Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.
The human body is a machine: an intricate system of individual parts that all rely on coordinated communications from the nervous system. When that system of communication breaks or slows down, the machine may not necessarily shut down, but it will operate at less than peak efficiency. Dr. Roger Verno has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to restoring those lines of communication, using chiropractic care to help improve neurological function and jump-start the body's natural healing processes.
At their core, Dr. Verno's chiropractic adjustments aim to relieve chronic pains while addressing the underlying conditions that caused those problems in the first place. Since these sorts of precision tweaks are especially valuable for athletes, Dr. Verno often lends his therapeutic talents to everyone from football and basketball teammates to triathlon competitors and shot put quality-control testers.
When a relatively simple hands-on adjustment might not be enough to fully address a patient's needs, Dr. Verno and his team aren't afraid to utilize technological assistance. X-ray imaging gives the staff a clearer look at potential problem spots, and computerized spinal-decompression systems help them pinpoint and treat the pinched nerves that can cause lower back pain and sciatica. Cold laser therapy and ultrasound treatments also help the therapists address specialized problems within the body's intricate framework of muscles, nerves, and organs.
Total Nails and Hair Academy is a beauty school that offers salon and spa services to clients that are performed by soon-to-be-stylists. Here, licensed aestheticians and therapists carefully watch over students as they snip chic hairstyles, pamper hands and feet with spa mani-pedis, and provide healing massages. Come in for a relaxing facial, or have an electrolysis session for permanently fuzz-free skin.
Part barbershop, part salon, Blades NYC Barbershop & Salon staffs a team of talented barbers and professional stylists. Barbers bustle about the bright space, snipping up both classic and contemporary styles. They treat clients to old-fashioned razor shaves, complete with hot-towel treatments and soothing electronic-chair massages. Meanwhile, stylists transform ladies' looks with elegant cuts, highlights, and organic haircare products. As the staffers work, guests sip complimentary glasses of wine, watch TV on the studio's flat-screens or take advantage of free wifi. And as parents receive haircuts, their kids keep busy with toys in the playroom.
Marilyn Monroe's half-lidded eyes gaze out from the large, gray-scale portrait suspended behind the reception desk as visitors sip wine and admire the 1950s-style atmosphere that Dolce Vita Salon & Spa is designed to evoke. Stylists twine round brushes with locks of hair, snip new styles, and add highlights to hair. Dolce Vita's services also include eyelash extensions.
During your hour-long massage, one of Zen's friendly licensed therapists will knead your back into a state of doughy bliss via 3,600 seconds of soothing connective strokes. The Swedish massage is one of the most popular modalities of muscle manipulation due to its relatively gentle nature, deeply relaxing effects, and ability to rock a leather jacket during all five seasons. Each massage at Zen is customized to patient preferences, so therapists can use light, medium, or firm pressure, but regardless of intensity, the gliding movements will stimulate your circulation and melt away your physical and emotional tension with the ease by which the sun melts ice cream. After Zen Massage's pampering, every last bit of body's stress will be evicted from its tissues and forced to take up residence in stray dogs' eyelashes.