Though she's an aspiring Real Housewife, Barbara Ellsworth is no stay-at-home mom. The cosmetic- and plastic-surgical nurse of 13 years oversees Larchmont Laser Medical Spa’s staff of medical aestheticians. The tranquil, robin's-egg-blue walls of her facility offer a suitably upscale backdrop for the slate of med-spa and beauty services. Hair removal is a spa specialty, whether via warm wax, thin threads, or the same lasers that shaved the beard off the man in the moon. The aestheticians also oversee slimming VelaShape treatments and skin-resurfacing HydraFacials that help keep complexions youthful and smooth in case the Bravo camera crews show up.
The medical staff at Dr. Tatt2BGone deploys intense beams to remove tattoos, permanent makeup, and unwanted hair. Tattoo treatments break up ink beneath the surface of the skin, eventually fading it from view. Antibacterial ointment and gauze, applied after each treatment, help to stave off infection. The bilingual staff is also able to target unwanted tattoos that say “Mama” in either English or Spanish.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
Certified laser professional Marie Giacovas draws on more than a decade of experience with Candela technology to permanently reduce unwanted hair at Westchester Laser Associates. She and her laser-certified partner, Joanne Santorelli, target follicles with Candela's FDA-approved GentleLase system, creating a sensation akin to the rubber-band snaps commonly used in armed thumb wars. Treatments take permanent effect after four to eight sessions, although hair's coarseness and thickness may begin to dwindle after fewer sessions.
Alternatively, the two-person team can contour physiques with as few as four FDA-approved VelaShape treatments, which reduce the circumference of problem areas while smoothing away cellulite. The treatment barrages the targeted body part with radio frequencies and infrared light while ironing out dimples with a vacuum and mechanical massage.
The trained and licensed experts at Hudson Aesthetics understand the value of doing one thing exceptionally well. With this goal at heart, they fire up LightSheer Diode devices for comfortable and cost-effective laser hair-removal treatments, so their clients can cease their endless waxing, shaving, plucking, and tweezing rituals. Unlike many of their competitors, they can use a combination of short and long pulses of near-infrared laser light in an effort to foster long-lasting results for clients of any skin type.
As a board-certified surgeon, Michael F. Kerin, M.D. specializes in minimally-invasive laser surgery and medical spa services. For a cosmetic update, the doctor and his team can perform PicoSure tattoo removal, laser face lift, stretch mark and cellulite treatment, acne scar TX, and laser-hair removal. To help shape up figures, Dr. Kerin offers a range of services including Smart Lipo, SkinTyte by Sciton?a fast and safe skin-tightening treatment?, as well as CoolSculpting, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment. Other services include vein care with laser, schlerotherapy, VNUS Closure, and injectables including dermal fillers using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Botox, Dysport, and Restylane.