At Skin Solutions Staten Island, the main focus is, of course, skin, and a team of aestheticians works to clear it of the many epidermal issues that can plague it. Some techniques are more advanced, including an extensive array of laser services that treat anything from age spots and acne to spider veins and loss of elasticity. There are cellulite treatments, too, as well as Botox injections and permanent-makeup applications.
More traditional therapies include several types of facials, such as glycolic peels and deep-pore cleansing. Body treatments nourish the skin with seaweed wraps or honey-almond scrubs, and massage therapy relaxes muscles with Swedish, hot-stone, or reflexology sessions.
Dr. Amie Malihan brings more than three decades of experience as a plastic surgeon into every aesthetic service performed at her Staten Island practice. A member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Malihan has been trained in the specialized craft of microsurgery and strives to deliver natural-looking results through invasive and noninvasive procedures. She performs beauty injections that relax the muscles responsible for forming wrinkles in addition to laser treatments that can zap away unwanted body hair and spider veins.
Skin Science's team of licensed technicians helps eliminate unwanted fuzz and wrangle figures into more shapely profiles with noninvasive laser treatments. Laser hair-removal sessions bombard bristles with intense light energy, swiftly exterminating strands for long-lasting hairlessness. VelaShape treatments shower skinscapes with a profusion of radio frequencies designed to cause cells below the thighs, buttocks, love handles, or abdomen to suck in their collective guts and release excess fat into the lymphatic system, pulling the overlying skin into a pleasantly smooth surface. The procedures typically cause little to no pain, and, like traveling in a hovercraft, require no downtime.
What is your morning routine? How much time do you spend outdoors? During a pretreatment consultation, specialists not only study clients' unique looks and cosmetic goals, but ask questions like these to learn about their lifestyle. With a philosophy that hinges on the concept that "beauty is a personal thing," the practice develops services and cosmetic plans that are specially tailored to each individual. Facial treatments exile blemishes, rosacea, and lingering marker mustaches, and liposuction, cellulite reduction, and tattoo-removal treatments put the finishing touches on frames. The menu of services features techniques in a broad spectrum to suit every desired level of beautification.
Health meets beauty between lime-green accent walls and birch-tree murals, where a board-certified podiatrist and staff revamp nails afflicted with diabetes or fungal issues with laser treatments, topical medications, and specialty pedicures. The medi-pedi, or medical pedicure, was designed specifically for those with periodic health issues. Still, even healthy patrons can pamper feet with the spa-like pedicures, which boast clinical extras such as debridement, antifungal nail polish, and foot soaks. The multilingual staff—who can speak English, Spanish, French, and Creole—also go beyond standard spa hygiene by blasting shoes with UV rays and stern glares to prevent reinfection.
In a space deemed "inviting, comforting, and relaxing" by a pleased client, Escape Medical Spa unfurls a bevy of soothing services amid terracotta walls; plush, earth-toned couches; and ornate mirrors. The spa offers a claw-foot tub ensconced in a private spa room, where visitors can immerse themselves after a salt scrub or Mediterranean mud wrap. Popular services include facials, which whisk away the day's dirt and rejuvenate skin, and anti-aging treatments that instill a youthful glow previously only attained by playing 10 consecutive games of Red Rover.