Downtown City Spa’s service menu proves that beauty can be achieved without invasive measures. The med spa’s technologically savvy staff points Palomar Medilux lasers at unwelcome body hair, reverses the effects of aging and sun damage on skin with Syneron IPL lasers, and slims down physiques with VelaShape body-contouring gadgetry. Aside from lasers, the specialists also alter outer appearances with slimming body wraps, wrinkle-erasing Botox injections, and purifying facials. Guests can battle aches and day-to-day stress with a relaxing massage at the hands of a male or female therapist or a fluffy, low-flying cloud. All of Downtown City Spa’s treatments are performed under the medical direction of Dr. Spencer A. Coden.
The trained medical staff at Paris Medical Aesthetics brings a comfortable and professional touch to anti-aging treatments. Using an FDA-approved procedure, it administers Botox injections around the eyes, brows, and forehead, and calls upon other advanced anti-aging fillers, such as Juvéderm and Radiesse, to nonsurgically pare down wrinkles and skin folds. To further help clients regain the glow of youth without feeding them enriched uranium, the staff offers facial contouring and lip, cheek, and chin augmentation.
The anti-aging massage employs different Oriental techniques for men and women to treat gender-specific needs. Standard body massages employ heated stones to send relief deep into muscles and unwind knots buried beneath tissue and Kevlar vests. With 30 minutes in the sauna, guests can sweat out built-up toxins and further clear their minds after massage treatments.
Within an airy, mint-and-white clinic, Whole Health Wellness Center & MedSpa breathes new life into weight-loss regimens by incorporating modern technology alongside ancient Chinese methods, such as acupuncture, to curb hunger. Spa services including the organic hydrating facial revive the skin, while massages encourage relaxation and reflexology treatments facilitate energy flow. In the process, the staff incorporates as many natural and organic products as possible, many of which wait on the streamlined waiting area's glass shelves to be taken home or used to fill a kiddie pool.
Inside the chic office of Luminique MedSpa, contemporary furnishings with chocolate-brown accents help to create a welcoming environment. Clients can relax with a complimentary glass of cucumber water before a staffer leads them back to a private treatment room. Inside, the staff administer a wide range of treatments, from cosmetic injections of Dysport, Restylane, and Perlane to Cynosure laser procedures that can help to reduce cellulite, unwanted hair, and sagging skin.
The office also provides clients with body contouring procedures, laser hair removal, and facials using medical-grade skincare.
At Vada Spa, staff members devote their international training to beauty rituals that use natural and organic products from GM Collins and Pevonia Botanica. Two floors accommodate spacious mani-pedi bars, styling stations, and private, candle-lit treatment rooms that all swirl with activity until 9 p.m. every day. The owners of the Spa make sure that each service is administered by a true specialist––laser technicians only do laser procedures and aestheticians never hand over their facial duties to an assistant or nearby welder. "We're very particular about who we hire," one of the spa owners says. "It has to be someone who's experienced. We don't have anyone here who's just starting out or fresh out of school."
Since their mission is to be a one-stop destination for head-to-toe spa services, Vada's owners do their best to reserve hairstyling chairs and treatment rooms for walk-in customers. They also pride themselves on their expertise with the male aesthetic, offering a lineup of guy-specific spa services including back facials, shoulder waxing, and spare-tire rotations.
“My stomach actually grumbled several times during the treatment,” a Time Out New York reporter confessed after indulging in the “whirl of euphoric bliss” that is the Strawberry Sweet Cheeks facial. There’s little cause for embarrassment if guests’ stomachs interrupt—using ingredients including poppy seeds, mango, and lime (all blended by Éminence), the aestheticians at White Tea Med Spa are well aware of their appetite-inducing properties. Each treatment on the boutique spa's menu is designed to mimic the healing, relaxing effects of white tea without the time and expense of filling a bathtub with it, and after each treatment, guests are rewarded for their stomach’s patience with a cup of white tea itself served in an English-style tea house.
In addition to nine types of facials, the spa offers higher-tech treatments, such as VelaShape body-contouring procedures. Perched on the border between Chelsea and the West Village, White Tea has often found itself at the forefront of beauty trends—its new services have been tested and demonstrated in the pages of OK! Weekly and The Tyra Banks Show, among other outlets.