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Category Archives: Skin Care

Transitioning your skincare routine from summer to fall

            Living in Upstate NY, we have to deal with a wide variety of climate changes throughout the year. Just as you switch over your wardrobe, you should be transitioning your skincare routine with each season. As summer comes to a close, we wanted to share our best practices for maintaining healthy and beautiful skin as the temperatures get colder and the air becomes crisper. Increase your Hydration Our skin produces more oil in the summer, helping to keep it naturally hydrated. As the temperature gets cooler, you may notice more dryness and flakiness as … Continue reading

Buying your makeup and skincare products online? Think again…

Last week’s Life of Kylie episode focused on exposing the beauty industry’s black market when she set out to address consumer concerns associated with knock-off Kyle Cosmetics’ Lip Kits. Working in the cosmetic industry, we know that counterfeit makeup and skincare products is nothing new which is why we regularly warn our clients to stay away from ordering these products online. These counterfeits can contain anything from mercury and lead to even rat poop and they can cause horrible skin rashes, allergic reactions and even infections.   While we are all for saving some money here and there, the place … Continue reading

Spa One Announces the Availability of HydraFacial MD

At Spa One, we are always on the hunt for new treatments that will leave our clients with beautifully radiant skin. Our team of estheticians vet out and personally try any new service we consider adding to our line of skincare treatments to ensure the very best for our clientele. After extensive research and client demand, we are excited to announce that we have added HydraFacial MD to our line of services! So what is HydraFacial MD? HydraFacial MD is a non-invasive facial treatment that utilizes a special concoction of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and peptides. It is specifically designed to … Continue reading

How do I know which skincare treatment is right for me?

Medical spas can sometimes be intimidating places that highlight procedures, products and terminology you may not be familiar with. At Spa One we understand this, which is why our estheticians and doctors help guide you through the decision making process to ensure the procedure you want is one that will meet your skincare needs. To help you better understand your options we wanted to compile a list of our top skincare treatments and explain why you will benefit from them. Microneedling Do you suffer from textural issues like large pores and acne scars? Hate those fine lines? Microneedling may just … Continue reading

How healthy are you aging?

To honor September’s healthy aging month, the girls at Spa One wanted to put together some of their best tips for aging beautifully. People eat healthy and work out regularly to keep their heart and body healthy but what do you do to keep your skin happy and healthy? Whether you’re in your 20’s, 40’s, 50’s or even 70’s, it’s important to take steps to protect your skin to ensure you age gracefully! Vanessa is our certified lash addict at Spa One so we knew her tip was going to be lash related. “What most people don’t know is that … Continue reading

Welcome Brittney!

We are excited to announce that we have added a new esthetician to our growing Albany medical spa! Brittney is a recent transplant from Sierra Vista, Arizona where she worked as a medical esthetician and certified laser technician at a local plastic surgeon’s office. She brings 10 years of experience to the Spa One team and specializes in microneedling, customized skincare treatments, laser hair removal, dermaplaning and spray tans. She has an aggressive approach to skincare and prides herself on her ability to intertwine medical grade treatments with luxury spa services. While her services are result-driven, she also focuses on … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Face Flawless in the Summer Heat

This 90+ degree weather doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and us ladies at Spa One know the toll it has been taking on our skin. Whether it’s clogged pores, sunburns or makeup melting down your face we feel your pain, which is why we wanted to compile some of our best tips and favorite tricks for maintaining that beautiful summer glow, no matter how hot it gets! In terms of skincare, it’s essential that you create a consistent regime that is inclusive of facial treatments as well as products that are customized to address your needs. Marika says “microneedling … Continue reading

Why Microneedling is my newest obsession and it should be yours too!

One of my favorite aspects of my job is that I get to learn. Everyday, I learn about new procedures, new techniques and new products that give my client’s the best possible skin that they can have. I have seen new technologies become game changers in how we treat people for a wide range of problems. In fact, we just recently introduced a new procedure that I have absolutely fallen in love with. Microneedling. Well, to start off, microneedling isn’t necessarily “new,” but the microneedling technology we have available to us today is what makes this procedure so extraordinary. At … Continue reading

Tattoo Regret? It Doesn’t Have to Last Forever

Spa One Introduces the Availability of Enlighten! At some point in time, each and every one of us has made a somewhat questionable decision in our lives, and often times those questionable decisions leave us with a sense of regret. I’ll be the first to admit that little black butterfly tattoo on my right foot seemed like a great idea at the ripe old age of 17. Now that I’m older all I can do is look back and think to myself, “what was I thinking?!” I’m not the only one with this feeling. At Spa One and The Plastic … Continue reading

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