The talented medical professionals and estheticians at Studio Esthetique (2600 Netherland Ave., Suite 104, 718.543.5050) in Riverdale, NY, bring out a woman's natural beauty (and they can do some pretty good stuff for the guys too).
I've had facials and I've had massage and accupuncture, but I'd never had the kind of transforming treatments that Studio Esthetique Laser Center and Medical Spa offers.
Since I'm sure none of my gentle readers will be fooled if I lied and said I was 25, I won't. The fact is aging skin happens and we can fight it, but we can't prevent it completely.
What I loved about my recent visit (and I'll be writing in more detail in the posts and weeks to come) was the Studio Esthetique wholistic approach to skin care and beauty.
There aren't any wild promises of instant transformation - although I did see some pretty remarkable results. There are no lifetime guarantees. No one promised pounds would melt away without diet changes and exercise. Caring for your skin is a commitment, not a one-shot deal.
Studio Esthetique is intimate, comfortable, and super clean, and their informed care puts you at complete ease.
Owner Vladimir Byhovsky, a licensed registered nurse with a BSN from Columbia, doesn't simply pile on the treatments. Byhovsky studies your face and your beauty concerns. He consults with his clients about what they do and don't like about their skin and appearance, and recommends services based on this candid conversation.
His staff, Ivona Zampova, Rejane Duarte, Natalia Zlatokrasov and Michael Gitlin, are all certified and licensed experts in the field of beauty care. Each has a specialty (or several) in the areas of laser, skin care and massage.
Among the head-to-toe treatments Studio Esthetique offers are a full range of cosmetic laser, medical spa and day spa services ranging from Laser Hair Removal, Laser Vein Therapy, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Facial, IPL Photofacial, Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Microdermabrasion, Facial Treatments, Chemical Peels, Acne Treatments, Mesotherapy, Cellulite Treatments, Sclerotherapy, Body Massage, Brazilian Wax, Day Spa Packages, and Spa Gift Certificates for any and all of the above.
Since I'm no longer a dewy-eyed ingenue (yes, I know you couldn't tell, my lovelies), I'd been feeling self-conscious about the fine lines around my eyes - from all that laughing I do - and I wanted to freshen up my look.
I also wasn't exactly loving the dimples I have in all the wrong places. It's one thing to have the cute dimples and quite another to have cellulite with the texture of an orange rind!
Vladimir and Ivona worked their magic on me and I am very, very satisfied, so much so that I recommend their services to any woman - young or of a certain age who wants to protect or maintain that most important organ - the skin.
I'm not going to give away my secret weapon. You'll have to visit Studio Esthetique for your own anti-aging weaponry. I brought home a few fantastic Studio Esthetique signature products - Eye Serum for firming the delicate skin around the eye, Green Tea Serum for face, throat and decolletage, Retinol Plus Soothing Serum for night time skin rejuvenation, and a line-soothing and revitalizing peptide moisturizer.
Make you beautiful. You deserve it.