The massage therapists and aestheticians at Body Works Day Spa nurture the body and mind with a full menu of soothing services. Skincare treatments cleanse and rejuvenate pores, and all-natural spray tans imbue hides with a sun-kissed glow without exposure to damaging UV rays. Waxing sessions remove unwanted hair from virtually anywhere for a few weeks, and laser hair-removal treatments yield longer-lasting results. In the privacy of a special room, couples massages allow pairs to lie side by side as therapists knead away their tension, knots, and his-and-hers charlie horses.
For more than a decade at locations in New York and India, the beauty experts at Sahiba Salon have helped clients look and feel their best. In addition to haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments, they cleanse and nourish skin with a variety of therapeutic facials. The team employs both ancient and modern techniques and offers services such as laser hair removal alongside 5,000-year-old ayurvedic shirodhara therapy, which soothes the head with flowing liquids. The team also readies brides and grooms with wedding packages that include skincare, massages, waxing, and hairstyling, as well as henna tattoos more intricate than a labyrinth made out of microchips.
Board-certified physician Letha Daniel, MD, knows that it's easier for teenagers and adults to feel happy and confident if they aren't confronted with blemishes, unwanted stubble, or spider veins when looking in the mirror. That's why she wields the Fotona XP Max laser system, whose numerous settings enable a variety of cosmetic services, including laser hair removal, acne treatments, and skin rejuvenation. Before sessions begin, Dr. Daniel evaluates clients’ outer layers, delivers honest advice, and sets realistic goals. The laser itself utilizes concentrated beams of light and can safely treat skin of any color or plaid pattern.
Dr. Kevin Tehrani's vast knowledge of plastic surgery keeps him in demand––he's a published author, an international speaker, an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a go-to source for publications such as New Beauty magazine. But all this activity doesn't keep him from his patients. He typically spends an hour with them during their initial consultations, answering their questions, reviewing images of them on a computer, and projecting what they'd look like if they were made of pixels. Sometimes these consultations lead to cosmetic surgery, and sometimes Dr. Tehrani and his patients instead turn to such non-invasive aesthetic equipment as the Zeltiq CoolSculpting system. Ever the innovator, Dr. Tehrani launched an iPhone app called iLipo, which helps patients to alter their image on the spot to see how a given treatment will transform their body.
Pod Laser Aesthetics' team of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners harnesses an arsenal of lasers to keep skin looking youthful. The gentle, noninvasive treatments reduce unwanted hair, smooth out wrinkles, and squash spider veins into oblivion. The staff also give these surface treatments subdermal support, employing quick injections of Botox or dermal fillers to beautify faces from the inside out. Before their appointments, patients can read the FAQ for answers to any questions about treatments or whether they need to bring their own scuba suit.
Clients enter through Lumix Aesthetics’ airy, sunlit reception area and walk down a warmly lit corridor to enter a treatment room. There, staffers greet them, ready to tailor treatments to their individual needs. A number of treatments utilize specially designed machines that harness light and energy to tighten skin and promote the production of collagen, which can lead to younger-looking complexions. Lasers can also whisk away unwanted hair or encourage the growth of wanted hair to achieve the client’s desired skin-to-hair ratio. In addition to laser-based treatments, Lumix Aesthetics also offers mud body wraps, which detoxify bodies with nutrient-rich sea kelp and blue-green algae, along with chai and soy.