It might be impossible to go back in time, but that hasn’t stopped the specialists at Esthelis Clinic from trying. At this 10,000 square-foot facility, they administer surgical and noninvasive procedures that help guests leave looking younger than when they entered. Mesotherapy, for instance, works to firm skin with microinjections of vitamins and minerals, while clients’ own platelet-rich plasma might be used to restore the youthful glow of a firefly at prom. In addition to age-defying services, the beauty hotspot also helps visitors stay in shape by offering access to a gym and two full-sized indoor swimming pools.
Soft music, scarlet blossoms, and sparkling chandeliers greet clients as they step through the doors of Aimee Hair Salon and Day Spa’s glass storefront. At comfortable barbering stations with ornate framed mirrors, stylists craft classic or contemporary haircuts, steeping tresses in dye or twisting locks into trendy bee condos. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians spruce up skin with facial treatments and laser-hair removal sessions, and massage therapists knead sinews. Rounding out the menu of services, nail technicians shellac the tips of fingers and toes and skincare professionals wax or thread away unwanted hair. Exposed brick walls surround the salon and its spa quarters, invoking a loft-like environment.
Vanity Laser's aestheticians don't view their treatments as merely aesthetic; rather, they strive to improve skin's health and appearance with each procedure. Using a quartet of FDA-approved lasers, including the GentleLase Pro and VelaShape II, the Vanity team's treatments rid bodies of stretch marks, cellulite, and unwanted hair. For new mothers, aestheticians offer the aforementioned procedures, as well as C-section scar removal and stretch-mark reduction. They also stand out as an inclusive establishment by specifically catering other treatments, such as scar reduction and body shaping, to transgender patients.
A second-generation eye surgeon, Dr. Julia Giyaur specializes in blade-free LASIK operations that are cutting edge in every sense but the literal one. In two locations in Brooklyn and Rego Park, Dr. Giyaur provides basic eye care such as check-ups and surgical vision correction, treatments for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, and astigmatism, and a few aesthetic services such as Botox and Restylane. A LASIK patient herself, Dr. Giyaur helps allay her clients’ fears or concerns on her blog, covering recently asked questions and common ocular ailments.
With G.M. Collin products, fifteen facials, and eight body treatments in their arsenal, the aestheticians and therapists at Paragon NY have something for everyone. In private treatment rooms, they ease aches with four types of massage and evict unwanted hair using IPL hair-removal technology.
The Village Beauty Lounge's chic and relaxing space invites clients to indulge in organic therapies that enhance their looks and uplift their spirits. A climb up the back-lit staircase is the first sign that things are taking a turn for the luxurious; once inside, guests are greeted by earth-toned walls and softly-lit hanging lamps. The decor sets the mood for such uniquely pampering treatments as ice cream pedicures, citrus hot cream manicures, and curiously peanut butter-free jelly foot baths. Inside equally sleek private treatment rooms, therapists administer hot stone and aromatherapy massages. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, render complexions radiant with hydrating and vitamin C anti-aging facials. As visitors relax, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs cancel out the big city stimuli teeming on the other side of the spa's doors.