Four Simple Steps to Keep You and Your Family Healthy This Flu Season

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As we progress into  fall and winter, a change in wardrobe isn’t the only thing you have to worry about, you also have to take measures to protect your family’s health. Now that the cold and flu season has arrived, here are four steps you can take to help keep you and your family healthy.

Make sure everyone gets enough sleep.

Besides being well rested, adequate sleep promotes a feeling of overall well being. During the colder seasons the body is prone to more stress due to extreme weather changes. A lack of sleep can leave the body susceptible to viruses such as the flu.

Experimental studies show that there is a link between lack of sleep and the body’s immune system. The immune system is made up of a variety of cells. T-cells decrease when a person is sleep deprived. Yes, sufficient sleep allows the body to regenerate, repair and protect against outside complications. Are you experiencing problems getting to sleep, or staying that way? Make an appointment to see our BlueSleep experts.

Increase intake of healthy nutrients

The nutrients found in food nourishes the body and  the fuels the immune system. By feeding the body a variety of nutrients, especially healthy doses of good nutritious foods, it increases one’s energy, strengthens vital organs and helps the body process at normal. Speak with Dr. Jill Baron about the “Take Shape For Life” program, our physician guided weight-loss program. By making an effort to increase your intake of healthy nutrients you will be protecting your body against unwanted viruses.

Get your flu shots

The flu shot is essential for children, the elderly, and immuno-compromised individuals. However, even healthy people without a single complaint should do their part to prevent the spread of this frustrating and dangerous virus. While most healthy adults can ward off the flu after a few days’ rest, this virus can spell disaster for somebody who is already battling another illness. Contributing to herd immunity is a simple way to do your part in keeping you and your community safe.

Conveniently, you can get your flu shot the next time you stop by the New York Wellness & MediSpa. Whether you’re picking up another round of beauty essentials or coming in for a heart check-up, be sure to ask about getting your annual flu shot.

Take some time to yourself.

Are you a busy mom? Or maybe you find yourself in the office way too much? To adapt to seasonal changes, it’s imperative for you to take time to relax. Even if it’s just a few minutes a day, take some time to do absolutely nothing and meditate. If you have a little more time, come in for a massage or pick up some of our FAB® favorites and give yourself a facial.   This recharges you both mentally and physically. When your body is constantly on go mode, you’re likely to get stressed out, which isn’t good for your immune system.

During the cold and flu season, taking care of yourself is important. When you come to New York Wellness and Medispa, taking care of yourself never felt better.

Why You Should Start Age-Delay Today!

Why You Should Start Age-Delay Today!

A lot of us take our skin for granted — it’s the biggest organ we have, after all. It protects us from the weather, shields our internal organs, delivers transdermal medication, and many other amazing functions that we often don’t think about. When you think of skin, you might think about blemishes or other frustrations that take us time to correct or accept in our search for confidence.

Confidence is everything and while aging is a natural process that has beauty of its own, ensuring that you take care of yourself the best you can throughout your life is a surefire way of aging well. This is why starting an age-delay routine should become a priority the next time you consider changing your skincare routine.

Age-delay doesn’t mean over-accessorizing, covering aging with makeup or even aesthetic procedures. It can simply mean treating your skin well, nourishing it the way it protects you. Sun protection, moisture, and individualized care for targeted issues are the key to ensuring you are adequately meeting the needs of your skin.

Even if you’re in your twenties, it’s important to remember the very basics of protecting your skin. Regular exfoliation will buff off dead skin and debris. Moisturizing renews the skin’s protective layers. Wearing sun protection (found in many moisturizers as well — just look for the SPF on the label) is an essential part of avoiding early signs of aging such as fine lines or hyperpigmentation.

No matter your age, your skin routine should be thorough and protective. Your skin does a lot to protect you, so don’t you owe a little in return?

Why Should I Care About Sun Protection?

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We get it — you’re young and your life is busy. You have a million things to think about. Work, relationships, friends, all these things can make twenty-four hours feel like twenty-four minutes. Wait, take a deep breath, and remember that you come first. You only have one body, and feeling well has never looked so good when you remember to take care of yourself. Today, we’re going to discuss an essential in anybody’s skincare arsenal: sun protection.

While we’re just crawling out of winter, your skincare routine should have sun protection no matter what season it is. Even overcast days expose you to potentially harmful UV rays. This can lead to early aging and even worse, increases your risk of skin cancer. Protecting yourself means protecting your health, so you should consider your ideal sun protection options!

Oftentimes, lightweight moisturizers meant for daytime use have sun protection built in. Check the labels of any skincare product before purchasing — the SPF should be clearly indicated. In our shop, you can find a lightweight moisturizer with sun protection from the 5 in 1 series. Regardless of whether you choose a lightweight sunscreen or a moisturizer with a sunscreen included, choosing sun protection year-round is always a sound decision.

Introducing Our Spring/Summer 2014 Collection!

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 Introducing our Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Spring is here!

Spring is here! While trees blooming and climbing temperatures are an event to celebrate, your spring cleaning list should include both preventive care and a little TLC for your skin after a tough winter. If you’re due for your yearly examination, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your appointment today! If shoveling your way through this long, frustrating winter has you feeling like you could use a blood pressure check, we also offer preventive cardiology services on-site. For a full rundown on our services, check out our  site where you can conveniently book online as well! Remember that feeling good has never looked better — and between our preventive care and cosmetic services here at New York Wellness and Medispa, you can have it all.

Spring also means remembering your follow-ups. If you’ve had (or are interested in!) Botox, Juvederm or any of our other cosmetic services, please contact us and schedule your follow-ups to ensure continuous care and lasting results.

For those who are eyeing their summer-wear nervously after gaining a few winter pounds, check out the physician guided weight loss program Take Shape For Life. Under the direction of  Dr. Jill Baron, our expert in healthy weight loss and lifestyle change. Weight can make a big impact on your quality of life, so like we say around here at New York Wellness and Medispa, make sure you’re feeling well on the inside… then treat yourself to feeling better on the outside!

As always, we only offer the very best products to ensure your skin is as radiant as your zest for your health. For dry skin in need of a quenching, our 5-in-1 series is a crowd favorite for restoring the skin’s protective barrier, easing hyperpigmentation from blemishes and scars, and repairing dry skin. For others, spring may require a different approach to skin care. Climbing temperatures means ditching the coat, but it also may mean war for those with oily and combination skin. Changing temperatures, heat and sun exposure can wreak real havoc for blemish-prone skin.

What if there were a first line of defense to care for and prevent future breakouts for oily and combination skin? Your dream of clear skin is now fulfilled, because First Aid Beauty®  has created a line of products designed especially for problem-prone skin! Our Skin Rescue series blows the competition out of the water with botanical extracts and a proprietary blend of antioxidants.

Prevention is key to battling breakouts. FAB®’s newest line includes Skin Rescue Cleanser with Red Clay, a deep-reaching and highly effective cleanser that soothes irritated skin as it draws toxins out of the skin. Follow up with Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads to tone, exfoliate and minimize the appearance of active break-outs. During your down-time, repairing blemish-prone skin has never been easier with FAB®’s Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay. This harnesses the power of nature to deliver a potent, yet soothing remedy to skin in need of some individualized attention.

Please contact us at the office with whatever individual needs you may have, and our staff will go above and beyond to ensure to ensure those needs are taken care of with seamless professionalism. The services mentioned above are only some of what we offer, and you might find yourself surprised by the fantastic array of services designed to meet your needs. Whether you dream of clearer skin, comprehensive internal medicine, or simply a more youthful look, New York Wellness and Medispa has you covered. Remember, make sure you’re feeling well on the inside… then treat yourself to feeling better on the outside! We’ll guide you every step of the way.

We Make Wellness Easy with Our Comprehensive Services!

All of us at New York Wellness and Medispa value each and every one of our clients. Our staff cares about your overall wellness, and part of this job is ensuring that we are meeting your needs. With that in mind, we would like to request your feedback on everything from our services to our new renovations — and everything in between! Please follow the link at the end of this article, or click here to complete a survey where your voice will be heard! Your information will always be kept confidential, but you are welcome to submit anonymous feedback as well.

You may be surprised to find out just how wide and varied the services offered to and referred from New York Wellness and Medispa are. Our services are individualized and designed to cater to your own individual needs, leaving you without any guesswork. Today, we’ve taken the time to give you an overview of all our services. You might find we’ve been offering a service you’d been shopping around for, or consider a new horizon towards your general wellness. Regardless, we hope this guide is helpful.Our primary care services offer a comprehensive array of diagnostics. You can rest assured that you will have an accurate barometer of your health in our care! We provide everything from EKG and body fat analyses during annual examinations, asthma and allergy care, to referrals to our personally vetted and most trusted gastroenterologists, radiologists and physical therapists. We also provide a physician-guided weight loss program called “Take Shape for Life,” which provides help every step of the way.

Achieving whole-body wellness may take a wider comprehensive approach. For this reason, we provide holistic services as well. We provide on-site chiropractic and massage therapy services, and have teamed up to provide off-site services with a skilled and thorough acupuncturist as well. We are also of the firm conviction that sleep is the best holistic remedy there is. If you struggle with sleeping, tell us! Specialized treatments like Blue Sleep for sleep apnea are administered by trusted, vetted specialists — and we take great pride in working alongside the doctors we have personally chosen to deliver the very best care to you.

We also provide preventive cardiology, which gives you a head-start on heart health with a wide array of diagnostic services made to suit your needs. From standard electrocardiograms (EKG) to echocardiograms and beyond, we’ve both the equipment on-site and a partnership with a state of the art imaging center to give you the most accurate picture of your heart health. With accurate imaging comes the best guidance towards achieving and staying at your very best.

Our center is also a hot location for cosmetic services — and for good reason! We provide the most diligent care with excellent results, and all for the most affordable prices than anywhere else in Manhattan. We provide Botox®, Juvederm®, Radiesse® and Sculptra® to turn back the hands of time. For blemished and hyperpigmentation, we offer VI peels. We also provide Latisse®, laser hair removal and other services keeping you looking and feeling your very best.

We also sell some of the best beauty products you’ll ever lay your hands on. They come dermatologist-recommended and appropriate for even the most sensitive of skin. You can grab these goodies right at New York Wellness and Medispa, or through our online shop!

While our center is meant to be as easy and convenient as possible, we wanted to ensure that all our clients had a full list of our services. This way, you won’t miss a beat when it comes to preventive cardiology, or wait on your annual wellness exam for fear of schedule conflict. Our office has long hours to accept your requests for prompt care, so never hesitate to make that appointment — in fact, you can schedule one today! Thanks for your continued dedication and loyalty to our center! Your patronage is our pleasure.

 We strive to continually explore new ways of serving you better, please take our short survey and let us know your thoughts!
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Why You Should Change Your Skincare Routine This Fall

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Fall brings to mind many things: falling leaves, pumpkin pie, Halloween, or apple cider. For us here at New York Wellness and Medispa, fall means something extra to us: adjusting our routine to the changing weather.

Regardless of your skin type, you will likely notice that your skin changes with the seasons’ different demands. The abundance of natural oil production from summertime crawls to a halt as fall brings in chilly weather. You may benefit from more robust moisturizers, and may need a milder face wash to retain the skin’s natural defenses. You may wish to wash away the signs of summer — to those ends, exfoliation and clarification are especially important during this time of the year!

No matter which First Aid Beauty® product is the right one for you, you’ll find that your fall skincare frustrations will be a thing of the past with a reliable, customized routine.