Surrounded by leafy green plants, the treatment table at the Radiant: Massage Therapy and Integrative Wellness cushions visitors as a therapist combines stress-relieving bodywork with fundamental meditative techniques. This holistic emphasis stems from the owner's extensive massage training and his adherence to harmonizing zen and Shambhala Buddhist philosophies. During massages, he employs Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to knead organic oils and lotions into musculature, either promoting circulation or coaxing out muscle-bound toxins. The therapist encourages clients to focus on their breathing throughout the session, which leaves them as calm as a hibernating triceratops.
Though Cutera, Cynosure, and Candela may sound like viable names for newly discovered planets, they're actually brands of medical-grade lasers. Still, their wavelengths achieve feats that were once under science fiction's umbrella—zapping away blemishes and unwanted hair from the dermal landscape. The certified technicians and medical personnel at Velvet Effect Lasers have mastered this high-tech arsenal; their machines can shrink spider veins, clear away acne, and tighten wrinkles through the power of light and heat, often allowing clients to return to work immediately after their appointments. The staff acquaints clients with potential treatments during thorough consultations. They even allow them to experience the lasers' effects firsthand, isolating a small section of skin for a test-patch that shows how gentle the beam feels.
In addition to administering focused remedies for rosacea, uneven skin texture, and fine lines, the technicians can combine their laser services into customized packages. For example, a three-step approach includes pulsed light PhotoGenesis sessions, anti-aging Laser Genesis procedures, and further tightening with Titan equipment, which can reduce sagging around the face and abdomen without training both lips and navels to smile indefinitely. The center's menu features non-laser treatments as well; Botox and other dermal fillers help fade facial creases, and skincare products from Obagi exfoliate and pamper pores.
At Hong Yuan Beauty Salon, holistic health meets medi-spa quality anti-aging treatments that restore collagen and youthful glows to complexions. The staff specialize in facials and body treatments, and can use light therapy, radio frequencies, or military drills to firm up skin and minimize fine lines. In addition to outer-beauty treatments, the salon offers ionic foot baths to help draw toxins from the body for greater overall wellness.
After years of ducking out of pool-party invitations, Sapna Tecksingani took a stand against follicular tyrants and their armies of unwanted body hair and opened The Laser Place. Dissatisfied by other laser clinics, Tecksingani invested as much of her energy in scooping up high-tech equipment, such as the Cutera CoolGlide system or the collagen-boosting Laser Genesis, as she did in creating a professional environment where appointments start on time and staff respects confidentiality. Today, licensed and certified technicians help patients to refine appearances with an extensive array of services, including electrolysis, microdermabrasion, photofacials, and magical paintings that grow older while you stay the same age.
Perfect Brows NYC doesn?t just remove hair above the eyes; the studio removes it from all over the body using three different methods. Its threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. And during waxing services, a thin layer of molten wax covers fuzzy areas and adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. The third method used, called sugaring, is an organic alternative that removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio?s other services, which include henna work and facials.
At City Eyebrow Threading Salon, overstuffed pink chairs face full-length mirrors hung on deep-violet walls. In a way, the bold decor reflects the stylists' no-nonsense approach to beauty: During one of their most popular treatments, eyebrow threading, a technician uses a fibrous thread to pluck unruly brow hairs one by one. The result is a clean and defined arch that helps accentuate your eyes or distract attention from the swimming goggles you forgot you were wearing. You can also amp up your eyelashes with Blink lash extensions, which add natural-looking length and volume.