Why We Love What We Do

Alchemy 43 is an aesthetics brand specializing in microtreatments, and we have a whole new take on wellness routines. We freshen up your look with next-level specialists, products, and technology.

Why? Because we fundamentally believe that no matter your lifestyle, everyone deserves to look and feel their best. We’re a passionate team who loves playing a role in that.

It started with a simple philosophy: “The best work goes unnoticed”. Our unique experience, centered around your natural features, comfort, and convenience, is designed to get you back to doing you.

First and foremost, we’re here for you.

We make the most out of every experience by providing superior customer service and taking a holistic approach to aesthetics and wellness—playing the role of expert, artist, and confidant.

We’re more than micro.

We offer more than just a curated selection of microtreatments. In addition to Botox and filler, smooth and brighten your complexion with one of our Glow-To’s or combat common stressors with a quick Wellness Shot.

We’re never short on insights.

We make sure you look and feel amazing before heading out. Tips on how to maintain your best results? No problem. Advice on must-have products? We got you.


Dr. Sarmela Sunder is a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Sunder believes that you should put your best face forward. She dedicated years of training to the face and neck, knowing that a surgeon should properly focus on one field in order to be truly exceptional.

Her extensive training combined with her innate sense for aesthetics gives her a distinctive approach for patient counseling and management. She has been featured in many publications, such as Allure, Elle and Marie Claire, and has appeared on numerous shows including several appearances on KTLA. She is a national trainer for several injectables techniques and is a frequent spealer at many national and international conferences.

Dr. Sunder studied at the Johns Hopkin University and continued her medical education at Cornell Medical College. In addition to earning her medical degree, she spent years doing research, and published several articles in leading scientific journals. Her academic excellence took her to an elite residency program at Stanford University culminating with her serving as Chief Resident.

During her residency, she trained under the mentorship of a pioneer in Rhinoplasty and a mentor who is a former president of both the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Sunder was able to merge her artistic ability with her passion for medicine when she was accepted to a prestigious fellowship accredited by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She trained under an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon, and another past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Sunder’s surgical practice focuses mainly on facelifts, mini lifts, rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty. She also has a busy injectable, laser and hair restoration practice to enhance her surgical practice.


Dr. James Chelnis is an oculofacial plastic surgeon in New York City. He is boarded in oclulofacial plastic surgery, and although he treats the face and neck, he loves starting his assessment with the central feature of your face, your eyes!

Having been recognized by Top 10 Best Plastic Surgeons, Super Doctors Rising Stars, and Top Doctors as seen in New York Times, Dr. Chelnis has been awarded by a number of institutions for his expertise in his field.

Dr. Chelnis is an assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Hospital and New York Ear Infirmary in New York. He has received multiple teaching awards for his time lecturing residents and medical students. Dr. Chelnis lectures on facial reconstruction, aesthetic treatments, and periocular disease, amongst other interests. He has presented on these topics nationally and internationally, as far as Sydney, Australia and Osaka, Japan.

Dr. Chelnis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his medical school and ophthalmology training at the Ross Eye Institute and SUNY Buffalo. He completed his subspecialty training at Vanderbilt University and University of Tennessee. Since this time, Dr. Chelnis has published and presented dozens of abstracts and manuscripts in his field.

He is also in multiple leadership positions with national medical societies, including as the chief editor of the national YO Info newsletter, which is published monthly to over 7000 young physicians internationally, focused on physician education and early career development.