Is your chin trying to land a role in a Doublemint Gum commercial? Did someone tell your mother she has your arms? Do you have hate handles (why they’re called love handles, I’ll never know)? Meet your new spa BFF, Smooth Synergy Spa in New York City, a spa on the cutting edge of spa technology when it comes to toning, lifting, firming and shaping any of your less-than-satisfactory body parts. Miley Cyrus went there for a spray tan once—I’m sure once that girl sees her first body part that can’t be tamed, she’ll be back in a heart beat (for love).
I’ve been exploring two of Smooth Synergy’s signature body-contouring treatments: The LipoMassage by Endermologie, using their brand new Integral machine, and a Microcurrent Facelift, or what I like to call a chin-chiseling mission, one of their tried and true treatments. Let’s take them one at a time.
First: The Lipomassage by Endermologie
This treatment uses various massaging wands to tone and lift the skin on your body. It also serves to get your circulation pumping and release toxins. I only did one treatment of this so I can’t tell you personally that I dropped 4 inches (sigh), but I will tell you that I did feel ever-so-slightly slimmer walking out of there. They have clients who come and do this treatment once or twice a week and see phenomenal results. Check out the video for all the details. They are offering this treatment for Spa Week for $50 April 16-22 2012, so if you’re interested, this would be a great time to check it out.
Next: the Microcurrent Facelift
This treatment I did for 5 sessions, so I can tell you with confidence: I absolutely saw a difference. I chose to do this treatment because a highly defined jawline has always been on the top of my wishlist; I feel it is one of those features that instantly makes one look 10 times better. And by one, I mean me.
The treatment works as such: First, they put a layer of chocolate mousse on your face. This is not a joke. It’s the spa version so don’t eat it, but breathe in because it smells delicious and might curb your cravings. Next, currents (micro though they may be) are quite literally rolled onto your face with a metal rolling device that is hooked up to a machine that looks a little like a small airplane’s cockpit. There are buttons and levers and about 102 colored wires coming out of it, and one of them connects to the device that rolls onto your face, and one of them connects to the device that rests on your shoulder like the “other side of the battery”—it has to charge you from two points to work.
Michele Fleites was my esthetician, and she is fantastic. You know why? Because I could actually feel her sculpting out my chin and cheekbones, pressing harder and deeper into those sweet spots that would give my face an optimal chisel. It is a very strange sensation, I’m not going to lie. If you didn’t know what was going on, you might think there was a mini power drill lodged in your gums. The currents can be turned up or down, and the higher it was the better it performed, but that also meant it got more sensitive. Michele was great at pushing me to the brink of my sensitivity threshold so that I’d get the most out of each hour-long session.
After both sides of my face were complete with two different types of currents, the chocolate mousse was wiped off and replaced with a skin moisturizer to go. The results? A slightly leaner face. A slightly more defined jawline. A few people noticed, which I didn’t expect. Immediately after each treatment was when I noticed the difference most each time, and I started to see changes after the 2nd treatment. I definitely don’t look like Mila Kunis, but I’m pretty excited to see any improvement at all.
NOTE: I did take before and after pictures, but I don’t think they do a good job of showing the difference because I didn’t get the angles exact. Anyone can fudge before and after pictures, by the way– just change the angle! So you’ll just have to trust me.
Microcurrent, as described by Smooth Synergy: This breakthrough approach to non-invasive skin care uses advanced wave forms that work with the body’s own biological currents to put the face through a premium “workout” to lift and tone the muscles. The Diamond Dynamic Wave Form Therapy Program amplifies the skin’s own rejuvenating abilities to strengthen the muscles and bring youthful definition to the face. Sagging skin, poor color (especially around the eyes), acne and enlarged pores are some of the problems that show in the face. However, these are just the apparent signs. Internal clogging is the more serious problem that can be so detrimental to our overall health and well being. When the internal organs of the body are sluggish, the result is a continuing back up that can result in tired, older-looking skin. Enlisting the body’s support and cooperation is essential to help reverse the signs of aging. This system gently and effectively works to bring the face back to optimal youthfulness and vitality.
686 Lexington Avenue, Suite 3N
New York, NY 10022
$50 Spa Week treatments –
- 60 Min Swedish Massage or 60 Min Smooth Synergy Signature Facial with Extractions
- Laser Hair Removal Choice of Upper Lip or Underarms
- 45 Min Integral Lipomassage