Conveniently located to serve New York City

Graceanne Svendsen

Practice Manager
Senior Aesthetician
Cosmetic Laser Specialist
Holistic Health Coach
The Skin Saviour



Our version of CO2 laser blended with fractional technology. Can be customized to patient’s skin texture and issues. Consultation with our medical aesthetician Graceanne Svendsen or Dr. Shafer is required. Some downtime.

What can you treat with CO2RE?

  • Acne Scars
  • CO2 Resurfacing
  • Fractional Resurfacing
  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Keloids
  • Scars
  • Face
  • Upper Lip

elōs Plus IPL Photofacial

Great for instant results on sun damage, brown spots, redness, large pores, tightening and lines/wrinkles with very little downtime or discomfort.

What can you treat with IPL Photofacial?

  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Facial & Spider Veins
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Alar nose vessels
  • Tone
  • Texture
  • Tightening
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Vascular Lesions
  • IPL Photofacial Face, Neck, Chest and Hands


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elōs Plus Laser Hair Removal

What can you treat with elōs Plus Laser Hair Removal?

  • Beard Bumps (PFB)
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Razor Burn
  • Laser Hair Removal all skin types
  • Laser Hair Removal all body areas men and women


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elōs Plus Sublative Fractional RF

Excellent due to it’s combination of skin tightening with radio frequency AND fractional technology. Very little discomfort or downtime. Can be used on face, neck, décolleté, hands and eyes.

What can you treat with elōs PlusSublative Fractional RF?

  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Fractional Resurfacing
  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Tone
  • Texture
  • Tightening
  • Pores
  • Face, neck, chest and hands


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elōs Plus Sublime Skin Tightening RF

Great for skin tightening instantly for events with absolutely no downtime and very little discomfort. Typical patient needs up to six treatments to see lasting results.

What can you treat with elōs Plus Sublime RF?

  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Tightening with no downtime
  • Face and neck


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VBeam Perfecta

We love the VBeam for so many issues such as redness, rosacea, facial flushing, broken capillaries, post-injection or post-surgical bruising, acne scars and even acne break outs.

What can you treat with Vbeam Perfecta?

  • Acne Scars
  • Facial Veins and Blood Vessels
  • Alar nose vessels
  • Leg Veins
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Vascular Lesions
  • Post-injection bruising


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Clear & Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant LogoSimple, Effective, Affordable Proactive Treatments

Keep your skin looking its youthful best with simple and easy Clear + Brilliant treatments.

What Can Clear + Brilliant Do for You?
If you’re battling the effects aging can have on your skin, or trying to address it before the battle even starts, Clear + Brilliant can help. With simple, gentle laser treatments provided by your licensed skincare professional, you can help prevent the visible signs of aging and the overall dulling effects time and the environment can have on your skin.
One 10 to 20-minute Clear + Brilliant session* can leave your skin feeling smoother, younger and give you that “radiant glow” that comes from healthy, youthful skin. Routine treatments deliver lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come.

Clear + Brilliant is simple yet effective. An easy treatment to add to your routine, much like the way you plan for a facial or trip to the hair salon.

Clear + Brilliant Perméa Goes The Extra Step.

With Clear + Brilliant Perméa, topical skin care products work harder for you. The Perméa treatment enhances skin permeability, increasing the benefits of topical skin care products immediately after treatment, and giving you results you’ll love. In clinical studies, those treated with Clear + Brilliant Perméa followed by a topical antioxidant serum noted greater uniform tone, boosted radiance and enhanced overall appearance.*

Ulthera Skin Tightening

Ultherapy logoFDA-cleared Ultherapy
Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime.

The Non-invasive Lift
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest!

Safe Ultrasound. No Surgery.

Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck and chest. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in over half a million treatments worldwide.


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Pico Way and Pico Resolve

PicoWay logoWhat can you treat with PicoWay?

  • All Tattoo Colors & Types
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Skin Irregularities & Signs of Aging

What will your patientsexperience?

  • Better results in few treatments for different skin types
  • Fast results, ultra-fast delivery of concentrated, high-power energy
  • Minimal risk, minimal discomfort


Clinical Peel Treatments | 30 Min
A minimally invasive skin resurfacing procedure using medical grade ingredients to improve the tone and texture of your skin.

Glycolic Peel | 30 min
Glycolic acid and antioxidants are used to achieve tighter, brighter and more radiant skin. Minimizes pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Illuminize Peel | 30 min
A gentle peel that provides brightening and tightening that you desire if you have an upcoming event or just want to reveal a more youthful glow. This peel is indicated for mild skin conditions, first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle superficial peel.

Vitalize Peel
Retinoic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids and resorcinol create a uniquely safe and strong superficial medical strength peel that reduces appearance of browns spots, sun damage, melasma, fine lines/wrinkles, acne and acne scarring. Peeling may start in forty eight hours. A series of peels is recommended for best results.

Rejuvenize Peel | 30 min
The Rejuvenize Peel is a professional grade, deep chemical peel that aggressively treats sun damage, melasma, acne, acne scarring and fine wrinkles in as little as just one application. Penetrating deeply into the surface layers of the skin, and begins working almost instantly.

VI Peel | 30 Min
A unique and revolutionary medical grade chemical peel designed to achieve
dramatic results after just one treatment. Safe for all skin types. The VI Peel will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. Vi Peel also works well in conjunction with lasers, injectables and post surgical procedures.


European Facial | 60min
A treatment including the fundamentals of advanced skin care: deep pore cleansing, an aroma therapeutic steam, enzyme exfoliation, gentle extraction, invigorating massage, and a treatment mask using top-of-the-line plant derived active ingredients customized to your skin’s needs. A monthly must-have for maintaining healthy and youthful skin.

Microdermabrasion Skin Rejuvenation | 30 Min
A minimally invasive procedure used to treat light scarring, discoloration, and sun-damage. Recommended monthly.

Dermaplaning | 30 min
A process of exfoliation used to remove superficial layers of dead, dull skin cells leaving your skin smooth and free of unwanted hair. No downtime. Recommended monthly for smooth, glowing skin.

Hydra Facial BASE | 60 min
Hydra Facial BASE treatment includes hydradermabrasion, lymphatic drainage (for nasal/pore congestion and facial lymphatic waste reduction), extractions, light acid peel as well as antioxidant hyaluronic acid infusion for overall skin health and hydration. In addition, LED red (inflammation) and blue (acne) Light therapy technique and gentle neck and shoulder massage.

Hydra Facial add-ons:
We highly recommend you build on your Hydra Facial procedure by adding on one more of the following booster ampules:

Lightening for brighter skin, Anti-aging for tighter and more radiant skin and wrinkle reduction ampule to smooth and soften appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Microneedling – AquaGold | 60 min
AQUAGOLD fine touch is a new technology that provides more balanced, natural-looking results. Unlike a dermal roller, which delivers a solution by rolling needles on the skin, the new device comprises 20 small needles that are only 130 micrometers, or 0.13 millimeters, wide—thinner than a human hair. These painlessly penetrate the epidermis, allowing the doctor to deliver Botox or a different biologic like hyaluronic acid at consistent depths, just below the epidermis. Minimal Downtime. Recommended monthly.

Microneedling – RejuvaPen | 60 min
Designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation by creating microscopic channels in the skin, microneedling is used to improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, tightness, texture, tone, large pores and fine lines and wrinkles. All skin types can benefit from this treatment with minimum downtime any time of the year. Multiple treatments are recommended.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) | 60 min
Using a high concentration of blood platelets surrounded by it’s own plasma, PRP is produced when a small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelet rich plasma. The PRP is derived from your own blood so there is virtually no risk of allergic reactions or rejection. Used in conjunction with microneedling which is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to repair itself through new collagen formation by delivering microscopic channels in the skin. Improves texture, pores, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars and hyperpigmentation. All skin types can benefit from this treatment with minimum downtime any time of the year.

Vectra 3-D Image Analysis | 30 Min
An in-depth consultation utilizing a state-of-the-art 3-D imaging system that captures a high resolution image of yourself showing the true texture, tone and contour of your skin, then uploaded to a computer where it is then digitally altered to simulate the recommended changes of what you may look like before you proceed with facial treatments and surgical or non-surgical procedures.


The combined philosophy of achieving natural looking, aesthetic results and that everyone deserves naturally radiant skin is the reason Dr. Shafer decided to introduce SkinMedica® at Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue. SkinMedica® has dedicated years of research to formulating advanced skin care products that rejuvenate skin. In fact, the entire aesthetic product line is based on the science of the skin’s own healing abilities. As skin ages, elasticity decreases, lines appear and overall appearance is diminished. To counteract the effects of time, our skin care products contain restorative ingredients that work below the skin’s surface to regenerate the health of the skin.

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Besides being the first truly breathable makeup, the foundation contains Ceravitae Complex, a patent-pending formula proven to increase oxygen uptake, stimulate skin cell production and help promote the healing process following most procedures.

Oxygenating Foundation gives complete and natural coverage to even the most sensitive and compromised skin. When applied independently or over Oxygenetix moisturizer, Oxygenetix foundation acts as a virtual second-skin, allowing it to breath with no occlusive oils to interfere with the bodies natural healing process.



BioCorneum®+ is a quick drying, patented silicone gel that creates an invisible silicone sheet over the scar and is FDA cleared. The invisible protective barrier is breathable, flexible, waterproof, and the only silicone scar gel that provides protection from the sun.

BioCorneum®+ binds with the stratum corneum (the outer layer of skin cells) to protect the underlying tissue against chemical, microbial and physical invasion of the scar.

BioCorneum®+ hydrates the scarred area and creates an environment which allows the scar to mature through normal collagen synthesis cycles and improves the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar.


Senté, Inc. is a privately held specialty aesthetics company leveraging its expertise and foundation in biotechnology to deliver novel, science-based skincare products. Senté is a recognized leader in the development of innovative and targeted skincare products based on Glycosaminoglycans. Senté products are the only aesthetic products formulated with HSA™, a patented low molecular weight heparan sulfate analog.

Senté believes that science and rigorous clinical study must drive product innovation in the development of topical skincare products. Patients who are seeking products for healthier-looking skin deserve to know that they have measurable and proven benefit and safety.

Bio Complete Serum

Senté Bio Complete SerumSENTÉ Bio Complete Serum is a clinically tested daily firming and smoothing serum that immediately provides profound hydration and softens skin. With continuous use, SENTÉ Bio Complete Serum helps boost strength and elasticity and fades the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. SENTÉ Bio Complete Serum features a unique combination of patented HSA technology, sustained release retinol, hyaluronic acid and other key ingredients for firmer and smoother skin.

The New Definition of Firm

  • Delivering firm and smoother skin
  • Helps boost strength & elasticity
  • Helps fade the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin smoothness
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture

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Dermal Repair Cream

Dermal Repair CreamSENTÉ Dermal Repair Cream is an elegant formulation engineered with patented HSA technology to improve the healthy appearance of skin. Formulated by a team of scientists and dermatologists, this proprietary cream hydrates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of aging.

  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Normalizes the appearance of skin tone and color for more youthful radiance.
  • Provides immediate and profound hydration.
  • Improves skin tone and texture

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Unisex Intimate Bleaching Peel

Intimate area bleaching treatment and home care kit allow you to create a more uniform color of the vaginal/anal area, under arms, and areola. Specifically designed to be safe to use in intimate areas. Men and women are inquiring about the latest trend so you shouldn’t feel uneasy about looking for solutions to help bolster your confidence.

  • Brightens bikini, vaginal, anal and underarm area.
  • Discoloratioin corrector
  • Razor bumps
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Elbow/knee texture
  • Hydroquinone Free

Home Protocol:

  • Use AHA/BHA as directed for three consecutive days.
  • Follow with Bikini Bottom as AM use.
  • Follow with Hoo Haa Brite as PM use.


  • No waxing ten to fourteen days prior to service.
  • Menstrual cycle (appointment can be made five days prior or after cycle.)
  • No Pregnant or lactating women.
  • No open sores or lesions.
  • If history of Herpes Simplex viral infections a prescription antiviral medication is required 3 days prior to the procedure and 5 days post.

Vectra 3-D Image Analysis

An in-depth consultation utilizing a state-of-the-art 3-D imaging system that captures a high resolution image of yourself showing the true texture, tone and contour of your skin, then uploaded to a computer where it is then digitally altered to simulate the recommended changes of what you may look like before you proceed with facial treatments and surgical or non-surgical procedures.

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