Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cory Lawler and the experienced staff at Lawler Centre Cosmetic Surgery revitalize visages with passion and advanced products from the likes of SkinCeuticals and Physician's Choice. During a preliminary consultation, dermal-care experts analyze skinscapes to formulate customized cleansing and home-treatment regimens. Express facials speedily delve into clogged pores to uproot grime, sweep away dull cells, and slather surfaces in custom-blended masks before sending them back to the front lines of human communication. Alternately, deep cleansing sets off the organic facial, after which a purifying steam bath and potent exfoliation promote healthy complexions. Gentle aesthetician hands massage foreheads and cheeks, encouraging the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to delicate tissues and gold doubloons to rich oxygen molecules.
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"The ability to change one's self-esteem and life is one of the main reasons I enjoy being a plastic surgeon," says Dr. Jan V. Karlin, medical supervisor at Nova Cosmetic Center. "There is nothing better than seeing the smile on my patients’ faces when they come in for office surgery checkups." Dr. Karlin and his team elicit these satisfied grins with a full menu of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as slimming and rejuvenating spa treatments. He regularly attends conferences and all-surgeon hoedowns to stay abreast of developments in the field, such as laser technologies, anti-aging hormones, and less invasive liposuction. All his safe aesthetic procedures are done with the goal of helping clients look beautiful and feel confident.:m]]
Stigma Tattoo Bar compiles a trifecta of signifiers of lighthearted vice in its combination tattoo and piercing parlor, bar, and pole-dancing studio. Red vinyl couches line brick walls, and poles reach from floor to ceiling for classes scheduled along with lap-dance and burlesque lessons. Flat-screen TVs entertain customers as they're inked or studded, and a dramatic metal cage in the center of the room contributes to an edgy club atmosphere where you never know if a lion might appear from behind the bar.
With more than 25,000 laser treatments under its belt, the certified staff of Breeze Laser Center wields modern technology to soothe and improve skin. Omnilux treatments focus nonheating LED lights on acne-afflicted faces for 16–20 minutes per session to produce clearer skin with little discomfort. Like a timid sea monkey, fresh skin emerges gradually, typically after four sessions. Fight off hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, blackheads, or the advancing armies of face gophers with a Silk facial peel. The peel, lasting 30–45 minutes, exfoliates epidermises, then a topical serum soothes freshly-uncovered layers and eliminates the need for downtime. Prior to each treatment, Breeze's benevolent skin-sorcerers will meet with clients for a complimentary consultation, answering any questions they may have, and teaching soothing strokes that calm visages nervous about adopting a new look.
Co-founders Spooks "Spooky" Joya and Legion Avegno preside over a chorus of humming needles at Fallen Sparrow Tattoos, where a team of talented, professional artists customizes bodies with unique tattoos and piercings. After serving in apprenticeships under some of New York City’s most renowned inkers and pulling his first tattoo needle from an immovable stone, Spooky continues to decorate skin with pristine line work and elegant scripts. Co-artist Legion sits beside Spooky in the hygienic studio as he converts clients’ half-formed ideas into colorful sleeves or black-ink tuxedo jackets. Piercers Billy and Tyler work alongside their tattooing counterparts, busily bedecking bodies with custom surface and deep-tissue piercings.
At Neo Laser Medical Spa, two physicians, a registered nurse, and a licensed aesthetician use the latest technology to beautify skin. Their multiple laser systems form a cosmic tag-team that can rejuvenate bodies from head to toe. A fractional CO2 laser dramatically reduces pigmentation problems and other signs of aging, a Fraxel laser reduces wrinkles with minimal downtime, and a CoolTouch laser gently diminishes acne and acne scarring. The team also employs lasers to eradicate spider veins and unwanted hair and performs laser-assisted SmartLipo procedures that are less invasive than traditional liposuction.
But lasers aren't the only tools in Neo Laser's anti-aging kit. Clinical staffers combat wrinkles with Botox and dermal fillers, and customize facials or medical peels with petrochemical- and paraben-free Image Skincare products. The medical spa's complimentary consultations include a skin analysis with a detailed written report and photos, as well as 30 minutes with an aesthetician to discuss the best way to remove a mole or a mustache drawn on in permanent marker.