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Facial Rejuvenation with Max7 LED Phototherapy

Dr. Leslie Gerstman's Blog - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:24

Dr. Gerstman is please to offer clients the state-of-the-art Max7 LED Phototherapy. The Max7 can be a stand alone treatment or combined with any of our high tech facial treatments.  The innovative MAX7 unites the latest technologies in the Light Emitting Diode (LED) and robotic technologies to bring a new intelligence to today’s most exiting aesthetics field – cellular re-juvenation. MAX7 is the first LED device programmed to offer specific skin treatments to all skin types, using multiple wavelengths within the visible light spectrum to counteract specific skin conditions and combat the effect of ageing in a non-invasive way.

What is Max 7?

Max 7 LED Phototherapy is the new, non-invasive light therapy taking the beauty world by storm. Light Therapy has been used in Europe for over 30 years and has been the subject of over 2,500 scientific papers published world wide.  This technology was originally developed by NASA to improve wound healing and tissue growth in space. It assisted with tired and fatigued astronauts upon their return. The potential of this technology was uncovered and introduced into the medical and beauty markets.

There are no reported side effects to the treatments, which are relaxing, non-toxic and compliment many other treatments, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL, lasers, injectables, pre and post cosmetic surgery. MAX7 is the first LED device programmed to offer specific skin treatments to all skin types, using multiple wavelengths within the visible light spectrum to counteract specific skin conditions and combat the effect of ageing in a non-invasive way.

What are the benefits of Max 7?

Treats all skin types with a single device, and provides the following benefits…

  • Anti-aging: Cellular rejuvenation, collagen and ATP production
  • Rosacea: Anti-inflammatory
  • Rejuvenation: reduces swelling, calms irritation
  • Acne: Purifying, antibacterial, anti inflammatory
What does Max7 do?

Max 7 can treat a vast number of skin conditions successfully and has been proven to restore youth to aging skin, rejuvenate skin cells, calm red capillaries and purify blemishes, even out skin tone, increase collagen production, control excessive oil flow.

Why LED?

When different elements are thrown out of balance, through unhealthy living habits aging or outside forces, we often notice a dull complexion, blotchy tired skin, fine lines, wrinkles and photo aging. All these are direct results of unbalanced cells.

The MAX7 device uses the seven colors from the visible light spectrum to promote balance and healing. Each color has its own frequency and vibration. Through extensive research, we know that color and light bring physical, mental, spiritual and emotional systems to balance.

Each of the seven colored lights (wavelengths) that Max produces is associated with specific properties….

  • Red: Anti-aging, stimulates collagen, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenates skin, increases blood flow, anti-inflammatory
  • Orange: Lifts dull complexions, revitalizing, energizing, supplies healthy nutrients to skin cells, leaving the skin with a healthy radiant glow
  • Yellow: Tightens and tones facial, neck muscles, dextoxifying and stimulates the sensory motor nervous system
  • Green: Calms red skin, broken red capillaries, anti-inflammatory, rosacea, traumatized skin (sunburn), aid in fading pigmentation and uneven skin colour
  • Aqua: Increases oxygen to the skin cells, brilliant for skin losing tone and firmness
  • Blue: Softens thickened skins, softens and plumps lines and wrinkles
  • Violet:  Anti bacterial, purifying, especially for acne skins, problem and oily skins

For best results Max 7 should be used as a course of 7-12 treatments. It compliments many other treatments such as Facials, Microdermabrasion, IPL laser, Injectables, Photo Dynamic Therapy (sun spots), pre and post Cosmetic Surgery.

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CoolSculpting®: Get Rid of Stubborn Fat Without Surgery

Dr. Leslie Gerstman's Blog - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:00
What is CoolSculpting®?

woman pinching stomach fatCoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical way to get rid of unwanted fat in troublesome areas. It uses advanced cooling technology to literally freeze your fat away without any pain, surgery, or anesthesia. For those who would rather not go under the knife with liposuction, CoolSculpting® is the perfect, quick alternative.

Is CoolSculpting® right for me?

If you can “pinch (at least) an inch” of fat in a particular area, you are most likely a candidate for CoolSculpting®. Most patients choose to treat the most stubborn areas like the “love handles,” lower abdomen, and thighs. CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure and will not rid the body of significant amounts of fat. It is best for those who have tried through diet and exercise to reduce fat in these areas but have been unsuccessful.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

The handheld CoolSculpting® device is placed on areas where there is enough fat for the device to lightly grab onto. The fat bulge is sandwiched between two cooling panels that literally freeze fat cells. The surrounding skin, nerves, and other tissues are not harmed because fat cells freeze more quickly than other cells. Over the next several months, the fat cells will continue to die and exit the body naturally through the lymphatic system. The entire process is painless.

woman in red bikini relaxing in pool Is CoolSculpting® safe?

CoolSculpting® received FDA approval in 2010. Side-effects are limited to temporary bruising and numbness. Some patients may experience a tingling or tightening sensation during treatment or after treatment, which will subside. No serious long-term risks or complications are associated with the procedure.

Is CoolSculpting® effective?

Most patients experience between 20 and 25 percent fat reduction in the treated area, with the final result apparent after about four months. The results are long-lasting and can be maintained with a healthy diet and exercise. If you gain a significant amount of weight after treatment, the weight will be evenly distributed among fat cells in the body. Since CoolSculpting® completely removes fat cells, weight gained in areas treated with CoolSculpting® will be less apparent than it would have been without treatment.

Is CoolSculpting® affordable?

The cost of CoolSculpting® can range from $750 and up per area. In comparison, liposuction costs about $2,000 to $3,500 per treatment area, excluding other fees and the cost of anesthesia.

If you have stubborn fat deposits and are considering treatment with CoolSculpting® in New York City, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Gerstman today by calling (212) 966-3991 or by filling out our online contact form.


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#catering #cheese #cocktailparty — at Council on Foreign Relations
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#Repost from @nynoms --- chocolate frozen yogurt with toasted coconut
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Butterfield: Cookies

C may be for cookie, but not all cookies are good enough for me!  If you are vegan or gluten-free, or battle any sort of food allergy, you know how hard it can be to find the perfect little bite to dunk in your favorite milk (even if that milk is coconut milk!) Thankfully, Butterfield Market carries a line of cookies that are both vegan and gluten-free.  Of course, I had to sample them just to be sure they were worthy of selling of course, and my vote is yes!
Chocolate Chip & Sea Salt
One flavor is chocolate chip and sea salt.  It definitely does not have the flavor of the traditional kind, but it's pretty good and holds up well so it's more satisfying than I remember the soft batch kind of cookie being when you've got a craving.
Lemon Raspberry
Another flavor is lemon raspberry.  I was skeptical.  I like lemon in limited circumstances, and the same goes for jelly, but I actually preferred it to the chocolate chip!
Peanut Butter & Oat
My favorite flavor was the peanut butter oat cookie.  It is so filling you could eat it for breakfast if you were looking for an alternative to a different kind of baked good. I love peanut butter on most anything, including just a spoon, and this cookie did not disappoint! Stop into Butterfield Markettoday and treat that sweet tooth to something that's actually both sweet and a little guilt-free!Written by Guest Blogger: Yonni Wattenmaker  www.thetrendyvegan.comOn Facebook? "Like" The Trendy Vegan On Twitter? Follow @vegandthecity
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Upper East Side Theater - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:12
     Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, and Michael Pena star in this modern "western" that tackles the issues of illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States. It's a worthy topic deserving of our attention but the script becomes a little too neat and manipulative.     Mr. Harris is a retired sheriff who's land borders Mexico. Amy Madigan, his real wife, plays his wife in the film. Mr. Pena is a Mexican illegal who crosses the border looking for work to support his wife, Ms. Longoria, and his family.  A tragic event sets things in motion that brings all the characters together.      Trusting their lives to "coyotes", who smuggle them across the border, these people are just hoping for a better life in the United States. More often than not, they are robbed, sexually assaulted, and left to fend for themselves. The film pulls no punches in some of the harsher scenes in the sub-plot.        It is refreshing to see Ms. Longoria in a serious, un-glamorous role as she falls prey to one of these "coyotes". Her situation along with Mr. Pena's misfortune, is heartbreaking to watch.  Luckily Mr. Harris is doing his best Gary Cooper impression as he takes matters into his own hands to make things right. It is here that the script and the film score combine to really heighten our emotions and even though it feels manipulative, the final moments are very tense.        I don't expect this film to last very long in theaters so look for it on video or cable if the subject matter interests you or you are a fan of Mr. Harris. He easily elevates any film he's in and "Frontera" falls into that category.
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The Drop

Upper East Side Theater - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 20:46
      Based on a short story by crime novelist Dennis  Lahane, this new drama feels like a short story and never takes on the heft of a full fledged film. It's a gritty story with a good twist that builds plenty of tension but the final payoff fizzles rather than explodes.       The film stars James Gandolfini, in his last film, as Marv and Tom Hardy as his cousin Bob. Marv runs a bar he once owned that has been taken over by Chechin criminals. Bob is his bartender. The bar is sometimes used as a "drop" for dirty money and a robbery sets the plot in motion.  Noomi Rapace is Nadia, a woman Bob meets when he rescues a puppy that has been tossed into a garbage can. John Ortiz co-stars as the detective looking into the robbery.        Mr. Gandolfini returns to the type of crime character he plays so well but Marv is no "Tony Soprano". He's a has been hoping for one more shot but of course, things get complicated.  Even though the character is washed up, Mr. Gandolfini is still a commanding screen presence. Mr. Hardy struggles with his Brooklyn accent but does a good job as Bob, a man smarter than he appears, doing a slow burn for the majority of the film.           The film was held to be released in September when the "serious" fall films begin to appear. It's the first of many to come in award season but don't expect much. It's probably worth your time as a rental or pay per view if you are a fan of Mr. Gandolfini.
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This is Where I Leave You

Upper East Side Theater - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 20:09
   Based on the best selling novel by Jonathan Trooper, this new comedy/drama has a screenplay by Mr. Trooper and remains pretty faithful to the novel. It is the story of the Altman family who gather together when the father dies.  The adult children are played by Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoller, and Adam Driver. Their mother is played by Jane Fonda.      Co-starring are Timothy Olyphant as Horry, the brain injured ex-boyfriend of Ms. Fey, Kathryn Hahn as Mr. Stoll's wife, Rose Bryne as a girl from Mr. Bateman's past, Connie Britton as Mr. Driver's girlfriend,  Ben Schwartz as the family rabbi and Debra Monk as Ms. Fonda's best friend. It's a very large ensemble film and everyone is well cast but play mostly to type. Standouts are Mr. Olyphant as Horry and Ms. Fonda  as the strong willed matriarch.      There is the usual amount of sibling rivalry and infighting and this family has enough dysfunction that if Peter Jackson was directing, it would have been stretched to a trilogy. Secrets are kept and revealed, romances are rekindled and lost, and along the way there is humor and pathos. What worked in the novel begins to get tedious in the film as Mr. Trooper tries to jam all his ideas into a two hour film. It's also hard to share the wealth of the material when you have such a strong cast but director Shawn Levy does his best to give everyone a fair amount of screen time. The bulk of the heavy lifting falls to Mr. Bateman, who might as well be in an episode of "Arrested Development".
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Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, & Kol Nidre at Butterfield Market

Interested in ordering from Butterfield Market for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur? Our holiday menus are now available online! (Click the links for downloadable menus)Kol NidreYom Kippur The deadline for Rosh Hashanah orders has come and gone, however Butterfield Market will have offerings on Wednesday September 24th, for our walk-in customers, First come, first serve until gone! Both Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur are the evening of Friday October 3rd. Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Wednesday September 24th.  As always, we do our very best to accommodate last minute requests, but to ensure your order to the fullest, please note:The last day to order for Yom Kippur Eve & Kol Nidre is Tuesday September 23rd by 5pm. Here's a quick look at what we're offering this year:
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Butterfield Spotlight: Tomatoes

Organic Heirloom Tomatoes at Butterfield Market
Tomatoes are a fabulous fruit – no mystery there.  They are high in Vitamin C, low in calories and naturally fat free. In addition to that, they come in so many sizes and colors…those heirlooms are particularly stunning! One of the tastiest things to make with tomatoes is bruschetta.  Finely chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, salt to taste, topped with fresh basil.  Just put a spoonful atop a slice of crusty bread and voila! A gorgeous appetizer.  You can also slice up some beauties and pour some pesto right over the top…flavorful and pretty to look at! Of course, who doesn’t love tomato sauce?  Use it on pasta, or as a base for simmering all kinds of vegetables from squash to green beans.  I made my own recipe a couple of years ago, and if you stop by Butterfield Market you can pick up all of the ingredients you need to make this yourself: Here’s what you need: 1 overflowing pint (maybe 8) Jersey or medium-sized beefsteak tomatoes 3 cloves, garlic, minced 3 TBSP + 1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1.5 TBSP salt 1 TBSP sugar 1 6 oz. can tomato paste 3 large basil leaves, finely chopped In a large stock pot, add the 3 TBSP olive oil and minced garlic and sautee until the garlic starts to brown.  Then increase the heat to high and add your tomatoes, chopped but not diced, with peel, seeds and all.  Once they start to break down and the liquid increases, add the salt, sugar, and balsamic.  As the sauce starts to thicken, lower the heat to medium and add the tomato paste and basil, stirring until well combined.  After a few minutes, or when the sauce really starts to bubble and pop, add the remaining TBSP of olive oil and reduce to a simmer.  Then pour over fresh pasta with a little more basil or remove to cool.  I freeze mine for chilly winter evenings.With so many tomato options to choose from, stop into Butterfield Market and see what they have in store for you!Written by Guest Blogger: Yonni Wattenmaker  www.thetrendyvegan.comOn Facebook? "Like" The Trendy VeganOn Twitter? Follow @vegandthecity
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How to Clean Up Skin Damage From the Summer

Dr. Leslie Gerstman's Blog - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:52

beautiful woman outside in hatDid you know that tanned skin is damaged skin? These last three months of soaking up the summer sun may have given you a healthy-looking glow, but a closer inspection would reveal otherwise. Consistent sun exposure causes freckles, sun spots, skin discoloration, uneven texture, and can even lead to skin cancer. While you can exfoliate to help undo a minor extent of the damage, only more concentrated treatments like those Dr. Gerstman offers can fully revamp your skin to give you a “glow” that is truly beautiful and healthy.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also called FotoFacial™, is one of the best means of achieving overall skin health and beauty. Not only does it treat brown spots or “age spots” caused by sun damage, it also treats broken capillaries, spider veins, rosacea, and fine lines and wrinkles. IPL works by using gentle bursts of high-intensity light to penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis. This light damages the pigment that causes age spots or the vessels that cause broken capillaries. As the skin heals, it naturally produces new, healthy skin cells as well as collagen and elastin to erase fine lines and wrinkles. The best candidates have lighter skin, as those with darker skin are at higher risk for hyper-pigmentation.

Patients should expect to feel slight discomfort during treatment, which can be lessened with a cooling gel. The amount of discomfort varies among patients, but most liken the sensation to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Usually, more than one treatment is necessary to get the best results.

The change in season is the perfect time to renew the quality of your skin. If you are interested in any of Dr. Gerstman’s treatment to reverse sun damage, please schedule a consultation by calling (212) 966-3991 or fill out our online contact form today.


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Butterfield Spotlight: Sides!

Do you ever have one of those days when you think you want to cook and then you find you're just too tired to bother? Do you ever know what you want to serve guests as a main course, but have no idea what to pair it with? Are you ever in the mood to sample bites of a few different things? Butterfield Market has the solution to all of that.  Just look at some of these gorgeous, flavorful items from their prepared foods section!French string beans with sauteed bell peppers...yum...maybe even add some slivered almonds for extra crunch! A cold cucumber salad with dill and red onion...perfect for a hot summer night or paired with a lean, grilled protein.Sauteed kale with onions...heat them or keep them cool.Marinated beets...toss them into a salad or enjoy on their own.Steamed asparagus...enjoy alone or add to a pasta, rice or salad. The list goes on and on. Stop by the market today and see what cravings stir in you!Written by Guest Blogger: Yonni Wattenmaker  www.thetrendyvegan.comOn Facebook? "Like" The Trendy Vegan On Twitter? Follow @vegandthecity
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Magic in the Moonlight

Upper East Side Theater - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 17:09
           The latest film from writer/director Woody Allen is a light breezy romantic comedy set in the 1920's in the south of France. The scenery and costumes alone make it a worthwhile look.            After his last film, "Midnight in Paris",  it is clear that Mr. Allen is enjoying writing period pieces and that makes them refreshing to watch. The plot revolves around a supposedly fake psychic played by Emma Stone and a master magician, played by Colin Firth. Sophie, the psychic and her mother are staying with a rich family in the south of France and have totally beguiled the mother and younger son.When a magician named Howard can't figure out how she is tricking them, he asks Mr. Firth's help in exposing the woman.               The film co-stars Hamish Linklater as Brice, the son head over heels in love with Sophie, Jackie Weaver as his widowed mother, Simon McBurney as Howard and Eileen Atkins as Aunt Vanessa. Marcia Gay Harden plays Sophie's mother in what amounts to a cameo. Mr. Allen has assembled a terrific cast but clearly above the rest is Mr. Firth. He is wonderful in the film and his light comedy just shows another level of the depth and range of his acting. Ms. Stone does an admirable job but I was not overly impressed and felt her casting was the one misstep (She always seems like a girl trying to play an adult). Clearly Mr. Allen doesn't agree with me as his camera loves her.                The location shooting is breathtaking and everything about the period wardrobe and props is pure eye candy. The film never takes itself too seriously even when Mr. Allen becomes dialogue heavy with his own philosophies. A highlight in the script is a scene late in the film between Stanley (Mr. Firth) and his Aunt Vanessa that is sheer poetry in the writing.                Far from his best, "Moonlight" is still enjoyable and I hope Mr. Allen continues to find inspiration from his recent European settings for his inevitable next yearly film.
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Upper East Side Theater - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:30
    The new film from writer/director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard) stars Brendan Gleeson in a magnificent performance as a village priest facing his own mortality and the increasing loss of faith in his community.      During confessional at the start of the film, Father James is threatened to be killed in one week's time, for the sins of another priest.  He spends his last days tending to the secular flock of townsfolk in his small Irish village. His resolve to the church never waivers even as the threat becomes more ominous.  As the week progresses, we are introduced to the various members of the village ( Chris O'Dowd, Adian Gillen, and M. Emmett Walsh, among others) , many of whom are suspects, as well as his daughter, Fiona, back home after a failed suicidal attempt.     The film co-stars Kelly Reilly as Fiona and the relationship between Father James and his frail daughter is warm and tender. His relationship with the rest of the town is strained at best. While many people are friendly enough, Father James presence seems barely tolerated and his faith is constantly tested.      Philosophical and spiritual questions are raised throughout and the film is a serious drama.  There is a prevailing dark humor that helps lighten the mood but the overall tone is foreboding and grim as the story moves towards its inevitable conclusion.      The film is a microcosm of problems faced by the Catholic church in a world filled with an increasing loss of faith. Despite its dark and depressing tone, it's still a terrific film, both thoughtful and entertaining with beautiful scenes of the Irish coastline.
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Upper East Side Theater - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:30
        Inspired by Chris Sievey, a singer who's stage name was Frank Sidebottom and always wore a giant paper-mache head, "Frank" is the story of an eclectic rock band and the idealistic young musician who joins them. This quirky film is dramatic, musical, funny and lovingly odd. It's the very definition of an Indie film that will never find a broad audience. It's the kind of film you seek out due to word of mouth or a review you just happen upon.        Frank is the leader of a band with an unpronounceable name and he never removes his cartoonish giant head. Underneath, he is played by Michael Fassbender in a remarkable performance. His band is played by Maggie Gyllenhaal (irresistibly unlikable) , Francois Civil, and Carla Azar. Their manager is played by Scoot McNairy (so good in AMC's "Halt & Catch Fire"). They are an eclectic group who play together for no apparent reason except to make noise.  While touring Ireland, their keyboard player is hospitalized and a young musician named Jon, played by Domhnall Gleeson, ends up in the band.         The film is really Jon's story and Mr. Gleeson is just terrific (He has good genes. His dad is Brendan Gleeson). Seizing the opportunity to be in a band, Jon jumps at the chance but soon finds himself part of a life he could never imagine.         If you are getting tired of the summer Hollywood machine and want something really unique and different, find this film. It will challenge and annoy you, make you laugh, make you sad, but ultimately entertain you.
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