Botox in under 30 minutes. Did that get your attention?
OK, how about Botox and facial fillers delivered in a safe clean medical environment with no appointment needed? Curious? I know you are.
What about Botox and facial fillers delivered by a physician who has a Black Diamond Status from the manufacturer Allergan. Yep, there you go, I now have your undivided attention.
SmoothMed and Dr. Jack Berdy can be found on the Eastside of NYC. Conveniently close to Bloomingdales. Imagine what a lovely morning you could have starting with a shopping spree at Bloomies and then a quick trip over to SmoothMed for a little Botox and facial filler followed by a light lunch. It’s a perfect morning and a common scenario for a lot of their patients.
SmoothMed was founded in 2007 and for the last 7 years they have been delivering beauty and youth without the wait, to Manhattanites, and those tourists lucky enough to stumble upon them. According to Dr. Berdy “There is no reason why you have to go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to get Botox. There is no reason to have to wait a month or two for an appointment and then wait hours in the office for your procedure.”
The concept of SmoothMed is that of a safe clean medical environment where you can walk in, and in under 30 minutes get Botox or Dysport, along with facial fillers like Juvederm, Restalyne and Sculptra from a physician who knows what they are doing.
An example of this expertise is the Black Diamond Status I mentioned earlier. Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox and Juvederm) have awarded Dr. Berdy their prestigious Black Diamond Status. The highest recognition level awarded to the top 1% of injectors in the nation.
I happened upon SmoothMed as I was walking down the street and yes it was during a shopping spree. I pressed my nose up against the glass and was immediately drawn into the concept of SmoothMed. When I made it into the treatment room, Dr. Berdy came in he took a quick look at me and with the assurance and skill that can only come from having done countless procedures told me just how much Botox would be needed. He was also able to tell by surface veins exactly where to place the needle for the injections assuring maximum efficiency and minimum bruising. He shared some of his favorite techniques like when he does fillers he uses a canula rather than a needle. A canula is like a long needle with no point. He prefers using them because there is less bruising, less pain and you don’t have multiple punctures. Instead there is just one puncture instead of five or six.
As he prepped Dr. Berdy gave me standard warnings like don’t lie down for at least four hours after the procedure. No exercise for the day. He shared with me that I would look like I had mosquito bites on my face for maybe 15 minutes but it would go away soon. That he didn’t expect me to bruise very much if at all. He very amiably listened to my suggestions and answered my questions and was honest as to what results I could expect and what would or would not be a result I was hoping for.
The injections were not painful. I did feel them, but I can’t say it hurt. I definitely looked like I had a face full of mosquito bites and they did go away in around 15 minutes. Best of all I was in and out in no time at all.
There is so much that can be accomplished with a little Botox and some TLC like you can get at SmoothMed. Did you know Botox can give you a little bit of brow lift if applied in the correct place? Or that it is used to treat Migraines and excessive perspiration? And my newest favorite is that it can actually help with depression. Yep they’ve done a scientific study on it. Study author M. Axel Wollmer, a psychiatrist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, believes the treatment “interrupts feedback from the facial musculature to the brain, which may be involved in the development and maintenance of negative emotions.”
The SmoothMed team and Dr. Berdy were very gracious and delightful to work with. They delivered quality work and I was out in under thirty minutes. If that isn’t incentive enough to check them out, let me add in a little extra. They often have specials which you can get by being on their mailing list, website or through their social media channels.
111 East 5th Street
New York, NY 10022
212 371 7666