Suzanna Gojcaj, owner of Suzanna’s Spa Suite in Mount Kisco, admits that as a young girl she was preoccupied with the condition of her skin. Like many teenagers, Gojcaj suffered from acne and tried many products to improve her appearance.
Now, as an adult, she is putting her industry experience and the knowledge she acquired from the Tarrytown-based New York School of Esthetics to use by enabling patrons of all ages to attain clear skin through a variety of treatments, facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Prior to opening her business last fall, Gojcaj spent several years working in local spas. She found the services they offered were often rushed and failed to focus on giving customers a relaxing time.
“I want people to feel like they’re in my home,” Gojcaj said of the restful environment she has created at Suzanna’s Spa Suite, complete with a comfortable sofa and armchair to sit in and candles that are lit in the waiting area.
“I’m selling my customers an experience as much as I’m selling them treatments,” she added.
There’s also Turkish coffee and Balkan treats for every customer, staples she grew up with that are also part of her Albanian heritage.
The facial treatments that Gojcaj provides include basic, anti-aging and deep cleanse regiments. While she recommends the best treatment based on one’s age and skin condition, the intention is to create healthier looking skin through a process of steaming, extraction, moisturizing and massaging.
Gojcaj said a skin care regimen can be started at any time. In fact, her microdermabrasion treatment is suitable for all skin types and ages. The nonchemical, noninvasive skin exfoliation treatment generally restores dull, dry skin, she explained, giving way to smoother skin and a rejuvenated, fresher look.
Older clients often choose the treatment for its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Gojcaj said. The treatment also works well on eliminating acne and enlarged pores.
For clients looking for a more intense experience and a way to effectively treat facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation, Gojcaj offers a number of chemical peels, including the glycolic, TCA, salicylic and lactic peel treatments.
In addition to the skin care treatments she provides, Gojcaj also gives permanent laser hair removal treatments for men and women using a machine called the Cynosure Elite, which is equipped with a laser that safely removes hair on all skin types.
At Suzanna’s Spa Suite, customers can also avail themselves of the spa’s professional makeup service. Gojcaj soon intends to offer Botox and filler injections.
“My ultimate goal is to provide an environment for my clients that is as comfortable as possible, said Gojcaj, a Mount Kisco native. “I don’t want them to feel like they’re walking into a doctor’s office.”
Suzanna’s Spa Suite is located at 14 Smith Ave. in Mount Kisco. The spa is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 914-806-5448 for an appointment or e-mail email@example.com for more information.