The path that led Dr. Marc L. Epstein to specialize in injectable neuroinhibitors and volumizers has been anything but expected. After more than 20 years as a board-certified interventional radiologist, Dr. Epstein retired to work on his golf game in Colorado. He then discovered a passion for acting and moved with his family to New York in order to perform on the stage and in independent films, eventually becoming a Broadway producer. The performing arts, however, didn’t prove to be his true calling. The artistically inclined doctor traded drama’s symbolic masks of comedy and tragedy for an opportunity to transform real-life frowns into smiles at his aesthetics practice.
Dr. Epstein now uses his creative energy and exacting eye for detail to create more youthful visages. He tackles signs of aging with muscle-calming cosmetic injections and treats wrinkles on the mid- and lower face with four types of dermal fillers. He also employs the innovative Ultherapy ultrasound treatment to address skin laxity caused by time, gravity, or grandmotherly cheek pinching that has continued into adulthood.
Natural light floods into Ze Salon, setting the waiting area aglow as guests sift through magazines to find inspiration for their new hairstyles. While sitting in black swivel chairs, clients look into the reflection of an oval-shaped mirror as a stylist cuts, colors, and retextures their tresses. The international salon team, whose members hail from such exotic locals as Brazil, Columbia, and Puerto Rico, makes visitors feel like royalty with pampering facials, makeup application, mani-pedis, and a designated jester who tells knock-knock jokes all day.
Superior Body Works houses an experienced staff of massage therapists, each one certified, licensed, and insured to ease tension, alleviate pain, and improve circulation. Each therapist utilizes a blend of motions to root out stiffness with the appropriate modality, from deep, targeted pressure to flowing, surface-level strokes. Inside private rooms, clients disrobe to their comfort level before climbing atop a plush treatment bed and shrouding themselves in a clean sheet or towel. Soft music trickles from a speaker as the therapist soothes rigid muscles on backs, arms, legs, and airbrushed T-shirts. Light oil or lotions swaddle the skin during treatment to hydrate the skin and prevent friction while hands glide over the surface.