Are you looking forward to a summer that’s much more promising than the summer of 2020? Don’t let the arrival of summer catch you by surprise. Westchester’s health and wellness experts are ready to help you get summer ready, so you can enjoy every moment from beginning to end.
Getting a good night sleep: Advanced Dentistry of Westchester
Reaping the benefits of good nutrition: Angela Rein Nutrition
Combining mindfulness with exercise: barre3
Losing weight with non-surgical procedures: BodyMorph Medical Weight Loss Practice PC
Exploring the newest cellulite treatments: The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
Looking your summer best with an improved smile: Delia Dentistry
Understanding and treating Melasma: EurOwyn Beauty
Protecting your eye health: Eyes on Hudson
Move better, feel better, live better: Healing Therapeutics Physical Therapy PLLC
Focusing on self-care after the pandemic: Nourish Hair & Body
Benefitting from body scrub and massage treatments: Oasis Day Spa
Considering the benefits of dental implants: Precision Arts Dental Associates, PC
Importance of annual eye exams: Omni Vision Eye Care
Avoiding golf injuries: Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists
Preparing for a post-COVID smile: Smile Style NY
Preventing spring sports injuries: Symmetry Physical Therapy
Experiencing individualized fitness sessions: Thrive Barre & Fitness
Losing weight safely, effortlessly: Sadkhin Weight Loss Therapy
Recognizing the need for a smile makeover: Westchester Dental Design
Staying safe in the sun: White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
Q. My spouse says I snore and neither of us gets a good night sleep. Can I do something easily to help?
A. YES! Advanced Dentistry of Westchester is now offering Solea Sleep, a new laser therapy that provides rapid relief from snoring using ultra-low laser energy to tighten and stiffen the collagen in the soft palate, reducing vibrations that cause people to snore. This simple, non-surgical, non-oral appliance procedure provides relief for a year or longer, takes only 15 minutes to perform, and allows patients to return to their normal routine immediately after the office visit with no discomfort. We are also offering a 15% discount on the Solea Sleep therapy throughout the month of May.
Kenneth Magid, DDS
Advanced Dentistry of Westchester
163 Halstead Ave
Q. How can busy parents use nutrition to prepare their family for a post-pandemic summer?
A. The stress of the past year has wreaked havoc on our gut, skin, body, and mental well-being. Simple nutritional adjustments can make a big impact: 1. Eat whole, non-processed foods. 2. Consume 3 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day (Tip: Green Smoothies are an easy way to get several servings and kids love them!). 3. Stay hydrated (Tip: Add citrus fruit to your water for refreshing, natural flavor). As our kids adjust to full-time activities, support them with “comfort food.” Pack a ‘piece-of-home’ in their lunch by incorporating a snack they often enjoyed this past year.
Angela Rein, MS, Clinical Nutritionist
Angela Rein Nutrition
Q. Is there an effective way to combine mindfulness with physical exercise?
A. Take care of your own mental and physical health this summer by joining us at barre3 Rivertowns. Our workout combines strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness so that you can spend an hour on true self-care. Class is set to music and high energy, but low impact, ensuring you continue your day refreshed and restored. We offer in-studio classes every day in Dobbs Ferry (following all safety protocols) and via Livestream, and as the weather warms, you’ll catch us popping up at a park near you! Our memberships and class packages can be used flexibly across Zoom, in-studio, and outdoor classes. It’s hard to find an hour for you these days — we’re glad to make that as easy as possible and support your path to wellness.
42 Chestnut St
Q. What are examples of some of the weight-loss methods you use?
A. Our Concierge Nutritional Service is simple, practical, and individualized based on each patient’s lifestyle. Orbera, an FDA approved non-surgical intragastric bariatric procedure, places a balloon in the stomach via an upper endoscopy that’s removed in six months. Among our innovative and ingenious technologies, Emsculpt, through revolutionary HIFEM technology, burns fat and builds muscles, resulting in a stronger core and sculpted physique. Emtone, the gold standard in skin tightening, reduces cellulite through radio frequency emitting heat up to 111 degrees F. Our IV Therapy delivers nutrients (pure vitamins, amino acids, trace elements) directly into the bloodstream for immediate vigor and nourishment at the cellular level.
BodyMorph Medical Weight Loss Practice PC
550 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 103
Q. Are there any new cellulite treatments on the market?
A. At The Center for Dermatology, we are pleased to offer Qwo, the first and only FDA-approved injectable used to treat cellulite. Patients receive 3 treatments spaced 3 weeks apart and the injections take as little as 10 minutes. Visible results are seen in 10 weeks. Qwo uses enzymes called collagenases that work by releasing the fibrous bands responsible for the appearance of cellulite as well as redistributing the fat cells and stimulating the growth of new collagen. Schedule a consultation with us to find out if you are a candidate!
The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
359 East Main St
Q. As we look forward to summer 2021, how do you recommend your patients prepare for summer?
A. As part of my comprehensive patient management and support of my patients’ dental and overall health, I recommend that everyone schedule a thorough dental health check-up, especially those who have delayed their dentist visits due to the pandemic. It is essential to return to normal health and dental care routines. Those who have put off their regular check-ups may find that their dental conditions have worsened over the past year due to a delay in treatment. It is important that people understand that dentists are their first line of defense in detecting oral cancer and other dental issues that can impact a person’s overall health and well-being. That said, summer is a time when everyone wants to look their best, particularly as we reemerge into more normal conditions. When a patient feels that their smile could be brighter or straighter, we can discuss different options for achieving these goals, from simple take-home whitening to clear aligners.
Gina F. Delia, DMD
25 Main St
Q. What is Melasma?
A. Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face, but can also appear on other parts of the body when exposed to excessive sun, such as your forearms on your neck. Potential triggers for melasma includes changes in hormones during pregnancy (choloasma), hormone treatments, taking birth control pills, stress, sun exposure, certain skin care products, medications and even certain food can cause hyperpigmentation. Genetics also plays a component in Melasma. Although some skincare products can treat Melasma, it only focuses on the outer layer of the skin serving as more of a band aid rather than an actual therapy. Aerolase™ laser treatments can target the pigment in the dermal level of the skin and breakdown the vascular component of the melasma in the skin to further control it. Schedule a Free Virtual Consultation with us today. www.EurOwynbeauty.com or call at 914.350.0859
34 Rye Ridge Plaza
Q. What is the best way to protect your eye health this summer?
A. A lifetime of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can lead to serious eye health concerns like cataracts and macular degeneration.“The best way to protect your eyes from UV light this summer is to wear sunglasses” says Dr. Katelyn Rogerson of Eyes on Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. “However, not all sunglasses are equally effective. With your sight at stake, quality matters.” The majority of prescriptions can be made into sunglasses, including prescriptions with progressive lenses. Lighter prescriptions will have a range of tint colors to choose from, but heavier prescriptions can only be made from polarized lenses (tinting dyes don’t stick to thin lenses used for high prescriptions). If you really want the best sunglasses experience, make sure to opt for back-surface anti-reflective coating. The elimination of reflections from the inner surface of your sunglasses will provide effortless comfort and clarity outdoors. Enjoy the summer sun, safely!
Eyes on Hudson
66 Main St
Q. What sets Healing Therapeutics apart from other rehabilitative and wellness therapy providers in Westchester?
A. Healing Therapeutics was founded in Westchester 15 years ago and continues serving the community. We provide all our clients with high-quality, evidence-based rehabilitation and wellness services through professional and compassionate clinicians. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, whether it’s accomplished by receiving services in the comfort of your home or at our Westchester locations. We distinguish ourselves by being that consistent force pushing you forward and improving your quality of life. Our expertise ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between. Please call or visit our website for more information or to schedule your evaluation.
Healing Therapeutics Physical Therapy PLLC
30 N Main St, Suite 2
Q. What are the benefits of getting treatments like body scrubs or massages?
A. An exfoliating body scrub is the perfect year-round treatment to soften dry or rough skin. Body scrubs promote circulation and cell renewal while drawing out impurities. These treatments work wonders to smooth and refresh the skin, leaving it primed for optimal hydration once moisturizers are applied. At Oasis Day Spa, we pair our body scrubs with hydrotherapy for an all-in-one skin treatment and relaxing sensory journey. Massages have many therapeutic benefits to your health. They promote relaxation and decrease stress. Massages also help to loosen the knots in your muscles while promoting healthy blood flow throughout the body. Swedish massages utilize long, gentle, kneading strokes and are usually performed with light to medium pressure, while deep tissue massages generally focus on the deeper lying muscle tissue and use different techniques such as trigger point therapy.
Melissa Annunziata, Skin Care Director
Oasis Day Spa
50 Hamilton St
Q. My vision is good. Why do I need an annual eye exam?
A. A comprehensive eye exam doesn’t ONLY check to see if you need spectacles, but also detects eye disease. Most ocular conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy are absolutely painless. They are normally not noticed by the patient until these diseases affect their vision. By then, some of the damage may not be reversible. The earlier these diseases are diagnosed, the better the outcome for the patient’s visual acuity. This also applies to children. If certain childhood conditions are not detected and treated by the age of six, a child’s vision may be affected for the rest of their lives.
Omni Vision Eye Care
361 Route 202, Suite 100
Hunting Ridge Mall
448 Old Post Rd, Suite 448E
Q. What are the advantages of using minimally invasive techniques to insert dental implants?
A. In addition, the ability to use minimally invasive techniques for procedures that once required a surgical approach has helped reduce patients¹ fears and their reluctance to undergo certain treatments. We use advanced technology and a minimally invasive implant protocol that allows for rapid healing with little or no discomfort, bleeding, or swelling and with a high success rate. By locating implants with a computer model first, we can fabricate a temporary fixed bridge before you¹re ever touched by surgery. To set your mind at ease, we recommend that you come in for an informative, no-fee consultation. We also treat sleep apnea, snoring, and airway disorders with the latest technical advances. To keep patients safe during the COVID pandemic, our offices are fogged with Hypochlorous acid between patients to sterilize all surfaces and filtered with ultrafine, virus eliminating equipment. Hypochlorous acid destroys viruses and bacteria 70 times more effectively than household bleach.
Jerome Loewenstein, DMD
Precision Arts Dental Associates, PC
100 S Highland Ave
101 S Bedford Rd
Bldg 200, Suite 210
Q. How can golfers avoid an early-season injury?
A. Before heading to the course, golfers should stretch or exercise at home and fight the urge to rush or bounce through their stretches. Hold each stretch for 15 to 20 seconds at a comfortable position. At the course, do a quick stretch while holding the club before lining up at the first tee then be sure to stretch from time to time during your game. Walk the course, or if you are using a cart, find opportunities to walk to keep muscles loose and increase circulation. Use ice afterwards on sore muscles or on shoulder, knee and elbow joints if you’re feeling any soreness.
James G. Cunningham, MD
Sports Medicine Specialist | Knee & Shoulder Surgeon
Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists
Q. How can I fix my teeth to have a more attractive smile once we emerge from our COVID masks?
A. As an orthodontist, the most common treatments I use to “fix” teeth are Invisalign or traditional braces. Invisalign involves a series of clear, plastic trays/aligners, which are worn sequentially 20 to 22 hours/day for a one- to two-week period. The timing of wear for each tray is determined by level of patient compliance, lifestyle, and again, compliance. Trays are removed when eating and drinking any liquid besides water. Traditional braces, metal or clear/ceramic, are bonded to the patient’s teeth and interact with a series of metal wires to move the teeth. Ceramic or “clear” braces are esthetic options for this type of treatment. If you are interested in having a complimentary consultation, call our office so we can start the process of helping you find your Smile Style!
Smile Style NY
91 Smith Avenue
Q. How can I best avoid injuries during the spring sports season?
A. Most injuries that occur during the early part of the season are due to overuse. Many athletes’ bodies are not used to the activity required after a period of time off and the early season volume can be too much. 1. Listen to your body: If you are feeling abnormal pain outside or normal muscle soreness, seek help from a professional early. Waiting to get help can cost you valuable time if the problem gets worse 2. Warming up is key: a structured dynamic warm-up is vital before activity to get your muscles ready to go. 3. Recover properly after activity: take time to stretch, foam roll, and recover after activity to avoid over training and common overuse injuries. If you need help with an injury or general guidance about proper warming up and recovery methods, call us to set up an appointment in one of our three conveniently located Westchester facilities.
342 Fifth Ave, Pelham
735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase
@ Purchase College
125 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe
@ Transform Fitness
Symmetry Physical Therapy
342 Fifth Ave, Pelham
Q. What makes the experience at Thrive Barre & Fitness different from the experience at other boutique fitness studios?
A. The only certified studio in Westchester offering 305 Fitness, Thrive Barre & Fitness offers virtual, in-studio, and outdoor barre and 305 Fitness classes in an intimate boutique setting with professional and inspiring instructors, epic soundtracks, and high-energy and fun workouts for every age and fitness level. Thrive can even bring a celebration to your backyard or private Zoom group — the private event sessions are customized and always a blast. Thrive also offers quarterly group nutritional cleanse programs, as well as personalized, custom nutritional counseling tailor-made to the individual’s specific goals. In addition, clients will find the latest workout wear at the in-studio Thrive store, featuring such popular labels as Beyond Yoga, Koral, Splits 59, and Noli Yoga with free local delivery. All newcomers enjoy their first class free. Come and see why this neighborhood gem draws a crowd from as far as City Island and Greenwich, CT.
Thrive Barre & Fitness
125 Wolds Lane
Q. What is Sadkhin Weight Loss Therapy and what sets it apart from other weight loss plans?
A. Sadkhin Weight Loss Therapy is the only a natural weight loss program patented for hunger control and weight reduction. By incorporating Sadkhin spheres (tiny balls, not needles) on acupressure points, we strengthen the organs of the digestive system. This way, clients lose weight quickly and effortlessly. In the first 10 days alone, you’re guaranteed to lose between 5-10% of your weight in pounds. That means a person who comes in at 160 pounds will lose 8-16 pounds in the first 10 days. These results are typical and guaranteed.
Sadkhin Weight Loss Therapy
277 Martine Ave, Suite 210
Q. What are the signs it is time to consult a dentist for a smile makeover?
A. A smile makeover, known as a full-mouth rehabilitation, is a form of cosmetic dentistry that restores the architecture of the mouth to its maximum potential for esthetics and after years of wear and tear. This can include the need for one or a combination of dental implants, veneers, and/or crowns. Some common signs of needing this type of cosmetic dentistry include broken/chipped teeth, fillings, crowns, or veneers; missing teeth; sores at the corners of your mouth or lips; shortened length of the face (a scrunched-up or collapsed appearance); difficulty eating; or TMJ (jaw joint) disorders. A digital mock-up showing how the final work will look allows you to see and approve the design without altering your teeth and a “Trial Smile” is placed on your teeth to test the design. If needed, a low-dose 3D X-ray (cone-beam CT scan) is used to plan the careful placement of any implants. You are able to approve the final restorative plan before any care begins. Following this sequence assures a carefully planned transformation from start to finish.
Lokesh C. Rao, DDS
Adjunct Clinical Instructor of the Implant Continuum, NYU College of Dentistry
Westchester Dental Design
1915 Central Park Ave, Suite 201
Q. How can I better protect my skin from the sun?
A. There are two types of UV radiation – UVA and UVB – and both can be harmful to your skin. UVA light causes wrinkles, while UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn and can damage your skin cells, which can be a precursor to skin cancer. Regular use of sunscreen at least 30 SPF or higher can reduce the amount of UVA and UVB rays that damage your skin. To help keep our community healthy and safe from the sun, White Plains Hospital has installed touchless sunscreen dispensers at pools and parks across the city.
Q. How much sunscreen should I use?
A. One of the biggest sunscreen mistakes people make is skimping on application. Make sure to use a quarter size dollop on each body part, including your arms, legs, face, the tops of your ears and even the soles of your feet. Any skin surface can develop skin cancer, which is why dermatologists recommend annual skin cancer screenings. And don’t forget to reapply sunscreen regularly, at least every two hours.
Q. Are people of color at more of a risk for skin cancer?
A. There’s a misconception that if you have a darker skin color, you don’t need to wear sunscreen or protect yourself from the sun. While the natural melanin, or pigment, in darker skin offers some protection, it’s not enough on its own for long periods of time. Squamous cell carcinoma, accounts for 20% of all skin cancers and about 75% of all deaths due to skin cancer. It is also the most common type of skin cancer in African Americans and Indians, and the second most common type in Hispanics, Asians and Caucasians, so it is incredibly important to wear sunscreen!
Dr. Athena Kaporis, Dermatologist
White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
185 Kisco Ave
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