A laser is a like a zamboni for your body, buffing you smooth for a pick-up hockey match. Smash face-first into an arena wall of depilation with today's Groupon: for $99, you get three laser hair-removal sessions (up to a $750 value) at Orchid Aesthetics Medical Spa on the Upper West Side. All three sessions must be dedicated to the same body area.
Orchid Aesthetics' technology uses intensely focused pulses of light to clear skin of supplementary hair. Lasers emit beams that safely sidestep the dermis to directly target the buried fur seeds sprouting through the surface. All clients are under supervised care from Dr. Roxana Kerns, a licensed aesthetic physician that also spent six years training as a surgeon. Choose to target your chin ($99 per treatment), upper lip ($99 per treatment), lower or upper arms ($250 per treatment), hands ($99 per treatment), underarms ($99 per treatment), basic bikini ($250 per treatment) and thigh ($250 per treatment) areas. Sessions last approximately 20 minutes.
Laser results, like fame and a cat's love, are not permanent, and an initial meeting with Dr. Kerns will determine whether customers may benefit from sessions. Some clients may experience mild side effects such as redness or swelling. Call to schedule your appointments.
Orchid Aesthetics Medical Spa
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.
Upper West Side
15 W 84th St.
Manhattan, New York 10024