There Are 2 Sides to Every Woman.

Venus & Venom.

Rockland County’s Leading Med Spa Continues Setting Trends

Venus & Venom Medispa, once known as Melange Med Spa, is the product of the first RN owned and operated medical spa in Rockland County.  Spas are known for their relaxation and rejuvenation, but this spa broke the mold.  Word spread  rapidly that about the aesthetic services (such as Botox and Dermal Filler Injections, Laser Resurfacing and even Coolsculpt)  that were available in this eclectic zen-like atmosphere and that the  work they performed exceeded expectations.  This all woman owned company can be found in three locations: Blauvelt, Monroe and the newest Venus & Venom Med Spa in Nanuet.

Partner, Christina Sirera, has quickly become known for her art of injecting.  As a graduate of the Cochran School of Nursing, Christina has continued to train with expert injectors in the US, Canada and Europe.  Alongside her partners Sheila May Gaughan, RN, and Denise Patriaco, NP-C, this injecting trifecta have been changing and restoring (as they prefer) the landscape we look at, one face at a time.  Beauty, Art and Science has remained their longstanding motto, defining what Venus & Venom is all about today.  what about the other tag line – There are 2 sides to every Woman – well, that’s the very tongue in cheek piece that every one loves.

These women have mastered how to individualize treatments. “I’ve been specializing in botox and fillers for over a decade and if there is one thing I’ve learned it’s that every single face I treat is different.  It’s what I do every day- all day. Everyone’s face is unique and beautiful in its own way.  My passion is to restore the elements that distinctly make that person beautiful .  When I speak with a client,  I am taking a very specific visual inventory of their expressions and how they look.  I then capture and preserve how they naturally look, while at the same time, turn back the clock a few years.  We create close relationships with our clients – built with trust, integrity and confidence. ”

Denise Patriaco, NP-C , partner and medical director  explains “We don’t just inject filler into “typical” areas because we can.  We look at the client, listen to their needs and expectations and then we come up with a plan and show them how we intend to restore the key features we see that will get the desired look they want. Our consult is critical to the outcome, our success relies on how well we listen and deliver the results our clients expected.”

Sheila May Gaughan RN, Partner and vein and neck specialist  says “It’s so important for us to manage a client’s expectations and make them understand what we can and can not do.  There are certainly times where surgery is the realistic option and we will say that, but when we can do what they want with the different options we offer its a win win for both of us.  It almost feels magical- we have accomplished something that bothered a client for years often times in under 30 minutes-with no surgery.  What’s better than that?”

In addition to the way they do their injectables, they are very selective with the services they offer and the staff they hire. Denise comments  “As a Nurse Practitioner research is something that is second nature, nurses are constantly researching about their patients.  Its no different here except that we research about the aesthetic trends.  What’s good, what’s not so good, and then what’s great.  Then we test the great ones and if it worked and we liked it -then we bring it in. We are a tough crowd to impress with products and technology.”  The nurses pride themselves in bringing treatments that will deliver results.  Their reputation  depends on it.

The employees are experienced aficionados in their field. “Our staff is an extension of us and our intentions to the public.  So we are selective.  We choose based on experience and look for proper fit into the Venus and Venom Team.  We have been fortunate to have the such a talented and dedicated team.  It just takes having a service with one of them to wonder why you hadn’t discovered these gems earlier.  We hear it all the time. People rave coming-out of facials,  They say they never had such a great experience.  I love to being there when people step out of the room. “ Says Sheila May Gaughan RN.

So what’s next, whats hot? 

“You know what’s hot right now- COLD!” Christina Sirera Laughs . “Cryo treatments are a hot topic right now.  Coolsculpting gets rid of the unwanted stubborn fat by freezing it away.  It works.  No surgery and good results.  But something even newer, that has been a game changer is Coolifting- which has NOTHING to do with coolsculpting, but it does use extreme cold to blast Hylauronic Acid into the face.  The result of this under ten minute treatment is dimishment of lines, lifting and overall rejuvenation with no down time.  Anyone can do it and results are visible within hours.  It’s a great event treatment and as a bonus we have noticed that if you already have botox and fillers it is extending the effect.  It’s a technology that was patented in Barcelona.  Europe is ahead of aesthetically and they not only know how to live the “good life” – they look the part too! Maybe its the coolift.” Sirera Says.

The Coolift can be found at Venus & Venom.  As well as Coolsculpting, facials for all skin types, massages,  micro needling,  laser skin resurfacing, tattoo removal , cellulite treatments, Venus Freeze,  microblading. permanent make up, eye rejuvenations, eye lashes, laser hair removal, men’s treatments, and more.  They have it all and if that wasn’t enough you will love their Unique Boutique featured inside of each of the spas.  The Unique Boutique’s have niche gift items or  personal items the can’t be found easily.  They have a range of retail like designer bags, hats, scarves, cute napkins, flasks, books, jewelry, Art, belts and more.

They host botox parties, women’s events throughout the year like their  “Single, SeXy and Savvy Nights”,  vendor nights, information nights,  live demos, Coolsculpting events and more.  Check in with their website venusandvenom.com or VVMSPA.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Sign up for their mailing list on their website and get the exclusive deals and announcements.  September marks their 10 year Anniversary. Join them for the celebration.  See ad in this book for details.