Therapy Nails & Spa treats its guests to a litany of luxurious spa treatments. Massage therapists promote deep relaxation with reflexology sessions, and aestheticians curb uni-brows with precise eyebrow waxing. Nail specialists, meanwhile, pamper finger and toe tips with expert mani-pedis that might end with a fresh coat of traditional polish, French color gel, or a tiny slice of cucumber applied to each digit.
Before founding Dr. Park Avenue, Dr. Paul Fondacaro dedicated years of study and practice to understanding surgery and medicine. He earned his MD at NYU, served as chief resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, and eventually became the attending surgeon at Long Island College Hospital. After taking an interest in the booming aesthetic field, he opened the first location of Dr. Park Avenue, an office that specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures and noninvasive laser services. Business grew rapidly, leading him to hire a staff of certified technicians and eventually expand to three locations.
His diverse treatment menu aims to help clients look and feel stunning. Body-contouring and weight-loss services encourage healthy and svelte figures, and chemical peels, injections, and facials battle signs of aging. The office keeps IPL technology on hand to zap unwanted body hair, erase spider veins, or highlight important details in PowerPoint lectures.
At Alora Laser Spa, the star of the show is appropriately named the StarLux 500. This Palomar laser transforms to conduct a wide variety of cosmetic services. One handpiece turns it into a laser hair-removal machine, and another gives it the power to fade away unsightly leg veins. A third is geared toward treating acne or rejuvenating complexions with photofacials.
Alongside other technologies, such as microcurrent instruments and ultrasonic tools for facials, the StarLux 500 exemplifies the spa's advanced approach to beauty. That being said, the staff hasn't forgotten about classic, nature-inspired techniques. Their body wraps, for example, work to diminish the appearance of cellulite with ingredients ranging from paraffin wax to sea kelp, whose natural slimming properties explain why sea otters can always fit into size-2 jeans.
Amid live greenery and plentiful sunlight, Lucia C. Salon's talented stylists prune quick-growing hair into sculpted coifs with the latest cut and color techniques. The crew sinks dry or damaged strands into a helping of reparative conditioning treatments before cutting excess length or straightening curlicues. Their color treatments bless hair with new hues, as quick foil sessions help hair absorb shimmering highlights and patrons practice for school musicals in which they play baked potatoes. In the privacy of a secluded room, the crew wields warm wax to swiftly strip away fuzz from the face and body and infuse skin with a natural-looking glow with the help of airbrush-tanning solutions.