When you look good, you feel good and that’s something Velvet Laser Effects has been doing for it’s clients since it opened in November 2009 — helping them to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside.
The cosmetic clinic offers safe and affordable Botox and Juvederm treatments to help clients get rid of the pesky wrinkles, folds and fine lines that are instrumental in making a person look older.
“If you are interested in enhancing your appearance, it’s one of the best options available,” said owner John Corona. “You could either look in the mirror and say ‘I look like this and I’m not going to make a change with what’s medically available’ or you are going to step out of your house, make a few phone calls, do some research, get some consultations and make a change a in your appearance if your heart desires to do so.”
The medication is administered by nurse Jennifer DiLandro under the supervision of a medical physician. DiLandro has been a nurse for 10 years and is certified in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers.
“I talk to the patient. I really want to know what they want, what they want to achieve, what they want to accomplish with the injections,” DiLandro said. “I give them my input. I am conservative when it comes to these procedures. I want you to look natural.”
When a client comes in, the procedure for their desired treatment is explained to them. Corona says that 80 percent of clients who come in for a Botox or Juvederm consultation decide to get the treatment the same day.
After the consultation, a “before” pictures is taken. The treatment is performed and the client is given after care instructions and told to return in one week when the results of the procedure will be evaluated an “after” photo is taken. Although Corona says that it can take up two weeks to really see the effects of the treatment and most clients require more than one procedure to get their desired results.
“These particular products don’t offer a facelift with a small price tag,” Corona said. “So usually we will start them off with a conservative approach to show them how the products work.”
Client Veronica Falzone, has been getting Botox treatments from her doctor and upscale Manhattan salons for many years, but now prefers to visit Velvet Effect Lasers.
“This is a lot closer to my house and a lot cheaper than my plastic surgeon,” Falzone who lives in Middle Village said. “The staff is very pleasant. The last time I was here they called after 24 hours to make sure everything was alright.”
The goal of Velvet Laser Effects is to guarantee the greatest results without prolonging the sessions so as to make their clients’ overall experience an enjoyable one. Botox and Juvderm treatments are a lot cheaper than plastic surgery, and can be administered slowly for a gradual change or quickly more a more dramatic look.
Velvet Effects charges $12 per unit for Botox, but sometimes offers special promotions like 20 units for $150. The cost of dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse vary and it is best to call for the most accurate pricing.
In addition to Botox and dermal fillers, Velvet Effects Lasers offers a variety of other services including: skin rejuvenation, hair removal, vein removal therapy, removal of age and sun spots, laser peels, acne light treatment, and premium teeth whitening.
Velvet Effects Lasers is located at 62-85 Woodhaven Blvd. in Rego Park. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for an appointment at (718) 50-LASER (505-2737) or visit them on the web at laservelvet.com.