Finding a thoughtful Father’s Day present can be a challenge for even the most accomplished gift-giver. On the one hand, dads are so low maintenance. Most are grateful for a new tie, or thrilled with a Beer of the Month ClubTM subscription, so it’s no wonder that so many kids take the easy way out when gifting on this holiday. Yet, when you think about all of the times Dad's priceless wisdom has guided you, you might want to step it up and give him something meaningful and memorable.
That’s why we suggest helping your father treat himself to a little pampering. Dads are excellent at putting others before themselves but, of course, Father’s Day is the holiday to make him feel special. From detoxifying facials to fresh, updated haircuts, and even some more advanced services, we’ve rounded up grooming and aesthetic treatments that may just make Dad look great and feel appreciated. (Then, visit the website of this new booking service to find even more options in the N.Y.C. and L.A. areas!)
A Fancy Haircut
Sometimes, a subtle change can make a dramatic difference. A great barber can instantly freshen up dad’s overall appearance, giving him a sharper, more youthful look. It’s so much more than a simple grooming task — a proper haircut reflects a man’s sense of style. Book a Barber Cut ($75 for 35 minutes) at Salon Ziba® on New York City’s Upper West Side where a Master Stylist will snip, blend, and fade to give Dad a modern and clean cut.
A spa treatment may not be at the top of your typical Father’s Day gift idea list, but hear us out. Even those who don’t really “get” grooming will appreciate the decadent Gentleman’s FacialTM ($160 for 50 mins) at the Sisley® Spa in L.A.’s Ritz Carlton® Marina Del Rey. The relaxing treatment is paired with mood-modifying aromatherapy to erase all signs of fatigue, while leaving Dad’s skin hydrated and toned. Suggest that he bring along a pair of swim trunks to enjoy an afternoon of on-site amenities, such as the pool or eucalyptus steam room. A drink on the rooftop is also an excellent way to conclude the visit.
Deep Tissue Massage
Many men tend to prefer a more intense massage. A 60-minute Deep Release BodyworkTM ($145) at Ricari StudiosTM in Beverly Hills delivers just that to help Dad de-stress and rejuvenate. The combination of cellular and physical stimulation releases pain, increases flexibility, and loosens up the muscles.
This FDA-cleared, non-invasive fat reduction treatment eliminates stubborn areas of fat by freezing treated fat cells to death. If “Dad bod” is still bringing him down after he’s improved his eating habits and kicked his workouts into high gear, treat him to a consultation with a local provider. He'll want to familiarize himself with everything CoolSculpting before the visit. If you want help locating a provider in your area, our team of trained aesthetic specialists is glad to assist.
[Editor’s note: The CoolSculpting treatment is a non-invasive fat-freezing treatment that effectively reduces fat in certain self-proclaimed “problem spots” in the submental and submandibular areas, thigh, abdomen, flank, and upper arm, along with bra fat, back fat, and underneath the buttocks (you know, those bulges that just won’t go away, regardless of how much you sweat it out on the treadmill). While it isn’t a weight loss solution, fat-freezing can reduce pouches of fat. As with any procedure, there are risks and side effects, so talk to a licensed provider to see if it’s right for you.]
As difficult it is to imagine, Dad may have made some questionable choices in his youth . . . like that tattoo he’s always hiding. Thanks to advances in medical aesthetics, you can help him bid farewell to that less-than-masterful masterpiece forever. At Flash Lab LaserTM on Madison Avenue in NYC, his first appointment is a consultation to determine the proper plan of action to remove the tattoo. The cost for the solution is priced $100 per square inch, usually takes about 45 minutes, and typically requires a few treatments. Never seeing that ink again, though, is priceless.
PCA® Corrective Peel
Men aren't as oblivious to the signs of aging as you may think, yet they may not be exactly sure how to tackle them beyond using lotion and hoping for the best. Since there is only so much a moisturizer or sunscreen can do, book him a corrective peel. Peels can help immediately improve skin’s tone and texture to reveal a smoother, brighter, more even complexion. We’re recommending the 30-minute PCA Skin® Corrective Peel ($100) at NYC’s Skin Spa Flatiron in particular, because it features little to no downtime, redness, or visible peeling (perfect for a low-maintenance dad). If he’s inspired to make this treatment a monthly habit, he can expect hyperpigmentation and fine lines to visibly diminish over time.
[Editor’s note: As always, talk to your doctor before starting any new treatment.]
More men than ever before are embracing non-surgical aesthetic procedures, but that doesn’t mean an unsolicited gift of injectable treatments is right for everyone. If your Dad seems curious about injectable wrinkle reducers or fillers — maybe he’s entering a new stage of life or is back in the dating game — book him a consultation to see if he’s a candidate and then buy him a gift card. If he decides he wants to commit to a treatment, be sure he asks the provider these five questions. He can also chat with our team of trained aesthetic specialists, who can answer further questions he might have.
[Editor’s note: Injectable wrinkle reducers temporarily smooth the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in certain areas of the face, including the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Injectable filler is a temporary treatment that adds volume to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks, and laugh lines. Like any medical treatment, both injectable wrinkle reducers and injectable fillers have potential risks and side effects. Talk to a licensed provider to see if they’re right for you. And learn more now by chatting with a trained aesthetic specialist.]
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CoolSculpting® is an Allergan®-owned non-invasive fat reduction treatment.
CoolSculpting® Treatment Important Information
The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank (love handles), along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for weight loss.
Important Safety Information
The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria.
Tell your licensed healthcare provider if you have any medical conditions including recent surgery, pre-existing hernia, and any known sensitivities or allergies.
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment.
Rare side effects may also occur. CoolSculpting may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area which may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction.