Dr. Kevin Tehrani's vast knowledge of plastic surgery keeps him in demand––he's a published author, an international speaker, an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a go-to source for publications such as New Beauty magazine. But all this activity doesn't keep him from his patients. He typically spends an hour with them during their initial consultations, answering their questions, reviewing images of them on a computer, and projecting what they'd look like if they were made of pixels. Sometimes these consultations lead to cosmetic surgery, and sometimes Dr. Tehrani and his patients instead turn to such non-invasive aesthetic equipment as the Zeltiq CoolSculpting system. Ever the innovator, Dr. Tehrani launched an iPhone app called iLipo, which helps patients to alter their image on the spot to see how a given treatment will transform their body.
Look Your Best's age-vanquishing team of board-certified physicians and nurses aim to whittle down wrinkles with FDA-approved Botox injections. A physician or nurse begins by examining facial fields to suss out each crease and determine a plan of attack. In a brief 30- to 45-minute session, the smoothing serum is injected directly into the facial muscles that are responsible for frown lines, laugh lines, and pug-impersonation lines, preventing their contraction. Newly liberated lines soften over the following three–five days, leaving a smoother appearance for up to four months.
Dr. Robert J. Mittman and Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Care’s experienced ear, nose, and throat specialists inoculate patients against influenza with safe flu vaccines. In the 10-minute appointment, patients relax as technicians quickly and efficiently deliver the shot, which will fend off cold-weather illnesses and turn the purest of heart into Captain America. This season’s flu shot, which contains killed flu viruses, guards against both the seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 virus. Some patients may experience mild side effects such as soreness, swelling, or redness, which usually disappear within one to two days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that people 6 months of age or older receive a flu shot.
A variety of tension-targeting treatments are available at 3 Elements Healing Arts Center. Choose from four options and feel the soothing services of the center’s skilled staff. A one-hour massage ($85), available in styles such as Swedish or deep tissue, melts muscles under the heat lamps of healing hands; for more eclectic massage styles, opt for an internal-focused amma therapeutic massage or an athlete-aiding sports massage. Micro-thin needles turn ramped-up patients into relaxed pincushions during a one-hour acupuncture session ($85), which is said to help with indigestion and lung-dirtying nicotine habits. Free clogged pores during a 3 Elements 60-minute facial (an $85 value) or deep-cleansing facial (a $100 value) that clears oily and acne-prone skin. A 35-minute weight-loss session ($85) combines Chinese medicine and Asian bodywork, massaging the abdomen to increase energy levels, improve digestive function, and reduce food cravings caused by lemon-drop rainstorms and chocolate-bar parade balloons. Inside 3 Elements' soothing spa atmosphere, holiday anxiety and stress disappear. Use today's Groupon to unclog turkey-filled pores and iron out lower-back kinks caused by haunted hayrides.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
For the medical experts at Empire Gate Medical Group, it's all about early detection. To stave off serious and costly conditions, they track down early warning signs using a battery of investigative techniques. Blood tests and urinalysis let them assess oxygen levels and white blood cell counts, and ear, nose, and throat exams help point to any infections. Empire Gate’s philosophy of early detection extends all the way to the waiting room, where the team attempts to make waits as expedient as possible.