We think you’re beautiful just the way you are but admittedly, sometimes a special beauty treatment can be just the thing to help you feel your best–and we’re all for doing whatever makes you feel good! The great thing about all of the following treatments is that they are all non-invasive, which means no going under the knife. You don’t have to majorly alter your appearance to see great results and the following treatments just might give you that extra glow of confidence.
Where: The Lash Lounge, locations in Bound Brook, Cliffside Park, Flemington, Livingston, Old Bridge, Metuchen, North Brunswick, Princeton, Red Bank and Summit
What it is: If you’ve ever tried fake eyelashes from the drugstore, this is a whole other level away from those fake-looking eye spiders! The Lash Lounge’s lashes are adhered one by one with a medical-grade adhesive and are made of a premium synthetic material and undergo a double heat-roll process to ensure a long-lasting beautiful curl. Their expert stylists are trained to assess your natural lashes in order to select lash extension lengths and thicknesses that preserve and strengthen their health—no matter what.
Cost: $200-$325 for a full set of lashes, depending on style and location
Where: Kinetic Foot and Ankle, 1030 McBride Ave., Unit 103, Woodland Park
What it is: A medical pedicure eliminates cross-contamination that can be found in nail salons and all instruments are sterilized the same way they are for surgery. Licensed nail technicians work with the board-certified podiatrist, who will remove corns, calluses and dry skin, leaving your feet “baby smooth.”
Where: Casa De Piel, 2 Highwood Ave., Tenafly
What it is: Microblading is a form of permanent makeup applied by hand to enhance the eyebrows. Through this method, the eyebrows are enhanced by applying pigment in natural hair-like strokes with the use of state-of-the-art microblading technology. Owner Michelle Bernard is skilled in natural looking application of the pigment with a hand-held pen, and she expertly mimics tiny, fine hairs applied in strokes.
Cost: $625 including touch-up which is required at 6-9 weeks after the initial procedure
Where: Sperling Dermatology, locations in Florham Park, Montclair and Red Bank
What it is: CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The treatment freezes fat cells and targets stubborn fat that won’t go away despite changes in diet and exercise. Fans say the results are visible and long-lasting with little to no pain or side effects. On average, six cycles are needed per treatment.
Cost: Approximately $600 per cycle, average total cost is around $2600-$4800 depending on the number of cycles needed
Where: Ethos Spa, 89 Summit Ave., Summit
What it is: Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a natural protein that allows your facial muscles and other areas to relax when injected. Botox can reduce or eliminate fine lines, frown lines, forehead lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Typically the effects last three to four months.
Cost: Around $600 for the full forehead, other facial areas vary
Where: Eugenie Brunner, MD, FACS, 256 Bunn Dr., Princeton
What it is: This state-of-the-art technology commonly used on the face, neck and eye area can help tighten skin, reduce the appearance of creases. An alternative to more invasive procedures, Thermage heats the deeper layers of the skin and delivers radiofrequency energy into the targeted area. The heat causes the collagen to contract, firming the skin and the energy stimulates new collagen production for gradual improvement. Final results can take up to six months.
Cost: Around $1000-$5000 on average
Where: Beverly Friedlander, MD, 636 Morris Tpk., Suite 1A Short Hills
What it is: This minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to improve specific larger areas of the body. The fractional radiofrequency technology repairs and tightens damaged skin and addresses stubborn fat. The microneedling device stimulates collagen and elastin to further tighten lax skin and create a smooth, even complexion. Most common treatment areas include thighs, abdomen, upper arms, buttocks and back.
Cost: Average cost is around $2000 but varies by patient