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.
Under the guidance of Dr. Mark Schwartz, board-certified cosmetic surgeon and member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, North Shore Medical Spa performs body-contouring treatments, skincare services, and age-fighting injections, using its Visia skin analysis to identify client’s underlying problems. Once the aestheticians complete the skincare analysis and plan a home skincare regimen, they get to work, rejuvenating clients’ appearances with facials, chemical peels, and fractional skin resurfacing.
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.
Tending to beauty and beauty beholders since 1981, Dr. Stewart Levine practices oculoplastic surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. After the patient chooses two of the three eligible areas—between the eyebrows (glabella), forehead, and crow's-feet—a short series of injections expels creases in a fashion similar to ironing a dog-eared paperback. Many patients experience only mild discomfort and no downtime, returning directly to work or home despite the throngs of smitten face touchers. Results garnered by the procedure can last up to six months.
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.