Skintology Skin and Laser Center’s experienced specialists help faces and bodies shrug off worn-out looks to reveal their fresher selves. Their lasers strip away unwanted hair, wayward veins, and signs of aging such as photodamage and memoirs written in wrinkles. Different types of liposuction suit a variety of lifestyles, while facial implants and injectables re-sculpt careworn mugs. Specialists are also adept at less intensive spa treatments, unclogging craniums with gentle ear candling sessions. Clients continue the pampering experience at home with the help of products that include Skintology's own proprietary line.
At the Manhattan and Brooklyn branches of European Style Aesthetics, Dr. Irina Feldbein and Regina Aybinder help clients get the skin, smiles, and silhouettes they want. Dr. Feldbein, a cosmetic dentist and fascial aesthetics professional tends to the whole face, from a client's laugh lines to their smile. She tops teeth with "one-hour crowns" that swiftly fill in for damaged chompers, and administers cosmetic injectables. Meanwhile, Aybinder, a medical aesthetician and medical laser technician, revamps skin with peels and high-tech laser treatments. She also banishes cellulite with body contouring treatments, and creates custom skincare treatments for her clients and pet armadillos.
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.
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.
For Christopher Robert Coffee, founding Gotham Beauty Lounge had a philosophical impetus on par with the epiphanies of Plato. A lifelong ballet dancer, Christopher had long trained himself to, in his words, "see extreme beauty in everything." He appreciates beauty, he seeks it out, and at Gotham he brings together a group of stylists, aestheticians, and fellow makeup artists to help play up his clients' features.
Gotham clients join the ranks of Reese Witherspoon, Allure models, and New York Fashion Week catwalk-amblers, all of whom appear on the resumes of Gotham team members. Between the dazzling experience of its artists and the chicness of its white and brick interior, it's no wonder Gotham has attracted its fair share of press. Vanity Fair praised the "cheery," pint-sized parlor, calling it "the perfect beauty sanctuary," while The New York Times, enjoyed that Gotham's four makeup categories occupy a different spot on the spectrum from natural (Manhattan Mineral) to dramatic (The Marquee).
Natasha Sandy always knew she wanted to be a doctor, but it was her life experiences that narrowed her focus to dermatology. As a child, she suffered from skin conditions that landed her in numerous hospitals and doctors' offices, and led her to wish for a specialist that would take a whole-body approach to skincare, rather than just treating symptoms. Today, that's exactly what she does at her own practice, where she used advanced diagnostic tools to––in her own words––"treat skin from the inside out."
When she isn't administering injectables, peels, and other therapies to address cosmetic and health-related skincare issues, Dr. Sandy also teaches and writes about dermatology and total health.