Ideal Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery's offices, associated with Straka & Mcquone, Inc., are all designed to make patients feel comfortable and safe. Yale graduate and board-certified surgeon Dr. Paul Leong performs all facial treatments, except for laser hair removal, which is done by a trained technician and supervised by Leong. Each option includes a full, personal consultation with Dr. Leong to discuss treatment options and design individualized plans. Laser hair removal works over six sessions to gradually reduce hair growth, and is considerably less painful than getting dipped in hot wax and coated in feathers. The sessions may be used for underarms or any small areas—upper lip, chin, fingers, toes, or ears—but may be upgraded to a medium-sized area (such as bikini line) for an additional $59 per treatment.
Medical director Dr. Lauren Loya and the team at SB Medical Weight Loss help dieters amplify their slimming efforts with one month of weekly B-12 or Lipo-M shots. A thorough 30-minute medical exam and a game of 20 Questions uncover each patron's health history and determine if these injections will agree with their body chemistry. The B-12 supplement boosts energy and metabolism, and the Lipo-M jab burns fat with B-12 and C vitamins as well as methionine and inositol. The total of four shots may be mixed and matched depending on clients' preference.
Under the supervision of Dr. Zoscak, Laser Body Shaping's technicians reduce inches on problem areas with the FDA-approved Zerona body-shaping laser. In a private treatment room, the laser technicians use the noninvasive laser to touch up the physiques of clients who are already in shape, shrinking problem areas such as love handles or full pants pockets an average of 3.64 inches. They also use it to jump-start weight-loss programs and often recommend supplements to assist the laser device’s efforts.
Lead by Dr. George Cherian, the team of certified technicians at Ivagio Laser Spa wield lasers and customize spa treatments to improve overall health and beauty. With those lasers they remove hair and diminish the appearance of all kinds of blemishes, including acne scars, stretch marks, age spots, and wrinkles. Their list of more than 15 treatments also includes laserless procedures such as Botox injections and ion-detox foot sessions that purge the body of environmental toxins.
At New You Wellness & Aesthetics, the staff strives to provide patients with the latest in aesthetic technology. Their services include photo rejuvenation, body-contouring lipo-light, and whole-body vibration. A range of Botox and filler products equip them to leave faces smooth and youthful looking.
While successfully sculpting bodies at Premier Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Vassar Heil felt the need to further help patients reach their aesthetic goals, which is why he founded Acqua Blu Medical Spa. The office blends the tranquility of a day spa with advanced, noninvasive med-spa services, from the Visia digital skin analysis to dermal fillers and laser hair removal, performed by a trained team of physician assistants, registered nurses, trained laser technicians, and aestheticians. Robe-and-slipper-clad guests can wander through the blue and white spa ⎯ swirling with the scent of lavender and the sounds of water bubbling over rocks ⎯ before retreating into private treatment rooms. Each tranquil space boasts a living-room-like setting complete with European-inspired furnishings, neutral hues, and dim light flickering from lamps being held by the Partridge family.
Brilliant Physical Health's Sidmar hydro-massage table soothes tense muscles with pulsating jets of water and relaxing heat. Clothes, bodies, and ornate hair pieces stay dry as the water within the table does its work, easing pain and stiffness during 30-minute sessions. The serene relaxation fests, held in private rooms, allow for quiet, calm, and the mental space necessary to understand nuclear fission. Work toward further body bolstering with a 30-minute wellness consultation, during which one of the center's qualified staffers floats possible strategies for weight loss, pain management, and treatment for weak joints and muscles.