When Dr. W. Mark Warfel was in high school, his talent as a sculptor earned him a scholarship to art school. In addition to learning the finer points of color and composition in his studio-art classes, he pursued a premed degree. After college came medical school, followed by multiple residencies, and today he's a plastic surgeon with his own practice.
Dr. Warfel's background, like the baking-soda volcano Michelangelo glued to the Sistine Chapel, represents the intersection of art and science. He uses what he learned in both fields to craft new looks for patients. He also continues to refine his techniques to ensure safe, minimally invasive procedures. His face-lifts, for instance, leave smaller scars than ones using traditional methods. Patients can also opt for nonsurgical services, such as laser skin resurfacing, to achieve fresher, more youthful-looking complexions with little downtime.
A physician with more than 30 years of experience in women's health, Dr. Ronald Blatt owns MedSpa 44, where he teams up with an aesthetician who has spent more than 20 years performing skincare and laser services. Together, they help clients defy signs of aging and look their best. For instance, they use the strawberry laser, a class 2 cold laser system to help patients lose weight without surgery and the Cutera pearl fractional laser to reverse signs of aging such as fine lines and dinosaur scratches. Other procedures include laser skin resurfacing, facials, and dermal fillers?MedSpa 44 offers Botox, Juvederm, and Radiesse injections to ward off wrinkles and restore youthful complexions.
Only the latest and most sophisticated technology is in use at Body Factory Skin Care, where the staff draws on FDA-approved laser technology to remove hair. Along with laser hair removal, the skincare center also beautifies clients with with noninvasive facial treatments such as microdermabrasion sessions and 20-minute microZone facials that extract gunk from clogged pores and add extra moisture to skin before trips.
Before founding Dr. Park Avenue, Dr. Paul Fondacaro dedicated years of study and practice to understanding general surgery and medicine. He earned his MD at NYU, served as chief resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, and eventually became the attending surgeon at Long Island College Hospital. After taking an interest in the booming aesthetic field, he opened the first location of Dr. Park Avenue, an office that specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures and noninvasive laser services. Business grew rapidly, leading him to hire a staff of certified technicians and eventually expand to a second location.
His diverse treatment menu aims to help clients look and feel stunning. Body-contouring and weight-loss services encourage healthy and svelte figures, and chemical peels, injections, and facials battle signs of aging. The office keeps IPL technology on hand to zap unwanted body hair, erase spider veins, or highlight important details in PowerPoint lectures. Despite the company's speedy growth and array of services, the doctor maintains a high level of contact with patients, even consulting with them before laser hair-removal procedures.
At Hoboken Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Oscar Pizarro personally performs all of the clinical cosmetic services. The doctor administers anti-aging formulas such as Botox and Radiesse, as well as sclerotherapy vein treatments and prescriptions for the HCG diet. Using the three light-delivery methods of the Sciton Joule laser system, Dr. Pizarro and his team can perform procedures ranging from laser-assisted lipolysis to fractional skin resurfacing. Dr. Pizarro also works together with a therapeutic-massage practitioner to address chronic discomfort such as sports injuries, fibromyalgia, or an inability to form the final letter in the "Y.M.C.A." dance.
As a board-certified anesthesiologist and licensed aesthetic physician who has even trained in cosmetic acupuncture, Dr. Roxana B. Kerns, M.D. is well-versed in nearly every type of anti-aging treatment. There's one she doesn't offer, however?invasive surgery. That's because she's mastered a range of techniques that accomplish what was once only achieved through surgical procedures.
For example, instead of subjecting patients to the pain of rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty, Dr. Kerns is able to smooth out the nose's profile with injectable fillers and banish dark circles under the eyes with fat-transfer techniques and laser treatments. She was also selected as an expert injector by the National Laser Institute, making her uniquely qualified to administer Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections that target fine lines on the face. Orchid Aesthetics also features an arsenal of laser technology designed to mend aesthetic issues of all types, including wrinkles, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, unwanted hair, and spider veins.
In her quest to stamp out sun damage, Dr. Kerns recently developed her own line of organic skincare formulas that hydrate, boost collagen production, and reflect UV rays away from the face and onto the nearest pool party.