Mark R. Windt, a board-certified MD with a degree from Cornell University, has spent the last 30 years practicing medicine. He draws upon that experience as the owner and supervising physician at NouveauDerm Medspa. And the certified master aestheticians he supervises boast similar pedigrees; they've been certified in myriad procedures and medical aesthetic treatments, including Palomar hair removal and skin rejuvenation techniques, VelaShape and eMatrix treatments, and PCA skin care treatments. This braintrust of professionals work toward the singular goal of helping clients overcome signs of aging and aesthetic imperfections without surgeries or time machines. They offer both spa and clinical treatments including facials, eMatrix treatments, VelaShape treatments, and Botox injections, all of which erase time's thumbprint and give skin a youthful, healthy looking appearance.
Many an aesthetic problem has yielded to Norma Cataldo, the clinical director of Cosmetic Laser Solutions. She has been fixing dermal flaws with noninvasive beams of light for more than 10 years, remedying conditions such as wrinkles, sun spots, cellulite, and spider veins. At the clinic, she is supported by Dr. Patrick Marasco, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and Dr. Paul Zaydon, a board-certified dermatologist. With their combined skills, they are able to treat patients to more invasive procedures in their in-office surgical suite as well as lively three-part harmonies over the intercom system.
The highly trained staff at HLC Med harnesses futuristic technology and its own line of products for services that heal, rejuvenate, and beautify. In the guffawing face of father time, technicians roll up their sleeves and unholster their lasers, blasting away acne scarring, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation with the Radiancy SpectraClear system. A chilled-tip laser uproots party-crashing hair from any skin type, and a Q-switched KTP YAG laser sends sun spots packing. Custom chemical peels stimulate cell renewal and collagen production to fill out fine lines, and radio-frequency devices firm up skin and smooth out cellulite. The center also offers services for men, including laser treatments for razor bumps, back-hair removal, and a gentleman's facial that moisturizes faces more effectively than head-butting Poseidon.
Green bamboo shoots, an improvised rock garden, and sleek, wagon-red couches beckon guests to relax at the front of Mani Q Spa. But just beyond the front desk whirs a flurry of activity. Nail techs enhance hands with chip-resistant polishes from OPI, Essie, and CND, or lull them to sleep with soothing hot stones or paraffin wax treatments. Against the other wall of the salon, their foot-focused brethren tend to guests luxuriating in plush, elevated pedicure thrones.
Mounting a full-fledged assault on stress, the spa offers a petite menu of spa services including body-waxing and back massages. In a private treatment room, aestheticians pour over complexions before cleansing, exfoliating, and steaming away imperfections. For faces that need extra attention, the aesthetician reaches for a seaweed mask to hydrate the skin, aromatic oils to massage stiff necks, and gold stars to place on the forehead.
The experts at Electrology Specialists of NE, LLC, use electrolysis to permanently and effectively reduce their clients' unwanted hair. Unlike many laser-based techniques, the treatment works for virtually all skin and hair types and can be used on almost any part of the body. What's more, advances in the treatment's technology mean that the most discomfort a client will feel is likely a slight warming of the skin and an awkward goodbye with dismayed chin hairs.
Madeline, better known as Maddy around The Skin Renewal Studio, has worked as a certified massage therapist and aesthetician since 1982. Her decades of experience with skin- and bodycare become obvious as she unfurls a range of beauty and massage services for clients. She uses bioelectric rejuvenation to erase fine lines and contour the skin during nonsurgical face-lifts; waxes unwanted hair from the face and body; and alleviates aches, pains, and stress with soothing deep-tissue, Swedish, and raindrop-therapy massage treatments.
Despite excelling in the world of beauty and massage therapy, Maddy has proudly declined to park herself on her laurels. Currently training to become a personal coach, she hopes to help clients cultivate a sense of inner strength by realizing what she’s known all along: beauty starts from the inside, but that doesn’t mean you should swallow makeup. Her studio even symbolizes this notion. The interior drips with aesthetic splendor in the form of hardwood floors, dark wooden tables, plush salmon-colored chairs, intricately patterned rugs, and plants and flowers.