Licensed medical aesthetician Phyllis Gasparri performs each facial treatment at Skin Perfect, drawing on more than 25 years of experience as she treats acne and wrinkles during services that emphasize clinical approaches to skincare. Among her weapons of choice are lasers—which she uses to reduce scar tissue and remove hair and tattoos—and exfoliation tools such as microdermabrasion wands and chemical-peel solutions. To keep up their progress, clients can take home products from SkinCeuticals and Cell Renewal Systems or purchase one of the shop’s own line of mini facial steamers, which sterilize and clean the face while discreetly opening envelopes within a 50-yard radius.
Were it not for the sweet scent of pomade and the constant buzzing of clippers, it would be easy to mistake Park Ave. Barbers for a cozy after-work hangout. After receiving a warm welcome, men with mussed hairdos hop into leather thrones and entrust their styles to the shop’s expert barbers. Flat-screen televisions keep eyes distracted from the scissors behind them as the barbers work assiduously to dress up scalps in timeless fashions. A hot lather softens whiskers before a traditional straight-razor shave coaxes out facial tattoos cowering in the darkness of a five o’clock shadow.
At South Shore Laser, a team of trained aestheticians utilize laser and ultrasound equipment in beautifying treatments for men and women. Procedures include skin tightening and rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin, as well as laser treatments to remove the presence of veins, acne, and hair.
Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics' toning technicians wield the radio-frequency and optical-energy-powered ReFirme skin-tightening technology in five 45-minute sessions that target fine lines, sagging skin, and wrinkles. Before starting treatment, clients meet with staffers to discuss their medical histories, learn about expected results from the tightening process, and trade shortbread-cookie recipes. The elōs technology of the ReFirme system uses light energy proven safe for all skin types to iron out face or neck creases, and provides contact cooling on the surface to increase comfort. Customers can opt to smooth crinkled areas on their face wrappers and maintain their necks' sleek appearances, or choose to focus on face tightening alone over the course of five treatments.
Dr. Joyce Guirand and her staff of technicians at Aesthetic Medical Care of New York perform an array of professional cosmetic procedures for faces and bodies. The menu of services includes Botox injections, facial chemical peels designed to target fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, and i-Lipo body shaping, a non-invasive treatment during which technicians target cellulite with low-level lasers
Twin brothers Garrett and Nicholas Athenas have established a family business based on wellness. As a certified holistic nutrition educator and a certified nutritional therapist, they meet with clients to dispense lifestyle advice with holistic health in mind. They examine each client's history, goals, and current fitness before prescribing an optimal program, incorporating multivitamins along with dietary and exercise regimens as needed. They also conduct lab tests and stress response tests that aim to reduce anxiety. Through their detailed and customized approach, Garrett and Nicholas hope to help clients lose weight, gain energy, and adopt and maintain healthy habits.