Lofty frame bearing towers showcase hundreds of chic styles by Gucci, Armani, and Maui Jim in the comfortable interior of Essex Fashion Optical. After analyzing face shape, complexions, and assessing the load-bearing capacity of dainty nose bridges, eye stylists match peepers with a flattering basic frame ($59+) or designer selections by Michael Kors ($239) or Ray-Ban ($119+). Designer sunglasses ($119–$389) also grace store shelves, wagging their stems with excitement at finding a loving face to call home. Though useful without lenses as an emergency pencil organizer, frames can be outfitted with single vision ($99+) or progressive lenses ($199+).
After her residency at Columbia University, Dr. Marion Shapiro earned her certificate from France's French Society of Mesotherapy. Since opening her own clinic in 2002, Dr. Shapiro has been profiled in Self, Elle, and Marie Claire magazines, as well as on TV news programs. Like the wheel, mesotherapy was invented in 1952. It refers to the practice of tackling a host of cosmetic symptoms—including excess fat or cellulite, hair loss, scars, and wrinkle—with specialized medical injections. In addition to mesotherapy face-lifts, Dr. Shapiro and her staff can also make mugs look younger with peels, fillers, and laser therapy. Body contouring, diet programs, and laser hair-removal procedures are available to match bodies to their freshly refreshed faces.
Dr. George C. Peck, Jr.?s career as a plastic surgeon has taken him all around the world, enhancing facial features and lecturing on the ins-and-outs of various cosmetic and reconstructive treatments. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, he has performed thousands of procedures, which continues to provide at Essex Surgical in West Orange. Dr. Peck is joined by a team of registered nurses and surgical technicians, as well as a skincare specialist, permanent makeup artist, and a roadie in charge of stethoscope tuning.
Jes A. Gichan has been in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and has worked with high-end hair names such as Aveda and Sebastian International. Now Jes trims and layers tresses into dynamic styles as the owner of JAG Salon. While waiting on their highlights to set, clients can question Jes about her many signature services such as hair-thinning therapy, deep-conditioning treatments, and rigging bike baskets to handlebar mustaches.
Not even x-rays see all. Dr. Henry Slomowitz recognized this more than a decade ago, becoming an early adopter of diagnostic ultrasound, which can identify problems that a foot might normally hide from an x-ray. Diagnostic ultrasound is only the tip of the technological iceberg—aided by his staff of four, Dr. Slomowitz performs laser nail-fungus treatments and radio-frequency heel pain relief, among other advanced services.
Waiting nine months to meet someone you know you are going to love for the rest of your life can seem like an eternity. Knowing this, the techs at Love at First Sight Ultrasound speed up the process by using advanced ultrasound equipment that captures 3-D images and 4-D video to introduce eager parents to their unborn babies. Each 10- to 30-minute bonding session can be shared with up to eight family members, friends, or loved ones who gaze at the room's 46-inch television screen displaying the little one yawning, sleeping, or moving around. And depending on which of the eight available packages they choose, parents can also listen to the heartbeat, discover the sex of the baby, or zoom in to see if the tyke inherited the family's propensity for facial hair. To ensure a relaxing experience, Love at First Sight fills the private room with soothing music or tunes personally brought in by the parents, and also provides a range of keepsakes, from CDs and DVDs to high-quality, glossy pictures and plush stuffed animals.