctor's sure hands as he inserts thin needles at key points on the body's energy meridians, dislodging blockages that disrupt the flow of qi, or energy, to vital organs. When energy flows freely, the body maintains a balanced state of wellness and allows the individual to lead an active lifestyle, with less time spent hobbled by health concerns and more time spent winning freestyle rap battles. Acupuncture has been shown to treat a wide range of conditions—Dr. Rosenfarb specializes in care for degenerative eye conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma, and coworker and licensed acupuncturist Vanessa M. Guinet specializes in women's health and reproductive issues.