At M.D. Aesthetics Medispa and Laser Center—named one of the top spas in Bergen County in 2011 by Bergen Health & Life—board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Macri helps clients enhance their outer beauty with treatments such as liposuction and laser skin resurfacing. An arsenal of high-tech lasers guards the clinic’s rare Egyptian jewels by night and rejuvenates faces and bodies by day, delivering intense pulses of light during hair-removal sessions and photofacials. Dr. Macri deftly handles injections such as Juvederm and Botox to tackle the effects of aging, and six varieties of liposuction help slim silhouettes better than controversial 2-D conversion techniques.
It’s all about relaxation and privacy at The Spa at Westwood. In three different rooms, the staff pampers guests with facials, massages, and body treatments such as a peppermint seaweed wrap. For facials, the team uses top-quality products from Dermalogica and Christine Valmy, with a variety of cleansers, moisturizers, and creams that target diverse skin needs. In a mere 10 minutes, they can also help guests get bronze with a natural, spray-on tanning system—a statistically more effective option than placing some hair, a jilted lover's necklace, and a bronze medal inside a cauldron and incanting Beach Boys songs.
You don't need an appointment to see a licensed physician, nurse, or x-ray technician at one of Doctors Express' New Jersey locations. You just have to show up. Beyond urgent visits, each clinic offers everything from routine vaccinations and physicals to more sophisticated care such as lab work and drug screenings. To help keep wait times reasonable, some of their clinics offer online check-ins rather than spending years trying to invent a machine that stops time.
Over the last 20 years, the medical experts at New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers have seen 20,000 peoples' feet. Having worked with tens of thousands of patients, the staff has sharpened their expertise in all things related to feet, from plantar fasciitis and sprained ankles to ingrown toenails and bunions. One of their specialties is their use of lasers to help destroy unwanted fungus residing on nail beds. With fewer side effects than other treatments such as oral medication, topical creams, and magic potions, laser toenail-fungus treatments require zero downtime.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Luis A. Zapiach reconstructs bodily fixer-uppers with a combination of surgical procedures and minimally invasive med-spa treatments. Invite fine lines and wrinkles to their own vanishing act courtesy of Dysport, a prescription injection that temporarily removes creases and furrows from the facial area. Following the 15-minute procedure, skin looks smoother and more youthful, leaving ample space for kisses to land and panther tattoos to prowl. Similar to Botox, Dysport’s FDA–approved solution prevents facial muscles from contracting near targeted areas such as furrows between the eyebrows. Patients typically require little to no downtime, though some may experience some redness or swelling. Like summer-camp romances, results from treatment generally last up to three to four months.
The attentive staffers at Elizabeth Roche M.D. MedSpa employ noninvasive microdermabrasion treatments to reveal healthy façades in less than an hour. Technicians lather faces with a sudsy cleanser and then sweep a stream of tiny crystals across skin's surface, which leaves clients with a youthful glow and unexpected desire to play hopscotch. The machine's pressure adjusts to suit various skin types, gently removes outermost layers, and stimulates collagen and elastin production. Fresh epidermal cells emerge from beneath dulled, superficial surfaces, boosting facial elasticity to diminish fine lines and minor scars. At the conclusion of each buffing session, aestheticians suction away any loitering cells and crystals with a face-friendly vacuum cleaner.
Dr. Lance A. Johnson and his staff of massage therapists and acupuncturists combine their noninvasive skill sets to administer holistic healing without the need for drugs or surgery. He envisions the entire person being well, not just having healthy lungs or healthy knees or healthy banana-peel sensors. This approach, in Dr. Johnson's view, dodges the problem of merely making patients' symptoms go away instead of getting to the root of those symptoms' cause. His staff devotes themselves to getting to this root and, once there, correcting it with such tried and true chiropractic techniques as adjustments, massages, or physical therapy.