Though Julie Kupersmith, M.D., P.C., specializes in surgical procedures that enhance her clients’ appearances, her New Rochelle office feels more like a boutique than a sterile clinic. In this relaxing, private setting, Dr. Kupersmith works with her clients to develop individualized treatment plans. In addition to body-contouring treatments and dermal fillers, she offers cosmetic and med-spa options that include massages, facials, chemical peels, and laser treatments that swiftly remove hair and spaceships rudely parked in your driveway.
The surgeons at New York Group for Plastic Surgery use their skills in cosmetic and reconstructive medicine to help their patients restore their appearances after illnesses or injuries and look better in bathing suits or driver's-license photos. Common procedures include face-lifts and nose jobs, as well as tummy tucks and breast augmentation. They also supervise an array of noninvasive treatments, such as Ultherapy, beauty injections, and facials, in their medical spa.
For more than three years, the artists at Ink House Studios have been decorating flesh with customized tattoos and piercings. Bold, bright floral designs, immaculate text, and traditional Japanese-style designs rendered in smooth gray and black are just a few specialties. Piercing specialists embellish bodies with gleaming jewelry or microdermal jewels.
The crew at Holistic Medical Spa & Laser Center of Westchester works to beautify bodies with an expansive array of surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Along with a team of experienced doctors, board-certified physician Dr. Amar Singh performs cosmetic surgeries and other procedures that range from skincare and facial rejuvenation to Botox and other dermal fillers. Specialists also conduct SmartLipo, Cellulaze, and Elite MPX treatments, which help slim the body, reduce cellulite, and reduce the appearance of veins and unwanted hair, respectively.
When she was studying Indian spirituality, Trudy Pellegrino came across an art form that would become her livelihood: henna. Derived from a dried, ground plant that is mixed with water to form a paste, henna is used to paint intricate designs on the body to celebrate occasions such as weddings or religious holidays. Trudy, having a bachelor's degree in fine arts, schooled herself in the art, developing henna recipes and techniques, and fine-tuning her work until she was ready to turn pro. Today, the artist mixes her certified-organic henna with water, lemon juice, and aromatic oils. Some of the ornate swooshes and squiggles she paints date back to 8,000 BC or the advent of temporary tattoos on gum wrappers. In addition to traditional bridal henna and for-fun designs, Pellegrino can also paint trial-run tattoos for customers who want to test-drive a design before they go in for a permanent one.
Dr. Wayne H. Wertheim, medical director of Island Medical Laser, throws roadblocks in the path of the rapid advance of time through custom skin and body-contouring treatments. He and his team enlist facials, injectable solutions, and laser beams to drive away wrinkles and keep age spots relegated to the hides of old leopards. Noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures get to work melting fat and cellulite from problem areas. Alternatively, a range of lasers zero in on unwanted hair, blasting it from bodies or hairless cats that have gotten other ideas.