In addition to being a member of the Botox Cosmetic Physicians Network, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg has been featured in many forms of media, hosts his own cosmetic-surgery radio show, and won Long Island Press' Best of Long Island 2010 Cosmetic Surgeon award. Dr. Greenberg performs a consultation with each patient before using his highly specific training to administer tiny, muscle-relaxing injections into wrinkle-causing areas while singing a lullaby in a rich baritone. The appointment lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the injection site. Botox treatments smooth moderate wrinkles and prevent further depth in wrinkling, leaving skin as sleek as a bobsled track doused in canola oil. Improvement may be observed within a few days, and results can last up to four months. Discomfort from the Botox treatment is minimal; the sensation could be likened to a pinprick or a momentary flashback to one's haircut in the '80s.
Raindrop therapy sounds like it can only be administered by a storm or Julie Andrews, but at The Skin Care Studio, it is administered by licensed aesthetician Debra McClennan-Wagner. During the treatment, she cultivates balance within the body, incorporating an array of pure essential oils. Also certified in reflexology, McClennan-Wagner's expertise doesn’t end there—she also specializes in facials. Her clinic’s skincare treatments range from the exfoliation, steam, and scalp massage of a traditional European facial to higher-tech oxygen facials and photofacials, which combat signs of aging with therapeutic light. To foster long-term skin health, McClennan-Wagner complements her facials with educational tips on home skincare.
Just as an interstate can become congested with traffic, the flow of life-force energy can become backed up and suppress the body's natural immune response. That's where D.J. Kim comes in. By inserting thin sterilized needles into various meridians along the face and body, Kim hopes to stimulate natural healing abilities to promote weight loss, rejuvenate the complexion, or heal ailments ranging from migraines to infertility.
Licensed aesthetician Kerry Kourie of Skinchanted offers a variety of services such as traditional facials, waxing services, and body treatments, all of which take place within a homey studio. When waxing clients, Kerry, uses an antibacterial and soybean-based formula wax to gently uproot unwanted hair to reduce any discomfort during waxing. Along with waxing services, she specializes in oncology aesthetics, a branch of the aesthetics field that focuses on skincare services specially designed for those undergoing treatment for cancer. Because chemotherapy, radiation, and strong medications often result in dramatic changes to the skin, it is Kerry’s mission to treat oncology clients according to their new skincare needs. She uses all-natural, organic Hylunia products to nourish the skin while minimizing irritation, inflammation, and free-radical damage.
Licensed massage therapist and skincare expert Irina Ionina had always dreamed of running her own spa where she can heal others while fostering relaxation and well-being. Having opened Ganesha Spa, she’s achieved that goal, and now spends her days practicing eight modalities of massage, such as shiatsu and hot stone, to relieve muscle tension and alleviate stress. She also rejuvenates skin with anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, micro-needling, and nonsurgical face-lifts, and hosts kundalini mediation classes each Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.