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Manhattan Medspa’s Best Kept Secret

December 28, 2015
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lucypetersaesth_1424278618_140Since the beginning of time, women have discreetly sought magic potions, elixirs and creams that attempt to provide or, at least maintain their beauty. Today, the market for beauty and personal care is saturated with products and services. Faced with this superabundance of offerings, woman of all ages tend to, more often than not, obsess over trying new products and visiting facilities they see advertised in glossy magazines. The results, though, can often be disappointing and significant percentages of consumers don’t achieve the anticipated results. Too many women end up with bungled procedures and great dissatisfaction. To be smart about beauty and personal care, you must know that selecting the combination of the right experts, clinics, techniques and products matters.

At the luxurious Lucy Peters Aesthetic Center, we’ve discovered an oasis in Manhattan where no deceiving advertising will derail you from your journey to perfection.

For our editors, the Lucy Peters facility is one of the best-kept secrets in town. The spa offers services that are truly unique, and their expertise defines their brand, their identity and what they represent. At Lucy Peters, the experts know very intricately the processes we need medically to assure our patients they are in good hands”, admits Kinga Bagnowska, manager of the Spa located at 150 East 58th Street in Manhattan. The venue offers excellent treatments to eliminate unwanted hair on your body.

Internationally recognized, Lucy Peters started her medical engineering research more than two decades ago following a poor experience related to unwanted hair.

A clinician and dermatologist, Peters’ experience and research created patented techniques and adopted aesthetic solutions that together contributed to defining her brand name. Several years ago, Peters partnered with world renowned dermatologist, Dr. Albert Klingman (co-inventor of Retin-A) to create the Lucy Peters Smooth System, the only FDA approved permanent hair removal treatment. After Lucy Peters retired, the spa continued to thrive and is expanding its services to include new techniques for permanent hair removal, hair restoration, skin tightening, tattoo removal and more.

“We have a nurse that is unique, Yone Tierney. She’s been in the spa for 20 years so her knowledge is part of this treasured spa where you can get the best results possible. When you have to get FDA approval and encounter hundreds of regulations, you need the best doctors in the handling of your skin and body. It’s a wellness package like no other”, says Bagnowska.

One of the reasons that the Lucy Peters hair removal process is unique, is the fact that Lucy Peters developed a system that applies to different hair colors. It’s a process that is color blind, be it gray, red, blonde, brown or black hair, the system adapts to the person’s individual condition, thus removing effectively without seeing the hair grow back.

The clinic environment of Lucy Peters is very tranquil and professional. Owned by plastic surgeon Gil R. Altman, the venue is nestled in midtown east. It is a convenient building where you will get pampered and treated for the tailored services you need. “We make an assessment based on your needs, but the fact is that coming here once and applying hair removal just a few times, without having terrible consequences on your skin like in grown hair or other side effects, it’s a big plus for our clients”, concludes Bagnowska.

The Lucy Peters Aesthetic Center is located in the A&D Building at 150 East 58th Street, Suite 2901, N.Y., N.Y., 10155.

For a Free Consultation or more information, call 212-486-9740 or visit their website at www.LucyPeters.com

By Rosanna Perez

Beauty, Fitness & Health-Expert

NYC Plastic Surgeon Focuses in on Male Aesthetics

December 28, 2015

DrSteinbrechSittingatDeskBorn and raised in a small farm town in Iowa just outside Cedar Rapids, Dr. Steinbrech has a passion in the field of plastic surgery like no other doctor. He attended college at the University of Iowa for both his undergraduate (B.S. Biology with honors) and MD (medical doctor) degrees.

Specialty includes: Male Plastic Surgery in NYC

Now an iconic figure in the city of New York, he gives us an insight into his life in the Big Apple.

 “Dr. Steinbrech admits NYC is the greatest in the world!”

Why did you go into the specialty of plastic surgery for men?

While in the early years of medical school, I began to research specialties, I also realized that plastic surgery was like no other medical specialty – it was a unique marriage of skills where technique and creativity join together.

How has the trend changed for men?  It used to be the gym, why do plastic surgery?

For most men, plastic surgery is an extension of what they do in the gym. One trend we see is people are considering procedures because of the role they play in the public eye. For example, models, musicians, and actors are among the population of people concerned with maintaining their outward appearance. We are also seeing more and more fathers who have spent the last several years of their lives focusing on raising a family and now feel that they want to re-focus on their health and appearance, just like mothers. Another area of growth is the CEO’s and Boardroom Executives. This group of men are finding themselves across the table from younger executives who are fit and have a strong appearance, and in many cases they feel maintaining their physical appearance gives them a competitive edge in the boardroom.

You have been featured in books, and have done conferences on the subject.  What makes you the best plastic surgeon for men?

I understand men. I think that is the most important part. I have a very high volume of men come through my practice and the number of men I see continues to increase. Over the years of focusing on men, I have learned a lot and adjusted my technique to tailor results to their desires. My goal as a surgeon is always to continue to innovate and offer my patients the best possible outcomes through advances in technology and technique. I am very honored to be working with CRC Publishing, Inc. to put together the first textbook focusing solely on male plastic surgery. It’s slated to be out in the Fall of 2016 and I hope it will be a great help to other surgeons who are bringing procedures to the men in their communities.

What places are the best for you to shop and dine in the city?

I love NYC shopping – but I have to say my favorite places are Ralph Lauren, J Crew, or anything I see in Soho. Of course living in NYC, we have every kind of restaurant anyone could ever want, but like shopping, I have my favorites. If I am downtown, I always try to dine at Pastis and when I am uptown my favorite place is the restaurant inside the Mark hotel.

There are three Myths about plastic surgery I want people to better understand:

1. All plastic surgery is bad. Plastic surgery is only bad if it is overdone, and in my practice we want patients to have a natural look when it’s all said and done. Plastic surgery can be very good if it is unnoticeable; which is exactly what we focus on. Natural results.

2. Plastic surgery does not mean you don’t diet and exercise. Most people think that people who get plastic surgery are lazy or don’t want to work and take care of their bodies. This could not be farther from the truth. Some of my very best patients live very healthy lifestyles. They eat healthy, exercise regularly and get plenty of rest.

3. Fat should be “lasered” out and thrown away. There are so many good uses for our own fat I hate to hear when it gets discarded. I have developed a technique called BodyBanking (Patent Pending) involves saving that fat and putting it into your biceps, pecs, breast and bottom’s. It creates natural volume and it helps prevent the patient from getting a bulging tummy if they put on a few pounds after surgery.

By Rebeca Herrero

Beauty, Fitness & Health-Expert

How Dr. Dadurian Found The Fountain of Youth

June 16, 2015

The dedicated doctor who keeps expanding her business with a second location in Palm Beach, is revolutionizing the way we look for the sake of natural beauty!

By Rebeca Herrero

With two locations in Palm Beach, Dr. Dadurian is revolutionizing the Anti-Aging world in one of the most demanding cities when it comes to looking and feeling youthful, Palm Beach.  Her secret stems from her professional background as a doctor.  After years of being an internist, she decided to venture in this field, becoming the preferred doctor when it comes to contouring parts of your body and minimizing wrinkles in your face.

Her refreshing and youthful appearance is a testament to her own research in the Anti-Aging and Regenerative processes.  She excels in laser liposuction, skin tightening for face and body, and instant wrinkle correction.  She also offers great micronutrient testing, telomere testing, weight loss therapy and IV vitamin therapy.  Recently she completed a fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy and is an extreme advocate for preventative medicine.

The mother of two – she has two teenagers that attend the Rosarian Academy- is a world traveler with an incessant quest for finding new techniques that will foster preventative medicine.  A big believer in methods that will make us feel and look youthful, she believes that taking care of your face and body are an integral part to finding the fountain of youth.  “I believe you should start young and not wait until you are so old, because this way you can prevent aging at a faster pace. You will be more in control,” admits the Armenian born doctor, raised in Germany and England.

Her second location in the Palm Beach, Bioage MD is a spin-off of MD Beauty Labs, a 4,000 sq feet venue located in West Palm Beach.  The new facility consisting of 1200 sq ft includes an oxygen bar, an organic juice bar and an IV vitamin cocktail lounge.  Her expectations are for it to grow into a national franchise that will empower customers to seek positive changes in their lives.

From her office at MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, Dr. Dadurian gives Art Bodega Magazine an insight into her powerful world of beauty and health.

When did you start your practice?

1997

Why Palm Beach? 

Since I went to Miami University and lived in Miami for so many years, I was ready for a change. Palm Beach is great place to be.

Where are you from?

I was born in Romania, raised in Germany. I attended a boarding school in England. After high school, I left Europe to attend the University of Miami School of Medicine.

How would you describe yourself in the field of medicine and what makes you unique?
I consider myself to be an innovative doctor in the field of anti-aging and aesthetic medicine. I am unique because I am relentlessly seeking out the newest technologies and anti-aging and beauty treatments on the market

How would you describe your style? 

My style is artistic and science-based.

You have been successful for more than two decades in South Florida.  Why clients prefer you? 

I think my clients prefer me because I was their trusted medical doctor prior to specializing in the field of aesthetics. I have worked hard to become an expert in this field and most people choose to come to me through word-of-mouth referrals
You have a great environment in your venues.  Who creates this, how do you get inspired?
I’ve always had a passion for art and the decor is a reflection of my modern style and love of colors. My mother was an architect so I am naturally inherent of these characteristics.
Where do you like to travel? 

I have been all over the world traveling is my passion. I work hard and I also play hard.  My favorite place to visit so far has been Africa.

What is the secret to your youthful look?

People tend to tell me that as I age I’m looking younger.  As I reflect back on some of my photos, this seems to be true.  I would attribute that to many of my aesthetic techniques and services that are offered in my practice are due to the fact that I have not waited until I look old before I do something about it.  I feel that many of the treatments that I’ve had done are for the purpose of maintaining my youth.

What is your daily routine? 

My daily routine consists of getting my kids ready for school and starting work at my MD beauty labs location for most of the day.  Then I leave that location and continue working at BioageMD which is my Palm Beach location.  I work on a daily basis at least until 7 p.m. every night

Any good advice for us to know about beauty…What we shall not do?
One beauty suggestion that I would give to someone if they asked me is to stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Also what are the plans for the future… What is the next goal for Dr Dadurian?

It don’t have any immediate plans for the future but I would like to eventually franchise my BioageMD location as it is now.  I want people to know what a great concept it is, all for their enjoyment.

 

MDBeautyLabs

320 S. Quadrille Blvd

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

www.mdbeautylabs.com

561-655-6325

Fitness & Health-Expert

Best Eyeshadows

December 21, 2014
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BEST EYESHADOW

Dior – 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette

Available in a wide range of spectacular shades and textures for different effects: matte, satiny, iridescent and ultra-shimmery. Here featured in  156 Femme Fleur (purples) 646-30 Montaigne (browns).

$60, dior.com

Fitness & Health-Expert

Art Bodega Magazine Beauty Awards

December 21, 2014

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BEST BB CREAM

Guerlain – Lingerie De Peau BB Cream SPF 30

Has a radiant and lightweight formula that protects, hydrates and evens skin tone.

$52, guerlain.com

 

BEST BB CREAM FOR DRY SKIN

Guerlain – Super Aqua-Serum BB Hydra Cream SPF 25

Delivers powerful age-defying hydration for up to 12 hours while it evens and protects the skin.

$75, guerlain.com