Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Luis A. Zapiach reconstructs bodily fixer-uppers with a combination of surgical procedures and minimally invasive med-spa treatments. Invite fine lines and wrinkles to their own vanishing act courtesy of Dysport, a prescription injection that temporarily removes creases and furrows from the facial area. Following the 15-minute procedure, skin looks smoother and more youthful, leaving ample space for kisses to land and panther tattoos to prowl. Similar to Botox, Dysport’s FDA–approved solution prevents facial muscles from contracting near targeted areas such as furrows between the eyebrows. Patients typically require little to no downtime, though some may experience some redness or swelling. Like summer-camp romances, results from treatment generally last up to three to four months.
Personally performing every procedure at The PRP Institute, Dr. Robert Berberian uses the body's own resources to combat the effects of aging. After a simple blood draw and a spin in a centrifuge, prized platelets are separated from the other blood components of the sample so that Dr. Berberian may inject them back into areas in need of rejuvenation. This unique technique, known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, is a component of the famous Vampire Facial as well as several other medspa procedures. Besides refreshing the face, platelets may also be injected into the bosom, nether regions, or scalp to stimulate tissue growth and revive circulation.
Body Sculpt's go-to tool is the noninvasive BeautyTek device, a kind of hypermodern Swiss Army knife in the cosmetics world. Without making a single cut, it can trace the body's meridian points before emitting microcurrents that perform an array of functions—from deflating fatty cells to smoothing out cellulite to re-crisping a two-dollar bill. The facility also houses a BeautyTek Avita Plus device, which performs ultrasonic cavitation to evict stubborn fat deposits. The tech-savvy staff can also offer traditional med-spa solution, including Botox injections and other dermal fillers.
If it turns out practice doesn’t make perfect, Ethos Spa’s medical director, Dr. Hardik Soni, will be very disappointed. Dr. Soni, who specializes in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, has performed more than 35,000 laser treatments over the course of his career. At his spa, he works with a team of plastic surgeons and aestheticians to perform even more, turning to laser beams’ power for a variety of purposes: minimizing the visibility of unsightly veins, tightening skin, and soothing acne. The med spa’s services extend beyond laser treatments, too. The team also instills clients with a youthful glow via microdermabrasion, Botox injections, facials, and making them sleep in glow-in-the-dark cribs.
A board-certified plastic surgeon, fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and 2008 president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. D’Amico has bolstered the self-confidence of his patients for a span of more than 20 years. CoolSculpting treatments employ a pain-free, nonsurgical alternative to eradicating extra pounds that trespass on waistline and belly territories. Ideal candidates possess small amounts of body fat and maintain healthy lifestyles of regular calisthenics and stolen-gym-towel collections; these select individuals can seek to reduce love-handle presence from 22% to 25%. CoolSculpting terminates corpulent corpuscles with a selective cooling device, allowing the body to purge chilled fat cells through natural execratory functions. Like swimming in tubs of gelatin, this painless procedure requires no anesthesia, and clients may return to daily life after the one-hour process concludes.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Rapaport, founder and medical director of Cosmetic Skin and Surgery Center, has been practicing dermatology for more than 30 years. In those three decades, his work and achievements in the field have earned him a spot on U.S. News & World Report's list of Top Doctors. He has patented three skincare products, become a training physician for many injectable beauty solutions, and written articles for a number of beauty publications. His passion for skin aesthetics has also drawn him to master the most cutting-edge laser treatments, addressing imperfections such as wrinkles, unwanted tattoos, and cellulite.