Tamara is a highly trained Medical Aesthetician and laser specialist with more than 8 years’ experience. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Westchester University and later achieved her aesthetician license from Magnolia Beauty Academy in Philadelphia while practicing nutrition.
Tamara is a certified expert in Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy, Fractionated Non-Ablative Lasers for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, multiple technologies for skin tightening, as well as treatments for vascular lesions of the legs and face. She is also a trained and certified expert in the latest technologies and FDA approved treatments for body contouring such as CoolSculpting.
As an aesthetician, Tamara is experienced in performing a variety of cosmetic and medical skin therapies including oxygen therapy, LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, micro-current, Biosonix ultrasound, dermaplaning and medical grade chemical peels. Her diversified knowledge of skin care treatments and procedures, honed by years of experience, enables her to work with you to achieve the results you desire.
Dermaplaning: Dermaplaning is a simple and safe exfoliation procedure that rids the skin of fine vellus hair, which is also known as peach fuzz. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the skin is lightly abraded to remove dead skin cells and build-up leaving skin smoother and more refined. To maximize exfoliation, Dermaplaning is often combined with a chemical peel treatment and is an excellent therapy for rough skin, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a no-downtime treatment that utilizes a coarse diamond tip wand with light suction to gently remove the outer surface layer of skin. Microdermabrasion is a great treatment for removing blackheads and retexturizing skin. This can be done as either a prepping treatment for a peel or facial before an event.
Chemical Peels: Chemical peels use different chemical solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of skin to improve texture, pigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles, and improve acne. Chemical peels range from light, medium, to moderate. Light peels can be done in conjunction with other treatments with little to no downtime. Mild to moderate chemical peels have some downtime and are usually performed as a stand-alone treatment or in a series. Talk to our aesthetician about your goals to come up with the right treatment plan for you.
LED Light Therapy: LED light therapy utilizes light emitting diodes, which are comprised of a variety different light wavelengths, to stimulate the body’s own photo-biochemical healing processes. LED light therapy works by applying certain light spectrums so that skin can be treated to stimulate collagen and elastin, improve skin elasticity, aid in skin cell regeneration, increase lymphatic drainage flow, manage acne, and reduce overall inflammation
Biosonix Ultrasound: Biosonix Ultrasound is a non-invasive treatment that delivers gentle ultrasound waves to the top layer of skin which increases blood-flow and oxygenation to skin tissue, as well as hydrate and tone skin. Biosonix is an excellent treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and mature skin. Additionally, when used in combination with LED Therapy, Biosonix Ultrasound increases collagen production, stimulates lymphatic drainage, and increases skin’s absorption of serums and nutrients.
Microcurrent: Microcurrent therapy utilizes mild electrical stimulation to mimic naturally occurring electrical impulses in the body. This stimulates facial muscles to contract, which sculpts and contours the face and neck. On a cellular level, microcurrent stimulates the body’s healing process, tones muscle, increases ATP production, infuses serums and nutrients into skin tissues, and stimulates lymphatic flow.
Oxygen Therapy: Oxygen therapy uses the infusion of pure oxygen to improve the overall appearance of the skin. This procedure can be used for post-surgery and laser procedures, acne and anti-aging treatments. It works by extracting oxygen from ambient air producing a continuous stream of highly concentrated, pure oxygen. Pure oxygen has regenerative powers which has been used to help heal burns, wounds, and skin after aggressive laser treatments. When used in facial treatments, oxygen therapy has been shown to leave the skin visibly younger, with improved fine lines, wrinkles, and elasticity.
Coolspa Signature Facial: Our Coolspa Signature Facial involves a combination of procedures specifically targeted to your skin type and goals. This customized combination facial may involve deep cleansing, extraction, oxygen therapy, microcurrent, and ultrasound in order to provide the best possible therapy for your skin.
Hyperpigmentation/Pigmented Lesions, Vein and Broken Capillary Therapy (for Hyperpigmentation & Skin Imperfections): Our unique platform is the most advanced aesthetic technology, combining two powerfully precise lasers to target and eliminate vascular concerns (redness, unsightly veins) and benign pigmented lesions (age spots, sun spots, and discoloration) on the face and body. Our lasers treat nearly twenty different aesthetic and dermatologic skin concerns, including: rosacea, facial and leg veins, age/brown spots, and acne scars. Our skincare expert will select the appropriate laser and treatment parameters to target your specific skin concerns. Treatment can feel similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Depending on the procedure, a cooled treatment tip will be in contact with the skin to protect and provide comfort to the area. A topical anesthetic may also be used if requested and does not interfere with the treatment outcome. Redness and/or swelling may be expected following treatment and will resolve within a few days. Typically, you can wear make-up and return to normal activities immediately. Most treatments are finished in just a few minutes, but some may take up to 45 minutes, depending on your goals and skincare requirements! The number of treatments will vary based on your condition. For most laser procedures, only one or two treatment sessions are required, and best results can be seen within a few days.
Laser Genesis (for non-invasive scar revisions and skin smoothing): Laser Genesis is a revolutionary laser treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural process to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage and promote a vibrant, healthy looking complexion. Micro-pulses of laser energy activate collagen remodeling to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and target unwanted brown spots and facial redness. Laser Genesis is an ideal treatment for the face and neck, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of aging, sun damage or scarring. During treatment, you will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface, which patients often describe as “relaxing” and “therapeutic”. Following treatment, you may notice a slight redness which will resolve within a few hours. Treatments are quick and have no downtime, so it’s easy to fit a session into your busy schedule. Although the individual treatment results are subtle, the overall effect of a treatment series can be quite dramatic. A series of 4 to 6 Laser Genesis treatments is generally recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are highly encouraged to sustain results over time.
BodyFX- BodyFX is a safe, non-invasive solution to improve the appearance of cellulite, reduce dimpled skin, loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs, and other areas of the body. BodyFX uses a combination of different clinically proven modalities including radiofrequency energy, deep tissue heating and suction couple negative pressure. The radiofrequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses then work synergistically to provide beautiful body shaping and tone enhancing results. Most patients find BodyFX comfortable. During treatment you can expect a warming of your skin and gentle pulling sensation as the radiofrequency and vacuum work to smooth out unwanted tissue imperfections. Generally, we recommend a series of sessions performed over an eight week period. Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first few treatments—with the skin’s surface feeling smoother and softer immediately. There is absolutely no downtime for BodyFX. Patients may notice redness and warmth in the treated area which will subside after a few hours. This warmth is equivalent to the sensation felt after a deep tissue massage and should not keep anyone from their regular activities.
Fractora- Fractora is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that reduces wrinkles, improves skin complexion, reduces skin irregularities (including acne/acne scars) and provides a healthier, younger-looking you—all in one session. Treatment is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro-pins to resurface and restore the skin. Fractionated radiofrequency energy found in Fractora heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. Fractora can be used on any areas that can benefit from skin renewal. The most commonly treated areas include: lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth and neck. Face and body areas that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment. Sometimes, we use Fractora in conjunction with dermal injectables to achieve a more extensive full face result. Depending on your Fractora treatment regimen you can expect to have between 1-6 sessions. Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically after two weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment. Since patient downtime is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters. Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure following a Fractora procedure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day.
Forma- Forma uses radiofrequency technology to improve your skin’s overall appearance, by providing optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin. Radiofrequency energy will stimulate the formation of new collagen and tighten skin for long lasting improvement. Forma is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in uneven skin tone and texture irregularities. Forma can be used on both the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include: forehead, crow’s feet, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines, and neck. On the body, popular treatments consist of the arms (bat wings) and abdomen. Forma is an essentially painless procedure with no downtime due to its precise A.C.E. (Acquire, Control, Extend) technology and deep-layer targeting of the skin. Slight redness in the treatment area is common post procedure, which subsides within a few hours. We generally recommend at least a few treatment sessions over a 2 month period. Patients with mild laxity may be treated in fewer sessions, with more weeks in between each session.