Press and Awards

  • July 21 '17

    Diamond ZELTIQ Crystal Rewards Program

    Greenwich Medical Spa has reached the Diamond Level in the ZELTIQ Crystal Rewards Program!
  • July 14 '17

    July 2017 Serendepity Magazine



  • June 13 '17

    2017 Business Innovator Awards

    Best for Medical Based Spa Treatments - Connecticut & Woman-Owned Dermatology Clinic of the Year 2017 - Connecticut

  • May 10 '17

    May 2017 Faces of Westport

  • Dec 20 '16

    2017 Allergan Partner Privileges Top 500

    Greenwich Medical Spa is among the Top 500 Facilities in the U.S. for BOTOX.

  • Oct 04 '16

    Dr Ross Featured in New Beauty

    Dr. Ross is quoted in the latest issue of New Beauty Magazine talking about why our skin has Oily patches and how we can fix them. You can pick up a free New Beauty Magazine at our Spa.


  • Sept 26 '16

    CoolSculpt Your Trouble Spots Away

    Story and Photography by Marria Pooya. Featured on wagmagazine.com

  • May 31 '16

    Faces of Greenwich

  • Jan 15 '16

    As Seen in Greenwich Magazine

  • Dec 20 '15

    2016 Allergan Partner Privileges Top 500

    Greenwich Medical Spa is among the Top 500 Facilities in the U.S. for BOTOX.

  • Oct 09 '15

    New Beauty's Top Doc 2015

    Greenwich Medical Spa has been named to New Beauty's Top Doc List for 2015.
  • July 22 '15

    Expert Injector Recognition

    Greenwich Medical Spa has been recognized as an Expert Injector.

  • Aug 5 '14

    Best of Greenwich 2014

  • July 18 '14

    Greenwich Medical Spa Featured in Serendipity Magazine

    If you weren't able to check out the latest edition of Serendipity Magazine, here's a look at the article we did. We are so grateful to Serendipity for letting us talk beauty with them!

    Quick Fix with Lasting Results

    The easy-to-access Greenwich Medical Skincare & Laser Spa's most popular, tried-and-true procedures are injectables like Botoxand dermal fillers like Juvederm, which seem more appealing in a brightly colored, cozy setting than in a sterile doctor's office. Greenwich MedSpa is one of Fairfield County's leading Botox providers, and Managing Partner Marria Pooya points out that she's seeing more clients in their 20s opting for preventative Botox.

     

    Yet, over 3,000 procedures later, the Coolsculpting treatment has officially become the hottest trend here. The patented and clinically proven Coolsculpting body-contouring service actually freezes targeted fat cells (on troublesome territories like bulging bellies and love handles) over the course of a few months. "In one treatment you can lose up to 25 percent of the targeted area nonsurgically," she says — perfect for those looking for fast beach bod results.

    "Many of our clients are opting for non- surgical, minimally invasive procedures with little to no down time and, most importantly, much more subtle and natural looking results," says Pooya.

    "One of our greatest compliments is that our clients frequently tell us we treat and make them feel like family," adds Pooya, who recommends visits every 12 to 16 weeks for Botox and every 12 weeks for the Silk- Peel (also called Diamond Tone Micro- dermabrasion) or microneedling services.

    But in the meantime, don't forget to do upkeep with recommended must-haves available at Greenwich MedSpa: Add Bio Serum by Neocutis to your anti- aging regime. It's "the most intensive scrum available, with an unprecedented concentration of growth factors, which are critical for aging skin and play a major role in new cell growth, collagen and elastin production and distribution."

    Vitamin C plays an essential role here, too. "We love Super Serum by iS Clinical because it's not only the most advanced Vitamin C in the market, but it's also for- mulated with pharmaceutical grade botanicals, with no parabens or toxins."

    A STILL GROWING TREND: ULTHERAPY

    Second to Coolsculpting, the fastest growing trend is the skin lifting and tightening Ultherapy procedure — think of it as a non- surgical facelift with no downtime.

    "The ideal candidate is someone between the ages of 35 and 60 who has mild to moderate skin laxity and does not want or is not ready for a facelift... If you are looking to lift your skin, have more of a contoured jaw line, tighter submental [under chin] and look rejuvenated, then Ultherapy is the right treatment," explains Pooya.

    For maximum results, some clients opt to follow Ultherapy with Botox and fillers, and to and maintain with Bio Serum at home.

  • July 16 '14

    Medical Spa Expands to Bigger Space in Greenwich

    After nine years at 1345 E. Putnam Avenue, The Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa will move down the road to a brand new building in Riverside Commons.

    The skin care facility will occupy two-thirds of the space at 1233 E. Putnam Ave., expanding its footprint from 1,700 to 2,500 square feet starting on or around Aug. 11.

    "I've been eyeing that space since the day that I moved here nine years ago," said Marria Pooya, the medical spa's managing partner.

    Verizon Wireless will take over the building's remaining third.

    The medical spa's new home will have 700 square feet of retail space for skin care, makeup and novelty health and beauty items, Pooya said. The number of treatment rooms will grow from four to seven. And there will be a new acne clinic as well as a lunch room for public skin care seminars over tea and sandwiches.

    "A lot of people don't know some of these treatments or what the difference is between Botox and dermal treatment," said Pooya, a 42-year-old ex-Wall Street analyst who lives with her husband and two children in Westport. "A lot of people don't know how to take care of their skin. Teens with acne oftentimes don't know how to take care of their skin using a more holistic approach. So we want to help inform people whether they're our clients or not."

    Pooya said she plans to hire four new employees with help from an $80,000 grant from the state Department of Economic and Community Development. The state also awarded her a $300,000 loan to finance the build-out, she said.

    "I think the new space is just going to give us such great energy," she said. "We have done really well and the new space is a great place to celebrate that and I think it will help take us to the next level."

  • July 09 '13

    WTNH News 8 VIDEO: Freezing Fat Cells in Problem Areas


    Published : Tuesday, 09 Jul 2013, 6:06 PM EDT
    by  Jocelyn Maminta 













    GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) -- A lot of us have something we don't like about our bodies; for some, diet and exercise haven't done much to get rid of trouble spots. Now there's a new cool alternative to remove that excess flab.

    Love handles and a muffin top bothered Chista Pooya. "I exercise, I watch what I eat, but sometimes it's not enough so I needed a little help," said Pooya.

    So she got help at Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa. 
   
"This is for those stubborn fat areas," said Dr. Mitchell Ross, Greenwich Medical Skincare & Laser Spa.  It's Coolsculpting: a non-invasive alternative to liposuction.

    "It's a permanent loss of fat cells," said Dr. Ross. The technology, developed by Harvard doctors, decreases the thickness of fat by freezing fat cells. "We put this section on the person's flanks or abdomen," said Dr. Ross. "It uses a vacuum suction and extracts energy, in other words cools the area." Dr. Ross is a board certified dermatologist. 

    "It cools to an exact temperature in an exact period of time so that only your fat cells are affected and those are the ones that are crystallized and frozen," Dr. Ross said.

    "It felt really cold when it went on, but then it was numb for about an hour," said Pooya. "After the freezing, the fat cells undergo a natural cell death," Dr. Ross said. "They get metabolized and cleared by your body. As a result your fat layers decrease anywhere from 22 to 50 percent after one treatment."

    "When they did my flanks, I did have a little bit of minor bruising for about a week to two weeks," Pooya said. "When they did my belly, it was a little numb for the first two weeks or so."

    Two-and-a-half months later Pooya said, "I don't have the muffin top anymore." 

She is considering fine sculpting another problem area. 

    
Dr. Ross stresses that this is not a weight loss treatment. The cost starts at $600 and could take up to two hours for a session.

  • April 04 '12

    Best Medspa in Fairfield County

    Once again because of your support The Greenwich Medical Skincare & Laser Spa was voted the Best Medical Spa in Fairfield County by Fairfield Weekly Magazine readers. We thank all of you that have supported us through the years.