In addition to being a member of the Botox Cosmetic Physicians Network, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg has been featured in many forms of media, hosts his own cosmetic-surgery radio show, and won Long Island Press' Best of Long Island 2010 Cosmetic Surgeon award. Dr. Greenberg performs a consultation with each patient before using his highly specific training to administer tiny, muscle-relaxing injections into wrinkle-causing areas while singing a lullaby in a rich baritone. The appointment lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the injection site. Botox treatments smooth moderate wrinkles and prevent further depth in wrinkling, leaving skin as sleek as a bobsled track doused in canola oil. Improvement may be observed within a few days, and results can last up to four months. Discomfort from the Botox treatment is minimal; the sensation could be likened to a pinprick or a momentary flashback to one's haircut in the '80s.
Alora Ambiance Spa owner Patricia Rivas has worked as a licensed aesthetician and skincare specialist for nearly a decade. Along the way, she's picked up advanced certifications in treatments such as cellulite-smoothing ionithermie and IPL hair removal, teamed up with Dr. Thomaso Skorupski, and assembled a staff of talented hairstylists, nail artists, and waxing specialists spread throughout two studios. There, staffers dole out specialty services, including eyelash perms and extensions, exfoliating salt-glow treatments, and facials that infuse faces with more oxygen and nutrients than a granola-filled balloon. Beyond stocking the shelves with aesthetic aids from such brands as Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and Pravana, Rivas is also the creator of the Ayurveda by Alora skincare line, which includes soap- and- sulfate-free cleansers, as well as body creams infused with white tea and vitamins C and E.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Botox
The registered nurses and board-certified doctors that comprise the staff at The Rockland Vein Center put their impressive educational and professional backgrounds to work in treating a variety of skin issues. One of the center's main focuses is in minimizing the appearance of varicose and spider veins with sclerotherapy and Venefit procedures. But these clinical aesthetic specialists also tackle wrinkles and fine lines with facial injectables. Whichever treatment clients opt for, the team keeps the setting relaxing with the help of warm blankets, ambient music, and consultations that go over all the treatment and high-five options.
Drs. Richard and Marina Buckley specialize in enhancing their patients? looks with modern medical treatments. Like sculptors, they whittle away areas of excess and etch definition into untoned topography with laser liposuction. They can also transfer fat deposits to plump up thin faces and hands or add volume to busts or bottoms. Their facial rejuvenation services include chemical peels and laser resurfacing treatments, which are as effective and less painful than belly-flopping into the Fountain of Youth.
Vibrosaun Healing & Wellness Center's technicians have taken to calling their signature treatment the "Miracle Machine," and it's not hard to see why. Without depending on drugs or surgery, the machine promotes healthy body functions and may help treat conditions as diverse as back pain, arthritis, and weight loss. Its secret lies in pairing the heat of a dry sauna with the rhythmic motions of a padded vibrating bed. Together, these work to stimulate circulation—a crucial process that allows the body to heal more quickly and effectively. It doesn't hurt that the Vibrosaun experience is so relaxing. Treatments can be enjoyed in a private spa room complete with music, candlelight, and the warm glow of Himalayan salt lamps.