Instead of offering quick beauty pick-me-ups, the staff at Premier Day Spa takes the long view—in this day and age, people are living longer than ever, which means that anti-aging skincare is more essential than it's ever been. To that end, the spa calls on imported skincare formulas from Guinot-Paris in facial treatments that take a proactive approach to halting the signs of aging rather than making up for them by wearing pigtails constantly. One such service is the Hydradermie Lift, which uses galvanic current to exercise facial muscles and help rejuvenate sagging features. Of course, Premier Day Spa focuses on more than just aesthetic results—clients can release tension and center their minds with more than a dozen massage styles that range from classic Swedish strokes to Asian specialties such as shiatsu and reflexology. The spa experts also perform detoxifying body treatments, refine digits with mani-pedis, and enhance faces with lash extensions and permanent makeup.
As owner Harry Roth says on eyeQ’s website: “We are not here to just sell a pair of glasses, too many other places already do that.” More than three decades of work as an optician give Roth an insight into customer needs, which us uses to deliver personalized, thoughtful service. His clients can arrange private viewings of the store’s designer and boutique frames, or schedule meetings at their homes or offices. Customers can also bring in their current frames for repairs or to be fitted for new lenses. The shop can often do minor repair work for free. Technicians can complete custom fittings in the store’s on-site lab. The lab’s computer-based equipment creates precise lenses quickly, and clients can even commission specialty glasses for tasks such as night driving, computer work, golfing, or looking through eyeglasses catalogs.
Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Joseph Racanelli smoothens wrinkled faces with nonsurgical Botox treatments. Delivered by injection, the FDA-approved medicine curbs the nerve impulses responsible for the creation of frown lines and crow’s feet upon the face. Twenty units can be used to treat one area of choice to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines and compulsive smirks in clients aged 18–65. Treatment takes approximately 30–60 minutes, and results can last up to four months or until the Greek goddess Hebe stops playing video games and gets back to business.
The Amato Center For Facial Surgery provides the full scope of facial surgery ranging from non-surgical facial rejuvenation and facial cosmetic surgery to corrective jaw surgery, craniofacial surgery and facial reconstructive surgery.
After her residency at Columbia University, Dr. Marion Shapiro earned her certificate from France's French Society of Mesotherapy. Since opening her own clinic in 2002, Dr. Shapiro has been profiled in Self, Elle, and Marie Claire magazines, as well as on TV news programs. Like the wheel, mesotherapy was invented in 1952. It refers to the practice of tackling a host of cosmetic symptoms—including excess fat or cellulite, hair loss, scars, and wrinkle—with specialized medical injections. In addition to mesotherapy face-lifts, Dr. Shapiro and her staff can also make mugs look younger with peels, fillers, and laser therapy. Body contouring, diet programs, and laser hair-removal procedures are available to match bodies to their freshly refreshed faces.
Doctor of Osteopathy Annette Da Silva relies on nonsurgical therapies to help her patients not only find relief from pain, but also regain the lifestyle their ailments may have cost them. At The Center for Medical Healing, she first performs an in-depth exam to find the underlying cause of clients’ problems, then makes use of exercises, ultrasound, and acupuncture to correct the afflictions. She has experience treating everything from back pain and arthritis to helping clients lose weight and quit smoking.
After graduating from The National College of Chiropractic licensed Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Becker interned at a general health center in Chicago. During the stint, he received hands-on training in the fields of orthopedics and neurology, among others. That experience has influenced his chiropractic care at Becker Spine and Sports Institute, where he treats back pain, sciatica nerves, and herniated disks. His techniques include spinal-decompression therapy, the Graston Technique, and the Cox Technic flexion-distraction technique. He advocates holistic treatments as well, such as massage therapy and acupuncture.