If the human race ever needs to defend Earth in a space war using only its laser-wielding expertise, Bernadine Petrucelli of Defining Beauty will rise swiftly through our army’s ranks. A licensed aesthetician with more than 25 years of skin-care experience, Petrucelli commands an arsenal of cutting-edge lasers, whose beams can power laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and IPL photofacials to smooth away signs of age, such as the birth certificate taped to your face.
Petrucelli’s nonlaser treatments can refine faces with microdermabrasion and resurfacing peels, or even out complexions with acne treatments. To save clients the hassle of buying a cat to practice cat-eye liner on, she can enhance features with permanent makeup, lining lips and eyes or defining brows during a tattoo-like procedure.
Lazur La Vie founder Cheryl Anne brings an impressive amount of beauty-industry experience to her med spa, including stints in professional image consulting, makeup artistry, and skincare distribution. The spa combines medical knowledge with luxury and tranquility, and Cheryl gives complimentary consultations to clients before any treatment, helping them to sift through the spa's lengthy list of skin and body treatments. Lasers can be found throughout the menu, turning back the signs of aging by targeting everything from yellowing smiles to gravity-stricken skin on a mission to touch the toes. To date, Lazur La Vie has performed more than 12,000 aesthetic laser procedures on men and women with a wide variety of skin tones.
Signature Service: Body Contouring
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
TrueBody Medspa's staff follows a simple philosophy: beauty begets confidence. They view their services as a way to give people confidence, whether they're zapping away hair with lasers, smoothing wrinkles with Dysport, or contouring the body. To make sure they stay up to date with the latest technologies in their field, they regularly work with plastic surgeons, medical consultants, and people from the future.
In her years of working as an aesthetician, Cari regularly listened to her clients' horror stories about laser treatments. Tales ranged from experiencing burns to suffering through sessions that were overpriced, ineffective, or actually just flashlights. Hearing this, she resolved to provide a customer-oriented alternative and added a laser-technician certification to her already impressive resumé. Today, Cari's spa performs an abundance of client-pampering beauty services, from laser hair removal to permanent makeup. She also developed her own line of skincare products, made with ingredients such as red marine algae, ginseng, and aloe vera, which can soothe complexions during customized facials. Before any service, customers can schedule a free consultation to ask questions and create a secret handshake.
As part of the Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York, the staff at SkinSmart Aesthetics helps boost complexions with a variety of skincare services. Botox and injectable fillers minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and chemical peels and laser skin-resurfacing treatments reveal fresh, younger-looking skin. Laser skin and vein treatments are also available for skin beautifying.
Though Julie Kupersmith, M.D., P.C., specializes in surgical procedures that enhance her clients’ appearances, her New Rochelle office feels more like a boutique than a sterile clinic. In this relaxing, private setting, Dr. Kupersmith works with her clients to develop individualized treatment plans. In addition to body-contouring treatments and dermal fillers, she offers cosmetic and med-spa options that include massages, facials, chemical peels, and laser treatments that swiftly remove hair and spaceships rudely parked in your driveway.