Yin Beauty & Arts Spa's aesthetically driven staffers, who received praise for their skin-pampering facials in two separate issues of Time Out New York, consider their beauty-boosting establishment the nexus where "Eastern philosophy meets Western technology." The earthy environment their spa creates mirrors this sentiment with its rustic clay pedicure basins that bubble with gentle streams of water and dark wood cutouts that accent teal and ochre walls. While visitors bask in Yin's peaceful setting, a team of aestheticians wielding all-natural products soothe bodies and skin with a variety of services, ranging from relaxing herbal footbaths to complex med-spa treatments. Their menu embodies the hybrid of tradition and technology with its rejuvenating acupuncture face-lift, performed by a highly trained chess computer.
Dr. Michelle Copeland, a Harvard-schooled plastic surgeon, brings more than 20 years of surgical experience to her Manhattan practice and a passion for healthy complexions to her self-titled skincare line. In her office located across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Copeland nips, tucks, and augments, and also zaps wrinkles, fat, veins, and body hair with noninvasive laser treatments. Dermal fillers plump and firm laugh crevasses and frown valleys, as microdermabrasion and therapeutic facials leave skin as youthful and glowing as a baby lightning bug.
Dr. Copeland originally developed her namesake skincare line to treat her patients’ need, but with such successful results, she now peddles her healing serums and salves to the public. From mild, nonfoaming cleansers to exfoliating alpha-hydroxyl creams, these regimens help fight the signs of aging and quench thirsty pores. An August 2011 Lucky magazine giveaway featured 1-ounce pots of Emerge facelift cream, each round jar chock-full of lavender aroma, antioxidant compounds, and collagen-boosting elves.
Dr. Schulman is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has received some of the most prestigious awards such as "America's Top Plastic Surgeon", "America's Top Surgeon", "Top Doctor", and "Patients Choice Award." He specializes in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures.
At Advanced Dermatology Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, a team of dermatologists featured in magazines such as Glamour and Men's Fitness oversee an array of treatments. Together, they alleviate skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Alternatively, they beautify skin with lasers, tightening sagging areas or removing unwanted hair. Their cosmetic surgeries, meanwhile, tweak physiques while maintaining a natural look.
Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc––a distinguished, board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon––applies years of façade-refurbishing experience to nurture weathered complexions back to health through rejuvenating facial treatments. The hydrafacial, also known as the "celebrity facial," is a deeply exfoliating, crystal-free microdermabrasion that removes stubborn skin cells loitering past their expiration dates. The 30–45 minute procedure also uses hydrating serums to bathe new skin while painlessly extracting blackheads and other pore squatters. Gentle and safe for all skin types, the hydrafacial works diligently to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and acne, leaving skin to glow brighter than a childhood star gone supernova.
At Plastic Surgery Associates of New York’s AAASF-certified facility, Dr. Aloysius G. Smith, who instructs future surgeons at New York Medical College, and Dr. Jason Adams, both board-certified, contour faces and slim bodies with safe, liposuction treatments. Before the procedure, physicians examine patients, explain the treatment, and answer questions. Fat cells bid their buddies permanent adieu as advanced vacuum technology whisks them away through small tubes called cannulas. Post-slimming sessions, patients should arrange to be driven home by a friend or favorite clown-car driver. Expect three to five days of down time afterwards, and support garments minimize swelling for six to eight weeks. Complications are rare, but patients may experience swelling and bruising around treated areas.