- Completely Bare
764 Madison Avenue, 212-717-9300
As a twentysomething, Completely Bare owner Cindy Barshop fanatically maintained her tan with a homemade concoction of baby oil and iodine. But in her thirties, out came sunspots that only a turtleneck could save. Then she found out about intense pulsed light (IPL), a high-tech treatment that zaps brown spots ($450). She bought one of the first IPL machines in New York and opened Completely Bare, where her aestheticians are now true wizards at treating sun damage. Barshop recommends a series of five treatments, with a few microdermabrasions in between, for a more youthful, spot-free chest and face.
Best Sunspot Removal
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).