When Dr. Ritu Saini took the reins of NY Medical Skin Solutions from her mentor?Dr. Perry Robins?she never doubted the decision to remain true to the center?s original vision. The board-certified dermatologist and her team value the health of their patients? skin above all else. As a result, they take care to educate every visitor as they scan for signs of skin cancer, remove worrisome lesions using the innovative MOHs micrographic surgical procedure, and even treat conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Dr. Saini also incorporated a medispa, and our spa special, Triple Radiance Facials.
For a well-rounded approach to patients? well-being, Dr. Saini and her assistants also perform a number of cosmetic procedures, which incorporate cutting-edge dermatological technology. A Q-switched ruby cosmetic laser system helps erase everything from pigmented lesions to unwanted tattoos. Omnilux blue and red light therapy treats acne scars. The Vbeam Perfecta laser conceals broken blood vessels, port wine stains, and other vascular conditions. And A CoolGlide Vantage Nd:YAG laser system zaps the follicles of unwanted stubble across the torso, limbs, and face. For a thoroughly rejuvenating treatment, the center also uses Ultherapy technology, triggering collagen production with precisely directed ultrasound waves. When combined with medical screenings, these sorts of cosmetic procedures can imbue patients with a renewed sense of confidence in their appearance as well as their health.
There are six essential ingredients that compose each of Complete Body's fitness programs: strength, cardio, flexibility, meditation, nutrition, and rest. Founder Alex Reznik is the mind behind this philosophy. In 1995, he founded the company believing that, if given the opportunity, most people would seek to better their health. Soon thereafter, he was proven right by both rising membership numbers and favorable media attention, including articles in Time Out New York and the New York Times.
Complete Body has now expanded to three locations. At each club, experts adhere to Mr. Reznik's principles, blending Eastern and Western techniques during classes such as yoga, boot camps, and kickboxing. Complete Body also hosts cross-training classes, which are designed to burn fat, build strength, and improve flexibility by focusing on six elements: strength, cardio, flexibility, meditation, nutrition, and rest. Among the state-of-the-art equipment and fitness technologies that help members reach their fitness goals, independent trainers utilize the facility with their clients. At onsite spas, massage therapists work tense muscles and aestheticians refresh skin with facials. Physical therapists can help to rehabilitate clients following injuries, calling upon various training methods in their arsenal.
In a testimonial on the Giving Nature Center website, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, says her nutritional therapist, Sheryl Moller, "got me to a place of perfect health." She goes on to say that "this woman is really, really good at her job." But Gilbert's not the only person lauding the center's practitioners: Time Out New York is just one publication that has pages that have been painted with praise for the center's philosophy, which emphasizes a holistic approach to wellness that integrates mind, body, and spirit. This philosophy explains why the practice designs its acupuncture, herbal therapy, and chiropractic care to complement traditional medicine, just as giant cowboy hats complement outfits that are lacking giant cowboy hats. A realistic, life-sized painting of a birch tree stripes one wall of the office, which is decorated to evoke an airy sense of tranquility; coral-hued canvases hang from the other white brick walls. Eastern statuettes and plants also dot the space, where visitors can purchase detoxifying supplements and beaded jewelry.
It's not only his patients who have praise to sing for Dr. Matthew Schulman. The board-certified plastic surgeon is also a trailblazer, constantly researching new ways to refine his techniques and modernize existing procedures within the medical community. With publications in several peer-reviewed medical journals, he also presents his research at national conferences and serves as an assistant professor of plastic surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine?his alma mater. But it's his patients who benefit the most from his extensive experience.
He and his team regularly perform more than 500 surgical procedures a year, focusing on the health, wellbeing, and cosmetic goals of each patient. But their treatments extend far beyond surgery, too. Working alongside the doctor, a licensed medical aesthetician offers advanced spa treatments like diamond-tipped microdermabrasion to smooth away uneven skin texture or fine lines. DermaPen micro-needling similarly improves skin tone as it jump-starts collagen production and radio-frequency treatments help contour stubborn body areas without invasive liposuction.
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.
Krav maga teaches elaborate choreography and on-the-ground techniques designed for realistic self-defense situations. All the instructors at International Krav Maga New York have been certified by Gabi Noah at the World Krav Maga Center in Israel, where the system was developed for the use of the Israeli Defense Forces. From the first day of class, students take away tactics to defend themselves from assailants. In adaptable hand-to-hand combat exercises, men, women, kids, and individuals of varying abilities learn techniques to slip out of hand grabs, bear hugs, take-downs, and other threats in drills and scenarios that also improve strength and flexibility.