Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.
The human body is a machine: an intricate system of individual parts that all rely on coordinated communications from the nervous system. When that system of communication breaks or slows down, the machine may not necessarily shut down, but it will operate at less than peak efficiency. Dr. Roger Verno has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to restoring those lines of communication, using chiropractic care to help improve neurological function and jump-start the body's natural healing processes.
At their core, Dr. Verno's chiropractic adjustments aim to relieve chronic pains while addressing the underlying conditions that caused those problems in the first place. Since these sorts of precision tweaks are especially valuable for athletes, Dr. Verno often lends his therapeutic talents to everyone from football and basketball teammates to triathlon competitors and shot put quality-control testers.
When a relatively simple hands-on adjustment might not be enough to fully address a patient's needs, Dr. Verno and his team aren't afraid to utilize technological assistance. X-ray imaging gives the staff a clearer look at potential problem spots, and computerized spinal-decompression systems help them pinpoint and treat the pinched nerves that can cause lower back pain and sciatica. Cold laser therapy and ultrasound treatments also help the therapists address specialized problems within the body's intricate framework of muscles, nerves, and organs.
With a degree from Life Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Terry Rothstein knows how to relieve back pain and discomfort. Terry founded Coastal Massage & Wellness in 1989 and has been tending to achy bodies ever since with a repertoire of services that includes chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and spinal-decompression therapy.
Part barbershop, part salon, Blades NYC Barbershop & Salon staffs a team of talented barbers and professional stylists. Barbers bustle about the bright space, snipping up both classic and contemporary styles. They treat clients to old-fashioned razor shaves, complete with hot-towel treatments and soothing electronic-chair massages. Meanwhile, stylists transform ladies' looks with elegant cuts, highlights, and organic haircare products. As the staffers work, guests sip complimentary glasses of wine, watch TV on the studio's flat-screens or take advantage of free wifi. And as parents receive haircuts, their kids keep busy with toys in the playroom.
Marilyn Monroe's half-lidded eyes gaze out from the large, gray-scale portrait suspended behind the reception desk as visitors sip wine and admire the 1950s-style atmosphere that Dolce Vita Salon & Spa is designed to evoke. Stylists twine round brushes with locks of hair, snip new styles, and add highlights to hair. Dolce Vita's services also include eyelash extensions.