New York Day Spa Offers Botox and Facial for the Pits

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Shizuka New York, the day spa that introduced bird poop facials to Manhattan, offers the Underarm Overhaul that combines underarm botox for sweat reduction with an underarm "facial" and underarm waxing, just in time for summer heat waves. Botox cosmetic was approved by the FDA in 2004 for treating severe underarm sweat (hyperhidrosis) and has quickly become a celebrity beauty secret for preventing embarrassing armpit sweating and staining.

Manhattan aesthetician Shizuka Bernstein and plastic surgeon Robert Silich, M.D. have collaborated to create The Underarm Overhaul ($1500 at the Shizuka New York Day Spa - 7 W 51st St, 6th Fl), a comprehensive underarm treatment that deep cleans the underarms, removes unwanted hair, and significantly reduces sweat for up to 6 months.

Botox Cosmetic was approved by the FDA for hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating) in 2004. Since then, it has quickly become a celebrity beauty secret for keeping dry under the bright red carpet lights. This special technique of Botox injection, also known as Intradermal Botox, works by targeting sweat glands beneath the surface of the underarm skin rather than facial expression muscles.

"Botox is a safe and effective solution for anyone with average to severe underarm sweating," Silich says. "My patients find that it's a convenient way to make New York City summers more bearable."

Prior to Dr. Silich's Botox injections, Shizuka Bernstein and her staff give the underarms a cleansing "facial." The armpits are given a thorough steam cleaning using the Shizuka New York Skincare System, her original line of products. "You can even get clogged pores in your armpits," Bernstein told New York Magazine (Intelligencer, 6/9/2008). Her skin care products used in the armpits combine innovative natural ingredients including sake, whole plant mushroom extract, rice bran, pearl protein, hops, sage and water sourced directly from Mt. Fuji.

Also included in the Underarm Overhaul is a complimentary underarm waxing using an organic soy-based wax. Clients may opt to upgrade to Intense Pulsed Light hair removal for an additional $100. Results from the Botox typically last for 4-6 months.

As the summer heat picks up and NYC subway platforms swelter, The Underarm Overhaul is poised to bring this often neglected area from the pits to the pedestal, bringing relief to pit-stainers everywhere as well as those who just hate to sweat.

About the Shizuka New York Day Spa and Dr. Robert Silich:

Founded by master aesthetician Shizuka Bernstein, the Shizuka New York Day Spa has been featured in numerous television programs and Best of Beauty issues, including New York Magazine and Allure, for its unique combination of Asian aesthetics and Western dermatology. Most recently, the Manhattan day spa was featured on CNN, CNBC, E!'s The Soup and others for its unique Geisha "Bird Poop" Facial with nightingale droppings. A full-service day spa offering facials, massage, hair removal and nail treatments, Shizuka New York Day Spa also offers the latest in medical cosmetic services--including Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm--performed by Robert Silich, M.D.

Dr. Silich was listed as one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors in 2006 as the youngest plastic surgeon to have been recognized. He has appeared as an expert on CNN and his work has also been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, Elle, W, Quest, Hamptons and Gotham, among others. Dr. Silich and Shizuka work together at the Shizuka New York Day Spa to create uniquely synergistic treatments for maximum anti-aging results.

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