Led by Dr. Harmon C. Stein, the six physicians at Total Eye Care can handle almost any aspect of ocular care, from laser vision correction to eye muscle surgery for adults or children. Dr. Stein alone has performed more than 10,000 refractive procedures in his more than 25-year career and can personally attest to the benefits of LASIK surgery––he's had it himself. Of course, with better vision, patients might begin to notice pesky veins or wrinkles that never bothered them before. Luckily, Total Eye Care can handle those too: the doctors here are well trained in all sorts of cosmetic procedures, from Botox and skin tag removal, to permanent makeup, which can be custom-blended to match the patients hair, skin, or any hat permanently affixed to their head.
Mahendra Patel opened New York Thread to bring the ancient practice of threading to the modern masses. The technicians twist pieces of cotton thread in such a way to quickly, efficiently remove unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, chins, and horns. The staff also flex their artistic skills with temporary henna tattoos in a variety of swirls, flowers, and lattice designs.
Those arriving to Enigma Medi Spa for the first time might be struck by the chic, contemporary decor, which mixes modern chandeliers and sleek furniture with Asian-inspired accents. But the spa doesn’t just look pretty––behind each beautiful treatment room door lies the latest aesthetic technology, administered under the watch of medical director Dr. Oleg Volchonok, a double board-certified specialist in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
Using a computerized skin-analysis system, Dr. Volchonok’s staff can customize a skincare regimen unique to each client’s needs and goals and steer them toward treatments that might include IPL photorejuvenation, microcurrent facelifts, or a 24K gold facial. Beyond customized skincare treatments and slim-down plans, the mei spa also offers laser body contouring and a Himalayan salt sauna, which can help stressed bodies and asthma suffers breathe easier. They've also been helping clients acquire smooth, hair-free physiques for six years. Under doctor supervision, techs use Candela GentleMax lasers to permanently reduce unwanted hair on all skin types and tones. The med spa is home to five FDA-approved laser hair-removal devices that speedily target and remove unwanted hair with the precision of a Whac-A-Mole champion.
Despite the presence of professional technicians, high-end equipment, and medical-grade products, New Image Medspa isn't a doctor's office. It's a spa where medically trained professionals strive to create a relaxing and friendly environment and count cost effectiveness as a top priority. Their treatments span from general spa services such as facials, massage, and chemical peels to med-spa approaches such as laser hair removal, blepharoplasty, or PhotoGenesis. They also oversee a slew of male-centric services to help guys achieve smoother, handsomer blue or yellow M&M shell.
Founded by brother- and sister-in-law Brett and Suzanne Sauder, Taire Hair Salon Inc. aims to reinvigorate manes with the latest techniques and products. Creative director Brett graduated from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London and continues to study with respected industry figures. Suzanne used her own extensive training to craft figure-skater's hairstyles for the US ice-skating trials that were both aerodynamic and unaffected by low scores from cynical judges. She has also achieved a personal goal by becoming only the ninth person in Philadelphia to earn the title of master hair colorist.
Stylists set to work on precision cuts, texturizing services, makeup applications, and other aesthetic tasks in Taire's sleek space. The studio is divided into two sections that are minimalist in design and spacious enough to comfortably entertain four clients at a time. The Sauder-led team employs the L'Oréal Paris line to transform color, such as an ammonia-free, virtually odorless Inoa formula that's invisible to all forms of radar.
Joyce McNally, a makeup artist certified with the American Academy of Micropigmentation, likes to tell her clients that "less is more." That's because her permanent-makeup services typically function not as dark, smoky add-ons, but as natural-looking touches that have an anti-aging effect.
For example, after previewing the look with regular makeup, she fills in brows with light, feathering strokes, shaping the arches to better frame the client's unique facial structure. Her eyeliner applications are just as meticulous—they outline the lid between the lashes for total coverage and draw attention to the eye without looking overdone. Joyce also brings fullness to lips with careful shading and can even correct past permanent-makeup procedures to fix off-putting colors or shapes.