Summer Slim and Tone

Head-to-toe treatments to get you beach season ready in no time.
Experience a smoother face with microcurrent, Sofwave, Thermage and Ulthera. Photo courtesy of Unsplash

By Beth Landman

“Most medi spas are into lasers and burning and compromising the skin, and the day spas are all fluff with zero results,” declares Rachel Lee Lozina, who has turned the former Southampton Hospital Foundation Thrift Shop site into Blue Water Spa (40 W. Main St.;, a hybrid of a medi and day spa, with the goal of offering treatments that actually improve the appearance. This is a second location for Lozina, who has been an aesthetician for 21 years and opened the original Blue Water in Oyster Bay 16 years ago. 

Her beautifying and antiaging artillery includes noninvasive—but effective—tools including microcurrent to lift the facial muscles, LED to reduce wrinkles, and both ultrasound and iontophoresis to help products penetrate more deeply. She also employs enzymes and acids to exfoliate and smooth the skin. “I am a mad scientist and an artist,” she says. 

Lozina also has machines to tackle the body, including the Icoone from Italy, which, she says, is “the coolest thing ever.” A strong suction breaks up fascia adhesions and fat pockets, lymphatic drainage gets rid of excess fluid, then a rolling function smooths the area. “It’s like a steamroller vacuuming up and rolling out everything underneath,” she says. And the results are instantaneous. “You don’t have to wait,” she says. “You get off the table and you can fit right into your skinny jeans.”

Dr. Rishi Chopra, a board-certified dermatologist, will also be offering serious but minimally invasive treatments out of UnionDerm in Water Mill (728 Montauk Hwy.; “The future of aesthetics are minimally invasive body contouring treatments,” says Chopra. “We are now able to slim, shape and tone all areas of the body with a combination of devices and injectables.” On his treatment menu are a range of skin-tightening devices for the face, including Sofwave, Thermage and Ulthera, and machines such as Accufit and Pure Impact to strengthen muscles. He uses the CoolSculpting device along with injectable Kybella to freeze and reduce fat cells, and Sculptra and Radiesse to stimulate collagen production.

“These body contouring treatments have become extremely important with the increasing use of Ozempic and other weight-loss medications, and the rise of ‘Ozempic face (and body),’” notes Chopra. “These medications not only promote fat loss, but induce significant muscle loss as well. The long-term use of these medications has resulted in faces that are volume-depleted, saggy and gaunt, as well as bodies with depleted muscle mass/tone and loose, lax skin. Muscle stimulation and skin tightening devices are an excellent way to prevent and treat this deterioration, maintaining a toned and tight appearance.”

The wellness retreat Shou Sugi Ban House (337 Montauk Hwy.; has aligned with Tata Harper skin care this season to offer facials and body treatments performed with her 100 percent natural products that smell like an herb garden. One standout is the Harmony Facial, which combines sound healing with skin therapy and lots of massage. Not only is it extremely relaxing; it leaves your skin looking radiant. Josie Bisetti, founder of Skin Peace by Josie B., will be a guest—visiting July 14-15 and 28-29, and August 11-12 and 25-26—and bringing her Skin Peace Signature Facial that incorporates microneedling, sound therapy and lifting massage; and her Ultimate Face Lift, which combines cleansing with buccal massage and sculpting lymphatic drainage.

With all these new options, there is no excuse not to glow this summer.