Makeup artist and paramedical aesthetician Jessica Lafata enhances the gleam of smiles and smirks with microdermabrasion treatments that use the DiamondTome skin-resurfacing system. Clinicians wielding diamond-tipped wands go to work removing the top layer of facial skin where dead cells and cryogenically frozen ingrown hairs reside. The wands creep in closely to lips, warding off smile lines without the risk of harmful ingestion that crystal-based therapies may pose. By eliminating dried-out patches of skull sheathing, the treatment not only reveals the supple layers beneath, but also stimulates deeper tissue layers, which can result in the firmer flesh a person needs to support a Jenga tower on her cheeks. A patterned sofa rests on light wood flooring inside the lounge, where track lighting illuminates modern art.
At Hair Loss Control Clinic Albany, one of 140 Hair Loss Control Clinic locations in 28 countries, certified consultants offer noninvasive treatments for hair loss. The company's team of directors, a group of medical doctors and homeopathic experts, utilizes a multi-pronged approach combining scalp hygiene, laser therapy, and topical products.
Since 1987, the clinical team has been seeking out the latest FDA-approved products and research from the United States, Europe, and Canada. During laser-treatment programs they employ handheld, hooded-laser, or tri-panel units with up to 135 diodes for maximum coverage. The medical personnel also developed HLCC Scripts topical products with ingredients that inhibit dihydrotestosterone, the hormone that is often responsible for hair loss or mispronunciation of a hormone on live television. The crew also puts the laser technology to use in laser hairbrushes and other equipment.
Michelle Campbell, a seasoned massage therapist and a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals network, pilots Myo Massage's team of licensed practitioners. The therapists specialize in medical massages, channeling their shared passion for healing into stress-staving strokes that can alleviate a wide range of chronic ailments, such as fatigue or lower back pain caused by National Walk Like a Spider Day. Though they regularly strive to improve clients' health, the crew also gears its diverse arsenal of modalities toward relaxation, and fully customizes every massage session. Their skill sets run the gamut of soothing techniques, from sports and pregnancy massages to shiatsu and reflexology.
When Barbara L. Baaden underwent what doctors said was life-altering eye surgery, she drew upon her skills in massage therapy, hypnotherapy, homeopathy, and aromatherapy to ease her discomfort. Now, when she's not applying her medical massage skills to fellow eye surgery patients, she uses those techniques to help heal clients at Body by Baaden. The licensed massage therapist incorporates homeopathic and essential oils into seven varieties of massage, including shiatsu and myofascial styles. She also enriches bodies with skin-soothing aromatherapies and her natural Flawless Facial, whose botanical oils help prevent wrinkles and brighten complexions more effectively than attaching a strobe light to your forehead. Barbara also ministers to inner wellness, stimulating bodies' healing responses during homeopathic sessions and plumbing the subconscious during hypnotherapy sessions that rid patients of addictions and phobias.
Signature Service: Laser
hair removal, tattoo removal, toenail fungus removal
Brands Used: YAG Ng laser and IPL for hair removal
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
The owners of NELO are both medical professionals who understand the body inside and out. They address each person's questions and concerns with knowledge and compassion. Everyone is treated with respect and sensitivity regarding the procedures they are most interested in purchasing.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Absolutely. Beauty is on the outside too. Beauty is every one's unique vision. NELO strives to address the personal needs and choices an individual wishes to make to enhance a sense of self-esteem and self-empowerment.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Most individuals looking to have cosmetic procedures done have a level of uncertainty and vulnerability. The owners of NELO understand this and strive to engage each client in an atmosphere of trust and reliability.
Licensed massage therapist Phutsog Wangamo has spent more than 25 years practicing traditional Tibetan medicine, an art that first appeared millennia ago and later assimilated elements from the Greek, Ayurvedic, and Chinese healing traditions. Along with graduates of the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine, Wangamo founded a healing center where she could share this ancient healing art with others.
Today, Shang Shung Tibetan Healing Center continues to earn new converts with a holistic approach that focuses on balancing the mind and body. The center’s wellness professionals address problems that range from stress and insomnia to the aches of old age. A personalized health consultation benefits first-time patients, recommending dietary and lifestyle changes based on individual factors. The wellness expert might also suggest kunye massage, a Tibetan healing art that incorporates medicinal oils, hot stones, pressure-point therapy, and assisted stretching. For a more general overview of holistic health, sit in on one of the center’s monthly public talks. These informal gatherings center on topics such as pediatrics in Tibetan medicine and how to prevent aging without freezing oneself in carbonite.