At M.D. Aesthetics Medispa and Laser Center—named one of the top spas in Bergen County in 2011 by Bergen Health & Life—board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Macri helps clients enhance their outer beauty with treatments such as liposuction and laser skin resurfacing. An arsenal of high-tech lasers guards the clinic’s rare Egyptian jewels by night and rejuvenates faces and bodies by day, delivering intense pulses of light during hair-removal sessions and photofacials. Dr. Macri deftly handles injections such as Juvederm and Botox to tackle the effects of aging, and six varieties of liposuction help slim silhouettes better than controversial 2-D conversion techniques.
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.
Despite her title, licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, and reiki healer Shilamida isn’t actually a healer—She’s a helper. That’s because she believes “it’s your body, mind, and soul that does the work,” and as such, she guides clients on the path to healing themselves naturally. At Balanced Soul Bodyworkers, LLC Shilamida increases her clients’ natural energy flow with reiki sessions to alleviate pain and stress and create more youthful skin. She also provides massage services that work to stimulate the flow of oxygen, alleviate discomfort, and improve range of motion.
When patients arrive at the office of Laurence Miller, MD, they will not find assistants, office managers, or any other sort of administrative gatekeeper. Rather, Dr. Miller, who has been practicing in Westchester County since 1999, greets his patients directly. Dr. Miller draws from board certifications in internal, pulmonary, and critical-care medicine to treat general health concerns during primary-care visits. He also offers specialized women’s health-care services, as well as aesthetic treatments such as sclerotherapy for spider veins and Botox cosmetic injections. He performs onsite tests for diabetes and osteoporosis, assuming internal organs remembered to bring sharpened No. 2 pencils.
The surgeons at New York Group for Plastic Surgery use their skills in cosmetic and reconstructive medicine to help their patients restore their appearances after illnesses or injuries and look better in bathing suits or driver's-license photos. Common procedures include face-lifts and nose jobs, as well as tummy tucks and breast augmentation. They also supervise an array of noninvasive treatments, such as Ultherapy, beauty injections, and facials, in their medical spa.
Inside the Vein Center at NYC Surgical Associates, Dr. David Greuner uses the latest minimally invasive techniques to oust unsightly varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein disorders. Dr. Greuner began his medical career as a resident at the University of Arizona and Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliate hospitals, where his skill with patients and spot-on stethoscope impression won him Chief Resident of the Year. He went on to complete a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery fellowship, as well as improve his knowledge of minimally invasive procedures and minimal access/robotic surgery. Now a board-certified surgeon and Fellowship Trained Cardiovasular surgeon, Dr. Greuner perfects his craft by continuing his medical education and hosting lectures nationwide.