Archive for April 24th, 2009

Get Some Expert Advice on Injectables at IECSC

Interested in learning more about facial injectables? You’re in luck. This Tuesday, April 28, George Lefkovits, M.D., from the Park Plaza Center for Plastic Surgery (New York City) and Joel B. Singer, M.D., from Imperial Plastic Surgery (Westport, CT) will be sharing their expertise on this topic during a panel discussion I will be moderating at this year’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) at The Javits Center in New York City. Beginning at 10:45 a.m., the session will include such valuable information as the history behind injectable therapy for rejuvenation and tissue correction, regulatory issues, marketing ideas of how to integrate injectables into your menu, and the latest products on the market. The doctors will also be on hand to answer any questions during a 30-minute Q & A portion. Can’t make it to the show? Then check out the May issue of American Spa’s Medical Spa Report, in which Gregory A. Buford, M.D., F.A.C.S. explores this hot topic. Hope to see you Tuesday!

Cornelia Puts Her Stamp on Red Door

Ever since her days at The Peninsula Spa in New York City, I’ve been following the career of Cornelia Zicu. Since she arrived in the city in the early ‘90s, she became known for her amazing skincare techniques, gained fame as a facialist, opened her own spa on Fifth Avenue, and created her own skincare line. Now, she’s working with Red Door Spas as its worldwide Chief Creative Officer. I recently met her for breakfast at Red Door’s New York City outpost and was excited to learn about her new role. Since she joined forces with Red Door in 2008, she’s revamped the spa menu, reworked the treatment protocols for many of the services, instituted a rigorous training program, and has been traveling throughout the company’s 30-plus spas to help incorporate her many changes. After our meeting, I sampled a heavenly Olive Oil Pedicure performed by Rodica Constantin, Red Door’s national training director for nails. Along with dishing out excellent relationship advice, Rodica shared her excitement about Red Door’s collaboration with Cornelia. She said that she and all of her colleagues are thrilled with Cornelia’s addition to the Red Door team and that she is looking forward to the future. So far, I think it’s looking pretty bright.

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