At Advanced Dermatology Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, a team of dermatologists featured in magazines such as Glamour and Men's Fitness oversee an array of treatments. Together, they alleviate skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Alternatively, they beautify skin with lasers, tightening sagging areas or removing unwanted hair. Their cosmetic surgeries, meanwhile, tweak physiques while maintaining a natural look.
In a cozy, brown-shuttered house that you might mistake for someone's home, Dr. Alfred Sofer is changing people's lives with cutting-edge medical technology. Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield's impressive facilities include an imaging room, where Dr. Sofer reveals sun damage and other conditions with the Visia complexion-analysis device. Dr. Sofer also uses the Vectra imaging system?which he discussed on WTNH 8's Connecticut Style program?to simulate the outcome of surgery or the addition of a second head in a realistic, three-dimensional model. He employs the advanced visualization tool to prepare patients for cosmetic and restorative procedures, which he performs either in the center's procedure room or within an accredited surgery center or hospital setting. If you walk up the office's charming, white-and-hardwood staircase to the second floor, you'll find members of Dr. Sofer's medical staff enhancing faces with nonsurgical skincare and laser treatments, including laser hair removal, photofacials, and dermal fillers.
With double board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Sofer has experience in the most delicate procedures. His training includes a microvascular and hand-surgery fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute, the site of the first hand transplant in the United States. His extensive knowledge and caring nature earned him the 2012 Best Cosmetic Surgeon award from readers of Fairfield County Weekly.
As surgical director of NYC Surgical Associates, Dr. David Greuner is tasked with staying on the cutting edge of minimally invasive procedures that require as little downtime as possible from his patients? fast-paced lives. However, the double board-certified surgeon's reach isn't limited to those who come into the office. As a past contributor to The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and the news broadcasts of both ABC and CBS, Dr. Greuner often finds himself addressing a nationwide audience.
Of course, he earned his spot as one of his specialty's go-to experts through years of training and innovation. As a pioneer of No-Knife EVLT, Dr. Greuner took much of the pain out of spider- and varicose-vein treatments, creating a system that closes blood vessels with a laser instead of a switchblade. His efforts earned him a Top Surgeon designation from Consumers' Research Council of America three years in a row and professional leadership roles as a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the International College of Surgeons. They also translated into professional success; with six offices throughout the New York metro area, Dr. Greuner now oversees a team of practitioners that specializes in minimally invasive vascular and cosmetic procedures.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Most popular service: Acupuncture
Brands Used: Serin needles, Japanese golden moxa
Boris Shapiro grew up in the Soviet Union with a fascination with martial arts and Eastern medical practices instilled in him at an early age. He initially pursued Western medicine as a career, and in an attempt to broaden his abilities, he began incorporating Eastern practices into his work. However, after earning his medical doctorate, he decided to abandon his traditional Western practice, and headed to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York to earn a degree in acupuncture. He has since studied under countless acupuncture experts, and applies his knowledge one needle at a time, working to help his patients maintain overall wellness. Among many other ailments, his treatments are designed to address back pain, stress, fatigue, and depression.
Lena, the titular aesthetician behind Lena Skincare, boasts 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, with a range of techniques learned everywhere from Russia to the United States of America under her belt. She specializes in hair-removal services such as waxing, which has a reputation for being uncomfortable. Clients nevertheless praise Lena for her gentle touch and deft hands, which, when combined with Tea Tree or Azulene waxes, make for an experience easy on sensitive skin.
Lena also treats the skin with Guinot facial products. The French company promises healthy skin for all types, and Lena performs specialized services to reduce signs of aging, diminish dry and damaged skin, and cleanse the pores to prevent the appearance of acne.
Brands Used: Guinot
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Elizabeth Wang uses Eastern medicine to manage her patients's ailments. The primary treatment she employs is acupuncture, whose hair-thin needles can be used to relieve medical issues, reduce signs of aging, or sew jackets for her finger puppets. During traditional acupuncture treatments, Wang inserts the needles into specific parts of the body to alleviate chronic pain, symptoms of asthma, and digestive troubles, among other issues. When inserted into the face, the needles increase circulation and moisture levels in the skin to smooth fine lines and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Wang often couples acupuncture with Chinese herbs, cupping treatments, and tui na massages.