The licensed therapists at Somatic Massage Therapy, P.C. dedicate themselves to helping to relieve a range of muscular ailments, including stored tension, chronic pain, and aching joints accrued from excessive slam-dancing at retirement parties. One-hour sessions include such modalities as Swedish and hot stone, which relax back muscles while increasing circulation. Specialized treatments target problem areas and include trigger-point therapy, during which knots of tension in muscles are located and unraveled with the determination of a string-hungry housecat.
Signature Service: Minimally invasive vein treatments
Brands Used: Electrocoagulation (VeinGogh) that close blood vessels
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
According to Vein Medic, an estimated one in four people suffer from some form of leg-vein disorder during their lives. These varicose and spider veins can be painful, and even if they aren't, they can make people feel uncomfortable with their appearance. So Vein Medic's physicians, including board-certified Dr. Michael Kassouf, who has been eradicating unwanted veins for more than 25 years, fight them with a variety of treatments.
Two of the most popular treatments include sclerotherapy and endovenus laser therapy. During sclerotherapy treatments, doctors inject the unwanted veins with an FDA-approved sclerosing solution, which causes the veins to collapse, die, and eventually fade from view. Endovenus laser treatments also collapse veins, though they require a laser fiber to be inserted into the vein. Both minimally invasive treatments can help patients feel more confident walking around in public in shorts, dresses, and figure-skating costumes in a few weeks.
As a medical doctor and integrative medicine practitioner who specializes in treating pain, Dr. Jignyasa Desai understands the need for treatments that work and work fast. It's with this idea in mind that the doctor has outfitted each of her three New York-based clinics with advanced beauty and health equipment.
Computer diagnostics and pain management programs help Dr. Desai locate and treat the root of health problems, which can range from arthritis and fibromyalgia to joints that creak every time you try to tiptoe past your parents' bedroom. Dr. Desai and her team also stave off signs of aging with both simple aesthetic treatments such as Botox injections as well as more involved services. These latter include infusing oxygen into the epidermis via a gentle-pressure machine and performing Ultherapy, which uses painless ultrasound technology to lift aging skin, a procedure highlighted by Barbara Walters on "20/20".
For Vital Beauty Skin Care Laser Lounge's owner, "beauty is inside and out." The Lounge's staff simply takes on the task of enhancing that outer beauty. They purify skin with hydrating and oxygen masks, microdermabrasion exfoliations paired with hot towels, and full-body wraps that end in a pampering massage.
Their signature service, though, is laser hair removal. Using Alma lasers, they target unwanted hairs, blasting them away one burst of light at a time. In the course of six to eight treatments, they leave skin as smooth as the skin of a baby ice sculpture.
Signature Service: Laser hair removal
Brands Used: Alma lasers, Glytone skincare, Vi peels, Bioslimming, Viora
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 15
Dr. Sergey Voskin, the surgeon at the helm of Vo'Skin,?is particularly adept at creating custom anti-aging, anti-acne, and anti-rosacea treatments using a combination of cosmetic and medical dermatology and laser procedures. He might recommend acne patients try a medical-grade chemical peel paired with a Smoothbeam laser treatment, which can help fight acne scarring. For rosacea sufferers, a topical skincare regimen might couple with an LED light or Vbeam laser treatment. And aging skin may benefit from Botox, dermal fillers, and fractional laser skin resurfacing.?
Dr. Voskin also performs more invasive surgeries at Vo'Skin, including liposuction and fat transfers. Still, these procedures only require a local anesthetic to numb the area and are less invasive than many other body-contouring surgeries, which require longer periods of downtime and a stack of coloring books so you have something to do while you recover.
By utilizing an arsenal of advanced technology, Laser-Esthetics provides its clients with nonsurgical alternatives to a variety of skin concerns. The technicians rely on the Candela cosmetic laser system to improve skin tone and texture by ridding bodies of unwanted stubble, spider veins, acne scars, or other pigmented lesions. During skin-tightening procedures, a laser system can deliver therapeutic amounts of heat deep into the dermal layers and help create a more toned look. The technicians turn to the body-contouring capabilities of LED energy to jump-start bodies' metabolisms and shrink stubborn fat cells found in clients' limbs, torsos, or shadows. Eschewing the rejuvenating powers of light energy altogether, Laser-Esthetics' skincare specialists also use a variety of Valmont products during nourishing facials.