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.
Optic Masters uprights topsy-turvy eyeballs with a full-service optical center and on-premises lab, whose friendliness and professionalism has helped earn it a "Best of Long Island" nod for "Best Eye Care" two years running from the Long Island Press. Finally address that laser-shooting third eye with a comprehensive eye exam ($75), measuring refraction, eye coordination, and pupil dilation, among a host of other vision variables (contact lens exam not included). Frames ($59+) come in a fleet of stylish brands, including Tom Ford, Vera Wang, and Juicy Couture, while sunglasses ($39+), anti-reflective coating ($100+), and tinting ($15+) shield eyeholes from that rascally, thought-stealing Sun. The friendly staff of optometrists and opticians counter eyesight inhibitions with prescription ski and sports goggles as well as standard specs.
Sibling doctors Barbara and Alan Jurim combine collective dental powers to forge a formidable teeth-whitening duo. After a thorough evaluation, technicians prep chompers for the impending white-strike by pumicing teeth and isolating any tissue so they are not exposed to bleach and the harsh light of reality. Teeth are then tinctured to lighter tones with four 15-minute bleaching cycles under the Zoom! light. The effects of whitening treatments can last up to 18 months, and results depend upon dietary and smoking habits. The two-hour whitening procedure takes places in Jurim Dental Group's richly appointed offices, bedecked with hardwood cabinetry and a wall-mounted waterfall. If introductory evaluations indicate that a client is not a candidate for Zoom! whitening, the value of today's Groupon can be used toward alternative dental services such as fillings or cleanings. Both second-generation dentists, both Jurims come from a rich and long dental history, growing up in a dental-laboratory setting and learning at the age of 10 how to replace the fillings on the molars of their teddy bears.
Even if their clients never intend to step into the ring, the certified trainers at Mittwork Fitness LLC train them with some of the same techniques as prizefighters. Through a noncontact quartet of boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and fitness classes, the coaches foster svelte frames and stronger limbs with combinations of mitt work, heavy-bag workouts, and boot-camp-style exercise. Meanwhile, students gain confidence and soak up the fundamentals of martial-arts techniques without ever having to spar with other students or engage in competition.