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.
Most Popular Service: Personal training sessions
Brands Used: Personal training, nutrition, and massage therapy
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Pro Tip: Come ready to make an appointment for more sessions, because one or even three is never enough
Q&A with the Co-founder
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Before we meet with clients, they have to fill out a questionnaire so they can be matched up with the right professional. This makes their experience more personalized and fun.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Our certified specialists are usually experts in more than one area of massage. Some of them are also certified nutrition coaches and can help you understand body aches from a nutritional standpoint.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
If you like our therapists, you can take them to your office and share their services with your co-workers. Hello massages for everyone. All you have to do is ask.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We also offer personal training, and nutrition counseling
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our business gives the people very relaxing and effective body and face treatments. We focus on exactly what our clients are trying to achieve and deliver with our services. The aestheticians and technicians give a complimentary consultation to every client and professionally exceed expectations.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to bring the East Village an effective spa that does professional, high-grade treatments. We are trying to fit every household budget, and bring the perfect environment and service to everyone.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to bring relaxation and help people aesthetically with treatments. A lot of people don't know that beauty can be achieved with basic beauty treatments. Educating people and helping is our primary goal, and we love when people leave with smiles every time.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Our customer lost 15 pounds and 4 inches in circumference doing our body wraps. It's so great that people achieve their goals with us.
When she's not running a distressed-animal rescue operation, you'll find Karliin Brooks serving pressed juice and raw, vegan food from the counter of a juice bar or the window of a biodiesel-fueled food truck. The lifetime vegan founded The Squeeze as another search-and-rescue mission of sorts: to save New Yorkers from their own poor dietary habits and the environmental impurities that constantly bombard them. Brooks uses a Norwalk hydraulic juice press to convert unpasteurized produce?which is organic, non-GMO, never frozen, and local wherever possible?into sippable, superfood mixes that aid detoxification and weight-loss efforts. The Norwalk hydraulic juice press preserves live enzymes, minerals, and nutrients to help the body reset and kill cravings.
In addition to tasty, healthful juices, Brooks prepares a full menu of raw and organic breakfast foods, desserts, and savory dishes, including coconut truffles and "moc n' cheese" made with gluten-free pasta. She also promotes individual and planetary wellness via group or private food-prep classes, teaching people how to make "cheese" out of cashews.
As a medical doctor and integrative medicine practitioner who specializes in treating pain and aesthetics, 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 and Dr. Elena Agilina locate and treat the root of health problems, which can range from arthritis to 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.
Lena, the titular aesthetician behind Lena Skincare, boasts 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, with a range of techniques learned everywhere from Russia to the United States of America under her belt. She specializes in hair-removal services such as waxing, which has a reputation for being uncomfortable. Clients nevertheless praise Lena for her gentle touch and deft hands, which, when combined with Tea Tree or Azulene waxes, make for an experience easy on sensitive skin.
Lena also treats the skin with Guinot facial products. The French company promises healthy skin for all types, and Lena performs specialized services to reduce signs of aging, diminish dry and damaged skin, and cleanse the pores to prevent the appearance of acne.
Brands Used: Guinot
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 14