Before delving into the holiday madness seek out an expert like Dr. Dara Liotta, board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Chief Medical Director at City Aesthetics, to get your face and body camera ready. Contour your face with non-invasive treatments like fillers and injectables along with the much buzzed about Kybella treatment which addresses the dreaded double chin. Kybella is a patented synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, naturally produced in the body that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat. It is injected in a grid like pattern under the chin to melt fat cells which are then reabsorbed and eliminated by the body. Most individuals will require several sessions depending on how much fat is present.
The most adverse effects occur the first two weeks where the submental area may feel numb and swollen, however, in about two to four weeks, a more sculpted and defined jawline is revealed. Another non-invasive option to perfect your skin is the Forever Young BBL (broad-band light) treatment which targets brown and red spots, acne, and skin discolorations using highly specialized filtered light for a more even complexion. This skin perfecting procedure can be customized to your particular skin concerns, and can even be combined with skin tightening (SkinTyte) in the “Tight and Bright” package, an excellent pairing for a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Regardless of your selected treatment, rest assured that you will attain impressive results due to Dr. Liotta’s unique perspective on the anatomy and aesthetic of the face, combined with her artistry and attention to detail, allowing her to tailor and suggest the ideal treatment or procedure to balance and perfect you into the best version of yourself.
City Aesthetics at Totem Health 154 East 85 St NYC 212-288-2222 facialplasticsnyc.com
Body Contouring with Liposonix
A revolutionary treatment that has been around for several years, yet continues to rival the “latest and greatest” newcomers to the world of non-surgical body contouring is Liposonix by Solta Medical. The perfect solution to counteract and maintain a svelte figure during the holiday season, Liposonix utilizes high-intensity focused ultrasound technology to destroy targeted fat below the skin without harming skin tissues. Dr. Anne Chapas, a leading authority on Liposonix and internationally acclaimed dermatologist, as well as founder of Union Square Dermatology, notes that it was one of the first medical practice in the US to offer the 2nd generation of the device and has treated more patients than any other facility. Dr. Chapas explains, “The main benefit of Liposonix compared to similar treatments is the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound technology to provide a custom contouring solution designed to selectively target and permanently destroy unwanted fat tissue in the areas of the abdomen where each patient is most concerned. It’s also unique in that it requires only one treatment, for one hour with very minimal downtime, in comparison to others available that require a series of treatments.” solta.com
Effective and innovative technologies in the hands of the country’s most capable doctors translate into optimal results with no down time. Dr. Chapas also offers a comprehensive set of tools including some of Solta’s other brands like Thermage, Fraxel and Isolaz, to name just a few, addressing a full range of body and skin concerns. Unionderm.com
Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa
A gem on the Upper East Side is Julien Farel’s 10,000 square foot luxurious oasis in the Loews Regency Hotel. Rejuvenate the senses as the cares of the outside world slowly melt away in his namesake Restore Salon & Spa which offers hairdressing, aesthetics, facials, massage therapy and fitness in a serene and blissful setting. Offering much more than traditional spas, their preventative anti aging treatments work through sun damage, wrinkles and other signs of age through a comprehensive program that combines state of the art technology with cutting edge skin care lines that offer immediate results without invasive surgery. One of their signature facials is the sixty minute Natura Bisse Diamond Glow Facial that targets hyper pigmentation and dark spots. High concentrations of spot correcting ingredients work together in precision to correct and restore imbalances in skin color and texture resulting in a luminous even toned glow. As New Yorkers are always on the go with little time to spare, Julien Farel has created the Power series where you can get up to three services with multiple aestheticians within an hour that will have you covered and glowing from head to toe.
540 Park Avenue NYC 212-888-8988 julienfarel.com