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Q & A With Dr. William Kestin #FabULyssFind-March 6th, 2017

Q & A With Dr. William Kestin

#fabULyssfountain of youth… A new #fabuLyssfind



Q: Please tell our #divamom and #glamma readers all about your beautiful Madison Avenue Medical Spa/office? 

A: I believe that a calm, Zen environment is a wonderful way to start our experience together. Our waiting room is warm and inviting, and my treatment room is private,  with plenty of natural light from three picture windows that overlook Madison Avenue

Q: How long have you been practicing for? What have you seen evolve over the years in the industry?

A: I performed my first aesthetic procedure over 25 years ago, when the only filler available was collagen, and the specialty was in its infancy. We now have an array of fillers and neuromodulators to exceed patients expectations. I was a very early adapter of Ultherapy, which, among other things, can provide the only FDA-Approved non-surgical face lift.

Q: I love your approach to making your patients feel confident, fresh and radiant! Can you please expand on your philosophy? 

A: I  have always believed in an understated result. My mantra , to paraphrase Mae West, is , “If someone looks like they have been done, someone has done them wrong.”

I try to achieve a result that restores each individual to their own face, only fresher. I want your best friend to ask you if you just changed your hair or makeup, or just had a good vacation

Q: How long do you spend on a consultation? Procedures (typically) how long?

A: My  philosophy is to spend a minimum of an hour with my patients, in order to  hear their goals, observe their face in all stages of expression, and explain the options that I feel are most appropriate for them. Treatments are custom tailored to fit each patients needs. Most patients receive an hour , but Ultherapy can take up to 2 hours. Obviously, I try to spend as much time as my patients need.

Q: What’s the secret to making your patients look like they just stepped away from a vacation? 

A: Too many of my colleagues don’t devote the time they should, and don’t know that the idea should be to restore your face, not change your features. Where volume loss is the problem, well-placed fillers can be the answer. BOTOX and similar products can ease a furrowed brow and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, while Ultherapy
harnesses the power of sound to ease under eye circles and lift the skin of the face and chest. Carefully combining these techniques, I can achieve that fresh, confident look .

Q: When a patient tells you what they think they need, how to do talk to the patient? What are the goals?

A: Often, a patient will come in thinking they know what they really want. During the consultation, I like to spend time explaining why or why not what they are suggesting will give them what they are looking for. My goal is to protect people from overzealous predatory practitioners, and not have their lips walk into a room well before the rest of them.

Q: Everyone talks about your magic chair.. can you elaborate? What makes your chair so special?

A: I perform my procedures in an Italian Medical massage chair. There are few things as relaxing after a rough day as a zero-gravity full body massage

Q: I know you try and make all of your patients feel at ease, relaxed and you happen to have a funny personality. How do you think this separates you from other Dr.s? 

A: I am fortunate to be able to do what I enjoy every day. I feel humor is so important in life, and a little bit of fun in a normally stodgy procedure can go a long way to set both patient and doctor at ease.

Q: Tell the #divamom and #divaglammas what they can expect after a visit or two from you…

A: After a visit or two, you might expect your friends to tell you how rested you look without having a clue as to why. Patients tell me they have renewed confidence and feel better about the way they look.

Q: What’s the best way for a #divamom #divaglamma to make an appointment? Phone..Email.. text?

A: One of the things that makes the practice unique is my amazing wife, Stacy, who handles scheduling and general hand-holding. We are available by text or email at any time including nights and weekends to schedule a consultation.  Concierge service is also available. Contact number is 212-858-9005 for text or phone. Feel free to email at Kestinmd@gmail.com

Q: What is your favorite advancement in the industry to date? 

A: I have watched this specialty evolve over the past 25 years. It’s hard to pick one innovation in an industry that prides itself as innovative, but I would have to say the biggest advance in the last 5 years has to be Ulthera. It allows me to lift and tighten skin as well as minimize fine lines and wrinkles and effectively treat dark circles under the eyes.

CYCFitness-New #fabULyssfind- March 1st, 2017

Q & A 

New #FabULyssfind @CYCFITNESS



Q: Please tell our #Divamoms about your Cyc Method… What sets this method apart from others?

A: Cyc is a high-energy, beat-based indoor cycling experience!  Our incredible instructors, or Cycologists as we call them, play new and exciting music that keep our riders energized throughout the entire 45-minute class.  Our studios also have state of the art lights, which are designed to create a specific mood during each sector of the ride.  Plus, we incorporate a longer and more intense weights sector with 1-5lb sandbags.  You will feel like you had a more complete workout!

Q: How long is each class? How many times a week would you suggest taking a class to see a difference in your body?

A: Our classes are 45-minutes long (with the occasional 60-minute class for an additional challenge). The more Cyc classes you take, the more of a difference you will see in your body! It is a full body workout, and no two classes are ever the same, so you might notice that one class works your abs more, while another focuses more on arms.

Q: How is this indoor cycling studio more than just a bike? 

A: Cyc draws in a community of riders who come together to do more than just ride on a stationary bike. Cyc is a welcoming and encouraging environment for riders of all levels, ages and backgrounds.  Our Cycologists provide inspiration to help you get better every day.

Q: Please tell our readers about the brand new state of the art Upper East Side location… What’s the address and exact location? What’s the best way to sign up for classes? Do you sell packages?

A: Our brand new UES studio is located at 1231 Third Ave (at 71st street), right off the new 2nd ave subway!  Our studio is one of the featured boutiques inside the newly developed and branded New York Sports Club – Studios. There you will also find classes from our neighbors BFX and Tone House!  You can check out our website cycfitness.com to buy and book classes, and see all of our packages (including our new studio opening promotions)!

Q: What time of day do you suggest is the best for busy moms? Will you have classes scheduled for after school drop off? 

A: We have morning and evening classes as well as a mid-day class. On weekdays classes are scheduled at 7AM, 9:30AM, 12:30PM, 5:30PM, 6:30PM and 7:30PM. On weekends, the schedule is 9:30AM, 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM.

Q: Anything else you would like to share with our readers about your #fabULyssfit studio?

A:  Celebrity trainer and instructor Holly Rilinger is joining Cyc as Creative Director and Head Cycologist! Holly comes to Cyc as a coach, trainer and veteran of the fitness world and has a tremendously strong following that extends from New York City to the Hamptons and across the country.  She is the creator of LIFTED, a Nike Master Trainer and a former Flywheel Master instructor with numerous certifications.  We couldn’t be more excited to have her as part of our team!

Come catch the beat and #getcycd with us, and you’ll see what we’re all about!

You’re Invited To An Exclusive, Free Ride AT THE BRAND NEW CYC FITNESS 
We will celebrate by Birthday!
9:30AM Tuesday, March 7th
CYC Upper East Side
1231 Third Avenue and 71st Street (Inside NYSC LAB)
Class To Be Taught By Celebrity Trainer, Holly Ringler
Please arrive 15 minutes early
*Juice Press- Post Ride Refreshments*
Be one of the first 50 to RSVP and you will automatically be entered to win a free 10 pack

CYC Divamoms

A new #FabULyssFlashFind for #divamoms-February 6th, 2017

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A new #fabulyssfind for #divamoms and #glammas.  Just in time for #valentine’sday #spring & #summer!


Q: Please tell the #divamoms and #glammas all about the beautiful new #FabULyss Flash Lab..


A: Hey #divamoms and #glammas!! Flash Lab Laser is a relatively new, boutique style med-spa run by NYS licensed estheticians Jennifer Nemeth and Kelly Rheel. We offer a private and personalized experience which focuses on one client at a time to provide maximum results and comfort. Our extensive menu of services includes Laser Hair Removal, Sculpsure, Tattoo Removal, Laser Vein Removal, Pigmentation Correction and Chemical Peels. At Flash Lab you can always look forward to a friendly and informative consultation complete with complimentary champagne!


Q: What made you decide on the Upper East Side location? It’s the perfect location for busy #divamoms and #glammas…


A: The Upper East Side seemed like a no-brainer to us. This is quintessential New York. Being surrounded by places like Central Park, Barney’s, and Bloomingdales, we knew we’d be in good company and develop a great clientele. So far it’s worked out great! You can find Flash Lab Laser Suite at 635 Madison Avenue on the 4th floor.


Q: How long have you been working with lasers? What are some of your favorite lasers? I know a lot has changed over the years…


A: We’ve got close to twenty years of combined experience so we’ve come across just about every laser system there is. Our personal favorite by far for hair removal is the Candela Gentlemax. It’s safe and effective for all skin types, fast pulsing for quicker sessions and it’s the only laser that has a built in Cryogen cooling system, so you’ll get the most comfortable treatment. Cynosure also makes two fantastic lasers; the SculpSure for fat reduction and the Picosure for tattoo removal which has cut the amount of treatments you need to remove ink by more than half!


Q: Who are the best candidates for lasers? How many sessions do you suggest a person does? How long before they usually see results?


A: The best candidate for laser hair removal is anyone with dark, coarse hair but the Candela works on a variety of types. Since we all have a number of cycles of hair growth, six sessions are always recommended. The best part however, is you’ll see results right away! Hair usually falls out within two days of your treatment and can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks to grow back.


Q: What are the costs of the packages on average? Which do you suggest?


A: People typically start with the Brazilian and underarms. A single Brazilian treatment is $425 and a single underarm treatment is $215. However, if you purchase a package of 6 with us, we’ll not only comp your touch ups in between sessions but include up to six complimentary touch ups after you’re finished! It’s a fantastic value given that at most places you end up paying for touch up packages or “minutes” in order to get to your best possible result. Flash Lab wants to make sure you’re 100 percent taken care of, so we just give them to you.


Q: I know you have lots of other goodies at the office besides laser hair removal.. what are some of your other favorites? Zapping veins, brown spots? Please elaborate…


A: One of our favorite treatments is pigmentation correction. If you’re someone who loves the sun but hates what it does to your skin, book this service immediately. You’ll get dramatic results in just one session. Freckles and dark spots will disappear in a week. Of everything we offer, pigmentation correction makes the biggest difference in the shortest period of time.


Q: Is it best to come in the morning or afternoon? What do you suggest? Should a mom work out before coming in for a treatment?


A: Anytime that is convenient for you is a good time to come! There is no downtime with most of our treatments so if you visit us in the morning, you’re free to go to work afterwards. As far as the gym, we recommend working out either beforehand or 24 hours following your treatment.


Q: The center is beautiful and clean… please tell our readers why this is so important to you and your business….


A: We want our clients to know they’re getting the best experience possible and having a clean, warm and welcoming environment is essential to that. Providing quality treatments includes so much more than what happens in the actual session. We want everyone who visits us to feel cared for from the second they walk in to the minute they leave and a big way to communicate that is the effort you put into your studio space.


Q: What’s the best way to book an appointment? Phone, Email, and what’s the best number and email?


A: you can book directly through our website at www.flashlablaser.com, email us at info@flashlablaser.com or call us at 646-998-5277. Whatever is easiest for you.


Q: Please tell the #divamoms and #glammas about the special #divadiscount and #divadeal just for them….


A: #Divamoms and #glammas can look forward to a 20%#divadiscount on all of our services including a free treatment on any small area to test us out! These small areas include underarms, bikini line, stomach line, sideburns, upper lip, and chin! We look forward to our #divamoms and #glammas making us part of their beauty regime!



Chess At 3- A New #FabULyssfind- February 2nd, 2017

We love Chess At Three, a new #FabULyssfind! Below you will find many answers to questions that you might have about young children and chess.

Q: What is the best age to start playing chess and why? What have your discoveries been?



A: While people of all ages (3-93+) benefit from playing chess in a variety of ways, starting at a very young age can jump start early childhood development. We discovered that teaching chess at the surprising age of 3 is both possible and beneficial.


Stories are our powerful tool that we use to engage students and capture their imaginations, while teaching them the rules and strategies of chess. Our stories not only teach chess, but also have our students falling in love with the game. Only by knowing how to play (rules) and having a desire to play (love) can you truly capture the benefits of chess. Benefits like:


  • Increased IQ and creativity
  • Enhanced memory, arithmetic, verbal skills
  • Sharpened critical thinking
  • Boosted socialization, emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and confidence

Q: Do you recommend starting with a one on one session and/or enrolling the child into a class?
A: There are benefits to both one-on-one and group class formats. With the sole focus on one child in a one-on-one session, that child will benefit most in terms of critical thinking. Each question, puzzle, or mini game will be theirs alone to figure out with the guidance of our instructor. A group session spreads the focus across the entire classroom, but it encourages much more socialization and teamwork. Everyone learns from each others mistakes and their love for chess grows that much more when they can re-share the stories with friends.



Q: How long are your one on one sessions? How long are your classes and how many classes are in a semester?



A: One-on-one sessions and group classes are typically 1 hour long. Our core curriculum is a 10 week course that introduces all of the pieces on the chess board. We also have multiple additional 10 weeks courses that teach concepts like beginner strategy, castling, sportsmanship, and more!



Q: Tell our #Divamom blog readers about one of your favorite experiences with one of your younger clients and older clients…

One great story is about little Victoria.  She was so nice and sweet and loved to hear stories about all of our fun chess pieces.  But before any lesson could start, she had a story of her own to share.  She would always tell stories about her kitty cats but it was immediately clear that she was repeating our stories but using her own characters.  She nailed the details, using words she did not know before our lessons, and would even add on to the story.  It became her obsession. It was amazing hearing her stories.  She was very proud of how she crafted them and when it came time to play chess on the board, she knew exactly what to do.  She made the connections herself.  And the world she created with games and stories became huge. She was one of the fastest learning students we’ve had.


Q: Do you teach at different schools? How can a parent or parent coordinator get in touch with you about bringing the program to their school?



A: We teach in multiple school locations. In fact, many of our school programs have started with parents from our one-on-one lessons introducing us to their school. If a parent is looking to bring a new program to their school, please contact us at info@chessat3.com.



Q: When a child enrolls in your program.. what do you suggest the parents do with them at home to encourage them to keep learning and playing when they are not with you?



A: We love to hear stories that our children played games against their friends, brothers, sisters, parents, or grandparents. Our goal is to we inspire your children to play beyond our lessons and apply new skills outside of our classroom. To help facilitate this goal, we send home parent engagement emails that offer highlights of the story that we told in class that day and include the game play that can be practiced at home.



Q: Do you sell Chess games? What are your favorites?



A: We have chess sets that are for sale. They are tournament size full chess sets (32 pieces) with chess mats (boards). Mini games to play at home are also included for free in our parent engagement emails.



Q: Can a child have a Chess At 3 Birthday Party? If so.. what does that party look like and include?



A: Yes. We love birthday parties! We have wonderful stories for all of the children to hear and lots of boards to play chess on. There are many types of fun and silly chess games to be played at a birthday party. We even get the kids up for ‘Chessercises’, where they move around the room like certain pieces on the chess board, and do Chess Charades. Having all of the kids team up against the big teacher is a special treat for everyone.


Q: Anything else you want our #divamoms and #divadads to know about your wonderful program?



A: Help your child get ahead by teaching them chess at a record young age! Data study proven to increase children’s assessment scores by over 18% in just one school year of study!  We guarantee you will love Chess At Three and what it brings for your child.



Q: Please tell our #divamoms the best way to get in touch with you to book a class and or private one on one session… Email, Phone Number and Contact Name…



A: For direct inquiries please reach out to Andrew at Chess At Three: andrew.kashian@chessat3.com or call us at 1-844-NYC-Chess (1-844-692-2438). Or find out more about us at www.chessat3.com


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IGS – A New #FabULyssFind Unlock Your Body Chemistry- January 23rd, 2017

Excited to introduce you to IGS… A new #FabULyssfind
Get Ready To Unlock Your Body Chemistry!
Integrated Genetic Solutions gives doctors the power to measure individual’s unique body chemistry using DNA. Offering personalized treatments based on genetics.
Q: They say.. New Year.. New You! We are so excited to introduce the #divamoms to IGS, Integrated Genetic Solution. Lets start with.. What is IGS?
A:. The IGS/ Integrated Genetics Solution software is a revolutionary program.  It is the first of its kind in the world where clinicians have the ability to optimize their patient’s body chemistry by analyzing quantifiable biometrics and actionable DNA markers to deliver optimal health.  We test a combination of vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and the genetics that together impact how one feels.  We all carry mutations that would otherwise not be discovered without this kind of testing.  IGS allows for the ease of the Clinician to mathematically calculate 30 hours of work in the click of a button.

Q: The tag line is unlock your body chemistry.. What exactly does that mean?

A: By using your DNA which is a roadmap, and the code to what road blocks or mutations you were born with, we are able to solve the puzzle.   This allows us to have insight as to how you metabolize vitamins, hormones and pharmaceuticals. When we are able to analyze your DNA, coupled with your blood chemistry, we then can make an exact plan on how to get the body back in balance. Our bodies are very complex and each and every individual is different, the sum of all our parts are interconnected and they need to work in harmony with one another. IGS is able to unlock and decode the problems and restore balance through a precise personalized medicine program.

Q: Where and when can you begin the program? Is it for both #divamoms #divadads and #glamparents?

A: The program is for any adult over 21 years of age. Singles , Moms, Dads, the Elderly, Athletes and anyone in between.

Q: How long will it take for you to start feeling good once you are on the program?

A: Typically within the first three months a person really sees and feels a shift.  However, everyone is different, this depends on how out of balance the individual is and how long it would take to get them optimal. What we to tend to see, is the more unbalanced the individual is, the quicker they notice the change.

Q: How many Dr.s in NYC can you see? That are working with this program?

Because this event is around one doctor we are not going to talk about other doctors …. this is the link to the doctor we are promoting at the event.

Tomorrow Medicine, Dr Timothy Morley


Q: How much does the program cost and is any of it covered by insurance?

A: For purposes of this event we will defer this question to the staff of Dr. Morley. You will direct the audience to seek out a staff member to inquire about pricing. (since each individual case is different, there are different plans for what the patient is trying to achieve.)  For this event Tomorrow Medicine will be offering a 10% #divamom discount for anyone who signs up the evening of the event on February 1st.   However blood work is not covered by insurance. 

Q: Does this program help with sleep? Many moms always talk about being tired and not getting enough sleep…

A: YES, we have an entire part of the program dedicated to natural sleep remedy, allowing for a patient to have deep and restful night sleep.

Q: How soon after you start the program will you see and feel the results? 

A: Again as in above question, we feel if a patient is dedicated and commits to themselves, healthy lifestyle and taking personalized supplements program,within the first 3 months or sooner.  It truly depends on the individual and their deficiencies and imbalances.

Q: Who are the best customers for this program? 

A: ANYONE wanting to feel their BEST.

Q: What’s the best contact number to set up first appointment and ask any additional questions? Email, Phone Number and name.

A: Dawn Anatra

917 601 3924


Eric Carter 

415 722-8974


Francesca Caputo

917 270 7933


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