Alora Ambiance Spa owner Patricia Rivas has worked as a licensed aesthetician and skincare specialist for nearly a decade. Along the way, she's picked up advanced certifications in treatments such as cellulite-smoothing ionithermie and IPL hair removal, teamed up with Dr. Thomaso Skorupski, and assembled a staff of talented hairstylists, nail artists, and waxing specialists spread throughout two studios. There, staffers dole out specialty services, including eyelash perms and extensions, exfoliating salt-glow treatments, and facials that infuse faces with more oxygen and nutrients than a granola-filled balloon. Beyond stocking the shelves with aesthetic aids from such brands as Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and Pravana, Rivas is also the creator of the Ayurveda by Alora skincare line, which includes soap- and- sulfate-free cleansers, as well as body creams infused with white tea and vitamins C and E.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Permanent Make Up
Brands Used: Variety of pigments to create custom colors for each client
The doctors at Associates in Plastic Surgery tuck, tighten, and enlarge various areas of the anatomy with professional precision and a kind bedside manner. They also perform less invasive treatments that ward off wrinkles and spider veins, as well as laser treatments that banish body hair, unwanted tattoos, or scars that spell out "Kick Me."
When he's not writing articles in celebrated medical journals, appearing on radio and television, or delivering lectures across the globe, Dr. Ayman El-Attar treats faces and bodies with his natural-looking cosmetic surgeries. At Derma Laser Center, which he founded in 2002, Dr. El-Attar performs numerous nonsurgical procedures that rid skin of acne, remove tattoos, and eliminate unwanted hair and veins. Alternatively, his surgical procedures transplant hair, transfer fat to different body regions, and reduce breasts without scarring.
In addition to cosmetic surgeries, Derma Laser Center's personnel pamper guests with facials that incorporate elements such as an antioxidant vitamin C firming mask, which exfoliates skin more effectively than daily orange-juice baths. He also smoothes skin with microdermabrasion and reinvigorates clients with body treatments that include lavender and an antioxidant grape-seed scrub.
Lasers reach beneath the surface of the skin, targeting the pigment in the root of the hair, which eases or eliminates growth. Quick, intense pulses of light directed at the face fade the appearance of spider veins or rosacea. Permanent cosmetics applied to eyes, lips, and brows subtly enhance faces and give the wearers more time in the morning to focus on harvesting their own coffee beans. Body Chic - Cosmetic MedSpa’s service-oriented and expert medical staff, led by Edward Buch, MD, performs these treatments and others on its quest to help clients find their aesthetic ideal. Additional treatments include vampire face-lifts, G-spot amplification, C-section-scar release, and semipermanent eyelash extensions.
Skin Laser & Surgery's Dr. Dendy Engelman, a board certified dermatologist recently named Director of Dermatologic Surgery at New York Medical College in Manhattan, expertly rewinds facial time with FDA-approved injectables. During the appointment, her steady-hands inject Botox or Dysport into wrinkle-etched facescapes, slowing down facial muscles and soothing them to sleep with a soft lullaby. Both Botox and Dysport may banish forehead furrows, crow's feet, and marionette lines from the visage for up to four months.