Holiday Ready? 6 Fantastic Facials in NYC


Following a haute summer, it was necessary we rejuvenate our skin with help from our favorite aestheticians. Haute Living tried a number of facials to help guide you to the crème de la crème of aestheticians available in New York City.

Treatment: Le Mieux Three-Step Exfoliation Facial with Skin Perfecter

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What it does: Performed by esthetician Fabricio Ormonde of Gotham Plastic Surgery, the Le Mieux three-step exfoliation facial with skin perfecter deep cleans, exfoliate and extract skin imperfections. It visibly improves lines and wrinkles and provides unparalleled age-fighting power by maximizing cellular renewal to treat compromised skin, regain firmness and revitalize facial contours.
Why do it: This luxurious Intensive Clinical Facial is designed to rapidly and safely resurface the skin for an instant red carpet glow and long lasting results, revealing a bright, fresh, and rejuvenated skin.

Treatment: Tip Top Tush aka Booty Facial

What it does: Performed by Dr. Matthew Schulman’s medical aesthetician Amanda Sanzone, each Tip Top Tush is customized for your unique skin type and concern and may include a combination of the following:

  • Viora Reaction laser cellulite reduction
  • Medical grade exfoliation with a body chemical peel to improve tone and texture
  • IPL skin rejuvenation (photofacial) to help lighten areas of discoloration
  • Take-home bodycare products to maintain a firmer, smoother tush

Why do it: The Tip Top Tush helps smooth any areas of dimpling and help to contour and smooth the butt. The body peel will help to soften areas of dryness, help to lighten any discoloration and smooth the texture of the skin on the butt. Overall, a smoother, firmer and more toned booty

Treatment: EscarGlow Facial

What it does: A combination of micro-needling along with the application of a special snail secretion, this snail secretion is applied during and after the micro-needling to increase penetration and effectiveness. Growth factors are proven to show a significant increase in the amount of collagen and elastin production in the skin.
Why do it: Also performed by Sanzone, this treatment is one of the hautest new beauty treatments available at Dr. Schulman’s upper east side office. It’s great for:

  • Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smaller and tighter looking pores
  • Brightening of dull, damaged looking skin
  • Improvement in the appearance of acne scarring or stretch marks
  • Overall skin rejuvenation and increased collagen production

Treatment: Pro Retinol Peel at Dennis Gross 

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What it does: The Pro Retinol peel is a deeply exfoliating, resurfacing peel.
Why do it: Dr. Dennis Gross, dermatologist to the stars, is one of the most renowned doctors in his field. He is famous for his innovative approach to skincare and home peeling treatments.  Every major magazine including Vogue and Elle, the popular The Today Show, CNN, and Dr.Oz have covered his products. We had to go in and find out more.

After trying his Pro Retinol Peel and at home peeling treatments firsthand, we can testify to his genius. While most facials and peels only skim the surface, Dr.Dennis Gross has created treatments that go deeper. This ensures your end results leave you with the freshest face imaginable. It is just what the doctor ordered.

The facilities at their Madison Avenue location are also unparalleled. Refocus your energy and be ready to tackle the rest of your day.

Treatment: HydraFacial MD Medical Grade Facial at The Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Group


What it does: The HydraFacial MD treats fine lines, wrinkles, oily or congested skin, sun damage, uneven skin tones, dry or dehydrated skin, rosacea and blemishes.
Why do it:
Step 1: Your facial begins with a cleanse for all skin types. This non-irritating process gently removes dead skin using the Hydrafacial MD™ Active-4 cleanser and a special tip with multiple peeling edges to help clean the skin. Active-4 contains non-acid exfoliants, soothing and calming extracts, and hydrating elements.
Step 2 is the Acid Peel. Depending on your skin, your Esthetician will select the correct strength of peel. Most patients will receive a Salicylic and Glycolic peel, which helps softly exfoliate the skin.
Step 3: Extraction. You might know extractions to be a painful process. Think again, because the HydraFacial uses a painless vortex suction that extracts, soothes and hydrates.
Step 4 is when the hydration begins. Vortex fusion allows your Esthetician to infuse your skin with high levels of hydration and antioxidants. Vitamins and skin conditioners will moisturize and replenish your skin.
Step 5 is the final step. To round it off, your Esthetician will apply targeted treatments, sunscreen, and other products which will help start your new Skin Care Regimen. Leave with a glowing, rejuvenated look.

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Treatment: Wells Signature Peel

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What it does: Unlike most chemical peels, which leave the skin red and flaky, this unique peel by Dr. Scott Wells is a two-step treatment that is painless, with no irritation or redness. It’s designed to hydrate and gently exfoliate the face, leaving it feeling luxuriously soft and looking polished and vibrant.
Why do it: Scott Wells M.D, P.C., a highly-experienced practitioner of 25 years, guarantees that this non-invasive peel can make the face look years younger as well as improve the texture, cellular turnover rate, moisturizing ability, collagen production, and softness of the skin. It’s also been proven to reduce fine lines, decrease hyper-pigmentation, unclog pores, clear acne, smooth the skin, even out skin tone, give the skin a glow, and improve minor scarring.